dermatitis and probiotics

Lviv, Ukraine—Data from a recent clinical trial show some promise for the use of probiotics to help those with atopic dermatitis (AD), an inflammatory skin disease.

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As our industry continues to grow, “neo-natural” supermarkets are popping up all over the country.

As a mother, you want to keep your little ones as healthy as possible. So, why not show how dedicated you are to their well-being by using the safest and purest baby products possible?

Do all omega-3 fatty acids provide heart benefits? Does the ratio of EPA to DHA matter? Is EPA good for the heart while DHA is good for the brain? Does it matter if EPA and DHA are present as free fatty acids, triglycerides or ethyl esters? Several misconceptions have arisen over the years and some readers may be surprised at the answers to these questions.

On June 10th, President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order creating the “National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council.” Obviously, the authors of this Order have never heard of the Law of Unintended Consequences...

cyvexCyvex Nutrition offers Cognisetin, “a fisetin-based ingredient that has been shown to stimulate the signaling pathways that enhance long-term memory,” says the company. The firm notes that Cognisetin has much research support for its role in neuroprotection. Fisetin is a flavonoid found in fruits and vegetables such as strawberries.

New from National Enzyme Company is ZIP EX2, an energy-enhancing product. All-natural ZIP EX2 combines enzymes, B-complex vitamins and non-stimulant herbs for sustained energy. ZIP EX2 is available in several customizable packaging options such as convenience packs, bottles or jars.

AstaREAL Clear 75 from Fuji Health Science is a water-soluble natural astaxanthin intended for manufacturers of ready-to-drink functional beverages. According to the company, “It mixes with any aqueous system instantly and remains completely clear with no separation or residual film.”
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Glucan Corporation and Anderson Global Group, LLC have brought to market Polycan. According to the companies, Polycan is a “water-soluble active compound fermented from a novel strain of black yeast clinically proven to support bone health and a healthy immune system.” Studies indicate Polycan activates a bone formation biomarker osteoblast and suppresses a bone resorption biomarker osteoclast.