Tea

Village Tea Company introduces TEAsers, premium loose teas in a lipstick-size container. The containers are made from 100% recycled paper material and are available in five flavors : Sassy Green Tea with Açaí, Gentle Organic Lemon Ginger Green Tea, Cherry Me Bloom Rooibos Tea with Açaí, Sweet Grace vanilla Rooibos Tea and Simple Earl Grey Tea. SRP: $3.25

Let Water Be Water, LLC unveils its WAT-AAH! line of sugarfree water for children ages 6˜15. Offerings include WATAAH! Power (water wi th magnesium), WAT-AAH! Brain (added electrolytes), WAT-AAH! Energy (infused with oxygen) and WAT-AAH! Body (natural spring water).

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Sierra Nevada Cheese Company introduces Capretta Goat Yogurts, which feature high calcium, increased protein and millions of probiotics. The yogurts, available in Rich & Creamy, Low Fat and non Fat, are free from stabilizers, starches, gums, preservatives and fillers. According to the company, local northern California farmers provide milk and cream guaranteed to be free of synthetic hormones and antibiotics.

ResVez, Inc. unveils its WineTime chocolate bar, which according to the firm, delivers more resveratrol than 50 glasses of red wine. The dark chocolate bar is a blend of almonds, dates and seven super fruits, cranberry, noni, pomegranate, goji berry, açaí, mangosteen and blueberry. It also contains seven grams of fiber and two sources of Resveratrol.

Gourmè Food Company now offers Gourmè Mist oils and vinegars. Mists include organic extra virgin oil, organic canola oil, barrel-aged balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar + pomegranate and balsamic vinegar + raspberry. Each 3.5-oz bottle delivers a nice alternative to traditional mists on the market.

The Australis Food Group entered the market with its Something Good range of baking mixes. The line includes glutenand allergen-free super grain bread, cupcake, chocolate mud cake and white bread combinations. These products also are free from wheat, dairy, tree nuts, soy products, eggs, fructose and trans-fats.

Ganeden Biotech and Agostoni Chocolate teamed up to offer Chocolate Plus Private Label. This functional snack integrates probiotics (GanedenBC30) and Italian dark chocolate. Retailers can choose Agostoni’s dark chocolate in either 70% or 60%. Stores can add the probiotic alone or the probiotic plus toasted flax seed. Sizes include a bite-sized 0.5-oz minibar or a 1.1-oz snack bar.

Okay, not everyone can authentically be a “super genius.” But, when taking proper care to nourish one’s brain, one can certainly enjoy the long-term benefits of clear and deft cognition, highly functioning memory and relatively stable mood within normal parameters. The continually growing number of Americans interested in preventative care and systemic support with natural products bodes well for the category of brain health.

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.