Jarrow Formulas launched PhosphOmega, a naturally bound phospholipid-omega-3 fatty acid complex. PhosphOmega is sourced from the pristine waters of the North Sea and derives from fish after the unbound omega-3 oil has been pushed out. PhosphOmega has undergone testing for toxins like heavy metals and PCBs.

nutriScoop is a line of scoopable, powder supplements from myCeuticals. Says the company, “The products feature highly-effective, organic nutrient-dense SuperFoods like acerola, macqui, goji, spirulina, chlorella, maca, kale, beets, blueberries, raspberries, tomatoes, spinach, gingko, dandelion, cayenne and more.” Available are: Berry Blend, Veggie Vitale, Algae Trim, Gentle Detox, Vegetein and Maca Balance.

EuroPharma, Inc. developed Viragen to offer immune system support year round. The product features Ravensara oil, which is concentrated from the leaves of the Ravensara aromatica tree. Combined with other plant oils, the synergy of the ingredients supports bronchial airways and the body’s immune defenses, says the company.

 

 

A few years ago, we had a couple cases of a flesh-eating bacteria bringing fear to many in my part of the world. Two local citizens died and an acquaintance’s life was finally spared after a heroic battle that included having his right leg amputated. At the same time, other neighbors died of sepsis.

Not too long ago, I was at the Clark’s Nutrition store in Palm Desert, CA. Well-stocked and so clean you could eat off of the floor, this store had another equally impressive side to it that caught my eye: a Value Added Information Center. Not only could you buy what you needed for your body, but you could also get what you needed to nourish your mind.

They understand more than ever what their nutrition needs are, yet they can’t always easily find the time, or spend the money, to bridge the gap from knowing what’s healthy to practicing it in their diet. Because of these factors, consumers keep turning to food products with healthy ingredients added in as bonus nutrition. Certain functional ingredients are especially popular already, while others are climbing the ladder of consumer awareness.

Algatechnologies developed AstaPure, a 2% natural astaxanthin in a liquid-emulsion form. States the company, “Its unique technology is based on food-grade, 100%-water-soluble micelles, allowing the production of a highly stable product form with respect to pH and temperature. The micelles have a diameter of approximately 30 nm.”

New from Deerland Enzymes, Inc. and Thione International, Inc. is the ThioZyme Formula, which combines cellular antioxidants and antioxidant enzymes. The company says the formula offers “twice the antioxidant capacity of glutathione (the most studied and important protective molecule in the human body).” The antioxidant enzymes help maintain the body’s natural defense system against free radical damage. Deerland makes and distributes enzymes for hundreds of different applications. Thione specializes in antioxidant combinations.

FutureCeuticals, Inc. presents Elemin, now available as a pure, cold-water extracted liquid concentrate. It is an all-natural complex of over 70 plant-based trace minerals. It is also available as a 100% soluble powder.  It hails from an exclusive, protected source of Ancient Peat in Utah and is manufactured in 21 CFR, cGMP and HACCP compliant facilities. It is certified Kosher and naturally hydrophilic for better bioavailability.