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.
Geneva, Switzerland—Some feel beauty starts from within, especially when antioxidants come into play. New data suggest a powerful antioxidant ingredient may lead to significant benefits in skin health, according to a group from Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine in Germany and Horphag Research (based here).
Lysaker, Norway—Researchers from Maastricht University in the Netherlands have released some preliminary results from a recent trial on a branded natural vitamin K2 ingredient (MenaQ7 from NattoPharma, based here).