American Health added a new formula to its Ester-C Specifics line: Ester-C with D3 Bone & Immune Health Complex. The supplement combines 1,000 mg of non-acidic Ester-C with 5,000 IUs of vitamin D3 in a once-daily complex.  Vitamin C is essential for collagen production while vitamin D is needed for calcium absorption.

 

 

NOW Foods launches NOW Superfruit Liquid Multi, which offers the fast absorption of nutritional liquids and the antioxidant protection of super fruits. The formula provides the blended support of 27 nutrients, core vitamins and minerals as well as eight antioxidant-rich superfruits, including organic açaí, organic blueberry and pomegranate extract.

 

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.