Vegetarian DRcaps capsules from Capsugel. DRcaps are made from hydroxypropl methylcellulose (HPMC), and dissolve slower than traditional HPMC capsules. Capsules safeguard ingredients from dissolving immediately in stomach acid; contents are protected for at least 30 minutes in a gastric pH of 1.2 and release in a pH of 6.8. The product is said to decrease the aftertaste of ingredients.

FutureCeuticals has launched elemin, plant-derived minerals that are said to be highly digestible and bioavailable. Elemin is cold-water extracted from senonian vegetate and is Non-GMO, comes in a powdered form, which pairs well with a bevy of beverage, functional food and supplement applications. Elemin also has been certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union.

 

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.

Jarrow Formulas expands its offerings with Optimal Plant Proteins. The proteins consist of five sources of protein-rich powders, providing a plant-based amino acid profile, along with natural fibers, says the company. The firm suggests adding two scoops of powder to eight ounces of water or a beverage of choice, or using Optimal Plant Proteins in a smoothie. The product also is gluten-free and contains no sugar, dairy, wheat or soybeans.
SRP: $21.95 for 19-ounce (1.2 lb) container.

 

New to Solgar Vitamin and Herb’s product offerings is Solgar Vitamin D3 10,000 IU Softgels in a 120-count bottle. The softgels, according to the company, offer advanced vitamin D3 support. The safflower oil-based softgels are gluten-free, dairy-free and wheat-free and offer 10,000 IU of vitamin D3 as cholecalciferol.

Michael’s Naturopathic Programs now offers a Cardio Pack containing CoQ10 (100 mg), Fish Oil (1,000 mg), Vitamin D3 (1,000 IU) and Resveratrol (200 mg with 40 mg from trans-resveratrol). The supplements are packaged in individual cellophane packets in an easy-to-open box dispenser.

NaturaNectar is launching a full line of supplements in late July/early August 2011 that incorporate high-quality Brazilian bee propolis. Available are Immune Guardian, Gastro Guardian, Throat Guardian Spray, Bee Propolis Trio, Green Bee Propolis and Red Bee Propolis. The propolis is obtained through a patented extraction process that separates the phenolics and flavonoids into two different extracts.