supplement sales

Harleysville, PA; Austin, TX—Two interweaving studies have been released that examine not only which natural supplements are growing in sales and popularity, but also who is buying them and their motivations for doing so.

Although MegaFood is about to become a quadragenarian, the whole food vitamins manufacturer’s unique sense of business hasn’t changed a lick. The company was founded on the belief that dietary supplements should be made from farm-fresh whole foods, and still holds that belief after 40 years in the game.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

Chicago, IL—The Natural Health Research Institute and the American Nutrition Association are joining up again to offer their annual scientific symposium on October 31. This year’s overarching topic is “The Effective of Natural Products & Integrative Medicine for Pain Management.”

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Silver Spring, MD—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is amending its color additives regulations to allow spirulina to be safely used as a blue color additive.

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Berkeley, CA—A new study reports that vitamin D deficiency may decrease bone quality as well as density, increasing the risk of fracture.

watermelon sports

A study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry has found that watermelon juice may be a functional recovery drink for athletes.

News from industry food companies.

Rockville, MD—U.S. retail sales of pet food are estimated at $20 billion, according to Packaged Facts, which is a 4.5% sales increase over the recessionary slump of 2011. That being said, with volume sales relatively flat, competition for every pet food dollar has never been more intense, according to a recently released report from Packaged Facts, Pet Food in the U.S., 10th Edition.

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