This article was featured in the April 2016 edition of Nutritional Outlook magazine and was written by Kimberly J. Decker.
They say you can’t judge a book by its cover—and for the most part, they’re right. But a book’s cover can say a lot about what’s on the pages within, and the same is true—or at least has the potential to be—of the packaging around a supplement or functional food.
Sure, the text on any bottle or box will tell you the obvious details about contents, ingredients, net weight, expiration date, lot number, and so-on. But there’s a subtext going on here, as well, wherein subtleties and nuances of the package—from the shape of the label to the color of the cap—convey a story not just about the product inside but the health-and-wellness brand behind it.