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.

Those suffering from osteoarthritis may want to consider using supplements containing a branded mineral complex.

Santa Fe Springs, NM—Two new studies are of interest to menopause-support supplement makers and skincare companies. The pair of trials was completed using a branded ingredient (EstroG-100, from Helios Corp.).

Edison, NJ—With the environment as a high priority, Reliance Private Label Supplements has a new green facility. At 90,000+ ft2, the site is home to its entire private label, contract manufacturing and branded products production.

News and notes from industry suppliers

When it comes to feminine hygiene, some stores only carry what they feel are the basics: standard throwaway pads and tampons. Savvy shop-owners, however, know there’s much more to monthly protection. Allergies, discomfort and concern over their environmental impact can all affect what women face during their menstrual cycles. Help your female customers have a better time-of-the-month by giving them relief and peace of mind with a broader feminine hygiene section. From disposable eco-friendly basics to reusable innovations, your customers will love being given more natural options.

In many ways, the name of the game in retailing is keeping up with new trends. Here, we discuss one of the hottest segments in the natural products channel: antioxidants. Thanks to their free radical scavenging capabilities, these important nutritional aids benefit many aspects of health. And, shoppers have taken notice and are actively seeking out antioxidant formulas.

Do you remember The Jetsons and their futuristic method of eating? They took one pill that contained all their nutritional needs for the day and off they went. Although this look into the future turned out to be less than literal, the nutritional pedigree of green food supplements may leave you wondering if flying cars and robotic housemaids are just around the corner.