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Q & A: Connecting the personal to product

Q & A with Tom Aarts, NBJ Co-founder & EAB Chairman You know Tom Aarts as the co-founder of NBJ and co-chair of the NBJ Summit. He’s also managing director of Nutrition Business Advisors, principal of Nutrition Capital Network, and a frequent presence at industry gatherings. We recently spoke with Tom about his increasing interest in the personalized nutrition space and how he thinks…

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DSHEA’s 20-Year Anniversary

What’s happening now? Is there a new normal? What can we do about it? In the past 12 months, the supplement industry has experienced unprecedented declines in segments that have been the growth drivers in our industry. Millions of consumers are leaving such steadfast categories as multivitamins and fish oil, and some sectors have experienced…

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Supplements Can Win in a World of Personalized Medicine

What will it take for companies to succeed over the next five to ten years? Each year, I write about the trends I believe will have the greatest impact on the future of the nutrition and supplement industry. This year, as I look at the issue of healthcare in general, there is a trend that…

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What Will the Supplement & Nutrition Industry Look Like in Three Years?

Ever since the draft guidance on New Dietary Ingredients dropped last July, the nutrition and supplement industry has anxiously waited to see how these changes would influence our future. As long as Hatch and Harkin are with us for the next 4 to 6 years (Senator Hatch recently won his primary in Utah on June…

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Dietary Supplements are now Safely Regulated

A Timeline of Dietary Supplement Regulation since 1994 1994 The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) Requires manufacturers to follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) set by the FDA GMPs were fully implemented between June 2008 and June 2010 Continues to define dietary supplements as a special Food category Regulates labels All claims must be…