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Champion Mindset: Whatever it Takes (W.I.T.)

2020 has been a year like none other. Interrupted on the field, cut off from the court, and closed out of gyms, athletes are faced with unprecedented obstacles to achieving their goals. Some have taken a step back, but many have re-evaluated their options, leaned into their commu...

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FDA Leaves Open Possibility Of NDI Enforcement Against Chinese-Produced Beta-Alanine

FDA hasn’t ruled out taking enforcement action against beta-alanine, according to an agency official who oversees the Office of Dietary Supplement Programs. Josh Long | Sep 29, 2020 Editor’s note: This is the final installation in a four-part series of articles on FDA enforcement of the new dietary ingredient notification requirement in U.S. law. Par...

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Jeff DaVanon, General Wellness Business Development Manager, CarnoSyn® Brands
Jeff DaVanon Joins CarnoSyn® Brands

CARLSBAD, Calif., August 19, 2020 –Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (“NAI”) (Nasdaq: NAII), the company behind SR CarnoSyn®, a patented, sustained-release beta-alanine, announced Jeff DaVanon has joined CarnoSyn® Brands as Health & Wellness Business Development Manager. “We are pleased to announce the addition of Jeff DaVanon to the Car...

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FDA, Supplement Manufacturer Debate NDI Import Alert Request

PA manufacturer of nutritional supplements has come up short in its request for FDA to issue an import alert for beta-alanine produced in China. Josh Long | Aug 03, 2020 Editor’s note: This is part three of a four-part series of articles on FDA enforcement of the new dietary ingredient notification requirement in U.S. law. […]...

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Supplement Maker, FDA Met Several Times Over NDI Enforcement

People close to nutritional supplements maker Natural Alternatives International Inc. met numerous times with FDA to persuade the agency to target an ingredient produced in China—beta-alanine—that hasn’t been the subject of FDA review. Josh Long | Jul 27, 2020 Editor’s note: This is part two of a four-part series of articles on FDA enforcement of...

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Supplement Industry, FDA Clash Over NDI Enforcement

This series of articles highlights a lingering—and perhaps growing—rift between FDA and some factions of industry over enforcement of a provision in a 26-year-old law intended to flag novel ingredients in supplements before they pose risks to consumers.   Josh Long | Jul 20, 2020 Editor’s note: This is part one of a four-part series of […]...

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The Pandemic May Push The Supplement Industry To Adopt Domestic Supply Chain, Says Industry Expert

By Sebastian Krawiec June 10, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has been a gamechanger in so many ways, not least of which was exposing how an over-reliance on a global supply chain can put both businesses and consumers at a disadvantage when international supply chains experience bottlenecks in times of global crisis. Mark LeDoux, founder, CEO, […]...

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What Changes Will Last in the Supplement World Post-COVID?

While the dietary supplement industry continues to adapt, here’s a look at how protocol may be changing for manufacturing, research, marketing and more. There is a broadening consensus that despite the nutraceutical industry’s resilience in this crisis, there will be a wide range of sustained changes as a result of the pandemic. By  Mike Montema...

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Beta-Alanine And The Importance Of Quality

    By Mark LeDoux May 15, 2020 The market is doubling down on beta-alanine – but is it using the right kind? Mark LeDoux explains how generic beta-alanine ingredients can cost you in the long run. Whether on the manufacturing or consumer side of the supplement industry, you will likely have heard of beta-alanine, […]...

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Contract Manufacturing Comes of Age
Contract Manufacturing Comes of Age

April 9, 2020 by James Gormley The Participants Are: Annie Eng, CEO, HP Ingredients, Bradenton, FL, https://hpingredients.com Mark LeDoux, Founder and CEO, Natural Alternatives International (NAI), Carlsbad, CA, www.nai-online.com Vincent Tricarico, Vice President of Contract Manufacturing, NutraScience Labs, Farmingdale, NY, www.nutrasciencelabs.com Eugene ...

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Immune-Health Roundtable: Ingredients Backed By Science
Immune-Health Roundtable: Ingredients Backed By Science

By Alissa Marrapodi April 24, 2020 Immune health is one of the top dietary supplement categories, as more consumers each year are interested in maintaining not only their own health but their children’s, too. But now that consumers’ concerns have turned toward COVID-19, immune-health supplements are even more popular, as consumers are looking for ways [&...

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2020 Team CarnoSyn
CarnoSyn® Brands Enters Third Year of Strategic Partnership with TEST Football Academy — Team CarnoSyn® Athletes Shine at 2020 NFL Scouting Combine

CARLSBAD, Calif., March 6, 2020 – CarnoSyn® Brands, a division of Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (“NAI”) (Nasdaq: NAII), and one of the world’s leading sports performance ingredients, has partnered with TEST Football Academy for the third year in a row to fuel NFL hopefuls in their preparation for the combine and their respecti...

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CarnoSyn® Brands Presenting Latest Health And Wellness Solutions During IHS Conference

CARLSBAD, CA, January 29, 2020—Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (“NAI”) (Nasdaq: NAII), the company behind SR CarnoSyn®, a patented, sustained-release beta-alanine, will exhibit at the Integrative Healthcare Symposium (IHS) Annual Conference in New York, NY on February 20-22, 2020 at the New York Hilton Midtown. The CarnoSyn® Brands team wil...

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CarnoSyn® Brands Showcasing Groundbreaking Health And Wellness Solutions At AMMG Conference

TUCSON, AZ, November 7-10, 2019—Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (“NAI”) (Nasdaq: NAII), the company behind SR CarnoSyn®, a patented, sustained-release version of CarnoSyn® beta-alanine, is showcasing several new ingredient solutions for healthy aging at the Age Management Medicine Group (AMMG) Conference in Tucson, AZ on November 7-10, 2019 ...

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CarnoSyn® Brands Showcasing Latest Innovations At SupplySide West

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (“NAI”) (Nasdaq: NAII), the company behind SR CarnoSyn®, a patented, sustained-release version of beta-alanine, is showcasing several innovative ingredient solutions at the SupplySide West Tradeshow in Las Vegas, NV on October 17 and 18, 2019. CarnoSyn® Brand...

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Mark LeDoux Receiving Novel Award For CarnoSyn
The Natural Products Association Honors CarnoSyn® Beta-Alanine with the 2019 Novel Ingredient and Science Award

CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (“NAI”) (Nasdaq: NAII) today proudly announces its CarnoSyn® beta-alanine has received the coveted Novel Ingredient and Science Award from the Natural Products Association (NPA) at their annual conference, The Big Natural, in Washington, D.C., held Sep...

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Natural Alternatives International, Inc Files Trademark Infringement Suit Against Vitalize Labs, LLC

CARLSBAD, Calif., June 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (“NAI”) (Nasdaq: NAII) announced today that it filed suit against Vitalize Labs, LLC (doing business as Eboost) for infringing NAI’s CarnoSyn® beta-alanine trademarks. NAI filed the suit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York....

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Mark LeDoux, NAI CEO & Chairman, proudly accepts CarnoSyn®’s Sports Nutrition Ingredient of the Year award.
CarnoSyn® Beta-Alanine Wins NutraIngredients-USA 2019 Sports Nutrition Ingredient Of The Year

CARLSBAD, Calif., June 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (“NAI”) (Nasdaq: NAII) today proudly announces its CarnoSyn® beta-alanine has won NutraIngredients’ prestigious 2019 Sports Nutrition Ingredient of the Year award in recognition of its major contributions to the sports nutrition industry. The Nutra...

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Natural Alternatives International Announces Participation as Exhibitor and Presenter In the 2019 ifia® Japan

CARLSBAD, Calif., May 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (“NAI”) (Nasdaq: NAII) today announced its participation, partnering with NAI’s exclusive distributor, Shimizu Chemical Corporation, in the 24th edition of the ifia® Japan, The International Food Ingredients & Additives Exhibition and Conferenc...

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Team CarnoSyn® Prevails in the 2019 NFL Draft – Darnell Savage Selected as First Round Pick by the Green Bay Packers

CARLSBAD, Calif., May 2, 2019 – CarnoSyn® Brands, a division of Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (“NAI”) (Nasdaq: NAII), and one of the world’s leading sports performance ingredients, is proud to announce NFL Draft results for Team CarnoSyn® sponsored athletes, which includes first round NFL Draft pick—Darnell Savage. In Janua...

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Beta-Alanine for Food Application Receives Approval from Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare

NAI to Immediately Enter Japanese Market with CarnoSyn® Beta-Alanine CARLSBAD, Calif., April 24, 2019 – The public announcement of the approval of beta-alanine in the Japanese food market was made on March 25th via the official page of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan. Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (“NAI”) (Nasdaq:...

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