New from Carlson Laboratories is Super Daily D3, available in liquid drops that can be added to food or placed directly on the tongue. The supplement comes in different strengths of the vitamin: 1,000 IU, 2,000 IU, 4,000 IU, Baby 400 IU, and Kids 400 IU. The drops are odorless as well as tasteless.

Hero Nutritionals uses cinnamon in its new supplement, CinnaBeticII. In support of healthy blood pressure and blood sugar, the supplement contains 250 mg of Cinnulin PF (water-soluble cinnamon) in each capsule, which is equivalent to 2,500 mg of cinnamon extract.

NaturaNectar Gastro Guardian includes FLAV M extract (25) made of pure standardized flavonoids of premium Brazilian propolis including Brazilian Red Propolis and Green Propolis. This extract is combined in a proprietary blend of Licorice DGL (45 mg) and Fenugreek seed extract (245 mg).

The Vega Sport line from Sequel Naturals support all phases of one’s workout. Available are Vega Sport Pre-Workout Energizer for sustained and instant energy, Vega Sport Endurance Bars for during workouts, Vega Sport Electrolyte Hydrator for during workouts, Vega Sport Endurance Gel for long workouts, Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator, Vega Sport Performance Protein and Vega Sport Performance Protein Bar.

Ester-C with Probiotics Digestion & Immune Health Complex is new from American Health. According to the firm, the product now offers 1,000 mg of Ester-C Vitamin C along with six billion multi-strain vegetarian probiotics. Ester-C is non-GMO, non-acidic, gluten free, wheat free, soy free and is suitable for vegetarians.
SRP: $19.99 for 60 Vegetarian Tablets.

Bioscience company Chr. Hansen completed new research on a branded probiotic strain (L. casei 431, Lactobacillus paracase) and whether it benefits immunity against influenza following vaccination.

New York, NY—A bioavailable form of vitamin B5 (Pantesin, a form of pantethine, developed by Kyowa Hakko USA) may help reduce cholesterol levels within the body and help prevent cardiovascular diseases according to research. Published in Nutrition Research Journal, the experiment yielded positive results for those who included pantethine in their diets.

Las Vegas, NV—Three raw materials suppliers were named the winners of the SupplySide West 2011 Scientific Excellence Awards. The tradeshow was held October 10–14, here. The recipients were selected based on their ingredients’ “science/research methods, scientific breakthrough, innovation and appeal for the manufacturing community.”

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