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5 Ways the Pandemic has Changed Exercise for Good

Let’s face it—the global pandemic has significantly impacted our businesses, relationships, and health. From closed gyms to equipment shortages, Covid has even changed the way we work out. Gyms have enhanced their cleaning protocols and implemented social distancing guideline...

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Natural Alternatives International, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Manufacturing and Warehouse Facility

CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (“NAI”) (Nasdaq: NAIi) , a leading formulator, manufacturer and marketer of customized nutritional supplements, today announced the purchase of a 54,154 ft2 manufacturing and warehouse facility in Carlsbad, CA in a transaction that closed on August 20, 2...

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How COVID-19 Shook The Sports Nutrition Market. Is Recovery In Sight?

Judy Blatman Nutritional Outlook, Nutritional Outlook Vol. 24 No. 2, Volume 24, Issue 2 Paused for pandemic? Reflections and predictions on COVID-19 from sports nutrition suppliers Much has been written about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy, specifically on the business sector. While it’s been widely acknowledged that the immunity pro...

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Stonegate Capital Partners Initiates Coverage On Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAII)

DALLAS, TX / ACCESSWIRE / March 5, 2021 / Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAII): The full report can be accessed by clicking on the following link: http://stonegateinc.com/reports/NAII Initiation.pdf. Due to an error in our model, we are updating our report dated March 2, 2021. Company Description Natural Alternatives International (NAI) i...

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Natural Alternatives International, Inc. Announces Release of Investor Presentation

CARLSBAD, CALIF, February 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ –Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (“NAI”) (Nasdaq: NAII), a leading formulator, manufacturer and marketer of customized nutritional supplements, today announced it has added an investor presentation to its website. The presentation can be found on the investor relations tab of our webs...

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Understanding the Role of Nutrients in Human Immune Response Metrics
Understanding the Role of Nutrients in Human Immune Response Metrics

Written By:  Mark A. LeDoux, J.D., Nancy Steely, ND, Di Tan, PhD. If the year 2020 has taught us anything, it is to recognize that the human condition is not devoid of existential risk.  The declaration of a Pandemic in spring of 2020 by the World Health Organization based on an outbreak of SARS-Cov2 (aka […]...

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Benefits Of Beta-Alanine Supplementation For Female Athletes

In female study populations ranging from young to old and various levels of physical fitness, the amino acid beta-alanine showed potential benefits. Mark LeDoux | Dec 24, 2020 Insider Takes Naturally occurring amino acid beta-alanine supports the synthesis of muscle carnosine in the body. Beta-alanine has shown noteworthy effects specific to women of varying...

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NIE Supplier Of The Month

Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (NAI) is a leading formulator, manufacturer and marketer of nutritional supplements and provides strategic partnering services to its customers. Mark LeDoux founded NAI in 1980. With more than 45 years of experience since joining the nutritional supplements industry in 1975, LeDoux is considered a highly regarded lead...

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How Safe is Generic Beta-Alanine? Key Takeaways from NPI’s Series

In a four-part series, the Natural Products Insider (NPI) sheds light on the ongoing battle within the FDA and the dietary supplements industry: efficacy in the enforcement of consumer protections. To date, Natural Alternatives International (NAI) is the only company that has adhered to the requirement of submitting a new dietary ingredient notification (NDI...

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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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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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