Homebrewers now have a more eco-friendly option when it comes to making their beer with Sustainable Homebrewing ($18.95, 368 pp) by Amelia Slayton Loftus. This book helps both beginner and advanced brewers take an organic approach to brewing by growing their own ingredients and choosing eco-friendly materials to use throughout the brewing process. Loftus also covers sustainable brewing practices like using solar energy and recycled water. There are also over 30 beer recipes for readers to try, including Pale Rider Ale, Vienna Twist Lager, and Gluten-Free Buckwheat Millet Ale.

The Diabetes Solution ($24.99, 261 pp) by Jorge Rodriguez, MD, and Susan Wyler, RDN, has a twofold purpose: to give those with type 2 diabetes the means to help fight it and promote education for readers to understand exactly what it is and what can be done to prevent it. The book combines the latest scientific research on type 2 diabetes and prediabetes with information for diabetics to manage the condition. Some of the offerings for managing diabetes include recipes for all times of day, exercise regimens, and ways to lower stress.

Neptune Technologies & Bioressources now offers NKOBeat, a krill oil ingredient with coenzyme Q10 and other ingredients to support heart health and healthy circulation. States the company, “Combined with NKO, Neptune’s study showed CoQ10 had a 25 times better absorption rate when compared to a generic CoQ10.”

Tate & Lyle offers PromOat Beta Glucan, which delivers up to 35% beta glucan. The ingredient can support healthy cholesterol levels and is free of the taste, color and graininess of other oat-based ingredients. Oat beta glucan qualifies for the EFSA/EU health claims for lowering blood cholesterol and reducing post-prandial glycemic response.

PLT Health Solutions, Inc. and Horizon Science now offer Benecarb Glycemic Balance Complex. The ingredient, based on molasses phytonutrients, is said to reduce the glycemic impact of foods and drinks by up to 20% “with particular advantages in carbohydrate-rich formulations.” It is high in antioxidants, minerals and polyphenols.

Bluebonnet Nutrition now offers CellularActive Methylcobalamin, an active coenzyme form of B12, in 1,000 mcg and 5,000 mcg potencies. This fast-acting and highly bioavailable form of vitamin B12 is offered in liquid form with a natural raspberry flavor.

North American Herb & Spice Co. now offers Quick Alert, a caffeine-free proprietary blend of energy-supporting herbs featuring chaga. Without causing jitters, this natural energy product offers “the strength you need to get things done,” states the company.

NOW Foods has released BerryDophilus, a new chewable probiotic supplement. BerryDophilus combines four probiotic strains in order to support gastrointestinal health and immune function. NOW Foods says that this supplement is usable by both children and adults, and the product is completely vegan. Contains 60 chewables.
SRP: $11.99

BerryBreeze helps keep food fresh two to three times longer than normal. The small device goes in the refrigerator and uses activated oxygen to neutralize mold, bacteria and microorganisms, while eliminating odors and maintaining freshness. It also defuses ethylene gas.