PRESS RELEASE: Superior Supplement Manufacturing’s Shaker Bag is a Finalist for Packaging Innovation

Superior Supplement Manufacturing accepts DOW’s Silver Award for packaging innovation. The overall category was: Beverage Packaging. “With over 200 applicants from over 30 countries, we find this award extremely gratifying. Our patented Shaker Bag was over 5 years in the making and brings a whole new delivery vehicle to the dietary supplement market. It’s perfect for consumers with active lifestyles,” says Tito Flores, Senior Account Executive at Superior Supplement Manufacturing.
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PRESS RELEASE: Superior Supplement Manufacturing is presented the Prestigious DOW Packaging Silver Award for Innovation

Superior Supplement Manufacturing accepts DOW’s Silver Award for packaging innovation. The overall category was: Beverage Packaging. “With over 200 applicants from over 30 countries, we find this award extremely gratifying. Our patented Shaker Bag was over 5 years in the making and brings a whole new delivery vehicle to the dietary supplement market. It’s perfect for consumers with active lifestyles,” says Tito Flores, Senior Account Executive at Superior Supplement Manufacturing.
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A Perspective on CBD Trends

CBD products – gummies, edibles, oils, and other products that contain marijuana or hemp derived cannabidiol oil – are gaining traction as an alternative medication for alleviating many different conditions. Some states have legalized CBD, while others still have not. Some users buy products across state lines. But overall, very little research has been done to really look at who uses CBD oils, what they use it for, and what types of CBD products are most often used.
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2018 Hemp Farm Bill – What It Means For Hemp and The Dietary Supplement Industry

Everything You Need to Know About the Hemp Farm BillOn December 20th, 2018, President Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill that legalized the cultivation and sale of hemp at the federal level, effective in the New Year on exactly January 1st, 2019.The Farm Bill will have huge ramifications moving forward for contract manufacturing industries, so we created this infographic to help explain the bill and also cover interesting B2B and B2C perspectives.
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Yacon: A Sweetener with Untapped Potential

Yacon, a plant with the Latin name of Smallanthus sonchifoliais, is naturally found in the Andes. It is closely related to sunflowers, and its leaves and small yellow and orange flowers are reminiscent of wild sunflowers as well. The plant has large bulbous roots which are about 70 percent water. Interestingly, on a dry weight basis, the roots are about 24 percent protein. However what is remarkable about Yacon is the extract from its root system.
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Vitamin D: More than Sunshine

For years it was automatically assumed that as long as there was sunshine, our Vitamin D was automatically sufficient. However, with changing times and lifestyles, many individuals may not be getting enough Vitamin D into their bodies. Vitamin D or Cholecalciferol is synthesized in our skin. While whole exposure as brief as 30 minutes has been shown to benefit mammals[i] humans not only are covered, but many spend large amounts of time under artificial light in office buildings (especially in winter).
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Vitamin B-12: Essential for Peak Athletic Performance and Mental Attitude

The vast majority of Americans normally get the benefits of vitamin B12 from meats, fish and shellfish. Though claimed to be present in various seaweeds and algae, it has not been clearly established as to whether that form can be utilized. According to a fairly recent Gallup Poll (July 26, 2012) about 5 percent of the population are vegetarians and 2 percent are vegan. While there are no reliable data as to the percentage of athletes who are vegetarian, we do know that among younger, college-educated men and women the vegetarian percentage may be as high as 7 percent.
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Vitamin B-3: For Energy, Lower Cholesterol and Athletic Nutrition

Vitamin B-3 or Niacin cannot be stored by the human body but must be constantly replenished from food sources or supplements. Foods naturally higher in B-3 include organ meats, chicken, dates, avocados, nuts and mushrooms. The highest single source is Brewer’s yeast. A lack of B-3 typically presents itself in terms of fatigue and many energy drinks are supplemented with the vitamin to promote wakefulness. The medical community has long recognized the importance of Niacin, particularly as it relates to many aspects of heart and circulatory health.
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Magnesium: Essential for Exercise and Fitness

Magnesium for exercise is not normally thought of, but as it is turning out the benefits of magnesium supplements include playing a critical role in athletic performance. The connection between low magnesium and heart disease has long been studied and in fact low magnesium has been considered a major cardiovascular risk. For example, research has explored the association between low magnesium, and sudden death[i] and later, low magnesium as a risk for heart disease in general.[ii] Why would such a seemingly common element be under suspicion as an underlying factor for poor heart health? Because we may not be supplementing
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Maca – The Peruvian Root for Energy and Athletic Performance

Maca is the root of an herb-like plant that is found in the Andes of Peru. It is cultivated by hand and has traditionally been found on the sides of mountains where sheep and Alpaca graze. It may take on different colors and shapes from plant to plant and it is approximately the size of a turnip. It has been consumed over the centuries as a food and it is therefore very safe to eat. Peruvian maca root has been receiving more notice lately not for its food qualities but for its athletic performance enhancing traits and among supplements for
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