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Mineral Makeup

Over the past decade, there has been growing interest in mineral makeup. These cosmetics are not completely brand new to the industry as some may think; it has roots dating back to the mid-1970s. Suffice it to say that mineral makeup has garnered public acclaim because it is au naturale, while still offering variety. With that, there are several forms of mineral cosmetics on the market including bronzer, foundation, blush, concealer and eye shadow.

personal care products

It may not be long before we see shampoos, moisturizers and soaps made with organic ingredients bearing that familiar green and white USDA Organic seal.

Resveratrol

In November 2006, a research team lead by David Sinclair from Harvard Medical School made a head-turning announcement: a natural compound called resveratrol had increased the “lifespan and ‘healthspan’ of obese mice,” and was shown to offer “survival benefits in mammals” for the first time. According to the group, which published its data in Nature, obese mice that were fed a high-calorie diet plus resveratrol had increased insulin sensitivity, decreased glucose levels and healthier heart and liver tissues, all of which can be beneficial for preventing type-2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer, the group stated.  

Fine USA TradingGrown in New Zealand, this complete Young Barley Leaf from Fine USA Trading provides pure nutrients and the necessary fiber for healthy intestinal regularity. Once the powder is added to water, this chlorophyll-, vitamin- and mineral-rich drink refreshes as it provides healing raw nutrition.

Rainbow LightRainbow Light Nutritional Systems has two new gummies. The Gummy Get Well Soothing Herbal Drops for children offers vitamin C and more than 1,000 mg of a potent, calming herbal relief per gummy drop. The
Fiber Garden Gummies provide over 3 g of fiber per serving.
125 McPherson St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060, www.rainbowlight.com

Nutrex HawaiiNutrex Hawaii’s new CardioAstin is a preventative cardiovascular formula; DermaAstin is an internal sunscreen for skin health; JointAstin strengthens, supports and nourishes joints, tendons and synovial fluids; EyeAstin offers eye health ingredients; and OmegaAstin combines vegetarian sources of omegas-3, -6 and -9. All have BioAstin natural astaxanthin.

CarlsonCarlson Laboratories now offers Carlson for Kids Ddrops, a liquid supplement that has 400 IU of vitamin D3 per drop. According to the firm, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all children receive 400 IU of vitamin D daily from birth until age 18. The Carlson for Kids Ddrops are tasteless and odorless. Also available are Baby Ddrops (400 IU) and 1,000 and 2,000 IU for adults.

Nordic NaturalsNow available from Nordic Naturals is Omega-3 Effervescent. This cod liver oil comes in travel-sized packets that turn into an orange-flavored drink when mixed with water. The stevia-sweetened supplement offers DHA (260 mg), EPA (240 mg), vitamin D3 (1,200 IU) and vitamin A (300 IU) without a fishy taste or oily feel. Available in seven- and 21-day packages.