aloe

These days, you can find aloe vera in everything from lotions to shampoos. But, there are more applications for aloe than just topical use. Studies have shown that aloe can be used to benefit many aspects of one’s health, including detoxification, blood glucose support and digestive health.
In fact, aloe is said to contain 200 active components such as polysaccharides, vitamins, enzymes and minerals that “work harmoniously together to support overall health,” according to one industry company (1).

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What stands out in your mind as the biggest issue affecting the natural products industry in 2015? Supplements safety is likely a major contender.

green tea k-cupsNew from Sollo Foods, Inc. are single-serve organic green teas with herbal components. Fitted in a Keurig–compatible K-cup format, the four supplements are: Energy Boost (with guarana, gogi and acai extracts), Sensuality (with ginseng, maca and daminana extracts), Stress Relief (with holy basil, Rhodiola rosea and Schisandra extracts) and Weight Loss (with Garcinia cambogia and green coffee bean extracts).

soy free shake, diary free shake, egg free shakeNew from Naturade is an addition to the VeganSmart nutritional shakes. This soy-,egg-and dairy-free all-in-one nutritional shake now comes in a wild berry flavor. Other flavors in the line include chai, vanilla and chocolate.

2030 Main St., Ste. 630, Irvine, CA 92614, www.vegansmartshake.com

organic protein supplement, fermented supplementThe SoTru line of organic fermented whole food products includes Vegan Protein Powder, Super Green Foods and Medicinal Mushrooms. Items come in tubs and single-serve packets. SoTru says its clean, green, wholefood supplements infused with organic and fermented ingredients provide a “cornucopia of life-enhancing vitamins, minerals, plant proteins, and phytonutrients.”

gluten digestionJarrow Formulas, Inc. launched Jarro-Zymes for Gluten Digestion, a proteolytic enzyme blend that supports gluten digestion. The formula contains bacteria- and fungal-derived enzymes that target peptide bonds to break down the gluten protein. The company says these enzymes have been shown to digest 96% of gluten within an hour.

vitamin c drink mixSufficient-C High Dose Vitamin C Lemon Peach Immune Ade drink mix contains 4,000 mg of non-GMO vitamin C as well as llysine, bromelain and green tea extract. It is sweetened with stevia. Also available is Glutenizer High Dose Vitamin C Kiwi Strawberry with 1,200 mg of vitamin C per serving.

www.sufficientc.com

multivitamin supplement packetVibrant Health has brought Trilogy for Men and Trilogy for Women to market. Each grab-and-go packet contains an organic plantbased multivitamin, mercury-free fish oil and a probiotic with 20 billion CFU from 12 strains. MSRP: $49.95.
 
99 Railroad St., Canaan, CT 06018, www.vibranthealth.com
dental probiotics, blueberry flavoredNew from Xlear are Spry Dental Probiotics.These blueberry flavored stick packs contain Lactobacillus salivarius S1 to help restore natural microbiota balance in the mouth and xylitol for dental health.The product also contains vitamins C (20 mg) and D3 (5 mcg).