Spotlight on Products 2012

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Blue Diamond Growers

Enjoy the delicious taste of Blue Diamond Nut Thins in a new flavor; Pepper Jack! These perfectly seasoned crackers let you hang onto the flavor and let go of the guilt. Wheat- and gluten-free, Nut Thins are loaded with crunch and bursting with pepper jack flavor. Try them with salsa for a savory snack! Available in eight additional flavors, the crispy, crunchy texture of Nut Thins is converting chip lovers by the handful! Plus, for those sensitive to gluten, Nut Thins are a wonderfully tasty alternative. Nut Thins are available in Almond, BBQ, Cheddar Cheese, Hazelnut, Pecan, Smokehouse, Hint of Sea Salt and Country Ranch.
1802 C. Street, Sacramento, CA 95811, www.bluediamond.com

 

Bluebonnet Nutrition Corp.

Bluebonnet offers a line of natural vitamins, minerals, multiples, amino acids, proteins, standardized herbal extracts and specialty supplements, such as antioxidants, glucosamine, omega fatty acids, fiber/digestive aids including enzymes and probiotics, and food supplements, as well as an array of specialty formulas targeted to address specific health applications. All made without unnecessary colors, flavors, fillers, binders or excipients in delivery systems that suit individual lifestyles: caplets, mini-caplets, softgels, chewables, liquids, powders, vegetarian capsules (Vcaps®) and liquid-filled vegetarian capsules (Licaps®).
12915 Dairy Ashford, Sugar Land, TX 77478, www.bluebonnetnutrition.com

 

Bragg Live Foods

Bragg’s Organic Hawaiian Dressing and Marinade is inspired by Paul and Patricia Bragg’s love and close relationship with the Hawaiian Islands, especially Oahu’s Waikiki Beach. The fat- and gluten-free dressing is made with organic fruits including noni, pineapple, passion fruit and mango, along with Hawaiian ginger and Bragg’s own Apple Cider Vinegar. Bragg’s Braggberry dressing also contains a plethora of fruit including blueberries, raspberries, acai berries, goji berries and Concord grapes, which makes it high in antioxidants and natural phytochemicals, and contains no added sugar or corn syrup typically found in other dressings.
Box 7, Santa Barbara, CA 93102, www.bragg.com

 

Concentrated Aloe/Kava King Products, Inc.

Kava or Kava Kava is made from the root of the plant Piper methysticum, a member of the pepper family. This South Pacific root is used for relaxation. Traditionally kava root was ground by hand and steeped through mesh using water or coconut milk. Kava King has created and patented a unique Kava Micronization System allowing you to enjoy kava without the mess. Simply add one of our six blends to milk, water or juice, then mix and enjoy!
123 North Orchard St. #4A, Ormond Beach, FL 32174, www.kavakingproducts.com

 

derma e Natural Bodycare

Target uneven skin tone and discoloration for a visibly brighter, youthful complexion with derma e’s new Evenly Radiant line. With an Intensive Skin Brightening Complex rich in Madonna lily, bearberry, licorice and niacinamide and anti-aging antioxidants green tea and vitamin C, this line of six revitalizing citrus-scented formulas helps even skin tone and brighten skin for a radiant, younger-looking complexion. The Evenly Radiant line is ideal for uneven pigmentation, age and dark spots, sun damage and freckles.
4485 Runway St., Simi Valley, CA 93063, www.dermae.com

 

Eden Foods

A principled 44-year organic and natural food company with 220+ gluten-free, pure and purifying foods, such as whole grains, pasta, beans, tomatoes, sauces, snacks, condiments, macrobiotic imports and beverages like Unsweetened Edensoy. Eden foods are authentic and never adulterated with chemicals, preservatives, irradiation, colorings, refined sugars or genetically engineered ingredients. Eden beans, refried beans, rice & beans and chilies are in bisphenol-A (BPA) free cans and have been since April 1999. Eden foods are purifying and most enjoyable. Visit Eden at the Fancy Food Show at booth #2001.
701 Tecumseh Rd., Clinton, MI 49236, www.edenfoods.com

 

Florida Crystals

Introducing, Domino Light and C&H Light, a blend of Pure Cane Sugar and Stevia to make the ideal sweetener: a perfect sweet taste and half the calories of sugar! Made with Domino Sugar and C&H Sugar, it features a proprietary blend for better taste at only five calories per serving! Available in a two-lb. poly bag (ideal for baking and everyday household use) and a 40-count box (convenient packets for sweetening beverages). Learn more at www.dominosugar.com/light or www.chsugar.com/light.
1 N. Clematis St., Ste. 200, W. Palm Beach, FL 33401, www.dominosugar.com

Fungi Perfecti

A uniquely balanced blend of Cordyceps (Cordyceps sinensis) and Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum), Host Defense CordyChi Capsules brings the benefit of supporting energy and oxygen uptake with cellular nutrients.* Adults with active lifestyles and those who seek balance in a stressful world will breathe easy with CordyChi. Host Defense organic mushrooms are 100% U.S. grown.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
P.O. Box 7634, Olympia, WA 98507, www.fungi.com

 

Horphag Research (USA), Inc.

Pycnogenol is a natural plant extract originating from the bark of the French maritime pine tree. Pycnogenol has four basic properties: it’s a powerful antioxidant, acts as a natural anti-inflammatory, selectively binds to collagen and elastin and finally, it aids in the production of endothelial nitric oxide, which helps to vasodilate blood vessels. Published findings have demonstrated Pycnogenol’s beneficial health effects in cardiovascular and circulatory health, joint health, skin care, women’s health, cognitive function, and sports nutrition, among others.
5 Marine View Plaza, Suite 403, Hoboken, NJ 07030-5722, www.pycnogenol.com

 

InterHealth Nutraceuticals

UC-II is a once-a-day joint health ingredient that works 2x better than glucosamine and chondroitin. Trusted brands, such as Solgar, NOW Foods and Source Naturals, offer UC-II in once-a-day (yes, just one pill a day) joint health supplements. Published clinical research demonstrates that 40 mg of UC-II a day is more than twice as effective as glucosamine and chondroitin in supporting joint comfort, mobility and flexibility. Consumers around the world have switched because it is small and have stayed because it works.
5451 Industrial Way, Benicia, CA 94510, www.interhealthusa.com

 

Jarrow Formulas Inc.

PhosphOmega is a complex of phospholipids and the essential omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, 40% of which are bound to phospholipids for greater bioavailability. The product is derived from North Sea sand eel (Ammodytes Tobianus). The fish are caught in the pristine waters of the North Sea and The International Fish Meal and Fish Oil Organization has granted our supplier a Certificate of Responsible Fishing, indicating that the fish were caught according to the “global standard for responsible supply.” 
1824 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035, www.jarrow.com

 

Lonza Inc.

DHAid is a purely vegetarian source of omega-3 docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). DHA is a major building block for cell membranes, found in high concentrations in the brain and eye. Lonza’s DHAid is produced from a proprietary strain of microalgae through a controlled fermentation process. DHAid is available in liquid and powder forms, and is non-allergenic, free of potential contaminants and uses no chemical solvents for production. DHAid supports brain development and function as well as heart and eye health.
90 Boroline Rd., Allendale, NJ 07401, www.lonzanutrition.com

Mushroom Wisdom

Only MUSHROOM EMPERORS contains the clinically tested, proprietary extracts, Maitake D-fraction, SX-fraction and Amyloban, offering healthy immune, blood sugar and healthy brain support. Additionally, MUSHROOM EMPERORS includes 11 other mushrooms with a wealth of bioactive compounds, making it the perfect formula to promote a healthy and energetic lifestyle.
1 Madison St., Bldg. F6, East Rutherford, NJ 07073, www.mushroomwisdom.com

North American Herb & Spice

Ensure you’re getting everything your body needs, the whole food way. PurelyPak is the ideal meal enhancement system for optimizing your diet with the truly absorbable nutrients it needs. PurelyPak offers a full spectrum of vitamins A, B, C, D and E as well as omegas-3, -6, -9 essential fatty acids (including EPA and DHA), astaxanthin and natural trace minerals. PurelyPak is Purely Food.
P.O. Box 4885, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089, www.p-73.com

 

NOW Foods

New Cranberry Mannose + Probiotics Packets are specially formulated to support healthy urinary tract function by providing gentle cleansing while inhibiting the adhesion of substances to urinary tract walls. Cranberries contain an abundance of flavonoids and other active compounds. Each individually packaged powder mixes easily in a bottle of water, and comes in a box of 12 sticks. Naturally flavored, these drink sticks contain only the best, 100% natural flavors. 
395 S. Glen Ellyn Rd., Bloomingdale, IL 60108, www.nowfoods.com

 

Nutrex Hawaii

The company that put astaxanthin on the map has come out with a Super Strength, 12 mg per capsule Astaxanthin. According to SPINS data, Nutrex is the category leader with the #1 selling astaxanthin, BioAstin 4 mg 60 caps, which is consistently between first and third place each month in the overall SPINS Antioxidant category! If your store doesn’t stock our astaxanthin, you should: it’s a proven money maker! Our new 12-mg strength is specially formulated for athletes and people concerned with joint health.
73-4460 Queen Kaahumanu Highway, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, www.nutrex-hawaii.com

 

Pharmachem Laboratories, Inc.

Phase 2 Carb Controller is a proprietary white kidney bean extract that is distinctive in that it is the first bean derivative to address carbohydrate absorption and also has numerous clinical studies clearly demonstrating mechanism of action as well as significantly favorable results for marketing appeal. Phase 2 has been shown to neutralize alpha amylase preventing a percentage of carbs from conversion into glucose, and then fat. Simple, generic white kidney bean extracts do not offer adequate potency or stability to perform like Phase 2.
265 Harrison Ave., Kearny, NJ 07032, www.pharmachemlabs.com

 

Proprietary Nutritionals Inc. (PNI)

Sytrinol is a patented, proprietary ingredient formula of polymethoxylated flavones (tangeretin and nobiletin) and palm tocotrienols. Nobiletin and tangeretin help lower levels of LDL by preventing the manufacture of its building blocks apolipoprotein B and triglycerides. Human studies showed that alpha (palm) tocotrienols decreased the oxidation of LDL. Three clinical trials have demonstrated that Sytrinol reduced total cholesterol by 30%, LDL cholesterol by 27%, and triglycerides by 34% when compared to placebo; Sytrinol also raised HDL in these studies.
265 Harrison Ave., Kearny, NJ 07032, www.sytrinol.net

Savesta

ThinkWell supports healthy brain function with PS and Vinpocetine. This innovative blend of Ayurvedic herbs combined with the nutriceuticals Phophatidylse ine (PS) and Vinpocetine works fast to support healthy brain function and clear thinking.
9601 Owensmouth Ave., Unit 28, Chatsworth, CA 91311, www.savestalife.com

 

Solgar

Walk, Run, Climb, Play! Solgar No. 7 can help!* Solgar No. 7 shows improvement in joint comfort within 7 days.1* This once-daily alternative to glucosamine brings together bio-active nutrients that increase joint mobility, flexibility, and range of motion.* Solgar No. 7 helps get active consumers back on track…fast.*
1. This statement is based on two human studies of 5-LOXIN Advanced™ using subjective measures in which participants rate their joint health. In these studies, after 7 days, improvement continued to be seen, including in biomarker analysis.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
500 Willow Tree Rd., Leonia, NJ 07605, www.solgar.com

Solid Gold Health Products for Pets

Solid Gold Sundancer dry food with curcumin has a 4,000-year-old history as an antioxidant that benefits many aspects of health—heart, respiratory, joint, digestive, blood sugar, liver/kidney, weight, eyes and more. Sundancer supports animals affected by tear-staining and ear infections. To obtain a free catalogue, contact sarah@solidgoldholistic.com. Solid Gold produced the first natural dry food in the United States in 1975 and the first holistic dry food in 1985.
1331 N. Cuyamaca St., Ste. I, El Cajon, CA 92020, www.solidgoldhealth.com

 

Sun Chlorella

Made from the leaves of the widely praised herb Eleuthero, Infuse Your Mood Tea is a way to balance your mind, body and spirit with Eleuthero’s natural ability to help reduce stress. The caffeine-free, adaptogenic, herbal tea also helps improve your sense of well-being, provides a feeling of peace and tranquility, supports physical endurance and enhances inner calm and focus. Try what Sun Chlorella calls a remarkably soothing, amazingly healthy and incredibly energizing tea.
3305 Kashiwa St., Torrance, CA 90505, www.sunchlorellausa.com

 

Suzanne’s Specialties

The first all-natural vegan marshmallow creme made from natural flavors, soy protein, natural vegetable gums and sweetened with Suzanne’s brown rice syrup. Use this product to make fantastic desserts like rice crispy treats, s’mores or a healthy ‘Ricemellow-Nutter’ sandwich. This sweet, airy creme is the perfect marshmallow alternative for the health-conscious consumer. Ricemellow Creme contains no refined sugars, preservatives or artificial flavors. It is also fat-free, cholesterol free, gluten free, non-dairy and contains absolutely no animal products or GMOs.
421 Jersey Ave., Ste. B, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, www.suzannes-specialties.com

 

Tundra Trading, Inc.

Tundra Trading, Inc. introduces Gluten-Free Licorice made with rice flour. Tubi’s Gluten-Free Soft Licorice is an excellent candy that also contains molasses, a healthy source of iron and calcium, and natural licorice extract complemented by anise oil. First-rate ingredients combined with generations of licorice-making experience produce a soft and chewy, low-calorie nibble bursting with old-fashioned flavor. Now your gluten-sensitive customers can indulge their sweet tooth with Tubi’s Gluten-Free Soft Licorice—another great product from Tundra Trading.
1500 Gardena Ave., Glendale, CA 91204, www.tundratrading.com

 

UAS Laboratories/The Probiotic Company

UAS Laboratories, Inc., a leading probiotic company, was founded by Dr. S.K. Dash in 1979. The company manufactures and markets probiotics with the documented super strain, Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS®-1 and antioxidants in the United States, Canada and many other countries worldwide. UAS Labs offers branded products, raw materials, private labeling and custom manufacturing. Dr. Dash became interested in probiotics while working for the state of South Dakota as director of Food and Drug from 1973-1980.
9953 Valley View Rd., Eden Prairie, MN 55344, www.uaslabs.com

 

Wakunaga of America

Kyolic D3 combines Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract with Vitamin D3. A number of peer-reviewed studies have linked adequate vitamin D levels to better bone density, a healthier cardiovascular system and immune health. Other research suggests that Aged Garlic Extract may play a role in supporting bone and heart health while strengthening the body’s immune defenses. By combining these two potent ingredients, Kyolic D3 provides a powerful and natural way to support overall wellness with a special emphasis on bone and heart health. 
23501 Madero, Mission Viejo, CA 92691, www.kyolic.com

 

Willard Water

Invented by award-winning chemist, Dr. John Willard, Ph.D., Willard Water alters the structure of regular water, and that new altered structure helps the body better perform a variety of functions including digestion, nutrient assimilation and toxin removal. Willard Water also has a high pH, and when added to water as directed, it increases pH by nearly two points. The many benefits of drinking Willard Water and the products’ competitive pricing makes it a must have for all natural health consumers.
P.O. Box 4040, Rapid City, SD 57709, www.drwillard.com

 

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, June 2012