Herbs & Botanicals

2010 State of the Industry Review

Executives reflect on the past year in nutraceuticals and look ahead to what the future might bring.

RFI Ingredients

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

2010 Hot Herb Directory

A comprehensive listing of suppliers and their most popular herbs and botanicals.

New Product Highlights

Recent dietary supplement and functional food introductions from the Expo West show.

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.

Designing Smart Formulations for the Brain Health Market

Companies are ramping up development of products geared toward improving cognition and preventing dementia.

The Road to Pain Relief

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

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.

Getting the Joint Health Market Moving Again

Growth has been flat for more than a decade—a sign of maturity or a new beginning? Maybe both.

Is Vitality the New Energy?

Vitality is becoming an attractive health proposition for consumers and a good business opportunity for companies.

Botanical Options for Diabetes

Research points to the usefulness of many botanicals in the prevention and amelioration of blood sugar disorders.

From the Corners of the World: Chia: Ancient Crop, Novel Opportunities

There is a small but emerging trend in product development toward ancient crops, and leading this trend is chia.

Antioxidants: High Expectations for a High Quality of Life

In a market filled with so many options for consumers, only the best will rise to the top—and stay there.

Mmm, Chocolate

Seemingly recession-proof, chocolate’s appeal continues to evolve with the times.

(R)evolution in Flavors & Colors

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

Adding a Woman’s Touch to Wellness

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

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?

Energizing Foods and Beverages

Portable, great tasting products that deliver a real boost continue to resonate with increasingly time-crunched consumers.

State of the Industry

review and forecasts from nutraceutical executives

Harnessing Hypertension

Supplements square off with the silent killer: high blood pressure.

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