Bergstrom Nutrition produces OptiMSM, the world’s only GRAS designated MSM (methylsulfonylmethane). OptiMSM is supported by U.S. clinical research published in a peer-reviewed journal showing it to safely and effectively increase joint comfort and support a normal range of motion. Bergstrom manufactures its proprietary non-shellfish sourced OptiMSM in its GMP-compliant, ISO 9001:2008 registered and MSM-dedicated production facility in Vancouver, Washington, exceeding industry standards for purity and product consistency.
1000 West 8th St., Vancouver, WA 98660, www.bergstromnutrition.com
Bluebonnet Nutrition is proud to introduce a new line of children’s whole food-based supplements: Super Earth Rainforest Animalz. These kosher-certified, gluten-free chewables provide essential vitamins, minerals, omega-3 fatty acids, fruits and vegetables. The line contains no wheat, gluten, dairy, fillers or artificial color/sweeteners. And, the natural flavors are so yummy, according to the company, kids will never know that Super Earth Rainforest Animalz contain all the fruits and vegetables they love to hate.
12915 Dairy Ashford, Sugar Land, TX 77478, www.bluebonnetnutrition.com
derma e Natural Bodycare
The Very Clear skin care line helps clear up blemishes, prevent breakouts and encourage healthy skin, naturally. This advanced skincare system utilizes a special blend of herbs including tea tree, willow bark, rosewood, lavender and chamomile, which is shown to be as effective as over-the-counter products, but with fewer side effects. Very Clear also is perfect for all ages and ideal for balancing oily skin.
4485 Runway St., Simi Valley, CA 93063, www.dermae.com
Sharp•PS GREEN is the best brain nutrient and is now available as a soy-free option, says Enzymotec Ltd. Sharp•PS GREEN is the first ever vegetarian-based, soy-free Phosphatidylserine. It is produced in an eco-friendly way and is available in both powder and liquid forms. Enzymotec's unique technology and know-how has made this novel brain product available to all while ensuring lasting stability and efficacy together with best-in-class performance of color, texture and flowability.
55 Madison Ave., Ste. 400, Morristown, NJ 07960, www.enzymotec.com
Jarrow Formulas, Inc.
Saccharomyces Boulardii + MOS is a probiotic yeast that survives stomach acid and colonizes the intestinal tract. Its key benefits include promoting intestinal tract health, helping to protect beneficial microbiota and enhancing immune function. MOS (MannanOligoSaccharides) is an oligosaccharide from the cell walls of S. cerevisiae that can discourage bacteria from adhering to epithelial cells and reduce their proliferation. Saccharomyces Boulardii + MOS vegetarian capsules from Jarrow Formulas contain one of the best substantiated probiotics, deliver five billion organisms per capsule, can be taken with bacterial probiotics and are room-temperature stable.
1824 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035, www.jarrow.com
Lonza is a leading supplier of Carnipure L-Carnitine, a nutrient that plays an important role in energy metabolism. The Carnipure ingredients are bright white, heat stable and freely flowable. They can be used in dietary supplements in the form of tablets, capsules and powders. Carnipure crystalline and Carnipure tartrate are self-affirmed GRAS for use in certain conventional foods as a dietary source of L-Carnitine.
90 Boroline Rd., Allendale, NJ 07401, www.carnipure.com
Prost•Mate is a specially formulated blend featuring a standardized extract of saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) that has long been used by Native Americans to maintain prostate and urinary tract health. It also includes the unique, potent immune-boosting Maitake D-Fraction along with several supportive and beneficial ingredients: pumpkin seed powder, green tea extract, vitamin C and two potent carotenoids, lutein and lycopene.
1 Madison St., Bldg. F6, E. Rutherford, NJ 07073, www.mushroomwisdom.com
Natural Health Science, Inc. (NHS)
Pycnogenol® is a natural plant extract which is derived from the bark of the French maritime pine tree, grown solely along France’s southwest coast. Pycnogenol® offers four basic properties: it is a powerful antioxidant, a natural anti-inflammatory, it binds to collagen and elastin and it improves blood flow. And, more than 280 scientific articles and clinical trials have confirmed Pycnogenol®’s safety and efficacy, with beneficial effects in heart health, skin care, eye health and joint health, among various others.
5 Marine View Plz., Ste. 403, Hoboken, NJ 07030, www.pycnogenol.com
NOW Certified Organic BetterStevia Packets are an easy and convenient way to add a zero-calorie natural sweetener to shoppers’ favorite beverages. BetterStevia is a certified-organic, low-glycemic sweetener with no bitter aftertaste and no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. It is suitable for vegetarians and vegans, so just about anyone can benefit from adding this natural sugar alternative to their dietary regimens.
395 S. Glen Ellyn Rd., Bloomingdale, IL 60108, www.nowfoods.com
Nutrition Now’s Prenatal gummy vitamins offer expecting mothers a delicious multivitamin formula with the folic acid and DHA that helps support healthy prenatal development. Made with natural colors and flavors, they are easy to take and a great-tasting alternative to large, hard-to-swallow tablets.
6350 NE Campus Dr., Vancouver, WA 98661, www.nutritionnow.com
Solgar Ubiquinol 200 mg (Reduced CoQ-10) Softgels provide KanekaQH ubiquinol derived from KanekaQ10 ubiquinone, an all-natural, clinically researched form of CoQ-10 bio-identical to the kind produced in the body. This premium formulation is offered in oil-based softgels to ensure optimal absorption and assimilation.
500 Willow Tree Road, Leonia, NJ 07605, www.solgar.com
Solid Gold Health Products for Pets
SunDancer dry chicken-based dog food is now available through Solid Gold Holistic Products for Pets. This natural dog food contains herbs known for their healing properties: curcumin, which has a 4,000-year-old history of supporting immune and brain health, chia and guianoa. SunDancer is made from tapioca, cranberries, pumpkin, carrots and apples.
900 Vernon Way, #101, El Cajon, CA 92020, www.solidgoldhealth.com
Wakunaga of America Co., Ltd.
Kyo-Dophilus plus Cranberry Extract is a truly unique combination of the most stable human-strain probiotics on the market and the well-known, effective, Cranberry Extract to help promote urinary tract and intestinal health, according to Wakunaga. Taken regularly, it can help maintain a healthy bladder, as well as support overall intestinal function and immune health.
23501 Madero, Mission Viejo, CA 92691, www.kyolic.com
Ultra Concentrated Liquid Chlorophyll now comes in convenient 15:1 concentrate (2-oz and 4-oz) dropper bottles, and is made available through World Organic Corporation. The product is the firm’s best-selling chlorophyll, is made from alfalfa and is now concentrated to 100 mg of pure chlorophyll per 1 ml. The firm says that its dropper makes the product easy to use, without any spills.
5242 Bolsa Ave., Ste. 3, Huntington Beach, CA 92649, email@example.com
Xlear Nasal Spray is an all-natural xylitol and saline nasal spray that is effective in soothing and moisturizing the sinuses and nasal passages. Xlear with xylitol is a hyper-osmotic solution that helps pull moisture toward it, keeping the nasal passages and sinuses moist and clean for a longer time than just saline alone. Xlear can be used as needed by adults and children. It is non-medicated, non-habit forming, and has no side-effects or artificial preservatives.
P.O. Box 970911, Orem, UT 84097, www.xlear.com
Published in WholeFoods Magazine, June 2011