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Skin cancer is a scary possible consequence of spending too much time in the sun, with the scariest and most severe form being melanoma. Melanoma is caused by changes in melanocyte cells that are responsible for producing melanin (skin and hair color), and may appear as a mole, although a previously benign mole can develop into melanoma (1). Melanomas are said to be developed through too much sun exposure, sometimes even developing later in life due to too many bad sunburns as a child.

Kiss My Face Natural Mineral Formula SPF 40 lotion contains Hydresia safflower seeds that offer a controlled release of moisture. Sun protection is provided by titanium dioxide (7.5%) and zinc oxide (10.0%). This product contains no parabens, animal ingredients, artificial fragrance or colors and was not tested on animals.

MyChelle Dermaceuticals, LLC introduces Daily Defense Cream with SPF 17, which nourishes, hydrates and protects skin. It includes astaxanthin from Hawaiian microalgae to fight the appearance of fine lines. The cream includes beta-glucan to help skin lock in moisture. For SPF protection, Daily Dense Cream SPF 17 uses tocotrienols derived from palm.

Whether it’s excess salt intake or a bad traffic jam, there’s always something that threatens to raise one’s blood pressure. No matter how those with high blood pressure (HBP) are driven to this state (and there are 50 million or so examples in the United States), it doesn’t bode well for their long-term health. HBP is at once a tell-tale sign of heart or other issues in the present moment, and a harbinger of cardiovascular and other serious complications down the line.

Americans have a love affair with eating, but the digestion part? That’s another story. More than 15 million Americans are plagued by heartburn daily (1). At least 55 million U.S. men, women and children live with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) (2). As many as 7% of the population say they have excessive or bothersome belching, and 11% report frequent bloating (3).

The stats aren’t pretty, but they emphasize one thing: we need to take better care of our digestive health.

What do pizza and pumpkin pie have in common? They contain nutrients that, in supplement form, could help maintain prostate health—probably the last thing eaters think of while chowing down! Here, we cover how important supplements like lycopene and saw palmetto could help protect prostate health.

UAS Laboratories updated the look of its probiotics line, taking into consideration input from consumers, retailers and partners. The new labels—which include a simplified UAS logo—make it easier for consumers to find and identify its DDS Probiotics. UAS used a sunrise to emphasize that one should start the day with probiotics.

Hero Nutritionals released two vitamin D3 gummies, one delivering 1,000 IUs in a bear shape (Yummi Bears Sugar Free for kids) and the other with 2,000 IUs (Slice of Life Sugar Free for adults). The company says the products support bone, tooth, muscle and immune health. They are naturally sweetened with inulin fiber and lo han fruit.