CRN Daily Supplement

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Hispanic-American scientist appreciation / Study demonstrates benefit of early calcium supplementation / CRN Calendar

CRN spotlights the contributions of Hispanic-American scientist Ynés Mexía (1870–1938) in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Increasing calcium intake earlier in life may protect against osteoporosis later in life, a new review found. Plus, see what's ahead at CRN.

FDA content on supplements biased, CRN says / NSF certification and insurance savings / Book now to ensure your spot at CRN's October events

Pushing back on a lack of balance and overemphasis of potential risk, CRN last week wrote to FDA identifying concerns with the agency’s “Supplement Your Knowledge” educational content released earlier this year. NSF 455-2 certification can save your company from costly regulatory and compliance oversights. Plus, now is the time to finalize your plans to attend CRN’s 2022 events, Science in Session, Oct. 11, and Now, New, Next, Oct, 12–14.

Focus on benefits, social mission attracts younger supplement users / KP offers new packaging, ideal for gummy formats / Ongoing D-fense of an essential nutrient

Explore how to sell health and wellness when consumers are sick and tired of hearing about it. Advancements in blister films need to keep pace in manufacturing functionality and consumer experience. Plus, CRN’s response to recently published studies on vitamin D and COVID-19 and an accompanying editorial in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) translated the science into actionable information for consumers.

BMJ vitamin D studies 'not the last word' / Now, New, Next agenda updates / Clips of note and member quotes

CRN responded to early reporting on two new British Medical Journal (BMJ) studies and an accompanying editorial. Be the first to see topline results from the 2022 CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements and other new developments on the agenda for CRN’s Now, New, Next, taking place Oct. 12–14. Recently spotlighted in Nutrition Industry Executive, Jim Hyde, senior vice president and general manager at Balchem Human Nutrition & Health, discussed Balchem being named to Newsweek’s 2022 list of America’s Most Responsible Companies and the company’s work supporting local communities. Plus, see what's ahead at CRN.

Data to drive health care policy upgrades / HR alert: Employer group health plans / ODS strategic plan should include industry collaboration

CRN recommended that ODS extend its efforts globally to help other governments establish similar entities in other countries in recently submitted comments on the office’s draft strategic plan for 2022–2026. Join CRN associate member HUB International on Sept. 20 at 9:30 am Eastern for a webinar providing much-needed guidance and revisiting compliance duties for employers. Plus, the role of preventive care in maintaining individual and overall health and wellness, as opposed to a continued reactive approach focused on single-event interventions is gaining traction, a new report from the CRN Foundation and Frost & Sullivan explains.

Supplements to Savings study 'wake up call' for policymakers / White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health update / And more

The CRN Foundation today released a new economic report, “Supplements to Savings: U.S. Health Care Cost Savings from the Targeted Use of Dietary Supplements, 2022–2030.” The Biden-Harris Administration will announce a national strategy that identifies actions the government will take to prompt the public and private sectors to take action where food, hunger, nutrition, and health intersect, at the upcoming White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health on Sep. 28, get involved. OmniActive is the latest CRN member inspiring others and ensuring access to good health and nutrition for all. Plus, join your industry colleagues Oct. 31–⁠⁠Nov. 2, in Las Vegas for the 25th anniversary of SupplySide West.

Vitamin D and COVID-19 severity / BIO-CAT shares #Act4Access efforts / China-ASEAN webinar Wednesday

New research highlighted on the Vitamin D & Me! website shows supplementation with vitamin D is effective in reducing COVID19 severity. BIO-CAT is the latest CRN member inspiring others to #Act4Access by helping fight hunger and ensuring access to good nutrition and nutrition education for all. Plus, don’t miss this week’s webinar presented with Natural Products Insider: China-ASEAN Supplement Market—Challenges and Opportunities.

Book by Labor Day for free fun at CRN's Now, New, Next / Vitamin D & Me! in the news / CRN prepares feedback on FDA's dietary supplement content

Register for Now, New, Next by Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6, and add on a group activity at no charge with the code FREETOUR when you check out. CRN President & CEO Steve Mister and William Rowe, CEO of Nutrasource spoke with NutraIngredients-USA about the CRN Foundation’s Vitamin D & Me! website’s success in connecting consumers with nutrition research. Plus, CRN will provide feedback to FDA on their initiative ‘Supplement Your Knowledge’—share your comments by Aug. 26.

Dr. Wong achieves management milestone / Opportunities in the China-ASEAN market / RSVP for RRF breakfast briefing

CRN applauds Andrea Wong and all summer graduates of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute of Organization Management. Participate in CRN’s upcoming industry-wide webinar, China-ASEAN Supplement Market—Challenges and Opportunities. Plus, tomorrow is the last day to RSVP for CRN’s Retailer Relations Forum breakfast.