beneoBENEO has launched Palatinose, a sweetener derived from beet sugar that offers energy in a balanced and sustained way. The company says the sweetener provides body cell energy in a way that promotes enhanced fat oxidation during physical activity.
201 Littleton Rd., 1st Fl., Morris Plains, NJ 07950,

glanbiaGlanbia Nutritionals’ OmniMEGA Advanced Omega-3 Powder can be formulated into multi-ingredient tablets, capsules, caplets and ready-to-mix products.  OmniMEGA is comprised of omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil that are bound to a beta-cyclodextrin backbone. It also offers superior bioavailability and stability, according to the company.

Monk FruitMonk Fruit Corp. has launched Sweet-Delicious monk fruit juice. The company says this ingredient lets formulators reduce or replace added sugar and achieve a clean-label. Sweet-Delicious monk fruit juice is GRAS.
419 E. Rockland Rd., Libertyville, IL 60048,

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, October 2015

mineral fusionMineral Fusion now offers a full line of vegan and vegetarian cosmetics emphasizing natural ingredients over harsh chemicals. Among these new offerings are Mineral Fusion Liquid Eyeliner with aloe and chamomile, Mineral Fusion Lipstick Butter with cocoa butter and argan oil and Mineral Fusion Liquid Concealer with pomegranate, vitamin C, and licorice root.

carlson e gemsE-Gem Skin Care Soap from Carlson Laboratories is a lemon-scented cleanser that uses vitamin E to keep moisture in, using ingredients like coconut oil, soy protein and aloe extract. The product does not contain any parabens, PABA, phthalates, sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate or artificial dyes or scents. The latest formula does not have any vitamin A or animal-based ingredients.

all goodElemental Herbs has released All Good Sunscreen Butter SPF 50+, Nose Coat. Made with only five ingredients, zinc oxide being the most active, All Good Sunscreen Butter SPF 50+ is water resistant, suitable for athletes or children and comes in 100% recyclable tin packaging. Organic coconut and jojoba oils offer maximum moisturizing properties, vitamin E protects the skin, and beeswax adds stability and a pleasant consistency.

The Patchouli & Buriti Collection from Nubian Heritage is designed to promote anti-aging, brightening and nourishment of the skin, according to the company. The line contains a bar soap, body lotion, body wash, hand cream, infused shea butter, bath & body scrub and bath oil. Along with aromatic patchouli oil and antioxidant rich buriti oil, this line also features ingredients like rose hip oil, coconut oil and jojoba. These products are said to be relaxing, uplifting and soothing.

plant omegas

When dietary supplement newcomers are looking for a starting point, one of the first supplements they may think of is omegas. These healthy fats support a variety of functions in the heart, brain and eyes, and scientific studies are beginning to link balanced levels of omegas to many other health functions as well. However, due to a lack of certain omegas in the traditional Western diet, levels can often be imbalanced—and supplements can help fill this nutritional gap. Many omega supplements on the market use marine sources, like Antarctic krill and cold-water fish. While scientific research has shown them to be effective, the plant world also boasts omega sources that simultaneously offer other health benefits. Make sure your shoppers know about some of these plant-based omegas as well before they reach for the shelf.

women's health

Do you know the origin of the word hysteria? It comes from the Greek word hysterikos and the Greek idea that hysteria was unique to women and was caused by “disturbances of the uterus” (1).