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Black Tea Extract in Supplements

Posted by Zachary Litton on Jan 19, 2018 11:30:00 AM

Made from the Camellia sinesis plant, black tea is beneficial in several ways. When aged, black tea leaves can be ground into a powder and included in supplements. Both black and green tea are found in supplements for their health benefits. See why using black tea in your next herbal supplement can grab the attention of consumers!

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Most Effective Sports Nutrition Ingredients

Posted by Zachary Litton on Jan 15, 2018 12:30:00 PM

Fitness and sports nutrition is huge in the supplement world. In 2010, the supplement industry sold $28.1 Billion in the US alone and that market was expected to crest the $36 Billion mark in 2017.

Yet, as lucrative as that sounds, the market is challenging. Not only are consumers actively looking for new ingredients and approaches to sports nutrition, there are an increasingly large number of new brands entering the marketplace each year.

In short, there are great opportunities and a lot of competition. The secret to success is strategic product development and unique blends of ingredients that meet the ever-changing demand of consumers. Here is a closer look at what that means for supplement brands!

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How Magnesium and Calcium Work Together in Supplements

Posted by Zachary Litton on Jan 8, 2018 11:30:00 AM

Calcium and magnesium are a wondrous pair in the supplement industry as they assist each other with absorption. This leads to supplement brands pairing the two supplements in their products. Both of these nutrients may be obtained together when not surpassing the typical daily recommended levels.They are both key minerals that act as electrolytes inside the body. They also help regulate levels of fluid inside your cells. 

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What the USADA Says About Ostarine

Posted by Will Cartwright on Jan 5, 2018 1:30:00 PM

As a supplement brand, it’s a good idea to stay up to date on the industry’s latest—and sometimes dangerous—options. USADA has issued a warning about ostarine, informing athletes about the selective androgen receptor modulator’s potential dangers. Currently, ostarine isn’t approved for human consumption—no SARM is, in fact—though several companies have “smuggled” the compound into their own product lines.

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New Research Showcasing the Benefits of Curcumin Supplements

Posted by Will Cartwright on Jan 3, 2018 11:30:00 AM

Curcumin has been a nutritional staple for a while, but new research supports its use as a brain, liver and respiratory health supplement. Currently, studies are focusing on curcumin’s use as both an anti-inflammatory substance and as a sports product. This new research makes curcumin as importnt as ever. We will further discuss it's benefits and which supplements types can benefit from featuring curcumin in them. 

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The Point of Thermogenic Ingredients

Posted by John Cornell on Jan 1, 2018 11:30:00 AM

These days, thermogenics are quite popular. They’re responsible for weight loss, but most thermogenic supplements host a slew of other benefits. Whether your customers want to burn fat, boost their metabolisms or reach new workout peaks, they’ll benefit from a solid thermogenic product boasting time-tested-and-true ingredients.

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Ingredient Discussion: EPA vs DHA

Posted by John Cornell on Dec 22, 2017 11:30:00 AM

EPA and DHA are two compounds found in fish oil supplements, but they are not the same. In fact, these two omega-3 fatty acids are quite different, and consumers may need one or both of these compounds for various reasons. As a supplement brand, you need to understand the similarities and differences between these two substances, as well as the best uses of each one. Below is some basic information about each of these ingredients so you can create better supplement for your customers. 

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Benefits of Algal Protein

Posted by John Cornell on Dec 20, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Hype is building around algal protein, and supplement brands are taking notice. The plant protein might only dominate a small market segment, but its comprehensive nutrient profile, ease of use and supplemental potential are promising!

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Supplement Brands Using More Beta Alanine Than Ever

Posted by John Cornell on Dec 15, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Beta-alanine has become a fitness world staple, and the amino acid supplement is being stocked up by numerous providers. If you want to help your customers work out hard, stay healthy and return for more, you should know why beta-alanine persists as one of the supplement world’s best-selling items.

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Increase in Sales of Ashwagandha Capsules

Posted by Zachary Litton on Nov 15, 2017 11:30:00 AM
Ashwagandha offers homeostasis benefits. In medical terms - adaptogen - helps your body to adjust to and manage daily stresses. Ashwagandha is an ancient medicinal root (Ayurvedic) with a modern application across many ailments from bipolar disorder to erectile dysfunction and even fibromyalgia. [ 1 ] [ 2 ]

Interest in Ashwagandha Is Growing 

From 2004 though late 2010 there was little online interest in Ashwagandha, but from late 2010 through the present, interest in this Ayurvedic herb has grown. Today, it is ranking at 100 percent on Google Trends, which tracks internet searches over a period of time. [3] In fact, the primary interest in this herb is from India and the United States. People are searching for Ashwagandha capsules Benefits and Ashwagandha Benefits and some specialized terms such as Ashwagandha capsules Patanjali - which show its' interest from India. 

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