Get off the bandwagon: Five health trends and how to really benefit from them

Get off the bandwagon: Five health trends and how to really benefit from them

Misc, Trends
Everyone’s talking about Turmeric, Coconut Oil, Activated Charcoal, Aloe Vera and Witch Hazel. Are they worth the hype? It seems like every couple months some new health food or skin care ingredient pops up in the media, touting wonderful benefits from its use and/or consumption. Sometimes these claims are accurate. Sometimes, not so much. We’re here to clear up some of the misunderstandings and help you know truth from hype. Here are five ingredients everyone’s been talking about and the truth behind them.   Turmeric Turmeric is a beautiful bright orange spice used traditionally in curry. The fine powder is made from the ground roots of the curcuma longa plant in Southeast Asia and has been known for its medicinal effects for thousands of years. But lately, turmeric has been…
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Natural Products Expo West 2018 Highlights

Natural Products Expo West 2018 Highlights

News, Trends
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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