Green Foods and New Interest Among The Population

The Issue Americans know they should be eating more vegetables – but they don’t. In a 2010 study by the CDC it was discovered that about 33 percent of adults ate two or more servings of fruit a day, while only 26.3 percent ate vegetables three or more times a day. In comparing 2000 versus 2010, the trend showed a decline rather than an improvement. According to the USDA for the period of 2009 – 2010, as reported in The Wall Street Journal,[i] many of America’s food consumption patterns were improving. “The latest findings add to growing evidence that suggests
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The Growing Problem Of Digestive Health Issues In Adults

The Issue Americans are literally tying their stomachs into knots! According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services in a paper entitled: Digestive Diseases Statistics for the United States, based on 2004 statistics, an estimated 60 to 70 million Americans suffer from some kind of digestive disorder. To treat these illnesses, more than $142 billion is spent on an annual basis. If we isolate on just two of the more common digestive conditions, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Chronic Constipation, we see that 15.3 million and 63 million Americans are affected respectively. Why are we having such problems?
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Heart Healthy Minerals Becoming More Important For Older Individuals

The Issue In their quest to lose weight out of a fear of heart disease and stroke, tens of thousands of individuals use fad diets to shed their unwanted pounds. As it turns out, fad dieters are unintentionally depleting minerals along with calories.[i] These micronutrients include magnesium, calcium, zinc and iron; micro-nutrients that are essential to maintain heart health. Micronutrients are essential for heart health; for example, a 2007 Study by clinical medical researchers showed a strong link between congestive heart failure and a lack of vital micronutrients such as zinc.[ii] In a CNN article (November 1, 2006) entitled: “Heart
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The Strong Need For Inflammation Products For Aging Baby Boomers

The Issue: As the “Boomer” population ages, and as the early edge of the Gen-X population begins to experience inflammatory and general soreness symptoms, there will be a strong need for anti-inflammatory products. Medical science is finding that inflammation is not just a matter of people complaining about their “aching backs.” Inflammation has been implicated as leading to serious conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, Alzheimer’s disease and accelerated aging. These opinions are not simple guesswork, but appear in recent articles in prestigious publications such as Neurology, Sports Medicine, Circulation and the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In other
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How the Government Shutdown Can Affect Supplement Manufacturing

The government shutdown affected all of us, and in ways you might not expect. The supplement industry, for example, is struggling with the fallout from the shutdown as it just begins to recover from limited interaction with the government. Here's how the supplement industry has been affected, and what you'd expect to see in the industry should such a shut-down take place again.
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7 Questions to Ask Your Private Label Supplement Manufacturer

The private label supplement industry is booming, and it could be a wise venture for you. Yet, not all nutritional supplement companies thrive or survive, and much of their success or failure is linked to which manufacturer was chosen. In fact, choosing the best manufacturer is so important that the bulk of your startup process should be focused on this selection process.
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Important Questions to Ask When Choosing a Vitamin Manufacturer

If you're looking for a vitamin manufacturer, there are certain questions you should keep in mind before making a choice. While there are dozens of companies to choose from, not all are qualified, or manufacture the highest-quality supplements.Make sure you can find answers to the following questions on the company's website, or call customer service and talk to a representative directly. A reputable company will be able to address any of your concerns.
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10 Surprising Facts About Supplements

With the skyrocketing cost of health care, more and more individuals are seeking out preventative measures to stay healthy and live longer. In addition to eating healthier and exercising, individuals are seeking out dietary supplements at increasing rates. But even though using plants and minerals for both health and healing has been around for tens of thousands of years, there is still a lot of mystery surrounding supplements.
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Supplement Manufacturing Regulation Considerations

The most nerve-racking aspect of starting a nutritional supplement company is understanding the various levels of regulation. While you, of course, want to comply with the FDA’s regulations, you may not know how to begin. In an effort to help reduce your stress and improve your confidence, we present … frequently asked questions regarding the regulations that nutritional supplement companies face.
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