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The purpose of our health and nutrition articles is to inform natural product retailers and suppliers about the latest natural product and dietary supplement news, so they can take advantage of new opportunities and improve their businesses. Our magazine provides important information regarding the industry's new and emerging product categories, plus the science behind key dietary supplements.

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Amino Acids: The Building Blocks of Life

Amino acids are biologically important organic compounds that are needed for energy, to digest food and to maintain optimal health. When joined in a...
menopause

Menopause and Pueraria mirifica Update

Perhaps the question I am asked most often during question-and-answer sessions after lectures—and even from my lay-friends—is about safe and effective natural help for...
NDI

FDA Issues Revised New Dietary Ingredient Draft Guidance for Supplements

Editor’s Note: This article is intended for information purposes only. The opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of the publisher. Because state and...
Judy Blatman, CRN

Bloggers and the Information Domino Effect

Someone on my staff keeps sugar in the freezer because that’s what her mother told her to do. She does it, her mother does...
aloe

Aloe vera Products: The Importance of IASC Certification

Recent class action lawsuits for aloe vera products may have retailers rethinking the importance of third-party certification for the products that they sell—just ask...
glyphosate

The Irrefutable Facts about Glyphosate and Gluten Reaction

Word on the street is that gluten isn’t bad; that glyphosate and only modern wheat and how we process it is the true evil....
marketing

The New Marketing Tool

As a retailer, there are so many hats to wear, it is often daunting to "do it all." Between all issues that relate to...
What's Selling

What’s Selling: September 2016

What’s Selling is a monthly review of the best-selling products determined from unit sales at six natural products stores around the country, rotated from...
GMO

GMOs: Who Won?

In a fairly muted event, without much pomp and circumstance, President Barack Obama signed into law a bill that affects every single American—whether they...
Vitamin Connection

A Better Understanding of Vitamin E

We have been chatting with Maret Traber, Ph.D., about her research on the basics of vitamin E function and now we can move on...

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