The latest version of Genesis R&D Supplement Formulation and Labeling software is now available and brings with it many important enhancements. While all of the changes and additions are listed in the release notes, the topics covered here are the ones we feel you will be most interested in.
View our recorded webinar, Genesis R&D Supplements 1.2 Overview, to see all the new features.
This blog discusses the following:
- Ability to import ingredient data from Excel
- Features for creating protein powder labels
- The option for displaying Vitamin D as IUs and show %DV for protein
Importing Data From Excel
Using the Genesis Import Template, you can import your ingredient data into Genesis R&D Supplements.
It works like this:
- The supplier fills out the ingredient information into rows with corresponding nutrient data and fields.
- Before you can import the data into Genesis Supplements, you will need to save this file from Excel using Save As and selecting Tab Delimited File (Text).
- To get the data into the Genesis R&D Supplements program, click the Import Data icon from the Database menu, select TXT and browse to find the .txt file.
- When it has finished importing, you will be able to view and edit these imported ingredients from the Open Ingredient screen.
Creating a Protein Powder
In the previous version of the program, users were able to display individual ingredient components below the black line (in line with or indented under the ingredient) as such:
Individual ingredient components (like the various amino acids in a protein powder) can now be left justified and listed on their own, as such:
Select the 'P' Option to 'Promote' and left justify the component. (The P option is shown below.)
Protein and Vitamin D Options
You can now choose to show Vitamin D as IUs by checking the proper box. With the new nutrition facts labeling changes, Vitamin D must now be reported in mcg units. However, you can still voluntarily show Vitamin D in IUs, which will appear in parentheses next to the amount in mcg.
You can also now show the percent daily value (%DV) for Protein on the label. A word of caution, though: You must have a PDCAAS value to do so.