Natural Products Expo West 2018 Highlights

Natural Products Expo West 2018 Highlights

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The 38th annual Natural Products Expo West has just ended and this year’s event was the biggest ever.  Over 80,000 people attended the Expo, including innovators, investors, ingredient suppliers and retailers such as Gone to Green.  The show was held March 7 – 11 at the Anaheim Convention Center where over 3,500 companies exhibited their products. The conference featured an educational program that included discussions on hot topics such as the hemp-derived CBD market and world climate changes.  Also highlighted was a keynote presentation by award-winning actress and social advocate Jennifer Garner who, along with former Annie’s Organics President John Foraker, have co-founded Once Upon a Farm, a company dedicated to bringing organic baby food to underserved populations.    The exhibit halls were filled with an amazing variety of products,…
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Ingredient Spotlight:  The Many Benefits of Coconut Oil

Ingredient Spotlight: The Many Benefits of Coconut Oil

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People often don’t realize that simple ingredients already available in your kitchen or medicine cabinet can multi-task in wonderful ways. These ingredients have been used for centuries by many different cultures for a very good reason – they work! There is growing scientific evidence of coconut oil’s many beneficial uses.  It has been found to contain healthy fats known as medium chain fatty acids (MCFA): Caprylic acid Lauric acid Capric acid Unlike the fats found in plant based oils, MCFAs are: Easier to digest Not readily stored as fat Are anti-microbial and anti-fungal Processed by the liver, which means that they are immediately converted to energy instead of being stored as fat There have been over 1500 studies conducted to date that have taken a closer look at coconut oil's…
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