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Ingredient news and scientific research for better products and educated consumers.

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CSI Tasting Room: Redline NooFusion (VPX Sports)

September 10th, 2020

Two categories of products that are currently gaining popularity in the sports nutrition world are RTD energy drinks and nootropics. The convenience of energy drinks is being improved with low/no calorie options and some delicious and innovative flavors. More people are also turning to nootropics, not only for enhanced focus during workouts, but also while […]

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CSI Tasting Room: Healthy Sweets (Featuring Smart Sweets)

September 9th, 2020

Now that consumers are becoming more aware of what goes into their bodies, brands are creating healthier alternatives to the typical snacks and sweet treats we are all used to. Our series, CSI Tasting Room, aims to look at different formulas and products and dive deeper. We examine what makes a product innovative, what products […]

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Formulating for the Low-Carb Diet: Is it Still Relevant?

September 1st, 2020

Attention formulators! Keto is as relevant as ever. It’s one of the top diets in the world, and intermittent fasting is Google searched at a white-hot pace. The “real” question is “How to do keto?” The low-carb movement will likely last years or decades. You can also directly target the keto market, but that will […]

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How to Formulate a Pre-Workout – 2020

July 21st, 2020

There is always space for a great pre-workout. Innovation in this category is one of the most dynamic in all of dietary supplements. Is the consumer hardcore and a “stim junkie,” or more active lifestyle? Read on for insider tips on how to formulate a pre-workout and how to differentiate with new ingredients at effective […]

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Why Short-Chain Fatty Acids (SCFA)?

June 12th, 2020

Have you ever heard of vegetable toxicity, or a friend tell you, “Man, I’ve got way too much of a good thing in my gut microbiome?” No. Short-chain fatty acids come from vegetables, and this article reviews why they matter and why they’re bubbling up in conversation. Learn more about SCFAs and postbiotics by downloading […]

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Gut Health and Immunity: Article Round-Up

April 8th, 2020

It’s no secret that gut health is linked to many other systems in the human body. In fact, over the past decade or so, this has been brought to light to the masses. Now, many people are finding that gut health and immunity go hand-in-hand.  We’re bringing you a round-up of articles that show that […]

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New clinical trial shows impressive synergy between caffeine and Dynamine™

March 11th, 2020

Dynamine™’s (methylliberine) safety profile and regulatory compliance — combined with its sensory experience — are unmatched in the energy, mood and focus categories and has many potential applications such as: Energy drinks Pre-workouts Gaming formulas Nootropics Fat-burners Dynamine™ – New Research CSI and a university research partner have concluded a landmark clinical study demonstrating the […]

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Recap & Reflections: Austin Half Marathon

February 20th, 2020

Eight weeks fly by when you’re training for a half marathon… or that’s what Jenn, Kyle and Kelsey would agree on. Two months ago, CSI challenged 3 team members to train and give it their all for the Austin Half Marathon. And they did just that. Watch the video to see their progression. And then […]

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Collagen and Functional Coffee: Collagen, Phase 2

January 30th, 2020

For many who use collagen, they use both collagen and coffee on a daily basis. Daily use presents an immense economic opportunity. But because collagen and functional coffee is fairly new, sales may be slower if you’re a retail brand on Wal-Mart shelves, for example. But if you have influencers, Facebook groups, email lists, YouTube […]

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Collagen, Phase 2: Beauty from within and gut-skin

January 30th, 2020

If you’re a global brand, look to Asia. While the opportunity in North America is giant, the opportunity in Asia is colossal. The opportunities in beauty-from-within are more complex due to various dosage forms including powder, capsule, creams and more. In powder form, your collagen product could include ceramides, selenium, SOD (superoxide dismutase), grape seed […]

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Active Lifestyle and Collagen: Phase 2 Collagen Formulas

January 29th, 2020

We all receive two messages on nearly a daily basis: Just a small quantity of exercise can turn one’s health around. Obesity and chronic disease rates are rising. After years of these messages, people are listening. A majority of people are now engaged in learning how to live an active lifestyle (make sure to download […]

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Keto and Collagen: Phase 2 Collagen Formulas

January 29th, 2020

Keto and collagen – how do we merge the two? Keto is also known as the low-carb movement. Low-carb is a global macro trend that could last years or decades. It may morph into the “low sugar” movement as people separate fiber carbs from sugar carbs, but low-carb will remain. If low-carb is the macro […]

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FitExpo LA 2020 Recap

January 28th, 2020

This weekend we visited FitExpo LA. This location is FitExpo’s biggest show of the year – and the show did not disappoint. We were pleasantly surprised at the turnout of brands. Whether you attended, wished you could have, or if you are a brand thinking about jumping into the expo scene, pay attention to the […]

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Nutrition and Supplementation in Gaming: The Ultimate Guide

January 7th, 2020

Proper nutrition is critical to an athlete’s performance, focus, stamina, and recovery. Field sport athletes have known about the importance of a proper diet for decades, but only recently has the same attention been given to the eating habits of eSports athletes, or nutrition in gaming. While much debate has raged over whether gamers really […]

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