Episodes
Insights on healthy ageing, mental wellbeing, supply chain and more. As the global pandemic continues to impact business around the globe, understanding the opportunities it opens up and the challenges it poses to your business is critical. In July, Vitafoods Insights explored these issues in a variety of ways. Take a few minutes to catch up on the insights you may have missed that could trigger new thinking in your product ideation and go to market strategy. Tune in to hear more about: The...
Published 07/28/21
Reviewing a decades’ worth of information on sustainable practices across the nutraceutical industry. Prof. Rupesh Kumar Pati has recently published in Decision Sciences the article “Achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals-2030 through the nutraceutical industry: A Review of managerial research and the role of operations management” (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/deci.12515 (https://doi.org/10.1111/deci.12515)), which addresses the current flow of management literature...
Published 07/21/21
Young company, TINY Technologies, has cracked the code on optimised systems that address bioavailability challenges for notoriously tricky ingredients. Ingredient and food supplement manufacturers are often challenged with the low bioavailability nature of a number of different ingredients—which usually have relayed effect on the dosage, side effects, delivery, efficacy, and even compatibility with other ingredients in finished products. In fact, approximately 40-50% of ingredients within the...
Published 07/14/21
For athletes at the very top of the sport, nutrition plays a pivotal role in fuel, muscle health, inflammation, and recovery. While this might seem obvious, former professional athlete turned personalised nutrition specialist notes that a surprising portion of athletes do not prioritise or understand nutrition to its fullest potential. In a digitally driven world, athletes have the highest level of access to information about their bodies—and importantly their individual needs—than ever...
Published 07/07/21
Exploring growth and investment opportunities in the Mauritius nutraceutical sector. Mauritius is one of the world's biodiversity hotspots, characterised by high levels of unique and diverse species. Research undertaken by various players such as the Mauritius Research Council, the University of Mauritius, the Mauritius Oceanography Institute, and private companies have revealed great potential for developing the nutraceutical sector. Farmers, suppliers, research organisations and...
Published 06/30/21
Ayurveda, the science of life, connects body, mind and spirit; the botanical ingredients that form its foundation are now fuelling innovation across the global nutraceutical industry. Dr Muhammed Majeed, founder of https://sabinsa.com/ (Sabinsa), was recently recognized with an award from the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India as the ‘Father of Indian Nutraceuticals Industry’ and late last year received the Zandu International Oration award from the Indian Association for...
Published 06/23/21
Published 06/16/21
The push for sustainable packaging alternatives to replace plastic counterparts. Plastic remains the packaging material of choice across the food and nutrition industry thanks to its cost effective, shelf stable, durable and variable associations. However, huge carbon footprints and waste challenges throughout the plastic lifecycle have put pressure on multiple industries to consider packaging alternatives that work toward overcoming the climate and environmental crisis. In this...
Published 06/16/21
Understanding the concept and impact of vertical farming. For this https://www.vitafoodsinsights.com/ (Vitafoods Insights) podcast episode, Johnny Stormonth-Darling, Technical Director at https://www.ukuat.org/ (UK Urban AgriTech,) share insights on: What is vertical farming The role vertical farming plays in ensuring food safety, food security, food quality Vertical farming’s role in increasing the chances for more potent bioactive ingredients How vertical farms help to achieve the...
Published 06/09/21
Tune in hear about the Vitafoods Insights Virtual Expo 2021’s round-up and key takeaways. Each day of the https://www.vitafoodsglobal.com/insights (Virtual Expo) centred around one of four key themes, providing insights and sparking new ideas around Mental Performance, Gut and Immune Health, Sports and Active Nutrition and Healthy Ageing. Hear more directly from the Vitafoods #Contentteam how the event went!
Published 06/02/21
Understanding how a shift in consumer mindset presents new opportunities to nutraceutical brands, and guidance for EU/UK brands looking to enter this market. Accelerated through the pandemic, consumers in China are more dedicated to healthy ageing than ever before—including an increasing base of younger consumers proactively addressing prevention. Within the ageing category, inner beauty is a particular area of interest driving new launches in edible beauty products. Additionally, sleep and...
Published 05/26/21
Exploring how the nutraceutical industry can and must achieve health for both people and planet. The importance of sustainability is increasingly recognised by the nutraceutical community, and sustainability is on the agenda of consumers, government and nutraceutical brands and manufacturers around the world. But what exactly constitutes a sustainable diet, and how can consumers, brands and ingredients companies find a necessary unity between dietary and planetary health? In a conversation...
Published 05/19/21
As consumers seek more natural health care solutions, companies like Uriach are evaluating their own strategic positioning to best meet market needs. With its recent acquisition of Sidroga, the 180-year-old firm extended its reach into Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, and entering new product categories including immune support. https://www.uriach.com/en/ (Uriach’s) CEO Oriol Segarra has led the business since 2012, navigating through a time of transformation and the desire to meet consumer...
Published 05/12/21
The very real issues of climate change are putting increased pressure on industries to reduce their environmental footprint and build sustainable business and production models. Within the natural products supply chain, ingredients manufacturing contributes significantly to the overall carbon footprint of finished products that retail at consumer level. With tighter regulations on the horizon and consumers holding brands accountable, companies are starting to seriously evaluate carbon impact...
Published 04/28/21
Examining the growing opportunity for brands in the nootropics space. ‘Nootropics’ is the word on everyone’s lips in the nutraceutical community, but what exactly constitutes nootropics and how can brands capitalise on the growing popularity of this ingredient group? Ahead of his roundtable on COVID-19 and the nootropic opportunity at Vitafoods Insights Virtual Expo, David Tomen, founder of nootropicsexpert.com, shares the history of nootropics as well as current trends and whitespace in this...
Published 04/19/21
How can nutraceutical and food brands meet the growing consumer demand for sustainable packaging? Traditional methods of packaging – both in the nutraceutical industry and the CPG space generally – are often not sustainable, and the rise of the plastic pollution problem necessitates change in the packaging materials we use. Reyna Bryan, President of RCD Packaging Innovation, discusses what her company is doing to innovate in this space, reveals the packaging materials of the future and shares...
Published 04/07/21
Extracted from the slimey coating on brown seaweed types, fucoidan is a dietary fibre with multiple applications in nutraceuticals, delivering potential across gut health, immunity, inflammation, and skin care. A relatively new ingredient, fucoidan excites researchers and experts with its vast array of health benefits. Paul Garrott, CEO and managing director at Marinova, a Tasmanian biotech company specialising in fucoidan, shares an overview of this unique ingredient and its market...
Published 03/17/21
A new standard from the European Committee for Standardisation aims to prevent doping substances in sports nutrition products. On 22 February 2021, Specialised Nutrition Europe (SNE) welcomed the first EU-wide standard to address the presence of doping substances in sports nutrition and food supplements—the https://www.cencenelec.eu/news/brief_news/Pages/TN-2021-010.aspx (CEN “Dietary supplements and sports foods free of doping substances") standard. Aurélie Perrichet, Executive Director at...
Published 03/10/21