Dog FoodAll American Pet Brands debuts Grrr-Nola Natural Dog Food. The focus is on “pet wellness” and its ingredients include omega-3 and -6 fatty acids, pure chicken meal protein, supplemental vitamin taurine to maintain and improve canine cardiac function and l-carnitine to protect the heart from damage caused by stress and other cardiovascular risk factors.

VermonVermontt Soapworks introduces the first certified organic shampoo base for the private label industry. Ingredients include organic olive, jojoba and coconut oils with organic vegetable gums, glycerin, organic aloe and rosemary extract. The two formulas available are for thicker hair and for finer hair.

ChrysanthisChrysantis, Inc.’s EZEyes zeaxanthin is now available in a 5% beadlet form. This all-natural, free 3R 3’R zeaxanthin beadlet made from marigolds is offered in ingredient forms for capsules, tablets and softgels and has a guaranteed shelflife of two years. The company spent more than two years developing the beadlet to ensure its stability when in contact with other ingredients.

BI Nutraceuticals has segmented the 200 GRAS offerings in its ingredient reference database into 12 condition-specific, functional categories. The new platforms include: energy, immunity, digestive, cognitive, heart health, anti-aging, eye health, bone health, weight management, sleep, calming and joint/inflammation.

lip balmOrganic Essence launched five new lip balm flavors in eco-friendly tubes. Shea- and cocoa butter-infused flavors include Almond, Grapefruit, Mint, Natural and Vanilla. Each tube is made from bio-degradable materials. “USDA Certified organic is your assurance that questionable ingredients are not present to potentially harm your skin,” says the firm.

New from Avalon Organics is a personal care line that is infused with grapefruit extracts (to invigorate hair and skin) and geranium leaf extract (to “awaken the senses,” says the company).

Body WahDesert Essence Organics offers a fragrance-free series, including shampoo, conditioner, body wash and body lotion. Desert Essence products are enriched with natural botanical ingredients such as organic green tea, organic jojoba oil and organic sunflower oil. These products are 100% vegan, according to the company.
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dishOne-Dish Vegetarian Meals ($14.95, 199 pp), by Robin Robertson, is a vegetarian cookbook that features 150 easy one-dish dinners. Robertson, an acclaimed cooking instructor and veteran food writer, includes a wide variety of globally inspired vegetarian recipes for every season that emphasizes fresh, wholesome and naturally flavored ingredients.

Herwinstonbal Therapy & Supplements ($38.95, 550 pp), by Merrily A. Kuhn and David Winston, contains 16 new herb monographs that were not in the first addition. This guide discusses the traditional and scientific uses of 130 botanicals and supplements. This text has information on pharmacology, side effects, long-term safety and use in children and pregnancy.