Excerpt of new article by Risa Schulman written for the Nutrition Business Journal
Trustworthy & Trustable – Both Essential Martha Rogers’ keynote speech at the Expo inspired me to write a piece on IdeaXchange because her exploration of the concept of trust is relevant to all of us in the industry. With our reputation at stake, we must continue to prove ourselves both trustworthy and trustable. Natural Products … Read more Focus on trust just what the natural products industry needs
While the happy victory of the court decision in Bayer v. US (FTC) still rings in our ears, business marches on, and we ask: How do we integrate elements of the court decision regarding adequate scientific substantiation into our own decision making?
Risa Schulman, PhD, and Dr. Barbara M. Schmidt explore the science behind antioxidant claims in this article in Nutrition Industry Executive.
Only a portion of companies have a science person on the development team to help them really understand what that research is saying. Leaving aside unsubstantiated or non-compliant claims (which are prone to happen when the science is not understood well), I wanted to focus on one particular inaccuracy which I see all the time. … Read more Science illiteracy and the fallacy of the “PubMed punch-up”
It’s a big story that’s only getting bigger: the mainstreaming of hemp and marijuana for health purposes. And as with many pioneering (read: pushing the envelope) products, first attempts are a mix of baby steps, out-of-steps and missteps. As a botanical coming out of its black market status, hemp/marijuana is all over our industry, but … Read more The hemp/marijuana revolution: A testing ground for supplements to get it right?
“Antioxidants and Pro-oxidants: Two Sides of the Same Sword”
Wow, finally we get an excellent write-up of the more complex (and accurate) story about antioxidants.