As part of a natural ecosystem, many organisms develop symbiotic relationships with other living things. In humans, for example, the gastrointestinal tract provides an optimal environment for bacterial growth. These bacteria assist with the host’s food digestion, protect from mechanical and chemical injury, and maintain a healthy immune system. 

CoQ10

The saying, “you’re only as good as the company you keep” applies to people as much as it does to enzymes and their coenzyme support system. Coenzymes are organic molecules that link to enzymes, or protein, and help them accelerate chemical reactions and produce energy. Taking coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10, as a dietary supplement can help ensure that the enzymes in your body will keep the great company of CoQ10.

Our skin goes through a lot of wear and tear on a daily basis. In order to maintain radiant, healthy, glowing skin, it is important to take proper care of it every day.

Derma Ederma e natural Bodycare added five products to its line. Now available are a Hyaluronic Hydrating Facial Cleanser and a Hyaluronic Hydrating Mask to “deliver deep moisture and replenish dry, thirsty, aging skin.” Also new are Vitamin A Glycolic Facial Cleanser, Vitamin A Glycolic Facial Toner and Vitamin A Glycolic Facial Scrub.

Hobé Laboratories, Inc.Hobé Naturals Tea Tree Shampoo and Conditioner from Hobé Laboratories, Inc. helps soothe dry, flaky and irritated scalp. This moisturizing and rejuvenating formula combines Hobé’s exclusive Bio-Ferm Herbal Complex with Tea Tree Oil, Wheat Protein and Amino Acids to leave hair soft, shiny and manageable. Helps reduce split ends and fly-away hair.

Brigit True OrganicsBrigit True Organics now offers its organic Magic Balm in a larger size: a 3.7-oz glass jar. According to the company, Magic Balm is “great for cuts, bites, burns, irritations, eczema and psoriasis.” It contains St. Johns Wort to calm itchy and irritated spots, organic calendula for healing and antibiotic qualities and organic Comfrey to help skin mend.

Getting sick is the pits. Life becomes even stormier if the ailment is digestion related. What’s worse is having a chronic condition of this type, which can make enjoying life’s simplest pleasures a harrowing experience. Unfortunately, many Americans are plagued by such conditions and too few have found viable options for making them feel better.

Institut Rosell-Lallemand released two new probiotic strains. Lactobacillus farciminis CIP 103136 has been documented for its “unique anti-inflammatory properties and its potential in inflammatory and functional gut disorders.” Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3 supports heart health, decreasing oxidative stress levels and healthy blood lipids.

CognisCognis now offers Texapon K 12 P PH, a pharmaceutical- grade sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) tableting agent. This GRAS-approved agent is “particularly efficient in tabletting processes due to its small and consistent particle size,” says the company. Texapon K 12 P PH can be used as a wetting agent, lubricant or solubilizer.