fish oil

San Francisco, CA—Fish oil is recommended by oncologists, cardiologists and neurologists because of the many beneficial effects it has heart health, brain function, joint health, immune function and more.


London, UK—A study published late last year in the British Journal of Psychiatry reveals a clear dietary influence on the incidence of depression. The statistics show a correlation between a processed and junk food-based diet and the presence of depressive symptoms in an individual. The analysis is based on a sample of 3,486 men and women of an average age of 55.

parents and kids

Boston, MA—A review of relevant data has highlighted some trends in, and pinpointed factors influencing the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) among young people. The study, out of Harvard Medical School and Boston University, tracked available statistics to look for factors influencing CAM use in the pediatric population, or those 18 years old and younger.

people and arrows

Location, location, location! One of the fundamentals of in-store retail merchandising is product placement.


Santa Cruz, CA—Rainbow Light Nutritional Systems, maker of all-natural vitamins and supplements, has announced a major eco-friendly change to the way its products are sold. In a move that will be the first of its kind in the natural supplement industry, Rainbow Light will complete a conversion of its supplement product bottles to 100% reused plastic material in 2010.

Brushing Up On Hair Care

Everyone has bad hair days. It is a fact of life, and most of us can manage to push forward (or pull a baseball cap on) and make it through the day. However, it can be frustrating to find products to tame a particularly unruly mane.

“There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.”
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

10 Influential Industry Members, Part<br />

The natural products industry is fortunate to have among its fold numerous movers and shakers who have helped shape our trade into what it is today and are molding it into what it will be tomorrow

According to Pike Research, sustainable packaging will comprise nearly a third of the packaging market by 2014, which equates to about a $170-billion industry (1). This growth is significant, considering that sustainable packaging had just a 21% market share in 2009.