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Digital Magazines

Natural Products Insider Digital Magazines deliver feature-style analysis, columns, and in-depth stories in an always on, always accessible format. Since each issue is thematic, our audience, your customers, finds exactly what they need exactly when they need it to help them along their specific decision-making process.

January

Nutricosmetics

The growing popularity of beauty-from-within is proof beauty isn’t just skin deep. This magazine will look at the ingredients fueling new products designed to help consumers maintain beauty and health from the inside out. Also included will be insights into delivery and formulation trends, and innovations helping brands deliver products that satisfy convenience and experience demands.

Commitment Deadline:
January 7
Materials Due:
January 11

February

Sports Innovation

As this market continues to see a consumer demographic shift to include a growing percentage of regular consumers who fall anywhere on a wide spectrum of active lifestyles, development and formulation of “sports” nutrition products must keep evolving. Also, this market saw significant impacts during the pandemic. This magazine
will dive into this new world and new normal to highlight the ingredient, formulation and market trends available to brands looking for a competitive edge in the post-pandemic frontier.

Commitment Deadline:
January 28
Materials Due: 
February 1

March

Immune Health

A booming segment during the pandemic, immune health is expected to drop into a flatter trajectory in 2022, but one that is much higher than the pre-COVID baseline. This magazine will look at existing and new ingredients keeping consumers healthy and interested in managing their bodies’ defenses, as well as the latest market figures formulation trends showing opportunity areas. This issue may also look at the status of supply chain challenges seen during the pandemic due to rocketing demand and logistical delays such as lockdowns, delays and closures.

Commitment Deadline:
Feb 25
Materials Due: 
March 1

April

Contract Manufacturing Contract manufacturers carry a great deal of the burden in the middle of the supply-to-retail chain. On both sides they see it all, including ingredient, sourcing and regulatory issues, as well as branding, labeling and marketing challenges. In this magazine, we will hear from contract manufacturers and their partners about how to best navigate these issues to make high-quality nutritional products that stand out above the crowd.

Commitment Deadline:
March 25
Materials Due:
March 29

May

Digestive Health

The gut is the dietary gateway to the body, and more consumers are tuned into the importance of a healthy gut, including absorption of nutrients from food and supplements, and maintaining a healthy microbiome. This magazine will review the mechanisms and requirements of healthy digestions and update the research on ingredients that can help consumers tend their guts. It will also look at the role of delivery systems in ensuring supplemental nutrients reach the optimal digestive location while remaining intact and viable.

Commitment Deadline:
April 29
Materials Due:
May 3

June

Curcumin

Due to growing research on benefits in many areas of human health, this turmeric constituent remains popular despite concerns about bioavailability. In this edition, we will explore the latest ingredient research, as well as the innovations improving absorption and bioavailability. Challenges and solutions for incorporating curcumin in a range of applications supplements, foods, beverages and personal care—will be also be discussed.

Commitment Deadline:
May 27
Materials Due:
May 31

July

E-Sports

Gaming is life for more consumers around the world. This is a big sporting business ripe for nutrition brands to find new opportunities. However, gamers will not except just any brand and any product that might help them succeed on screen and in life. This magazine will look at how brands can engage the gaming community with the right marketing and products that boost energy, performance, eye health, cognitive performance and more. This will include analysis of market data on and product trends in this segment.

Commitment Deadline:
July 8
Materials Due: 
July 12

August

Healthy Aging 

Growing old doesn’t have to be a dismal march marked by withering away. How to ensure longevity, health and activity into advanced years will be the focus of this magazine, which will also look at consumer desires to get a jump on healthy aging habits. This approach will include a look at ingredient research, market and consumer data, and various trends around cognitive, eye and skin health, as well as various degenerative challenges aging bodies my face.

Commitment Deadline:
July 29
Materials Due: 
August 2

September

Probiotics

The probiotics segment has become more sophisticated, and education continues to be crucial even in a consumer base increasingly aware of the basic mechanisms and benefits of probiotics. In this edition, we will review best practices relative to nomenclature, labeling and delivery of viable probiotic products, as well as any regulatory and research updates. Conditions covered will include not only the original driver digestion, but also immune, cognitive, beauty and other areas of health.

Commitment Deadline:
August 26
Materials Due: 
August 30

October

Cognitive Health

The brain is finally getting the attention it deserves. Even before the pandemic, consumers were
increasingly looking for ways to improve performance and shore up brain health at earlier ages. This
magazine will look at the ingredients, research and trends addressing those concerns. However, the
pandemic also whisked mental wellness to the front of the stage, so we will explore the tools to help brands develop and formulate products for mood, stress and
mental health—this will include a look at the growing concern among younger generations around mood/
stress and how brands can jump on this opportunity.

Commitment Deadline:
September 30
Materials Due: 
October 4

November

Bone & Joint Health

With more consumers looking to stay active longer in life, bone and joint management has become a concern for almost all generations. This magazine will provide the latest research on ingredients, as well as information for brands on the regulatory nuances of claims, especially for inflammation, and
on going beyond supplements to offer bone and joint food and beverage products.

Commitment Deadline:
November 4
Materials Due: 
November 8

December

Protein

Not just a target for hardcore athletes, protein is the one macronutrient that hasn’t faced a call for cancellation. Still, how much protein and what type is the ongoing question, and this magazine will look
at dosing and the differences between animal and plant protein ingredients. Thus, formulation and
product trends will be highlighted. Challenges to this category, such as adulteration and supply chain disruptions, will be updated and explored.

Commitment Deadline:
December 2
Materials Due: 
December 6

Product Development Guides

Co-branded monthly content geared toward a formulator audience, featuring a quick category overview, and a sponsor Q&A and advertising section. These cover topics related to relevant conditions, ingredients and sourcing practices.

January

Weight Management

Weight management is not specifically about deprivation, but optimizing and fine-tuning metabolism as well as understanding the mechanisms behind hunger and appetite. The need for a balanced approach to weight maintenance is as equally important as reaching a goal. Supplements can support weight management via multiple mechanisms. At the core of
today’s best weight management supplements are a broad spectrum of innovative, high-quality, extensively researched ingredients. This guide will explore some of
the latest supplement ingredient approaches to weight loss, healthy metabolism and weight maintenance.

Commitment Deadline: December 16, 2021
Materials Due:
December 20, 2021

February

Cardio Health

According to The American Heart Association (AHA), on average, someone dies of cardiovascular disease (CVD) every 36 seconds in the U.S. Lifestyle and genetic factors
play a role, but dietary solutions are being vigorously researched. Clinical studied nutrient solutions for heart
health have never before been so robust. Multiple dietary supplement solutions can work in tandem to support cardio wellness through various mechanisms. From essential fatty acids (EFAs), to niacin, vitamin K2, coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)
and more, hearth health needs remain front and center. Make sure the market knows that your ingredient solutions have their finger on the innovation and R&D pulse.

Commitment Deadline:
January 13
Materials Due:
January 17

march

Gut Microbiome

With still-growing consumer and practitioner awareness of the link between gut/microbiome health and the wellness of everything from digestion and skin to brain and immunity, the demand for pre-, pro- and postbiotics is big. Probiotic sales lead the category, but according to Nutrition Business Journal, 2021 led to 13% growth in prebiotic and more than 10% growth in synbotics (pre- and probiotic formulas). This guide
highlights the newest thinking and ingredient offerings to customize supplement offerings that influence the growth, replenishment and aiding of the beneficial bacteria that make up the complex gut microbiome.

Commitment Deadline:
February 8
Materials Due:
February 17

APRIL

Cognitive Health & Stress

Whether focused upon healthy aging or juggling the demands of modern life, cognitive performance is key to staying on top of one’s game. Boosting brain performance naturally and safely requires rigorous science and multiple functional approaches.
Today’s cognitive health market is evolving and expanding beyond the 65-and-older population. Individuals are balancing work-and-home life in new ways, and efforts to normalize
language and support for mental-related conditions advocate that people seek relief for the effects stress and mental taxation. This guide gives an overview of known and new ingredients being used to improve focus, clarity and memory,
and provide relief for stress and mental overload.

Commitment Deadline:
March 1
Materials Due:
March 10

May

Joint Health for All Life Stages

Consumers of all types are looking to joint health products to ensure flexibility and quality of life,
from younger athletes to aging Baby Boomers. Formulators have a wide range of substantiated ingredients from which to choose to develop
innovative joint health supplements. No longer is joint discomfort the sole challenge. Today’s innovation ingredient solutions include science-supported solutions for inflammation and mobility support before dysfunction or discomfort manifest. Joint health for life is now the new normal.

Commitment Deadline:
April 7
Materials Due:
April 18

June

Skin Care: Beauty is Not Just Skin Deep
Beautiful skin comes from within. Eating well and hydrating are not peripheral; these core habits support vitality and radiance. Radiant skin is an expression of vigorous health
that comes from deep within our cells, and exudes through our skin, and consumers are gaining awareness, particularly younger generations. Nutricosmetics are becoming a larger category in North America as brands become more integrated within the health and beauty marketplace. From collagen to antioxidants, today’s savvy beauty consumers are demanding clean-label health and beauty solutions to support overall skin health and wellness. This guide will cover ingredient solutions for the beautiful-skin-from-within category.

Commitment Deadline:
May 11
Materials Due:
May 2

August

Inflammation

Inflammation, the body’s normal response to various stressors is necessary, yet an over-active
response to either acute or chronic conditions can be the cause of discomfort, and at worst, longer term chronic illness. Supporting a healthy
inflammatory response can improve mobility, calm an over-active immune response, and generally improve vitality. This focus on inflammation will overview basic inflammatory mechanisms that impact a variety of health conditions.

Commitment Deadline:
July 11
Materials Due: 
July 20

September

Children’s Health: Dietary
Supplement Needs

Keeping one’s children healthy is the most important job a parent or guardian has. But in an era of busy
schedules—not to mention a pandemic that’s been raging
for months—it isn’t always easy to do so. From immune support to digestive aids, children are not small adults. They have unique needs and requirements. Today’s brands
and formulators, however, have a vast array of novel ingredients and creative formats to help children thrive. This product development guide will address core nutritional
considerations for children’s health.

Commitment Deadline:
August 11
Materials Due: 
August 22

October

Contract Manufacturing and
Product Development Services
Providers

Choosing partners to support your brand requires strategic partnerships that represent your brand’s value proposition, and can deliver the consistency and quality results that you can trust. The trust your consumer customers have in your products is only as strong as the confidence you have in contract
manufacturing relationships, as well as those specialty service providers contracted for quality assurance. These service relationships ensure your finished goods meet the trusted
quality expectations that regulators require and consumers
expect.

Commitment Deadline:
September 5
Materials Due: 
September 14

November

Energy & Active Lifestyle

Training athletes, budding actives and weekend warriors alike know that with increased movement
requires sufficient energy. To fuel their bodies and make exercise sustainable, these consumers team up with super-charged functional foods and supplements for both quick and sustained energy, and this is not just for the younger set. Staying well through all life stages is
critical not merely to living long, but to living well. This guide features beneficial ingredients that supply clean energy, provide a training edge, and speed recovery for the growing population of consumers prioritizing an active lifestyle.

Commitment Deadline:
October 11
Materials Due: 
October 20

December

Immune Health

According to Nutrition Business Journal, cold, flu and immunity supplement sales were projected to
grow 51.2% to US$5 billion in 2021. In addition to normal seasonal concerns, apprehensions about
COVID-19 linger. While there may be a drop off in hyper-concerns for immunity, consumers are super-focused on staying well. Probiotics, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, other specialty nutrients, and natural botanical and herbal ingredients are helping to meet continued demand.

Commitment Deadline:
October 28
Materials Due: 
November 8

SupplySide Education Series

The SupplySide Education will  host a series of webinars focusing on key topics (see below). Align your brand with innovation, best practices, and need-to-know information by underwriting topics within this series. 

February

Sleep & Stress

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This shot to the forefront during the COVID-19
pandemic but had been growing concern even prior. This session will look at market and consumer insights, ingredients and product/formulation trends brands should consider in addressing these mental wellness concerns. This may include a look at generational demands and needs, based on pandemic related info from Nutrition Business Journal showing a jump in concern by younger consumers and a lack of concern among older consumers.

Commitment Deadline:
January 27
Materials Due:
January 28

APRIL

Energy

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Energy is a universal need and concern in modern
society, and this session will look at energy
generally and relative to key demographics. This
will include discussion of ingredients, research,
market and consumer data, and product trends.
If supply chain challenges still remain for certain
popular energy ingredients, an update will be
included.

Commitment Deadline:
March 31
Materials Due:
April 1

JUNE

CBD

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While there are ongoing questions about and
research efforts into how CBD benefits various
aspects of human health, the bigger developments
are on the increasingly crowded market and the
looming financial and regulatory challenges. This
session will address all these issues.

Commitment Deadline:
May 26
Materials Due:
May 27

AUGUST

Nootropics

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Boosting brain performance has become a popular
health “hack.” The focus of this session will be
on ingredients and product trends brands can
target to help guide new product development and
formulation targeting gamers, workers, athletes and other groups of consumers looking for sharper tools in their cognitive shed.

Commitment Deadline:
July 28
Materials Due: 
July 29

OCTOBER

Women’s and Men’s Health

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This session will tackle men’s and women’s health
in an entertaining way, using a game format to
highlight ingredients and supporting research
that brands should consider when developing and
formulating health products for each gender. There
will also be plenty of market and consumer insights to highlight potential opportunity areas.

Commitment Deadline:
September 29
Materials Due: 
September 30

DECEMBER

Supplement Forecast 2023

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Closing out what we hope will be a post-pandemic year, this session will look ahead at the trends that could shape the 2023 dietary supplement market, including ingredient, product, consumer, regulatory, supply chain and financial insights.

Commitment Deadline: 
November 24
Materials Due: 
November 25

SupplySide Sponsored Intensives

SupplySide Network 365 introduces a series of customer-led webinar events. As note below, each month will focus on a topic and offers attendees the opportunity to hear from multiple suppliers around the category in an intensive 2-3 hour information deep dive. Limited to six sponsors maximum, each sponsor will give a 10-minute live presentation and will participate in a 20-minute live Q&A at the end of the session. Networking will be highly encouraged before, during and after each SupplySide Sponsored Intensive!

January

Cannabinoids

Despite a quelling of consumer spending through the pandemic, hemp-derived ingredients have remained steady on the list of products consumers are turning too for varied benefits, including support for stress, sleep, muscular function, sports performance, and a host of other researched benefits. Companies looking to innovate in the space must stay ahead of the curve and understand which cannabinoids, extracted through which processes, and derived through which supply chains will meet specified consumer needs. Participate in this intensive and explore the rapidly evolving science behind, and market for, CBD and other lesser-known hemp derived cannabinoids.

Commitment deadline:
December 14, 2021
Live Presentation:
January 12

February

Meat Alternatives

Meaty texture, flavor and appearance are often scrutinized together as desired characteristics for meat alternative products, but some consumers prefer a plant-forward approach.  Taking your product development that direction depends on clearly targeting your costumer. But, whether it’s for health, allergy/intolerance or environmental reasons, forecasting shows that consumer demand for meat alternatives and plant-based options is not slowing down. Sustainability concerns loom large, and the consumer for these products is committed.

This Intensive will explore some of the leading formulation solutions for addressing this dynamic market.

Commitment deadline:
January 11
Live Presentation:
February 9

march

Inflammation & Joint Health

Consumers of all types are looking to joint health products to ensure flexibility and quality of life, from younger athletes to aging Baby Boomers. Formulators have a wide range of substantiated ingredients from which to choose to develop innovative joint health supplements. No longer is joint discomfort the sole challenge. Today’s innovative ingredient solutions include science-supported solutions for inflammation and mobility support before dysfunction or discomfort manifest. Inflammation is the body’s normal response to various stressor, yet an over-active response to either acute or chronic conditions and be the cause of discomfort, and at worst, longer term chronic pain. Joint health for life is now the new normal, and this month’s SSN365 Intensive aims to explore some of the latest clinically supported ingredients that address the underlying functions to support joint health.

Commitment deadline: 
February 15
Live Presentation: 
March 16

APRIL

Synbiotics

With still-growing consumer and practitioner awareness of the link between gut/microbiome health and the wellness of everything from digestion and skin to brain and immunity, the demand for pre-, pro- and post-biotics is big. Probiotic sales lead the category however, according to Nutrition Business Journal, 2021 led to 13% growth in prebiotic and more than 10% growth in synbotics (pre- and probiotic formulas). This Intensive program highlights the newest thinking and ingredient offerings to customize supplement offerings that influence the growth, replenishment and aiding of the beneficial bacteria that make up the complex gut microbiome, with a specific focus on synbiotics.

Commitment deadline: 
March 22
Live Presentation: 
April 20

MAY

Plant-Based Dairy

Plant-based eating has continued to gain popularity, with 39% of Americans trying to eat more plant-based foods. This growing demand for plant-based is fueling innovation in the dairy space–milks, yogurts, cheeses, desserts–creating more targeted, functional, delicious and cleaner products. Be part of this SupplySide Network 365 intensive to educate brands about plant-based dairy food tech that will appeal to consumers’ desire for the sustainable, healthy options. Brands looking to innovate in this growing segment are hungry for taste and texture solutions that appeal to a broad array of consumer sensory preferences. Showcase your technologies, ingredients and expertise in the flourishing plant-based dairy product innovation revolution

Commitment deadline: 
April 12
Live Presentation: 
May 11

June

Immune Health

According to Nutrition Business Journal, cold, flu and immunity supplement sales for 2021 were US$56.8 billion, and although the whopping gains we saw in the category through the early pandemic have slowed, the category will retain steady growth. In addition to normal seasonal concerns, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to maintain consumer focus on ways they can proactively stay well. Holistic strategies for supporting optimal immune system function are leading the way for product producers wanting to support this need with new formulations. Microbiome support, healthy inflammation response, omega-3s, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, other natural botanical and herbal ingredients are all coming into play. Showcase your solutions for supporting a healthy immune system in this SupplySide Network 365 Intensive.

Commitment deadline: 
May 10
Live Presentation: 
June 8

July

Fiber

According to Allied Market Research, the global dietary fibers market size was valued at US$7.9 million in 2020, and is projected to reach $21,672.9 million by 2030, registering a CAGR of 11.1%.Fiber ingredients offer versatility in texture, viscosity and mouthfeel, all important functional benefits, but many also offer added health benefits to aid in creating stand-out products. Dietary fibers naturally present in food may also be supplemented in products for their health benefits, and can provide a health halo for formulations, particularly because most are derived mainly from plant foods such as fruits, vegetables, and legumes. Fibers provide the dual benefit of formulating performance advantages and health benefits – depending on the type of fiber, helping the body transport waste, support the microbiome and can reduce risk of certain diseases by decreasing blood sugar and cholesterol, and keep weight in control. A key component of product production, understanding some of the options available for R&D is critical for maintain a competitive edge. Attend this Intensive to learn about some of the latest innovations in dietary fiber.

Commitment deadline: 
June 7
Live Presentation: 
July 6

August

Weight Management

Weight loss is about optimizing and fine-tuning metabolism as well as understanding the mechanisms behind hunger and appetite. The need for a balanced approach to weight maintenance is as equally important as reaching a goal. Supplements can support weight management via multiple mechanisms. At the core of today’s best weight management supplements are a broad spectrum of innovative, high-quality, extensively researched ingredients. This Intensive will explore some of the latest supplement ingredient approaches to weight loss, healthy metabolism and weight maintenance

Commitment deadline: 
July 12
Live Presentation: 
August 10

September

Confectionery

Sweets are never out of season. It seems occasions for indulgence are around every bend and with the pandemic curtailing larger indulgences for many, premium confections offered small comforts. Fortune Business Insights noted that the global confectionery market is projected to grow from US$194.37 billion in 2021 to $242.53 billion in 2028 at a CAGR of 3.8% in forecast period, with the sudden rise in CAGR attributed to demand and growth returning to pre-pandemic levels. This said, consumers desire healthy alternatives that include sugar reductions, natural flavors and colors, and transparent supply chains, particularly in the chocolate market. We want to hear about your ingredient and supply chain innovations in the dynamic confectionary market. Use this SupplySide Network 365 Intensive as an opportunity to showcase your offering to the brands looking for a competitive edge.

Commitment deadline: 
August 16
Live Presentation: 
September 14

October

Sports Recovery

Sports nutrition consumers seek super-charged functional foods and supplements that supply clean fuel, provide a training edge and aid in recovery–for all activities and through all generations. Consumers, athletes and otherwise, now understand that what they put in their body greatly 

affects their health, so when it comes to energy and recovery, they want solutions that are healthy, 

clean and can support performance for the long hall. Present your solutions on this Intensive and reach leading brands looking for the marketing edge.

 

Commitment deadline: 
September 13
Live Presentation: 
October 12

November

Healthy Aging (focus on women’s health)

For healthy aging, it’s no surprise that women have specific health needs requiring targeted solutions. Certainly, woman’s hormone health always seems to be top of mind when considering gender-based health concerns, but what about digestion, bone health, active lifestyles? Women’s needs are whole-body and whole-mind, and they seek formulas that provide balanced nutrition and that target their unique needs. This Intensive provides the opportunity to present solutions that focus on condition-specific requirements for women through all life stages.

 

Commitment deadline: 
October 11
Live Presentation: 
November 9

December

Children’s Health

The needs of children’s bodies and minds change rapidly through early life stages, to middle childhood, and adolescence. Parents want to raise healthy kids with good eating habits, they understand the benefits of a balanced diet from the beginning. While the latest Dietary Guidelines for American’s includes guidance for baby and toddler nutrition, including recommendations like introducing peanuts and eggs in the first year of life, and avoiding added sugar during the first two years, moving through children’s life stages into middle school age and even into high school presents particular challenges in a hurried and over-busy world. Supporting these needs can be met with innovative products that embrace scientific evidence. Join us for this Intensive as we overview some of the top product category trends and overview the science for specific health needs for children’s health.

Commitment deadline: 
November 8
Live Presentation: 
December 7