St. Clair Shores, MI—Those caring for loved ones with cystic fibrosis (CF) are often desperate for ways to keep the air passages clear and open. Now, new research suggests magnesium supplementation could be of some help. CF is a serious, life threatening genetic disease that causes thick mucus to build up in the lungs and digestive tract, leading to lung disease.

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Aimes, IA—Adenosine-5’-triphosphate (ATP) is key for cellular energy storage, so key that when cells don’t have enough ATP inside them, extracellular ATP can cross into cells to boost energy. Can athletes take advantage of this system? Yes, according to new research published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition by researchers from Iowa State University and Metabolic Technologies, Inc.

Your customers are vigilant about keeping their homes free of chemicals, so why forget their faces? Help them redefine their washing routines and find the natural facial cleanser that’s right for them.

Kiss My Face Moisture Shaves include aloe vera, coconut oil and olive oil to soothe the skin. Says the company, “With no unnecessary chemicals, these shaves will help your skin stay fresh, smooth and healthy.” Scents include Fragrance Free, Key Lime, Lavender and Shea, Cool Mint, Green Tea and Bamboo, and Vanilla Earth.

An Oatmeal Cleansing Bar is joining the line of Nature’s Gate cleansing bars, all with special blend of “7 Natural Moisture Boosters:” sodium hyaluronate, vegetable glycerin, shea butter, sweet almond oil, soybean oil, apricot kernel oil and vitamin E. The triple-milled, fragrance-free cleansing bar is made with oatmeal for reducing skin irritation, inflammation and itchiness, and calendula for its calming and relaxing effects on sensitive skin, says the company.

Earth Mama introduces two new lip balms: Lavender Meringue and Coconut Smoothie. All lip balms are 100% natural, vegan, free of toxins and safe for both adult and child use. Ingredients include organic vanilla, shea, lavender, calendula, coconut, cocoa, fruit oil and candelilla wax.
SRP: $3.00

Pacifica has a new lip product called Color Quench Natural Moisture Lip Tint that comes in tints such as Sugared Fig,  Blood Orange, Vanilla Hibiscus, Coconut Nectar, Guava Berry and Coconut Pearls Luminizing (colorless). Color Quench is made with coconut and avocado oils, and without pthalates, parabens, mineral oil, GMOs, and triclosan, among others.

VITACARE has a three-step system to promote natural tooth and mouth care with its eco-friendly natural toothpaste, mouthwash and whitening gum. Ingredients include vitamins A, C, D and E, aloe vera, cranberry extract, xylitol and whitening silicas, along with mint, key lime, acai and pomegranate for natural freshness and taste. Flouride, parabens and sulfates are not included. The company also produces eco-friendly toothbrushes that come in white, green and purple.