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2019 Expo West supplement trends: CBD/hemp, functional ingredients and wellness shots – podcast2019 Expo West supplement trends: CBD/hemp, functional ingredients and wellness shots – podcast

Supplements take many forms, and senior editor Todd Runestad takes many supplements. In this podcast, he and Sandy Almendarez, editor in chief of Natural Products Insider, explore Expo West 2019 trends such as CBD/hemp, the microbiome, functional ingredients and wellness shots.

Few topics were as celebrated at Natural Products Expo West 2019 as cannabidiol (CBD) and hemp. Senior editor and supplements guru Todd Runestad hosted the all-day, standing-room-only Natural Products Hemp & CBD Summit March 5 at the event. In this episode of the Healthy INSIDER Podcast, he and Sandy Almendarez, editor in chief, discuss CBD and hemp, as well as other trends from the show floor. Some of the talking points cover the:

• versatility and disruptive nature of CBD and hemp ingredients, as well as their potential future.

• endocannabinoid system as a point of interest, and the development of targeted ingredients and products without CBD.

• benefits and potential advantages of using branded ingredients.

• microbiome and how prebiotic and postbiotic offerings are rounding out already-popularized probiotics

Some of the companies and brands highlighted include: Winged, Honey Drop, RE Botanicals, Kanabia, Gencor, Lonza, PLT Health Solutions, Emerald Health Bioceuticals, For the Biome, Probulin, Country Life, Ganeden (Kerry), Stonyfield, Lumen and Navitas.

This piece originally appeared on Natural Products Insider, a New Hope Network sister website. Visit the site for for more global nutrition industry news.

About the Author(s)

Todd Runestad

Content Director, NaturalProductsInsider.com, Sr. Supplements Editor, Natural Products Insider

I've been writing on nutrition science news since 1997. I'm The content director for NaturalProductsInsidercom and digital magazines. Other incarnations: supplements editor for newhope.com, Delicious Living and Natural Foods Merchandiser. Former editor-in-chief of Functional Ingredients magazine and still cover raw material innovations and ingredient science.

Connect with me here https://www.linkedin.com/in/toddrunestad/

My daily vitamin regime includes a morning smoothie with a range of powders including protein, collagen and spirulina; a quality multi, B complex, C with bioflavonoids, >2,000IU vitamin D, E, magnesium, high-selenium yeast, PQQ, choline, alpha-lipoic acid with carnitine, coQ10, fish oil concentrate, probiotics and some adaptogenic herbs. 

Sandy Almendarez

editor in chief, Informa

Sandy Almendarez entered the natural products industry in 2009 when she joined Virgo Publishing (now Informa Exhibitions) as an assistant editor. Since then, she's worked her way up to editor in chief where she writes, edits and manages content for INSIDER. Under Sandy’s direction, INSIDER has won editorial awards from Folio: every year since 2014, including B2B Editorial Team of the Year in 2015.

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