When we think of modern medicine, the first thoughts that come to mind are pills and maybe the liquid form that you are only supposed to take a teaspoon of. But what if there have been different forms of medicine around us for centuries that you’re missing out on?

The June sun has delivered scorching heat to this industry. Two early summer trips here at WholeFoods showed me, however, that there may be some important ways to beat the heat and let the industry shine through—if we take advantage.

GanedenBC30 LifeTop Probiotic Straws from Ganeden can be used in refrigerated and shelf-stable beverages. The straws have 1 billion CFU of GanedenBC30 and can be used with Tetra Pak and other shelf stable beverage containers. The company believes “the innovation could heavily impact the children’s beverage market.

FMC Health and Nutrition expanded its Epax line of marine omega-3 concentrates with EPAX 4030 EE, a premium-quality, ultra-high concentrate that offers a cost-efficient, high dose EPA/DHA supplement in a convenient serving size as an extension of the recent ultra-high Epax 4030 TGN with 90% triglycerides and a new antioxidant for superior stability.

Seawind Foods offers a selection of all-natural unsulfured dried fruit that maintains the fruit’s nutrient value and flavor. Also available is a wide selection of dehydrated vegetables and fruits. All of Seawind’s ingredients are non-GMO, certified Kosher and are GMP, FDA, USDA and HACCP compliant.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

derma e has launched the new Purifying skincare line with six products: Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask, Purifying Daily Detox Scrub, Purifying Youth Serum, Purifying Toner Mist, Purifying Oil-Free Moisturizer; and Purifying Gel Cleanser. Ingredients include Kimarine seaweed, bladderwrack, activated charcoal, green tea and aloe leaf.

Desert Essence has made two new vacation-inspired additions to its line of vegan and gluten-free hair care products: Island Mango and Italian Lemon. The products are made from organic jojoba, sunflower seed oil, rice amino acids and a variety of fruits and herbs. Both scents are available as shampoos and conditioners.

For those trying to get their hair back to a natural state, MopTop, Inc. offers Clarifying Rescue Treatment, a product suitable for every hair type designed to “reboot” hair by removing silicone, waxes, and everyday pollutants.