The Baker Creek Vegan Cookbook ($19.99, 194 pp) is more than just a cookbook. Written by husband and wife, Jere and Emilee Gettle, this book provides easy instructions for canning and preserving, a list of everyday kitchen staples and many vegan recipes.

Real Cause, Real Cure ($18.99, 343 pp) is a health guide to nine causes of the most common health problems.  Written by Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, and Bill Gottlieb, CHC, this book focuses on the real root causes behind health issues, and the best ways to treat them.

Deerland Enzymes just launched PrefixPro, a prebiotic that promotes digestive health by stimulating probiotic growth. Unlike fiber- or starch-based prebiotics, PrefixPro requires a much smaller dosage and shorter time period to be effective. It works in both intestines, is not sensitive to specific environmental conditions of the gut and doesn’t cause flatulence.

Nutraceuticals International Group now offers SlimPro (a fish peptide enriched with BCAAs), which helps increase CCK and GLP-1 production. These molecules send messages to the brain to control hunger, eating and nibbling, and therefore may help control calorie intake. Applications include tablets, capsules, soft gels, stick packs, protein shakes, soft beverages and baked goods.

Jost Chemical Company now offers microencapsulated materials including Jost Copper Gluconate USP, Jost Ferrous Fumarate USP, Jost Manganese Sulfate USP/EP, Ferrous Sulfate USP, Magnesium Oxide USP and Zinc Oxide USP. Potential applications include chewable tablets and capsules, premixes and nutritional bars.

WILD Flavors, Inc. now distributes Immunel. Fast-acting Immunel helps “instruct” the immune system, thus providing a targeted immune response. It helps increase the number and vigor of immune cells that respond to microbial/bacterial invaders, supporting phagocytosis and activating NK cells. Immunel is clinically tested.

Alchem USA Inc. launched ReQollect Solution, a concentrated liquid vinpocetine suitable for use in beverages (including dairy, juices, functional waters and shots) to enhance memory and alertness by supporting blood circulation in the brain. The company says the ingredient would also be beneficial in pre-workout formulations to improve focus and coordination.

Kemin has launched AssuriTEA Men’s Health, a proprietary formula of catechins and theaflavins that supports urological health. The formula contains a blend of water-extracted green and black tea varieties from fully traceable plant sources. The formula does not cause gastrointestinal distress.

Fairhaven Health now offers OvaBoost, a supplement designed to help improve egg quality and optimize ovarian function for trying-to-conceive women. Formulated by medical experts, OvaBoost combines three key ingredients that are known to improve egg equality: myo-inositol, folic acid and melatonin.