fruit snacksDistributed by Au’some, Inc., 3-Dees natural fruit snacks are a source of fruit juices and vitamin C, according to the company. The animal-shaped snacks come in strawberry, apple, blueberry and orange flavors. The sale of these snacks also benefits the Wildlife Conservation Society.

agave syrupOhgave! now offers a maple-flavored agave syrup. The all-natural and organic syrup is low-glycemic and contains no sugar or high-fructose corn syrup. With its maple flavor, the product is suitable for use on pancakes, baked goods and other foods.
300 Center Dr., Ste. G, Superior, CO 80027, www.ohgave.com
 

jelly beansTruSweets, LLC has released its Surf Sweets Organic Jelly Bean line. The product is excellent for on-the-go snacking, as well as for school lunches. These jelly beans are sold in 90-calorie packs in springtime colors.
SRP: $0.79 for 0.9 oz package.

Vitamin DCoral LLC has added Daily D veggie-capped supplements to its line of product offerings. Daily D is a high-potency 5,000 IU vitamin containing coral calcium. It is free of excipients, flowing agents or binders. This vitamin D supplement is also the first of its kind to offer 100 mcg of calcium in each capsule.  SRP: $19.00 for 100 capsules.

venus on marsVenus on Fire, Mars on Ice (29.95, 253 pp), by John Gray, Ph.D., discusses the differences between females and males, considering the ways in which men and women deal with stress and how hormones are detrimental to health. Good nutrition and balanced blood sugar can promote hormonal balance and improve relationships.

Vegetable GardenStarter Vegetable Gardens ($19.95, 180 pp.) by Barbara Pleasant offers 24 no-fail plans for planting small organic gardens. The text guides beginners and experienced growers in how to plant seeds and correctly harvest plants. The author also offers tips for some problematic gardening problems that one may encounter.

Vitamin DVitamin D—The Sunshine Vitamin ($9.95, 118 pp), Zoltan Rona, M.D., M. Sc., talks about how vitamin D supplementation is beneficial to overall health. He makes the point that vitamin D plays a role in disease prevention, uncovers misconceptions about sun exposures and suggests that the recommended dosage for vitamin D should be increased.

Valensa InternationalValensa International launched a new krill oil ingredient that “boosts natural astaxanthin levels found in krill oil in a product that offers a guaranteed shelf-life of two years,” says the company. Deep Ocean Krill uses Aker BioMarine’s Superba Krill Oil as the base as well as Valensa’s Zanthin natural astaxanthin and its botanical O2B Peroxidation Blocker technology for shelf stability.

Stratum NutritionStratum Nutrition, a Novus International Business, now offers Artinia for arterial health. Studies indicate this vegetarian ingredient (which combines soluble and insoluble fibers) helps defend against damage caused by free radicals and oxidized low-density lipoprotein, says the company. The ingredient is also said to lower triglyceride levels and decrease lipid deposits in arteries.