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CBD-Infused Beverages

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of 113 cannabinoids found in cannabis sativa and hemp plants. The non-hallucinogenic substance interacts with neuroreceptors in our endocannabinoid system, helping regulate immunity, mood, homeostasis, and movement. Now conditionally or entirely legal for medicinal and recreational purposes, CBD extracts are available in topical applications such as lotions and for consumption in […]

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Natural Retinol Alternatives

The popularity of anti-aging creams is reaching new heights, and the target market is becoming increasingly younger. There are over 700,000 videos tagged #antiaging on TikTok, which primarily caters to Gen-Z and Millennials. One of the star ingredients of the anti-aging scene right now is retinol.   Retinol is a form of vitamin A that […]

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Snacking – The New Three Meals a Day

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner—these were the meals most of us were raised on. Not long ago, health gurus looked down on serial snackers, rebuking them for their unhealthy habits and insatiable cravings. But today, that ideology is changing. Snacking is no longer a “criminal offense” but a perfectly healthy way to meet your daily nutrient […]

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Canned Cocktails and Mocktails Invest in Flavor

Ready-to-drink cocktails and mocktails are taking the world by storm. Once novelty beverages with a small following, they have exploded in popularity since 2020 when drinking at a bar was out of the question. A recent IWSR survey1 notes that hard seltzers comprise 60% of the US ready-to-drink market, with canned cocktails not far behind. […]

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Hair Perfume That Provides Fragrance and Protects

Most shampoos contain fragrances that cling to the hair for hours after washing, leaving a pleasant aroma in our wake. However, the smell of freshly washed hair doesn’t last forever. Soon, the strands collect smells from the immediate environment and lose their clean scent. Recently, consumers have taken to spritzing perfume on their hair between […]

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Innovation Beyond Taste: The Functional Potential of Distillates

Flavor additives produced using distillation – distillates – yield a liquid ingredient offering a resultant profile that is more complex and concentrated than, but still as pure and natural as, the source product. Used for centuries, distillation applies heat and other processes, separating but not changing any of the source components.   The process of […]

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Nootropics in Drinks – Enhanced Cognitive Performance Is Just a Sip Away

Modern lifestyles are demanding, particularly mentally, with increasing daily stresses and concerns. Academic and career competition and pressure are also intense, with ongoing peak mental performance necessary to get ahead. Unsurprisingly, the demand for cognitive enhancement tools and supplements is growing to fuel and support efficient and enhanced brain function, rest, and recovery.   Among […]