Vancouver, WA—Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a natural sulfur well known in the joint health arena. Now, a patented form (OptiMSM from Bergstrom Nutrition) may have a unique new application: helping to keep personal care products fresh and efficacious.
Bridgewater, NJ—While many consumers may not equate starches with glycemic health, it’s important to understand that there are different types of starches and one branded form may actually help insulin sensitivity.
The 2012 Natural Products Expo West tradeshow was the largest in its 30-year history. Some 60,000 industry members attended the event, which ran March 8–11 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Show organizers said attendance of retail buyers grew 13% this year, which made for a good show, say many exhibitors.
Edison, NJ—With the environment as a high priority, Reliance Private Label Supplements has a new green facility. At 90,000+ ft2, the site is home to its entire private label, contract manufacturing and branded products production.
Santa Fe Springs, NM—Two new studies are of interest to menopause-support supplement makers and skincare companies. The pair of trials was completed using a branded ingredient (EstroG-100, from Helios Corp.).
Morristown, NJ—A research group representing National Kaohsiung Marine University of Taiwan, P.L. Thomas Corp. (based here), PoliNat Inc. from Spain and Rutgers University of New Brunswick, NJ published data in the Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry describing how a proprietary ingredient supports healthy weight loss.