Viterra Canola Processing offers verraUltra9. This all-natural refined and deodorized oil is derived from a non-GMO source. The omega-9 high-oleic canola oil is double-expeller pressed and helps maintain its natural nutritional value.

From Vitiva comes a new stevia line under the Sweet’n Vit brand. It offers maximum sweetness with minimum bitterness and can be used as a sweetener on its own or combined with natural sweeteners or with sucrose. With GRAS status, it is also all-natural, has zero calories and carbohydrates and induces no glycemic response.

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Berlin, Germany—A branded larch arabinogalactan (ResistAid, from Lonza, Inc., with U.S. headquarters in Allendale, NJ) may prevent colds thanks to its “immune-stimulatory properties.” Such were the findings in a study published by German researchers in Current Medical Research and Opinion.

Most pet owners say they are willing to do anything to give their pets long, healthy, happy lives, just like they would for their human family members. So, why feed, reward or supplement them with anything but the best? Pets are part of the family and have their own set of dietary and hygienic needs that can be amply addressed through natural products. Animal-loving, natural lifestyle customers will surely embrace these products to support many more years with their furry friends.

It’s that time of the year again! Natural Products Expo West, hosted by New Hope Natural Media, is once again coming to the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA from Thursday, March 7th to Sunday, March 10th. On Friday and Saturday, the show floor is open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Co-located with several other events (Engredea; Nutracon; Fresh Ideas Organic Marketplace; and Beer, Wine, and Spirits Marketplace), Expo West provides invaluable knowledge for those looking to improve their stores and products.

Ateevia Botanica launched Prime Therapy, an all-natural topical pain reliever that reduces swelling and inflammation in joints and muscles in a short amount of time. The cream contains a blend of organic ingredients with anti-inflammatory properties such as pumpkin seed and sunflower seed extract, along with borage, poke root and safflower oil.

W.S. Badger Company launched sunscreens for kids with an SPF of 30. The easy-to-apply, non-greasy lotion and cream smell like Tangerine & Vanilla. Both formulas are non-nano, hypoallergenic, 100% certified natural, and contain certified organic ingredients (86% for the lotion and 95% for the cream). The cream is water resistant for 40 minutes.

DeVita Natural Skin Care’s all-natural mineral makeup line, ab-so-lute minerals, was designed to enhance natural beauty without harsh or toxic chemicals. Two new products join the PETA-certified vegan and paraben-free line: Prime Corrective (a lightweight non-greasy makeup primer that refracts light instead of absorbing it) and definedLINES (a fast-drying liquid eyeliner that comes in black, brown and blue).