News and notes from industry suppliers.

There’s only one thing better than a bright, happy smile: keeping that grin clean the natural way. Oral hygiene is an important part of the natural market since customers want to keep their teeth shiny, gums healthy and breath fresh.

Skin Lighten is a new product from derma e, which is said to naturally fade age and liver spots, even out skin tone and lighten skin. The product offers an innovative blend of herbs and vitamins that inhibit the production of melanin, and is now fortified with Alpha-Arbutin to slow the activity of tyrosinase (an enzyme that triggers skin discoloration). This dual-action formula more efficiently lightens skin and does not contain harmful bleaches or hydroquinone.

Spry is presenting two new products that can help to improve dental health. The whitening gel is proven to reduce sensitivity and is enamel-safe. The new sponge floss with xylitol expands during use for a more thorough cleaning of those hard to reach places between the teeth.

The information shared by Arnie Gitomer, R.Ph., and Don Goldberg, R.Ph., owners of Willner Chemists, with both their radio audience and store clientele is built on a 100-year-old legacy of offering individuals the tools they need to lead the healthiest lives they can.

The powers of medicinal mushrooms aren’t a mystery to consumers anymore as more research proclaims the many health benefits of those miracle fungi. New studies are discovering what Chinese and Japanese herbalists have known for centuries: certain types of mushrooms can energize the body and may benefit those with certain illnesses.


Bluebonnet Nutrition is proud to release its line of antioxidant, Astaxanthin 4 mg Vegetarian Softgels. The softgels are said to provide the clinically studied Hawaiian Bio-Astin. Bio-Astin is a natural vegetable-based astaxanthin that contains a complex of other important carotenoids like beta-carotene, canthaxanthin and lutein from sustainably-sourced, non-GMO marine algae (Haematococcus pluvialis). According to the company, the capsules are easy-to-swallow.


Nordic Naturals presents Kenai Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil. It delivers pure, fresh omega-3s and is purified to remove any heavy metals. Each serving has 500 mg of EPA and DHA. The supplement supports heart, brain and mood health. Plus, there is no fishy taste or bad aftertaste. This Kenai Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil is available in citrus-flavored soft gels and liquid.



Barlean’s introduces Olive Leaf Throat Spray, designed to soothe with a super-antioxidant solution that promotes a healthy immune system and seasonal wellness. Adults can spray it into the throat three to five times every half hour, and children two to three times every half hour. The formula also supports heart and joint health.