Jarrow Formulas now offers value sizes of five of its best-sellers. Available are Alpha Lipoic Sustain 300 (120 tablets), Bone-Up (360 capsules), Jarro-Dophilus + FOS (300 capsules), Resveratrol 100 (120 vegetarian capsules) and Yum-Yum Dophilus (120 chewable tablets). SRP: $22.95–39.95

Rockville, MD—Manufacturers of tainted products masquerading as legitimate dietary supplements had better change their ways—or else. Such was the message in a strongly worded letter to supplement makers from Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D., commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) dated December 15.

Washington, D.C.—After reviewing the current research behind the health benefits of vitamin D and calcium, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) has issued a report that updates dietary reference intakes (DRIs) for these nutrients.

New Orleans, LA—Time is precious for getting a stroke victim the immediate care they need. Now, an important study funded by the National Institute of Health has found that DHA may be an important part of ischemic stroke treatment and recovery—if it’s taken within five hours of stroke.

Dietary supplements have long been considered an important component of a well-balanced health routine. People turn to these products for general reasons, such as filling nutrition gaps and maintaining overall health and wellness—and to support specific systems within the body such as heart, bone and digestive health. Many consumers are devoted to their supplements and believe they are integral to their wellness pursuit.

Bluebonnet Nutrition Corp. now offers 100% natural dualaction protein powders. The supplement combines whey protein isolate, micellar casein and calcium caseinate, which offer amino acid support, purity and protection, says the firm. Varieties include: French Vanilla, Natural Original, Strawberry and Chocolate Flavors (all available in 1-lb and 2-lb canisters, and single-serving packets). And, all flavors excluding Natural Original flavor are sweetened with stevia.

EaseFemin from NaturaNectar is a women’s supplement that naturally reduces menopause and perimenopause symptoms. The company says this product is the first natural menopause supplement that contains premium Brazilian red bee propolis (IsoFactor). This polyphenol- and flavonoidrich ingredient is said to offer relief from hot flashes, night sweats and irritability. Other ingredients include soy aglycone isoflavones, an herbal blend, calcium and vitamin D3.

Continental Vitamin Company has just added Superior Source MicroLingual Slumber Helper to its list of product offerings. This natural herbal formula is said to support relaxation and sleep and contains no melatonin. The tablets eliminate hard-to-swallow pills, sprays or liquids, and dissolve in about fifteen seconds or less, thus promoting absorption.

Solgar introduces CRAN FLORA with Probiotics Plus Ester-C Vegetable Capsules. This formula delivers a blend of concentrated cranberry powder, L. acidophilus and Ester-C to help support urinary, intestinal and immune health, the company says. According to Solgar, “CRAN FLORA provides the equivalent of 40,000 mg (40 g) of fresh cranberries without the calories of juice!”