The Market for Probiotics and Digestive Enzymes Formulated for Pets Is Robust

Pets are members of the family. You care for the health of your beloved animals when they suffer from digestion problems – just as you would for anyone you love.

Due to their all-natural ingredients, organic probiotics and enzymes are becoming the solutions of choice for those looking to support the health of their pets.

Deerland Enzymes & Probiotics: Defined by Science and Innovation

Everything we do at Deerland starts with an enzyme or probiotic backbone. We are the experts in probiotics and enzymes, the leaders in the industry. By placing science at the forefront of everything we do, we will continue to blaze the trail into creating science-supported supplements for gut health. Recent research on the microbiome has shown its influence extends far beyond the gut, playing a crucial role in both our digestive and immune systems. At Deerland, we are driven to uncover more in this exciting area of research in the pursuit of overall wellness for the end users of our cutting-edge products.

Everything starts with science. We’re looking to create innovative formulations as trusted advisors to our customers. All of our products go into a person’s body, often a child’s, so we take what we do very seriously. Innovation sets us apart, and we have the ability to perform clinical testing and time-intensive studies. Though this approach comes at a high cost, at Deerland we prioritize research and development. The way we do things adds a lot of value to our customers, and we are proud of that. If we can make someone’s quality of life better, we’ve done our jobs.

YourBlend: Learn About Products and Customize Formulas at Your Leisure

When looking to develop a new supplement product, many formulators would like to begin their process without the intervention of a supplier, explains Scott Ravech, CEO of Deerland Enzymes & Probiotics. Often, they want to do their own research and build a formulation before getting anyone else involved. If you find yourself nodding, there’s good news: the YourBlend Formulator allows you to do just that.

A unique, custom enzyme and probiotic supplement builder tool used to meet our customers’ specific formulation needs, YourBlend allows users to design their own enzyme and probiotic products in the form of bulk powder, bulk capsules or finished bottled product – while learning a little something along the way. Watch below to learn more!

NSK-SD® Nattokinase approved as a Novel Food Ingredient by EFSA

The industry’s leading manufacturer and supplier of nattokinase has announced the publication and noted approval of NSK-SD® nattokinase on the Union market as a novel food ingredient under the Article 1(2) of Regulation (EC) No 258/97. NSK-SD has been approved in all 28 EU member states and was featured in the Office Journal of the European Union. As expected, EFSA also noted that NSK-SD exhibits in vitro fibrinolytic activity and in vitro thrombolytic activity in animals when administered parenterally.

What is Nattokinase?
NSK SD® nattokinase is a potent fibrinolytic enzyme produced from the fermentation of boiled soybeans by B. subtilis. This process results in the traditional Japanese food, Natto, from where the enzyme gets its name.

NSK SD® nattokinase may help to normalize blood viscosity and pressure by degrading circulating fibrin. According to the manufacturer, NSK-SD® has been researched for more than 25 years, with results suggesting numerous circulatory benefits.

Here’s a link to the European law and all documentation associated with this approval of fermented soybean extract:

CRN and IPA Release Best Practice Guidelines for Probiotics

Washington, D.C., January 9, 2017—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, and the International Probiotics Association (IPA), an international membership organization of probiotic companies, today announce the development of scientifically-based best practices guidelines for the labeling, storing, and stability testing of dietary supplements and functional foods containing probiotics. As probiotics are quickly gaining popularity, the guidelines are designed to ensure probiotic manufacturers can consistently create high-quality products that consumers can be confident in.

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Probiotic Supplements Will Be the #1 Fastest-Growing Supplement in North America through 2021

If current trends hold true, probiotic dietary supplements will be the fastest-growing supplement category in North America in 2016–2021, according to a presentation by market researcher Euromonitor at October’s SupplySide West trade show. During this time frame, North America’s probiotic supplement growth (55%) will also outpace the rest of the world’s (38%).


It’s here! FDA releases new NDI draft guidance

Master Files and a grandfathered list are among the highlights in the FDA’s new Draft Guidance for New Dietary Ingredient Notifications.


FDA Expected to Release NDI Guidance for Dietary Supplement Industry

FDA is expected to issue a revised draft document governing new dietary ingredient (NDI) notifications to the agency.

Industry sources described release of the document as “imminent” and said it could be unveiled in the coming weeks in response to criticisms that the July 2011 guidance poses undue burdens to companies and is contrary to the 1994 Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA).


Congress Passes Federal GMO Labeling Bill

After years of public and legislative debate, both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have voted to require companies to disclose the usage of genetically modified ingredients, or GMOs, in food products. The law would require manufacturers to display text, symbol or electronic code that indicates if the food includes GMO ingredients.


Supplement quality efforts ripple through value chain

Best farming practices, new test methods to identify ingredients, better claims-making all are starting to shift.

Transparency and the consumer’s right to know everything about products—from where they were made to how they were made—are increasingly important for the public and regulators.

While problems with dietary supplements, from adulterated ingredients to claims that don’t match the science, are nothing new, all these issues have gained renewed fervor over the last year.