Herbs & Botanicals

RFI Ingredients

RFI Ingredients, based in Blauvelt, NY, is a manufacturer of innovative natural ingredients for the food, functional food and dietary supplement industries.

The Nutraceutical Beverage Market: Thirsting for New Ideas

New ideas have all but dried up for beverages, but the ‘natural’ trend may provide the point of differentiation brands need for future growth.

The Herbs & Botanicals Market: Returning to its Roots

Despite the overwhelming negativity surrounding the herbs and botanicals segment from a quality and clinical research point of view, many experts believe there are myriad opportunities in the market as companies move toward the use of patented and proprietary products.

An Interview with Joe Veilleux

Joe Veilleux is the general manager of Euromed USA, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of standardized herbal extracts used by pharmaceutical and nutritional supplement companies in their healthcare products.

(R)evolution in Flavors & Colors

Balancing flavor with healthfulness while keeping costs low may prove to be the magic formula.

Antioxidant Directory

A listing of suppliers of antioxidant ingredients for food and supplement formulations.

Mood Health: Ingredients for a Healthy Mind

Consumers want to strike a healthy balance in their lives, and mood is a very important part of that equation.

What is Kombucha?

The RTD tea category welcomes another unconventional but historically-embraced sensation.

Minerals: The Next Generation

The market continues to evolve in light of consumer demands, new applications and emerging technologies.

2009 Packaging & Labeling Directory

A comprehensive listing of offerings from packaging and labeling companies that serve the dietary supplement and functional food markets.

An Interview with Michael McGuffin

Michael McGuffin is president of the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA). He has been active in the herbal industry since 1975, having owned and managed both retail and manufacturing businesses in this field.

Adding a Woman’s Touch to Wellness

As they encounter unique health challenges over the course of their lives, women crave condition-specific products.

Operation Regulation: Nutraceutical Ingredients for Healthy Blood Sugar

Diabetes continues to sweep populations all around the world, bringing with it many potential nutraceutical solutions that may afford consumers living with diabetes or diabetes-related conditions a chance to live a normal life.

Nutraceuticals Multiverse: Eviscerating ‘Evidence’: A Gut Feeling

What if there was a way to objectively evaluate the consumer-relevant efficacy of a probiotic, in a physician’s office?

The Road to Pain Relief

Now more then ever, millions of people suffering from chronic pain need safe, effective products they can rely on.

Functional Confectionery: Finding the Sweet Spot

Is there a place for healthiness in the indulgent world of candy, chocolate and gum?

The Father of Stevia

Jim May recounts his roller coaster love affair with the little leaf that’s sweeter than sugar.

Functional Foods & Beverages for Men

If recent product launches are any indication, men's products manufacturers only have one thing on their minds.

Vitamins On Demand

Taking the guesswork out of supplements with convenient, customizable daily dose packs.

Into the Sea

Exploring the trends and issues occurring in the marine nutraceuticals market.

Fresh Opportunities in Functional Foods

Success in today’s functional foods market can be found at the crossroads of price, taste, awareness and efficacy.

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