NutriScience Innovations, LLC now offers Phosphatidyl Choline 40% Powder, derived from soy lecithin. This nutrient supports brain function, heart health, liver health and more. Says the company, “It is oil soluble and dispersible in water, making it suitable for a variety of dietary supplement and functional food applications.” 

Vegetarian DRcaps capsules from Capsugel. DRcaps are made from hydroxypropl methylcellulose (HPMC), and dissolve slower than traditional HPMC capsules. Capsules safeguard ingredients from dissolving immediately in stomach acid; contents are protected for at least 30 minutes in a gastric pH of 1.2 and release in a pH of 6.8. The product is said to decrease the aftertaste of ingredients.

FutureCeuticals has launched elemin, plant-derived minerals that are said to be highly digestible and bioavailable. Elemin is cold-water extracted from senonian vegetate and is Non-GMO, comes in a powdered form, which pairs well with a bevy of beverage, functional food and supplement applications. Elemin also has been certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union.

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There’s only one thing better than a bright, happy smile: keeping that grin clean the natural way. Oral hygiene is an important part of the natural market since customers want to keep their teeth shiny, gums healthy and breath fresh.

Skin Lighten is a new product from derma e, which is said to naturally fade age and liver spots, even out skin tone and lighten skin. The product offers an innovative blend of herbs and vitamins that inhibit the production of melanin, and is now fortified with Alpha-Arbutin to slow the activity of tyrosinase (an enzyme that triggers skin discoloration). This dual-action formula more efficiently lightens skin and does not contain harmful bleaches or hydroquinone.

Spry is presenting two new products that can help to improve dental health. The whitening gel is proven to reduce sensitivity and is enamel-safe. The new sponge floss with xylitol expands during use for a more thorough cleaning of those hard to reach places between the teeth.

The information shared by Arnie Gitomer, R.Ph., and Don Goldberg, R.Ph., owners of Willner Chemists, with both their radio audience and store clientele is built on a 100-year-old legacy of offering individuals the tools they need to lead the healthiest lives they can.

The powers of medicinal mushrooms aren’t a mystery to consumers anymore as more research proclaims the many health benefits of those miracle fungi. New studies are discovering what Chinese and Japanese herbalists have known for centuries: certain types of mushrooms can energize the body and may benefit those with certain illnesses.