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Manufacturing the Mediterranean Diet Through Private Label Supplements

Industry by Rosemary Tambini on May 18, 2022

Manufacturing the Mediterranean Diet Through Private Label Supplements

Time and time again, you hear an ABC News segment on healthful benefits the Mediterranean diet has to offer. Fish, nuts, dairy, plant oils, fruits, and vegetables. Sounds easy enough. But for those who are not keen to these foods, what if you could extract the nutrients from this diet and offer them through safe, high-quality private label supplements?

Which countries are Mediterranean?

A Mediterranean diet includes the traditional healthy living habits of people from countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea—France, Greece, Spain, and Italy. It is all about beans, whole grains, unsaturated fats, olive oil, low intake of meat, and minimally processed foods. Combine that with daily exercise and limited stress, and a balanced life many of your customers shall have.

Why Private Label Manufacture?

The concept of the Mediterranean diet has expanded over time to include foods like capers, which are antioxidant-rich, chickpeas, an excellent source of protein, lemons, which have a positive effect on blood glucose levels, and other nutritious elements. While this diet is rich in calcium-rich yogurt, polyphenol-packed herbs, and leafy green omega-3, the entire diet does not suit all people. This is where your private label vitamin and supplement brand comes into play.

Who Can’t Eat a Mediterranean Diet?

Since vegans don’t consume any animal-derived foods, they are at a disadvantage without supplemental nutrients often ingested through the Mediterranean diet. These are the individuals who would most likely turn to a credible, quality health brand for vitamins and supplements. That could be your brand!

There are also approximately 40-240 in 100,000 people with ulcerative colitis (UC) in North America alone. Individuals with this inflammatory bowel disease often adjust their diet to include fewer whole grains and less fibrous foods, as they can worsen colitis symptoms. Instead, people with UC can take private label supplements that provide the nutritional value without the consequences of having eaten a trigger food.

Which Nutrients are in the Mediterranean Diet?

Omega-3: Omega-3 fatty acids, found in salmon, are a family of important fats that the body must obtain through food or supplementation. The three main types of omega-3 are ALA, DHA, and EPA. Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) is used for energy but can be converted into the biologically active forms of omega-3, EPA and DHA. Docosahexaenoic acid is the #1 most important omega-3 fatty acid, as it is the key structural component of the brain, retina of the eyes, and a multitude of other body parts. Vegetarians and vegans often lack DHA, since most of it comes from animal products and fatty fish/fish oil. EPA is also mostly found in animal products and can be concerted into DHA. The three omegas certainly depend on each other for proper function, giving reason to the need for a vegan friendly omega-3 supplement.

B vitamins: Sardines, a delicious Mediterranean food full of Vitamin B12. With millions of vegans in the world, there is indeed a market to sell high-quality B12 supplements. Offer a tablet, capsule, powder, softgel, or gummy containing this mood-enhancing, brain benefitting, eye health supporting nutrient, and see your customers who need the boost thrive.

Vitamin D: If you customers don’t prefer dairy or fish products containing Vitamin D which helps absorb the much-needed nutrient calcium, then they can enjoy a dairy-free, bone supporting, fat-soluble Vitamin D softgel from your private label.

Folic Acid: Mussels are a good source of folate, the natural form of folic acid. However, vegans don’t need to eat them when they have access to a premium folate-containing product. Why is folate so important, though? It is required for red blood cell formation and healthy cell growth. It is especially important during early pregnancy in reducing the risk of birth defects of the spine and brain—think target consumer.

Fiber: Zucchini, my personal favorite. A delicious vegetable that offers not only fiber, but a number of vitamins and manganese, which promotes energy metabolism. For those not prone to prepare zucchini, they can still gain the digestive-supporting benefits that keep things running smoothly by taking a safe fiber-filled supplement.

Selenium: A nutrient again found in mussels, but also tuna, selenium plays an important role in immune system health. This antioxidant has agency in lowering oxidative stress in the body and helps reduce inflammation. In fact, studies have shown that increased blood levels of selenium are linked to boosted immune function.

Iron: Chickpeas and quinoa, anyone? The body uses iron to create hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to all parts of the body, and myoglobin, a protein that gives oxygen to muscles. Considering that about 10 million people are iron deficient in the United States, including 5 million who have iron deficiency anemia, I’d say you have a good chance of success when placing an iron-containing supplement on the market.

Choosing a Private Label Manufacturer

To manufacture FDA-compliant, high-quality Mediterranean dietary supplements, you will need a private label supplement manufacturer that encompasses all the qualifications that give you peace of mind when offering consumers products your customers can rely on. Look no further, Makers Nutrition is FDA-registered, GMP-compliant, and up to speed on all things supplements.

Why We are Your Choice Supplement Manufacturing Partner

We are the nutraceutical industry’s #1 supplement service provider. We make the process easy for you to grow your business with competitive pricing, top-notch quality, and unbeatable customer service. While other supplement manufacturers can simply manufacture vitamins, Makers Nutrition provides a turnkey operation of handling your private label supplements from concept to fruition. We take care of manufacturing, designing, packaging, labeling, warehousing, and delivering exceptional products for your brand. When you partner with us, you partner with convenience. There is no need to jump from vitamin manufacturer to co-packer. There is no reason to vet an outside designer. We are fully staffed with industry experts for every aspect of production.

Savings Benefits of Private Label Manufacturing

By growing a private label supplement business with the strong foundational support of Makers Nutrition, you are saving yourself money. Sure, you need to spend money to make money, but we certainly do our absolute best to limit the amount you spend by cutting the best deals with carriers around the country to handle your products properly for delivery and distribution. Unlike other supplement manufacturers, there is no gimmick or “gotcha” moment with Makers Nutrition. We are a no-nonsense company, period.

Savings for Startups

If you are just starting out in the industry and working towards a bigger budget, then we have the offerings you need. Our minimum order quantities, or MOQs, are much lower than those of other vitamin manufacturers. You can start with as few as 500 bottles without blowing through your entire budget just on the product itself. This way, you have room to test your supplement on the market, see how well it does, and focus the rest of your expenses on other areas like marketing and branding.

Seasoned Supplement Manufacturing Partner for Seasoned Supplement Brands

If you have been around for a while and are interested in trying out a different manufacturer, graphic designer, co-packer, or fulfillment center, then Makers Nutrition has the experience and expertise your business needs to succeed. Call us at 1-844-625-3771 to learn how we can be the all-in-one company you’ve been looking for.


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