Vitamins & Supplements

Six Essentials for Optimal Wintertime Health

By Russell Jaffe, MD, Contrbuting Writer

With shorter days and colder weather, many people have trouble finding the motivation to stay healthy during the winter. The following tips can prepare people for what winter has in store for us, and more.

In New Self-Policing Effort, Herb 
Industry Urges, “Burn, Don’t Return”

By Erik Goldman, Editor in Chief

Leaders in the dietary supplement industry have a sharp new directive for manufacturers who discover adulterants or contaminants in botanical raw materials: “Don’t Return It, Burn It.”

The innovative self-policing policy, launched in October, and supported by all the major herbal industry trade groups, puts direct economic pressure on raw materials suppliers to improve the quality of the ingredients they sell into the US market.

Webinar: Pediatric Immune System Support

By Erik Goldman

Ped Immune Webinar

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Many of our patients experience daily immune system challenges, and children are no exception!  Stress, busy school & extracurricular schedules, and erratic or poor eating habits can all impact the body’s natural defense mechanisms.

On top of that, there’s exposure in schools to a whole new host of germs.

Kids’ immune systems really have to ramp up for the fall! 

In this free webinar, Jaclyn Chasse, ND, Vice President of Medical Education at Emerson Ecologics, will look at the top ways we can support the immune health of pediatric patients as they move into the fall & winter seasons.

Dr. Chasse discusses:

  • The most common pediatric immune support questions Emerson's Ask the Experts hear most often from our clinical community (and our answers)
  • The Top 5 immune support products she recommends for children, both for long-term and short-term support (a.k.a. What every family should have in its medicine cabinet!)
  • How to make safe recommendations for children, including appropriate dosing guidelines
  • Other recommendations for holistic immune support, including dietary changes, lifestyle support, and at-home therapies

 

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This webinar is for educational purposes and is not intended as medical advice or to diagnose or treat any health condition.

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Jaclyn Chasse, ND, is the Vice President of Medical Education & Wellevate at Emerson Ecologics, and a practicing naturopathic physician specializing in men's and women's reproductive health and infertility. She is a graduate of Bastyr University where she also holds an adjunct position, and has an undergraduate degree in biochemistry and molecular biology. She has co-authored several scientific journal articles in the field of medical biophysics and integrative medicine, and has been very involved throughout her career in improving healthcare access and education. Dr. Chasse is the immediate Past-President of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors.

Webinar: Fall & Winter Immune Support Essentials

By Erik Goldman

Lisa Murray Webinar

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The winter season brings many challenges to the immune system. Colder temperatures, drier air, more time in enclosed spaces--not to mention the holidays—can all take their toll.

To bolster and support immunity throughout the fall and winter months, it is essential to build a strong foundation of overall health in the weeks leading up to the cold weather season.

In this free webinar, Lisa Murray, RDN, LD, Emerson Ecologics' Medical Education Manager, will cover everything you need to know to prep your practice for what—for some people-- is the most "un-wonderful" time of the year.

You'll learn about:

● The Top 5 immune support products Lisa recommends to her own clients, plus more immune essentials our Medical Education team stocks in their own dispensaries.
● The immune support questions Emerson's Ask the Expert hear most often (and our answers)
● The role of gut health in supporting the immune system
● How you can support your own immunity when your patient load is high

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This webinar is for educational purposes and is not intended as medical advice or to diagnose or treat any health condition.

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Lisa Murray RDN, LD is Emerson Ecologic’s Medical Education Manager and has been a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics since 1995. She received her degree in Nutrition Science from the University of New Hampshire. After completing her Internship in Dietetics, Lisa developed a successful career in the field of Nutrition Management. However, her true passion has always been in teaching others how to integrate botanicals and nutrition supplements into a healthy diet and lifestyle for optimum health and wellness.

 

 

The Roots of Supplement Quality Are in the Soil

By Kristen Schepker, Assistant Editor

For dietary supplements containing plant-derived ingredients, product quality has its roots in the soil in which those plants are grown. Recent developments in soil science and sustainable agriculture are helping conscientious companies to safeguard product quality in an era of widespread environmental degradation.

Encapsulating Quality: How Ingredient and Capsule Choices Impact Supplement Performance

By Barri Sigvertsen, Senior Manager, Global Innovation Marketing, Lonza Consumer Health and Nutrition

One of the many challenges for supplement manufacturers is consistently ensuring that the products they bring to market are safe, innovative, and aligned with practitioner and consumer preferences, while optimizing production efficiency, productivity, and profitability.

That’s no easy feat. From the choice of bioactive ingredients, through the encapsulation or tableting process, and ultimately to the packaging and shipping, there are dozens of decisions to be made. Each choice has a potential impact on overall product quality, stability, and efficacy.

Validation Testing: Insights from Inside the Analytical Lab

By Sarah M. Gannon, Analytical Chemist & Lab Manager, Designs for Health

From the outside looking in, the dietary supplement world can seem like a bewildering place. Many people wonder, “How are all these formulas blended and manufactured? How are the quality and potency being verified?” Sarah Gannon, an analytical chemist at Designs for Health pulls back the curtain.

How Practitioners Define Dietary Supplement Quality

By Erik Goldman, Editor in Chief

Product quality is a high priority for dietary supplement users, and manufacturers are well aware of that fact. Supplement makers have their own ideas about what constitutes "high quality." But as more healthcare professionals bring supplements into clinical practice, the question of how practitioners define quality becomes increasingly important. Holistic Primary Care’s 2019 practitioner survey gave us some insight.

Quality Assurance for Hemp CBD: Key Questions to Ask

By Erik Goldman, Editor in Chief

Quality assurance is a challenge for all herbal companies. For those making hemp extracts, the challenges are compounded by a confusing regulatory landscape, the inherent complexity of the plant, the surging consumer demand for CBD, and the entrance of dozens of upstart brands with no prior herbal experience and little understanding of basic QA methods.