The Edge
JULY 2019

Unethical acts: The importance of transparency and compliance in an ever connected world
Transparency is always a good idea especially in the natural products industry. 
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What Amazon's email about counterfeit supplements might mean to the industry
Amazon sent a letter to customers recently stating that they may have purchased counterfeit dietary supplements. What does this mean for the industry? Scott weighs in. Get the Edge

Enforcement, IP protection keys to FDA innovation push
FDA must enforce for innovation to take place.
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Courts grapple with Amazon's responsibility for dangerous products
Consumer safety would improve if Amazon worked like a bartender. Get the Edge

Is CBD legal? Here’s what you need to know, according to science
CBD hits mainstream media. PBS gives its take on the CBD market. Get the Edge

Maximize trust with your ingredient manufacturer
Trust transparency is an imperative throughout the DS supply chain. Get the Edge

How supplement companies can connect with influencers best suited for them
Influencers can be very beneficial to DS brands if you build the right relationship 
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Brands must prioritize ingredient stability tests in supplements 
Testing key to building consumer confidence Get the Edge
ICYMI: Recent TTC Articles
Musings from NBJ 2019

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ABC Testing Labs Doesn’t Begin to Describe the Danger of Inadequate Testing Competency
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Musings from Probiota Americas

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Nutrients in the News
  • {Coconut}  5 Impressive Benefits of Coconut Read it>>
  • {Curcumin} Longvida curcumin shows cognitive function and mood benefits in older folks RCT Read it>>
  • {Astaxanthin} Chilean astaxanthin maker to distribute its branded NatAxtin in North America Read it>>
  • {CoQ10} CoQ10 Market Experiencing Healthy Growth Read it>>
  • {Prebiotics} Cash infusion means prebiotic sweeteners from upcycled ag waste will make commercial scale sooner company Read it>>
  • {Prebiotics} The goat standard Researchers hail prebiotic and anti-infection properties of goat milk infant formula Read it>>
New Ingredient Research
  • Probiotics and prebiotics in clinical tests: an update. Read it>>
  • Prebiotic compounds from agro-industrial by-products. Read it>>
  • Is curcumin bioavailability a problem in humans: lessons from clinical trials Read it>>
  • The Effects of a New Generation of Nutraceutical Compounds on Lipid Profile and Glycaemia in Subjects with Pre-hypertension. Read it>>
  • The Neuroprotective Effects of Astaxanthin: Therapeutic Targets and Clinical Perspective. Read it>>
  • Characterization of biocomposite using coconut oil impregnated biochar as latent heat storage insulation Read it>>
Member & Partner Awards and Accomplishments
  • Verdure Sciences achieved certified glyphosate residue free status for their WokVel, Bacognize, Pomella and Longiva ingredients

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Upcoming Industry Events 
Have you registered for the Microbiome Consumer Nutrition Congress taking place in San Francisco from September 24-25 2019. Join the likes of Church & Dwight, Yakult, Stanford University & Body + Eden. TTC Managing Partner and GPA Executive Director Len Monheit will be participating on a panel about "Working with the FDA & the FTC to improve the quality of the claims that can be made on your microbiome-based products." and there's a great line-up of speakers.
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