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Q3 Newsletter – July 2022
July 5, 2022

Connect – Community Impact

As part of ELITE’s initiative to have a greater impact on our local community, we had the privilege of sponsoring the 50th Annual Riverbank Run with the Greater Missoula YMCA on April 30th! 

This major fundraiser for the Greater Missoula YMCA supports families in and around Missoula. EITE was proud to have 10 team members volunteer at our aid station or in the events! Our own Jen Zarewski was a member of the planning committee. This year over 2,400 runners and walkers participated in 1 mile, 5k, 10K, or Trifecta events. Our team loved being part of this great community event and looks forward to more Community Impact Events! 

 

As part of ELITE’s initiative to have a greater impact on our local community, we had the privilege of sponsoring the 50th Annual Riverbank Run with the Greater Missoula YMCA on April 30th! 

This major fundraiser for the Greater Missoula YMCA supports families in and around Missoula. EITE was proud to have 10 team members volunteer at our aid station or in the events! Our own Jen Zarewski was a member of the planning committee. This year over 2,400 runners and walkers participated in 1 mile, 5k, 10K, or Trifecta events. Our team loved being part of this great community event and looks forward to more Community Impact Events! 

Inform – Industry News

Current Industry Trends

By Jen Zarewski
Sales & Marketing at Elite One Source

Consumers shifted their supplement focus in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Compared to 2020, consumers’ demand and purchasing focus adjusted to energy (43%), immunity (40%), hair, skin, and nail (36%), and heart health (32%). In addition, the perceptions of personal health also shifted in the past two years. More than one-third of those surveyed report their immune health (37%) or diet (37%) is better. Conversely, more than one-fourth report that their anxiety/stress levels (28%) or energy (27%) are worse than compared two years ago.

We know that supplement consumers are high information seekers, now more than ever the key to purchases is trust. Those surveyed stated sources for supplement recommendation were: online search (39%), personal doctor (35%), positive reviews (34%), personal friends and family (27%), and clinical studies (26%). 

Consumers are also seeking information from nontraditional sources, among them, social media (Facebook, YouTube, Television, Instagram, and Video Streaming Services) were all sources with over 15% stake in the consumer’s mind as credible sources of supplement recommendations. 

Key deterrents in purchasing supplements were high price (53%), required subscription (30%), unfamiliar ingredients (30%), and lack of clinical studies (30%).

While changes in some areas are occurring, some areas remain the same. 80% of those surveyed reported they are most likely to take tablets or capsules, with gummies the second highest format at 43%. Consumers continue to show interest in other formats such as functional beverages, patches, and teas.

Lastly, we continue to see strength in specific vitamins, with those surveyed stating they continue to take: Vitamin D (67%), Vitamin C (58%), Vitamin B complex (40%), Turmeric (30%), Elderberry (27%). Probiotics, Zinc, and biotin are seeing some consumption, and these are the ones to keep our eyes on in the coming months.

For more information, the full report can be found:
Natural Product Insider Unlocking Insights into the Supplement Consumer 

To take your market concept to the next level, connect with us at sales@eliteonesource.com

Connect – Ion Labs

Introducing our sister Company, Ion Labs 

By: Shane Conti 
VP of Sales 

Ion Labs, Inc. is a cGMP contract manufacturer located in Largo, Florida. We have been providing new and existing clients with the highest quality nutritional supplement products since 1983. We offer a wide range of traditional and unique product formats including coated tablets, two-piece capsules, liquid capsules, cap-in-cap, powders, liquids, and gummies.  We also specialize in a variety of packaging options including bottles, blisters, sachets, tinctures, gusset bags, and stick packs. 

We support our clients with research and development experts that can assist with innovation and product conceptions as well as formulation and flavor enhancements.  Our quality assurance and manufacturing teams work hand in hand to ensure best-in-class finished products.  Our fully equipped in-house ISO-17025 certified lab performs more than 95% of all our client’s analytical testing needs.

Ion Labs Inc is a proud member of DCC Health and Beauty Solutions businesses as part of DCC Plc. The DCC Health and Beauty Solutions business in the USA includes Amerilab Technologies and ELITE ONE SOURCE, and in the UK, Laleham Health & Beauty Ltd, EuroCaps Ltd, Thompson & Capper Ltd, and Design Plus Health & Beauty Ltd.

The Ion team is extremely excited for the spring 2023 addition of our newest state-of-the-art gummy lines, which will include highly automated commercial production and packaging lines, able to produce 100,000 gummies per hour, as well as an identical R&D line to allow for a seamless transition from pilot batches to full-scale production!  Using the newest technology, we will be able to achieve higher active yields with traditionally difficult ingredients while maximizing market appeal with dual color/flavor options!

To learn more about Ion Labs click here

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Part of the DCC plc Group.

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