As we round out our editorial series on Natural Success Stories, it’s time to highlight the accomplishments of several female industry pioneers. These amazing women cleared the way in previously unchartered territory. As company founders and top-level executives, they are truly inspiring. There are hundreds of women who we would have loved to feature in these pages. While space does not allow us to share all the amazing stories of the incredible and talented women in our industry, we are proud to offer the stories of the following leading ladies.

Sugar Land, TX— Dietary supplement manufacturer Bluebonnet Nutrition Corporation hosted Congressman Pete Olson of Texas’s 22nd District on a tour of its headquarters to show the growth and sophistication that has taken place in the natural products industry.

Arthur Andrew Medical offers Floraphage, a prebiotic “Phage.” When Floraphage destroys bad bacteria within the gut, nutrients are released that act as a high-quality prebiotic food. Lab testing shows Floraphage can increase the growth rate of supplemented probiotics by a factor of 24, without gas and bloating. This increased growth provides overall support to immune and digestive health. 

Probium offers Oral Blis Combo 4B, a supplement designed to support oral health. The supplement contains Blis K12 and Blis M18, two strains of Streptococcus salivarius that protect the teeth, gums, sinuses and throat. These fast-dissolve tablets are gluten free, non-dairy and non-GMO, and come in bottles of 30.

Twinlab’s new PS Gummies are intended to support brain function with phosphatidylserine (PS). PS has been shown in studies to support memory and cognitive function in students. This product was formulated using Sharp-PS Green, a non-soy, vegetarian PS produced by Enzymotec.

Life Extension now offers CalReduce Selective Fat Binder, chewable mint tablets that safely bind to excess fats in the body and may help maintain a healthy weight. The supplement incorporates alpha-cyclodextrin, a patented super-fiber said to help absorb fat molecules from food before they enter the bloodstream.

Carlson Laboratories has released Carlson Nutra-Support Stress, said to lower stress by supporting nervous system and brain health. It contains eight B vitamins that aid in regulating metabolic functions, and serve as needed micronutrients in times of stress. It also has vitamin C to serve as an antioxidant.

Natrol, Inc. made several new additions to its line, including Tart Cherry with Melatonin, Sleep & Repair, Melatonin 10 mg Fast Dissolve, Advanced 5-HTP Stress Support Fast Dissolve, Biotin 10,000 mcg Fast Dissolve, Collagen Skin & Joint Complex, Bromelain 250 mg, Coconut Oil 1000 mg Softgels and Laci Le Beau Cleanse NOW.

Washington, D.C.—The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act (DASCA), an act designed to give the DEA added authority to act when designer anabolic steroids are mismarketed as dietary supplements.