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Don’t get us wrong—pilates is a pretty sweet form of exercise. It’s basically yoga with no chill, adding more rigorous
We all know that exercise is good for things like heart function, muscle building, and maintaining a healthy body weight.
Leveraging the research-supported skincare benefits of hemp, Veg Out Organics offers a 9-step skincare routine in the form of a plant-based topical product line.
Eager to see if they’ve concocted any new NA spirits since our last encounter at Expo East, we were happy
Taking advantage of a high-fiber, natural sugar alternative called yacon root to stand in for sugar, Rowdy Bars offer a
Taking a pragmatic approach to the daily nutritional needs of babies, toddlers, and adults, Brainiac is targeting key nutrients that
The first inklings of what would become Bonafide Provisions began in 2006 when founder Sharon Brown learned about the traditional healing powers
If you’ve ever had one (or three) too many during a fun night out, you know that the next day
Our team pinpointed quite a few up-and-coming trends at the Expo, from edible caffeine and eco-focused initiatives to herbal coffee and healthier options for alcohol, pasta, baby food, and more.
See the best and most delicious products we found at Expo West 2023 for yourself.
In our NotCo review we critically evaluated (by eating) their plant-based burgers and milk, and we’re brutally honest about what we think.
In our Better Being review, the parent company of well-known brands like Solaray, we critically evaluated their products and what makes them unique.
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Xlear: Clearing the Way for Healthy Breathing Xlear has been a leading manufacturer of products based around xylitol since 2000,
Dr. Bronner’s: Making Minty Magic Even if you’re not familiar with Dr. Bronner’s, you’d probably recognize the colorful bottles with
Although most people came to Expo East for the food and endless snacks, there were also plenty of cosmetic and body care products that our team was eager to learn more about.
A couple of decades ago, veganism was limited solely to the biggest health nuts, with animal-free products being hard to find and often difficult to enjoy.
Dr. Kellyann’s Bone Broth: Sip Your Way to Better Health If you want the benefits of bone broth without having
Remedy Organics: Ginger Shot Zings and Wellness Things You know a ginger shot is potent when you can feel the
Om Mushroom Superfoods: Om-azing Fungi Fun Although some people might be averse to drinking mushrooms, Om is quick to dispel
4 Gauge: Load Up Your Guns With This Jitter-Free Pre-workout If you’ve ever downed a pre-workout drink before heading to
Functional nutrition is one of the newest buzzwords to hit the wellness world—but these products are more than just hype; they actually walk the talk.
Serenity Kids: Clean, Nutritious Baby Food It’s bad enough that your mother-in-law guilt trips you for providing your child with
Death Wish Coffee: The World’s Strongest Cup of Joe After more than a decade of caffeinating the teeming masses without
If the mere mention of the words “eating healthy” or “diet” conjures in your mind images of plain, old grilled chicken breast and broccoli for dinner every night, these better-for-you brands from Expo East will open up a completely new world for you.
RIND Snacks: Dried Fruit, Peel and All Honoring true whole-food philosophy in an authentic way is Rind, who offers the
Wilde Chips: Game-Changing Chicken Chips It was a real “please don’t let me down” moment as our press team hovered
Lesser Evil: Better-for-You Snacks Well, you can’t fault them for haughtiness, but we would certainly give Lesser Evil a bit
Life Extension: A Complete Library of Multivitamin Supplements They didn’t know it, but Life Extension was the very first booth
MaryRuth’s Organics: Vegan, Non-GMO Vitamins and Minerals Not to cheapen the value of their all-vegan catalog of high-quality, organic multivitamins,
Let’s say two vitamin/mineral supplement brands you’re comparing have the exact same magnesium product—how do you determine which is better?
Olbas Herbal Remedies: Breathing Easy With its name and origin story coming from Basel, Switzerland (OLBAS is an acronym for
Boiron: Leading the Pack in Homeopathic Medicine As a world leader in homeopathic medicines, Boiron is dedicated to providing your
Wishgarden Herbs: An Entire Nursery of Herbal Extracts For over 40 years, Wishgarden Herbs has been harnessing the power of
Some of the brands that we saw at Expo East 2022, like Wishgarden, Boiron, and Olbas, know that some of the most powerful compounds on Earth come directly from nature—and they’re using these natural herbs and plants to improve human health.
Better Being: A Family of Innovative Wellness Brands It quickly made sense to us why Better Being needed a bigger
Kyolic: Aged Garlic Extracts (20 Months!) As we described Kyolic Director of Sales Jay Levy in our Expo East Day
Ombre: Customizable Probiotics We simply cannot overstate the awesomeness of the highly active approach that Ombre is taking to determine
Enzymedica: Clinically Supported Digestive Enzymes Definitely one of our most edifying and interesting encounters took place across the front counter
As expected, supplement brands showed up in force at Expo East, but even with such a deep reserve, we’re confident after talking to these four brands that we correctly identified the best in the convention center.
Any diet philosophy that doesn’t incorporate a little forgiveness for snacking is, frankly, unrealistic, which is why we don’t have any conflicts about promoting healthier snack brands, especially if the snacks they’re replacing are typically unhealthy.
Ritual Zero Proof: For a Happy Hour Without Compromises We might be skirting the edges of the term “dietary restriction”
Dan-O’s Seasoning: Low in Sodium, High in Flavor Whether you have high blood pressure, kidney issues, or simply want to
NotCo: No Meat, No Problem If you’re a vegan who is tired of tofu and watery non-dairy milk, NotCo is
Fody Foods: Freedom for Low-FODMAPers While vegan, gluten-free, and paleo foods have definitely been having a moment, people requiring a
Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, low-sodium, gluten-free, low-carb, or low-FODMAP, millions of people require a bit of special treatment with what they eat.
Highkey: Low-Carb Snacks Starting with low-carb cookies was certainly a bold move on the part of Highkey, as this is
Miracle Noodle: Super-Low-Calorie Pasta Impresses Again They aren’t the first brand we’ve interviewed to take advantage of the fiber-rich konjac
Kevin’s Natural Foods: Ready-Made Keto Entrees and More Interrupted, but not deterred by a particularly zealous procession of bagpipers marching
NuPasta: Plant-Based Pasta Alternative A decade ago, we probably would have beelined it to the NuPasta booth sheerly on the
Early-wave keto-ers, you have our respect, because we don’t know how we would have kicked the carbs without brands such as those we met at Natural Products Expo East 2022.
Oats Overnight: Shake and Drink With This No-Spoon-Required Oatmeal Treat Yep, we’re back again telling you that oatmeal is dessert—but
Lakanto: A Millennia-Old Natural Sugar Substitute (Without That Weird Aftertaste) Over a thousand years ago, a group of Buddhist monks
MUSH: Mushy (In a Good Way) Oat-Filled Goodness You might be wondering why oatmeal is on a list of healthier
Supplant: Turning Discarded Food Into Dessert With Supplant, upcycled veggie waste has never tasted so good. Supplant takes
Honey Mama’s: A Cocoa-Loaded Sweet With Nutrition You Can’t Beat With a wide array of uniquely flavored cocoa truffle bars
Healthy sweets kind of sounds like an oxymoron—but not with these brands presenting at Natural Products Expo East 2022.
Nuun: Effervescent Hydration Tablets A visible wave of jitters and flushed-face claims of camera shyness immediately gave way to a
Liquid I.V.: Complete Hydration Products Immediately passing the vibe check with a jovial and welcoming attitude, the Liquid I.V. team
Biolyte: Highly Potent, IV-Like Drinks Somehow, Biolyte has made the prospect of an IV drip seem fun and easy. Of
Trace Minerals: Drops, Gummies, and More “Why is that guy at the Trace Minerals booth probing a potato?” We had
After a cushy, multi-decade regime, those well-entrenched sport drink giants we’ve all seen dominating the convenience store coolers are starting to sweat, and for good reason.
Expo East 2022 is officially over, and the Nutrition Insider team is wiped! Philadelphia beckoned, and what felt like the
Another day at Expo East yielded more incredible discoveries. We tried the strongest coffee on earth and sampled baby food; yeah, it’s crazy.
We discovered several innovative products in Philly today, ranging from super-charged zinc tablets to pre-workouts in shotgun shells.
The Farmlink Project, an altruistic organization founded by college students, is combating food waste on a grand scale. We spoke with co-founder Aidan Reilly to learn more.
Here are a few of the best supplement brands we engaged with at Expo West, from CBD and herbal remedy brands to a doctor-founded nutrition company.
Keto is daunting enough without the added woes of subpar food choices, which is why we’re highlighting brands from Expo West 2022 that do it right.
Brands at this year’s Expo West were pushing the frontier of healthy coffees, beers, and teas far beyond the gimmicky permutations of the past.
See the most interesting highlights from the first Natural Products Expo West since 2019.
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