NeoCell launched the Platinum Matrix Collection of collagen formulas. It includes products designed to help hyrdate and strengthen skin, support bone and joint health, calm stress and improve focus. Also featured in the line is Derma Matrix, an instantly dissolving collagen powder available in both jars and stick packs. These need-state formulas address the three pillars of collagen health: strengthen, hydrate and protect.

New from Carlson Laboratories is Fish Oil Q, with fish oil and CoQ10 in one softgel for cardiovascular support. Research shows that EPA and DHA omegas can help maintain healthy blood lipid levels and modulate heartbeat, while CoQ10 is transformed into an antioxidant in the body that supports the production of cellular energy and promotes healthy heart function.

Jusuru International released Liquid BioCell Life, intended to reduce wrinkles from the inside-out and improve joint mobility. It has hydrolyzed collagen type II, hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulfate plus 13 antioxidant phytonutrient fruits. The Bio-Optimized process ensures the production of a molecule that the body can effectively and easily absorb, deep into the tissues.

NOW Foods recently released EVE Women’s Superior Multiple Vitamins. The multis contain healthful components like green tea, cranberry, silica and lycopene. The tablet and capsule formats also include superfruits like mangosteen and acai. Various iron dosages are also available.

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Ancient grains have achieved strong recognition from mainstream and natural shoppers alike. Here’s what you need to know about some of the hottest grains on the market.

dry mouth lozengesNew from Hyalogic is Hyaluronic Acid Dry Mouth HylaMints. ­­­­­­­HylaMints come in a sweet mint flavor to freshen breath, and the hyaluronic acid helps add moisture in the mouth. Other ingredients—orange pectin, slippery elm, cranberry extract and xylitol—further support oral health, healthy salivation and moisture balance naturally.

Zing Domino FoodsThe Zing Baking Blend from Domino Foods, Inc. is made with a stevia and pure cane sugar blend and has only five calories per serving. The sweetener is packaged in an easy-pour canister for quick measuring. The company says it will “delight bakers with its exceptional performance, baking and browning just like sugar and with pure sweet taste.”

Xlear Inc.’s new Lite&Sweet has the sweet taste of sugar without the calories. This natural sweetener is made from a blend of 100% pure erythritol and xylitol. Xylitol has been shown to support oral and upper respiratory health. The product contains zero grams of net carbs and only three calories per teaspoon. The company says Lite&Sweet can be used as a sugar replacement in virtually any recipe.

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