Super Meshima from Mushroom Wisdom supports immune health by benefiting B-cells and T-lymphocytes as well as the activity of natural killer cells. Meshima mushroom grows on mulberry trees indigenous to “Women’s Island” in Japan. Japanese and U.S. studies demonstrate its immune enhancing activity in maintaining breast health.

Keratin Booster is new from Reserveage Organics. The keratin is made with a unique process to ensure its bioavailability and the formula also contains biotin and resveratrol. Keratin and biotin benefit the nails, skin and hair, and resveratrol supports skin health, according to the company.

 

Kyolic 101 Stress & Fatigue Relief is available from Wakunaga of America. The supplement is a blend of Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract along with GABA and vitamins B12, B6 and B1. The product is said to enhance the body’s ability to cope with emotional and mental stress along with contributing to higher energy levels and immune
function.

 

Bluebonnet Nutrition introduces BCAAs Vcaps, which offer 3,000 mg per serving of vegetarian-sourced L-leucine, L-isoleucine and L-valine from Ajinomoto. The Vcaps are pharmaceutical grade in a 4:1:1 ratio “to support muscular health and repair in individuals engaged in strength exercise, such as bodybuilders, weekend warriors and other individuals with active lifestyles,” says Bluebonnet.

February is “Heart Month” and I am delighted to bring some “breaking news,” as they like to say on TV, about cardiovascular health. Actually, it is not yet news because it is still in scheduled for publication with a scientific journal.

Under the usual guise of protecting the public and the more-honest notion of rationalizing herbal-medicine regulations, the European Union (EU)’s Parliament and Council adopted its Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive (No. 2004/24/EC), or simply the THMPD, in 2004.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is seeking comments on a document aimed at helping small supplement makers better understand good manufacturing practices for dietary supplements, which they are now obligated to follow.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

If vaginal dryness is affecting some of your female customers, inform them of the benefits of natural personal lubricants and the drawbacks of synthetic ingredients.