NKOFocus from Neptune Technologies & Bioressources blends NKO krill oil with thiamine, lutein and more for brain health. Says Neptune, “When combined with NKO, Neptune’s studies show lutein’s absorption is improved by as much as eight times.”

Fuji Health Science is now marketing F-Melt, a proprietary co-spray dried formulation for fast oral dissolve systems. F-Melt contains five pharmaceutical excipients, including carbohydrates and disintegrants. Fuji Health Science states that the composition dissolves in the mouth within 30 seconds, and is directly compressible for in-house production, with no license needed.

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Beautiful NutritionNew from Beautiful Nutrition is Skinny Whip, a moisturizing body wash that uses several stimulating active ingredients to help skin look its best. There are currently three types available: Pink Grapefruit Body Wash, Tangerine Body Wash and Lime Body Wash. Each variety contains the peel oils from its respective fruit.

Shikai has released the Borage Bar, a non-soap cleansing bar designed to help those with dry skin or skin conditions. The primary ingredient in the bar is borage oil, containing gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) to support healthy skin cell membranes. The moisturizing Borage Bar is pH balanced, which further supports dry and itchy skin.

Many consumers want to live a healthier lifestyle, and one of the most common reasons for doing so is weight management. Weight management is a big sales draw for multiple sectors, with revenues totaling $61 billion in 2013 (1). This number encompasses several categories, from services to programs to drugs, and dietary supplements are no exception. While several natural ingredients have been touted as valuable for weight management, there is also some skepticism surrounding them. With this said, scientific interest and study on these ingredients suggests that there may be more at work than just trends.

Heart Fit is a specialized cardiovascular formula from Carlson Labs that contains tocotrienols and pterostilbene, and also provides CoQ10 to support heart energy. This unique blend of nutrients is designed to deliver optimal absorption in a soft gel format. Available in bottles of 60 or 120 soft gels.

Sun Chlorella USA offers Organic Sun Eleuthero tablets, a natural adaptogen herb that helps revitalize the body without the jittery side effects of caffeine or sugar, says the company. The active compounds in eleuthero are called eleutherosides, and they are said to help support the body’s natural defenses.

Health Plus Inc. has recently updated the look of its Super Colon Cleanse powder. The new design contains a wide-mouthed opening and one serving-size scoop for easier access. The new bottle is ideal for adding the powder to any container, from bottles for on the go to glasses at home. The new design will allow for minimal wastage.