Hottest New Ingredients in the Dietary Supplement Space
When it comes to trends, few industries see as many as the dietary supplement space and keeping up with new ingredients is no easy task.
From an industry standpoint, a “new dietary ingredient” is anything added to supplements after 1994, according to the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA).
A lot of new ingredients have come out during the past 27 years, so we have made it easy for you to highlight what consumers want the most on the shelves today as well as new frontrunners which will soon lead the marketplace.
1. Diindolylmethane (DIM):
The anti-inflammatory effects of diindolylmethane (DIM) are gaining an increasing amount of attention amongst nutritionists and researchers. DIM is a compound commonly found in cruciferous vegetables—a group of green foods rich in a range of essential nutrients.
The most common foods are:
· Brussels sprouts
In gummi vitamin supplements, DIM appears to help adjust the hormone estrogen. A few clinical trials have shown that it supports healthy estrogen levels. It is important to note that DIM can be beneficial for both men and women.
The effect of DIM on estrogen may provide the following benefits:
Boosts antioxidant levels in the body
Promotes weight loss
Supports muscle development
Reduces PMS symptoms
Promotes cardiovascular health
Improves prostate health
2. BHB (Beta Hydroxybutyrate) Salts
Dietary supplements containing BHB salts are becoming increasingly sought-after as the Ketogenic Diet rises in popularity. Beta Hydroxybutyrate is one of three ketone bodies that are naturally produced by the liver as your body metabolizes fat for fuel during periods of caloric restriction. The other two ketone bodies are Acetone and Acetoacetic.
Products containing BHB Salts are dietary supplements where Beta Hydroxybutyrate is attached to a mineral. In most cases it is Sodium, Magnesium or Calcium. The end result forms a stable power which can be used as an ingredient in dietary supplements. A gummi supplement that contains BHB salts offers consumers an on-demand supply of ketone bodies.
Improved athletic performance
More efficient weight loss for ketogenic diets by increasing fat burning
Increase cognitive function
Lower blood sugar levels
Systemic anti-inflammatory effects
Decrease anxiety by making the brain more resistant to stressors
3. Camu Camu
Camu Camu is a plant that grows in the Amazon rain forests of South America, mostly in Peru, Brazil, Venezuela, and Colombia.
The fruit and leaves of the plant are becoming quite popular as ingredients in dietary supplements offering a variety of nutrients including vitamin C, beta-carotene, fatty acids, and others.
Camu Camu is often used for viral infections such as shingles, cold sores, and the common cold. It is also used to slow the progression of certain eye conditions including glaucoma and cataracts.
Other potential benefits:
Improve cardiovascular health
Reduce chronic fatigue syndrome
Alleviate symptoms of depression
Slow progression of gum disease
Maintain healthy eyes and skin
Stimulate the immune system
A Camu Camu berry is extremely tart and far too unpalatable to consume in its raw form—which makes it an ideal dietary supplement ingredient.
Camu Camu extract can be used to create a gummi vitamin full of antioxidant compounds, Vitamin C, beta-carotene, and more. This makes Camu Camu an ideal, new dietary supplement ingredient for a beauty vitamin to improve hair, skin, and nails.
4. Chicory Root
Chicory root comes from a plant within the dandelion family that is known for its bright, blue flowers. It recently skyrocketed in popularity to be consumed as a hot beverage with a similar taste to coffee yet made completely from the root in lieu of coffee beans.
This makes chicory root a popular new ingredient in dietary supplements for someone who make be seeking an easy way to reduce their coffee and caffeine consumption.
Other potential benefits:
Regulates blood sugar
Aid with bowel movements
Support weight loss
In addition to all of the health benefits above, chicory root is a good source of manganese and vitamin B6—making it a frontrunner for the next, highly sought-after dietary supplement ingredient for its variety of uses.
Make Your Supplement Top The List:
With such a variety of dietary supplement ingredients to choose from, it takes industry professionals to know dosage levels and ingredients for proper formulation with a great taste. You have the opportunity to steer the train and create the next gummi vitamin supplement everyone talks about, and we are here to help.
Gummi World has a medical doctor, Pharm.D., nutritionist, and food scientist involved with every product we manufacture so that we can make sure that our clients and their customers can be fully assured that their product is backed by science.
Contact Us: Call our Partner Satisfaction Expert at 830-358-9770 today to learn more about how you can create a custom gummi vitamin, soft gel, or hard capsule with some of the newest ingredients in the dietary supplement space.