Wakunaga of America’s Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract is now available in combination with vitamin D3 (1,000 IUs) for immune health. Kyolic Vitamin D3 Immune Support provides naturally sourced vitamin D3 from cholecalciferol. Vitamin D3 as well as aged garlic extract have been shown in scientific studies to support various facets of immune health, according to the company.

Biotivia Bioceuticals Company now offers Green Omega 3 (GO-3), a plant-based vegetarian omega-3 supplement with pure DHA made from clean Swiss fresh-water Algae. GO-3 also includes Salba oil, cranberry oil, resveratrol and green tea extract to optimize efficacy and potency for brain and cardiac health. According to the company, sesame lignan directs the omega oils to where they are needed, and beeswax provides a natural time-release effect for increased bioavailability.

Bone Up Three Per Day from Jarrow Formulas provides ossein hydroxyapatite complex (OHC) from free-range calves combined with vitamin D3 and vitamin K2 as MK-7 from natural fermentation. The product supports the deposition of calcium into the bones as well as to assist in building up the organic bone matrix. This new formula is delivered in only three capsules.

Recent studies into the claims of sports drinks, such as Gatorade, Powerade and the UK’s most popular drink, Lucozade, have found that many of those claims may be false. Even more pressing is that sports drinks could possibly have more negative effects than positive, depending on the situation.

Halifax, NS, Canada—Some have shied away from omega 3-rich krill oil with the belief that krill fishing endangers the ecosystem. A new study published in Environmental Science and Technology, however, found otherwise through an assessment of krill harvesting and processing.

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Last month, we discussed the tocotrienol form of vitamin E and cancer prevention with Dr. Barrie Tan. We talked about the differences between the tocotrienol and tocopherol forms of vitamin E and that tocotrienols have proven to contain some exceptional properties that are not shared by tocopherols. This month, we will examine additional specific roles of tocotrienol compared to the tocopherol forms of vitamin E with Dr. Barrie Tan, Ph.D. These roles include reducing heart disease risk and controlling inflammation, as well as supporting nerve health and protecting against radiation and bacteria.

The decision of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not been officially announced as of this column’s writing, but Senate staff confirms that, on June 19th, Senators Tom Harkin and Orrin Hatch were informed in a personal meeting with FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg and Deputy Commissioner Mike Taylor that a revision of the FDA’s Draft Guidance for Industry: Dietary Supplements: New Dietary Ingredient Notifications and Related Issues may be attempted in the future.

French maritime pine bark extract has been shown to support healthy blood pressure, and a new study published in European Heart Journal provides more data to back this application. The extract increased artery dilation by 32% and significantly reduced plasma-8-isoprostaries. Overall, the antioxidant increased blood flow throughout the body.