Energy drinks and giant coffee cups are the norm for many people, even though studies show they are also doing damage. Luckily, several natural herbs and vitamins can provide safe, consistent energy by working with the body’s metabolic systems.

Garden of Life now offers Kind Organics, a multivitamin that is USDA Certified Organic, Non-GMO Verified and made from real, honest, nutritious foods. The line includes gender- and age-specific formulas, as well as targeted nutrients to meet shoppers’ needs.

New from Barlean’s is Tonalin CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) Swirl, which has the taste and texture of a fruit smoothie (all-natural Fresh Apple flavor) and is naturally sweetened with xylitol. Users are recommended to take 2 tsp. twice daily to help achieve/maintain ideal fitness and health. Tonalin CLA Swirl is gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan, and contains no artificial flavors or colors.

Vitalah now offers non-GMO formulas for its effervescent multivitamin, Oxylent. It contains Albion minerals, vitamin C, vitamin D, SOD and unique micronutrients in absorbable drink form. The product delivers nutrients without sugar, GMOs, gluten, artificial additives, preservatives, dairy, soy, caffeine, binders or anti-caking agents. It is sweetened with natural stevia.

chia recall

Washington, D.C.—Salmonella contamination is to blame for an increasingly widespread recall of organic sprouted chia powder.

How much time do you think the average expecting couple spends choosing the perfect baby name? Circling options in baby books, bouncing ideas off friends, arguing about spelling…that has to take at least 24 hours spread over nine months, right? Naming a child is a process that can’t be taken lightly, and with good reason. Few of us would want a name that ends up on one of those “Worst Baby Names” lists alongside Apple (sorry, Gwyneth), North West (courtesy of Kim and Kanye) and Tu Morrow (thanks, Rob).

Simi Valley, CA—derma e has announced results from an independent clinical trial of two of its products: Scar Gel for diminishing scar appearance and Pzorzema for alleviating skin conditions associated with eczema and psoriasis. In addition to quantitative data collected by the trial administrators, subjective questionnaires and product diaries were kept by all the participants to track their opinions on the products’ effects over the eight-week trial period.

Not long ago, access to natural dietary supplements, gluten-free foods and organic produce in the Midwestern United States was extremely limited. It was here, in an area mainly barren of these options for health and wellness, where Barbara Hoffmann and her husband, John, decided to build an oasis for natural products shoppers.

Bone health is not only the concern of women and those advanced in years. People of all ages should be aware of the need to build strong bones and should be educated about preventing problems down the road. Over 200 million people worldwide are affected by osteoporosis, according to market research cited by Tracy Kreider, N.D., senior national product educator for Country Life, Hauppauge, NY. The world’s aging population will create a further need for supplements, as well as fortified beverages and foods, to bridge the bone health nutrition gap (1).