Backpackers across the globe marvel at the landscapes set before them as they trek across the terrain. Many factors help make a successful backpacking adventure such as knowing what to bring, efficient packing and minimizing your environmental impact on the places you explore with all-natural products.

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has published its new recommendation for the dietary intake of vitamin D. The new recommendations contain significant changes from IOM’s previous recommendations in 1997, and current research indicates that even the new changes are already out of date. During the next few months, we will chat with the executive director of The Vitamin D Council, John J. Cannell, M.D., about vitamin D and new research.

In late February, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) denied a citizen’s petition filed some 18 months earlier by OVOS Natural Health Inc. to have homotaurine accepted as a new dietary ingredient (NDI) for use in dietary supplements.

Many Americans recycle, carry reusable bags and use reusable water bottles. What else can consumers do to protect the environment Well, women can play a special role in conservation if they choose green menstruation products. The market for eco-friendly feminine hygiene products—be they disposable (but organic) or reusable products—is evolving and ever-changing to better meet women’s needs.

UNIQUE DERMA, a skin treatment cream that may help reduce inflammation, is now available through A.C. Grace Company. It is believed to help protect skin from the sun’s harmful radiation, pollutants, free radicals and may bolster wound healing. Components contributing to UNIQUE DERMA’S effectiveness are beta-glucans, zinc oxide, aloe vera, chondroitin sulfate, lycopene and vitamins D3 and A.

 

JASÖN C-Effects Pure Natural Anti-Wrinkle Day Lotion SPF 30 Sunscreen is new. The lotion contains thioctic acid, vitamin C and Ester C. It also features a “non-whitening and non-greasy texture and is free of parabens and phthalates,” says the firm. The ingredients are said to replenish moisture and minimize wrinkles.
SRP: $15.95 for 4 oz.

Emani Minerals unveils its “How 2Be Guides,” cosmetic kits with simple “how-to” steps and all the tools to create a desired look. There are five “How 2Be Guides” to choose from containing a range of looks from professional to a social occasion.  The guides each contain approximately four all-natural make-up products that have been designed to go together.
SRP: $28.00

Botanic Choice is adding 10 new essential oils to its line, which can be used in massage or in ceramic rings, simmering potpourri, candle or soap-making. The aromatherapy line is said to increase energy, relaxation and greater concentration. The new line includes Bulgarian lavender, cade, cajeput, carrot, cedarwood, citronella, gardenia floral, myrrh, St. John’s wort and violet scents.

 

Nelsons Pure & Clear Nourishing Moisturizer is a new additon to the firm’s acne care line. The product is said to provide hydration and soothe skin that is prone to acne, leaving skin soft and supple. Key ingredients coupled with a special blend of oils work together to banish oily skin, while lavender oil soothes irritations.