In late February, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) denied a citizen’s petition filed some 18 months earlier by OVOS Natural Health Inc. to have homotaurine accepted as a new dietary ingredient (NDI) for use in dietary supplements.

Many Americans recycle, carry reusable bags and use reusable water bottles. What else can consumers do to protect the environment Well, women can play a special role in conservation if they choose green menstruation products. The market for eco-friendly feminine hygiene products—be they disposable (but organic) or reusable products—is evolving and ever-changing to better meet women’s needs.

UNIQUE DERMA, a skin treatment cream that may help reduce inflammation, is now available through A.C. Grace Company. It is believed to help protect skin from the sun’s harmful radiation, pollutants, free radicals and may bolster wound healing. Components contributing to UNIQUE DERMA’S effectiveness are beta-glucans, zinc oxide, aloe vera, chondroitin sulfate, lycopene and vitamins D3 and A.

 

JASÖN C-Effects Pure Natural Anti-Wrinkle Day Lotion SPF 30 Sunscreen is new. The lotion contains thioctic acid, vitamin C and Ester C. It also features a “non-whitening and non-greasy texture and is free of parabens and phthalates,” says the firm. The ingredients are said to replenish moisture and minimize wrinkles.
SRP: $15.95 for 4 oz.

Emani Minerals unveils its “How 2Be Guides,” cosmetic kits with simple “how-to” steps and all the tools to create a desired look. There are five “How 2Be Guides” to choose from containing a range of looks from professional to a social occasion.  The guides each contain approximately four all-natural make-up products that have been designed to go together.
SRP: $28.00

Botanic Choice is adding 10 new essential oils to its line, which can be used in massage or in ceramic rings, simmering potpourri, candle or soap-making. The aromatherapy line is said to increase energy, relaxation and greater concentration. The new line includes Bulgarian lavender, cade, cajeput, carrot, cedarwood, citronella, gardenia floral, myrrh, St. John’s wort and violet scents.

 

Nelsons Pure & Clear Nourishing Moisturizer is a new additon to the firm’s acne care line. The product is said to provide hydration and soothe skin that is prone to acne, leaving skin soft and supple. Key ingredients coupled with a special blend of oils work together to banish oily skin, while lavender oil soothes irritations.

It is safe to say that a large majority of the population has heard of vitamin K, just as they have heard of every other vitamin that health experts advise people to take. However, the facts about vitamin K2 are not as widely known. For instance, are you aware that vitamin K1 and vitamin K2 serve two completely different purposes in the body? Most people don’t realize this distinction because vitamin K2 was only discovered in 1929, relatively late compared to the discovery of other well-known vitamins (1).

Jarrow Formulas is unveiling two new flavors of its Brown Rice Protein Concentrate: chocolate and mixed berry. Jarrow’s rice protein is made from whole-grain organic brown rice, and is gluten-free, hypoallergenic and vegan/vegetarian. There are no added sugars or artificial flavors or sweeteners. The rice protein is an alternative to animal product or soy protein, and is easy to digest.
SRP: $16.50 (17.9-oz container).