Bainbridge and Knight introduces LICHI herbal diet supplement, which contains a special formula of 17 active ingredients including lychee fruit. Lychee fruit is cholesterol-free, rich in Vitamin C and minerals, and concentrated antioxidant levels. LICHI boosts the Lychee fruit’s innate advantages with a blend of other natural extracts, herbs and spices to offer consumers a complete system for healthy weight loss.

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It’s that old, familiar feeling: For too many people, digestion woes are a part of their routine. Whether it’s heartburn, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or one of the many other common digestive tract discomforts, their condition is something planned around and accounted for ahead of time. It can limit what one eats, as well as where and when. Gastrointestinal (GI) difficulty can even be debilitating, and can thus be a limiting factor in one’s quality of life.

Most Americans, if they know about yeasts at all, are only familiar with baker’s and/or brewer’s yeasts, that is, the yeasts used to make bread and to produce beer and wine. In the natural health world, the term “yeast” is typically associated in a positive way with these “brewer’s/nutritional” yeasts and in a negative way with Candida albicans (as in “yeast infection” and “yeast overgrowth”). One association that is not commonly made is “probiotic.”

Eden Prairie, MN—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has seized several UAS Laboratories’ probiotic products because the agency believes they are being marketed as drugs. This action follows a facility inspection from earlier this year when FDA found the company was making disease claims despite several warnings.

Once Again Nut Butter, located in Nunda, N.Y., is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. Without a doubt, the company sticks to its promise of integrity like peanut butter on bread.

Bean Brand Foods introduces a four-flavor variety line of chips made from beans. Beanitos are gluten free, kosher, high in fiber, and have a low glycemic index. One serving contains four grams of protein, and each flavor is high in fiber. The flavors include Black Bean Chips, Pinto Bean and Flax Chips, Black Bean Chipotle BBQ Chips, and Pinto Bean and Flax Cheddar Cheese Chips.

Amoretti has introduced three flavorful new oil and vinegar products. Premium Organic Extra Virgin Kalamata Infused Olive Oil retains the distinctive taste of the kalamata olive without the sodium usually found in other olive products. Aged Pomegranate Balsamic Vinegar is a balance of sweet and tangy tastes that, unlike most balsamic vinegars, is not made from wine. Premium Pomegranate Balsamic Vinaigrette is one of the only kosher balsamic vinaigrettes on the market.

Clif Bar & Company presents a new Clif Kid Z Bar, in a new and improved peanut butter flavor. The bar promises to “nourish kids in motion,” and is packed with 12 vitamins and minerals that children need. They are made with no high fructose corn syrup, no hydrogenated oils, no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives and have no trans fats. The peanut butter bar joins five other flavors: blueberry, chocolate chip, honey graham, chocolate brownie and s’mores.