Supplement Manufacturer Insiders Knowledge

Is DMAA Legal? US Court Decides No

Posted by Will Cartwright on Jul 17, 2017 11:30:00 AM

The supplement dimethylamylamine, or DMAA, has been controversial since its release.

It is a speed-like substance that’s popular among people looking to lose weight or build muscle.

It’s been included as an ingredient in hundreds of brand-name weight loss and bodybuilding supplements over the years; however, during the past year there has been substantial legal wrangling around the substance.

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Topics: Nutraceutical Industry News, Trending Ingredient Spotlight

Collusion or Protection? Why the FDA Cut Intravenous Vitamin C

Posted by Will Cartwright on Jul 10, 2017 12:22:09 PM

An article that appeared in Natural News [1] blows the whistle on the FDA Intravenous Vitamin C ban.

The article infers that the FDA has quietly limited the supplies needed to administer injectable vitamins and while limiting the supply of IV vitamin C.

These claims remain unsubstantiated and were published as an opinion by Natural News.

Still, there are questions that swirl around the topic of access to alternative medicines that compete with big pharma.

This article looks at a gray area and discusses the role of vitamins and medicines in a light that hopes to brighten a murky subject. 

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Topics: Nutraceutical Industry News

What To Take On The AHA Coconut Oil Stance

Posted by Will Cartwright on Jun 23, 2017 11:59:02 AM

recent report by the American Heart Association has called into question the legitimacy of coconut oil as a "health food," leading many news sites to report that coconut oil is unsafe, unhealthy to consume, and should be avoided.

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Topics: Nutraceutical Industry News, Trending Ingredient Spotlight

Jet.com: Making Amazon Rethink How to Sell Supplements Online

Posted by Will Cartwright on Apr 13, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Chances are you’re familiar with Sam’s Club or Costco. If not, you’ve probably shopped with Amazon Prime and know all of the ins and outs of club based retailers.

What is less certain is whether enough people know about the revolutionary and relatively new online retailer known as Jet.com.

As the newest, and strangest, online merchant of its kind, Jet is raising the bar for online retail in a number of surprising ways.

They’re also rocking the boat- with the expressed purpose of making waves for Amazon.com. Before you race over to find out what’s new, it might be helpful to talk about why Jet is so new and so different. 

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Topics: Nutraceutical Industry News, Supplement Entrepreneurship

Is Donald Trump a Friend or Foe to the Supplement Industry?

Posted by Will Cartwright on Mar 22, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Every four to eight years the supplement industry is forced to ask the question, “How are the new president’s policies going to affect regulatory controls on dietary and sports nutrition supplements?”

Of course, it isn’t only when presidents enter the White House that concerns run high.

Other legislative bodies have their moods and phases which the supplement industry is obligated to watch very closely.

But with Donald Trump, the mystery is somewhat more of an issue than with other presidents and legislative entities.

Donald Trump has no history as a politician. He has no public voting record on issues related to food, drugs, nutrition, law, or medicine. What’s more, he has a reputation for being rather rash- even if only superficially.

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Topics: Nutraceutical Industry News