Hank Schultz

Managing Editor,
Functional Ingredients and Engredea
Ocean Nutrition enters huge market with China cooking oil deal
Partnership opens fish oil supplier to nearly half of China's cooking oil market.
Biothera scores again with latest Wellmune study
Biothera adds to Wellmune WGP's solid clinical ranks with the results of new study.
ConsumerLab, AHPA continue to spar over valerian report
Herbal trade association disputes testing methods used by CL.
Natural products industry reacts to election with elation, caution 3
Reaction to the election in the natural products industry was swift and forceful, but mixed, too. Notes of caution were sounded against a groundswell of good feeling.
Steady demand keeps gut-health market blooming
Probiotics products continue to dominate the category.
Despite economy, energy sector still energized
The energy-products market has burned bright in the last few years and fire won't go out anytime soon.
Sales up in male libido category 2
The male libido category has held up well in the recession, no pun intended.
Regulations reshape the business landscape
Regulatory fervor in the dietary supplements industry seems to wax and wane with the political tides. Right now it's approaching a fever pitch. Here's a look at a couple of areas of particular concern.
Vision category: present looks cloudy, future looks clear
Vision health is an investment in the future.
Weight management ingredient suppliers remain upbeat
Sales in the weight-loss ingredients channel dropped in the last 12 months according to SPINS, but the underlying demand is still there for targeted ingredients.
EHPM Chairman weighs in on EFSA claims
EFSA is throwing the baby out with the bathwater, van Doorn says.
Weight-loss drugs stumble. Can supplements take advantage?

I have a friend who's a magician — Professor Phelyx. His repertoire includes a truly jaw-dropping signature trick — a standard-issue restaurant fork that ends up bent, twisted and splayed, with most of that happening while an audience member is holding the fork in her hand.

But even Phelyx can't conjure a magic weight-loss pill.

No 'magic bullets' in weight loss
Conjuring up a weight-loss pill that miraculously (and safely) enables people to shed unwanted pounds without changing their eating habits or exercising more simply isn't possible. But that doesn't stop companies from trying.
European Commission alters stance on health claims adoption
The European Commission announced Monday that it has revised the way it will adopt rulings on Article 13 health claims into law.
Old-school trustworthiness, cutting-edge innovation
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, as any barstool philosopher will tell you. In the case of Sabinsa, the journey to becoming one of the world's largest and most diversified purveyors of herbal ingredients started with a step backward, and another sideways.
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