The traditional bowl of soup gets a healthy spin in The Whole Bowl.The traditional bowl of soup gets a healthy spin in The Whole Bowl by Rebecca Wood and Leda Scheintaub. ($16.95, 118 pp).Focusing on gluten- and dairy-free ingredients, this cookbook contains stews, soups and accompaniments that speak to a variety of taste, from comfort food to specific health purposes. Recipes include Nettle Soup with Poached Eggs, Buffalo Chili, Mahi Mahi Moqueca, and Minty Avocado and Tomatillo Soup. This book also contains several helpful sidebars to help cooks prepare and select ingredients properly—from how to cook soba noodles to altering recipes to create texture. 

Fruit d’Or Nutraceuticals offers LactoCran, a combo of Sabinsa’s shelf-stable LactoSpore probiotic (Bacillus coagulans MTCC 5856) and Cran Naturelle cranberry seed powder from Fruit d’Or. It can be used in foods, beverages and dietary supplements. LactoCran supports digestive and heart health.

Naturex unveiled a new maca ingredient for natural sexual performance products called Macador. “Gently extracted with water, the ingredient is the first maca extract to be standardized to amino acids,” according to Naturex. This helps ensure quality from batch to batch. The maca is sustainably sourced. Results are seen after two weeks.

TIC Gums has launched Ticaloid GF 313. Ticaloid GF 313 is a hydrocolloid system developed for sweet baked goods. It helps manufacturers achieve the softness, cohesiveness and batter viscosity lost when switching to gluten-free formulations, allowing them to suspend additions like blueberries.

New from SuperNutrition is Heart Smart, a combination of vitamins A, D3 and natural K2 (MenaQ7) for supporting arterial flexibility and elasticity, normal blood pressure and healthy bones. The chewable tablet is made with D-ribose, organic blueberry juice powder and organic beet root powder.

New from MegaFood are Daily Nutrient Booster Powders in 30-serving jars. The line of whole food powders includes Daily C-Protect for immune support, Daily Energy for sustained energy and healthy blood sugar levels, Daily Purify for healthy liver function and Daily Turmeric for cellular health before and after physical activity.

Redd Remedies has released Throat Drops, designed to soothe the throat and tired voices. These drops combine extracts from herbs like holy basil, ginger and sage with an essential oil cooling blend including eucalyptus and spike lavender to provide natural menthol vapors. Each bag has 16 drops. Flavors include Cherry, Cool Mint and Sweet Lemon.

Adam Now FoodsNew from NOW Foods is ADAM Men’s Superior Multiple Vitamins, daily vitamins designed to support everyday optimum health for men. These vitamins are made with ingredients like saw palmetto, lycopene, alpha-lipoic acid and CoQ10. ADAM comes in three formats: vegetarian capsules, vegetarian tablets and easy-to-swallow softgels.

Dr MercolaSeveral popular Dr. Mercola supplements are now sold as a retail line. Dr. Mercola scrutinizes all his products for quality. Products available include Astaxanthin, Complete Probiotics, Curcumin Advanced, Full Spectrum Enzymes, Joint Support Gummies, Krill Oil, Miracle Whey, Spiru-Blue, Ubiquinol, Vegan Protein Powder and Whole Food Multivitamin Plus Vital Minerals.