delivery methods

Consumers now have a wide range of choices when it comes to how they take their supplements. But sometimes, there can be too many great choices, leading to some confusion about which supplement form is best for each individual.

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private labeling

For the last few years, consumers have been reevaluating their buying habits, doing their research and looking for more value for their dollars. As a result, private label brands have seen an upswing in sales because of the value they offer.

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2010 Retailer of the Year

Retailer of the Year New Seasons Market ushers in a new era of natural products retail stores.

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bone and joint health

In March 2002, President George W. Bush signed a proclamation declaring that the U.S. National Bone and Joint Decade would begin. The initiative’s intent was to raise awareness, promote the prevention of musculoskeletal diseases and advance research that would lead to improvements in prevention, diagnosis and treatment. But as this decade is drawing to a close, is America feeling any better?

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gmp report card

If you’re a supplement manufacturer, the date June 25, 2010 may be etched into your memory. It’s the date by which all supplement makers must comply with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s good manufacturing practices (GMPs) guidelines for dietary supplements.

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men's health

Sometimes, the smallest things in life can cause the biggest amounts of trouble. Such is the case in the men’s health arena. The prostate, a gland that is just the size of a walnut, is the source of tremendous health problems in many men. With more than 50% of men in their 60s and nearly 90% of men in their 70s having an enlarged prostate, it is important for men to practice good preventative care with respect to prostate health (1).

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technology for retailers

If your cash register is a glorified calculator and your Web site has been stagnant for the past year, you are probably missing out on some important opportunities for reaching customers.

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xray

Calcium and strontium are two metallic elements that have effects on human metabolism due to their ability to serve in the primary mineral component of bone: the structural complex hydroxyapatite (HA; Ca5(PO4)3(OH). Hydroxyapatite is responsible for bone’s great compression strength. It is also the component that is in the greatest flux, moving in and out of the bone as the skeleton is remodeled, or as calcium is needed for other systems in the body.

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Adding green food supplements to the diet is critical for good health.

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It isn’t a secret that mushroom supplements are effective for improving our health in many areas.

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