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Category: Ingredient Science

Stress and Mood: A Formulator's Guide

Stress and Mood: A Formulator’s Guide

January 26th, 2021

From anti-stress to pro-mood Plus, add a little energy and focus! We can make stress products not only anti-stress but also pro-energy, mood and focus. While we typically think of stress as “bad”, the reality is that some stress can be positive (e.g. resistance training, HIIT, athletic competition, etc.), as well as necessary. Exposure to […]

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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

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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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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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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What are Short Chain Fatty Acids?

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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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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A New Era of Pre-Workouts: PeakO2 vs. Beta-Alanine

December 16th, 2019

For more than a decade, product developers formulating pre-workouts have  turned to beta-alanine and citrulline. Backed by numerous studies, beta-alanine is about as much of a “proven commodity” as you’ll find in the world of sports nutrition supplements, save creatine or caffeine. But, beta-alalnine is mostly in the formula for the sizzle (the tingle), not […]

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Not All EAAs Are Created Equal

December 16th, 2019

First, before we can talk about EAAs, it’s important to note that BCAAs are contained in the EAAs, and that the two are complementary. Amino9™ is a Leucine-enhanced, clinically-substantiated* blend of all nine essential amino acids, including the three BCAAs — leucine, isoleucine, and valine. Amino9™ is designed to help bodybuilders, competitive athletes, and anyone […]

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3 Formulas For CrossFitters

October 16th, 2017

CrossFit’s popularity is still on the rise. With well over 10,000 CrossFit facilities, more than 250,000 CrossFit games entrants, it is estimated that more than 2 million people engage in some form of CrossFit-type activity. Further, once people identify themselves as CrossFitters, they believe they need CrossFit-specific products to be successful. That makes it not […]

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Newly Published Clinical Studies Highlight Unique Benefits of TeaCrine®

August 16th, 2017

As a company rooted in science, we’ve invested heavily in proving out the safety and efficacy of TeaCrine®, our energy and focus ingredient. The two clinical trials that showed TeaCrine®’s effects (decreases in anxiety and irritability and increases in energy, focus and concentration) are now published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Dietary Supplements. For more details, read the […]

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