Three new products have been introduced by Vitanica. Metabolic Manager is designed to provide glycemic/metabolic support through botanicals with antioxidant and adaptogenic properties. Vegan Symmetry is a high-potency multivitamin, mineral and herbal supplement for vegan diets. Sleep Tonic adds to the Tasty Tonic line and is flavored with natural raspberry extract.

Carlson Labs has introduced and updated several formulas. Biotin 5000 mcg promotes healthy hair and nails. Elite EPA Gems contains 1,000 mg of EPA, and Fish Oil Q delivers fish oil and CoQ10 for heart, brain, vision and joint health. Phosphatidylserine is now formulated with non-GMO ingredients and supports healthy brain function.

Two new vegetarian liquid supplements have been added to the Buried Treasure line from Life Line Foods. Buried Treasure Digestive Relief contains prebiotics, aloe, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory fruits and traditional herbs to promote healthy digestion. Herbal Iron provides non-animal sourced iron along with nutrient rich foods like baobab and nopal, soothing herbs and antioxidants.

Natural Vitality introduced a capsule companion to its liquid Organic Life Vitamins. Whole Life Daily Multi caps are based on the same formulation as its liquid cousin including 24 organically grown veggies, superfruits and fruits, organic quinoa plant protein and organic aloe vera. WLDM also contains a plant-based multi mineral complex, vitamins and other supportive nutrients.

Nutrex Hawaii now offers Green Complete Superfood Powder, a supplement that supports the immune system and healthy energy levels. With a natural vanilla bean flavor, the drink mix-in offers 3 grams of Hawaiian spirulina plus an organic greens blend, organic antioxidant blend and probiotics.

Ever been told to drink cranberry juice to ward off a urinary tract infection (UTI)? It turns out this classic home remedy may have some medical merit. In recent years, studies suggest that cranberries can support urinary health in some people.

Embarking on an adventure known as opening and owning a natural grocery store leaves one open to questions, comments and conversation: questions of disbelief, comments of support and conversations—many conversations—about logistics, operations and procedures for everything from the produce coming in the door to the average ticket price walking out.

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