The incredible feat of salmon swimming upstream to spawn is a wonder of nature. How do these fish get the energy to battle their way against the rapids? Some say it’s all due to their diet, which is rich in astaxanthin.

bone strength

Fact or fiction: Bones are mainly “calcium sticks,” developed until the teen years and frozen until they become brittle from old age. No way! Set the record straight in your store with some basic education about how bones evolve throughout our lives and the role nutrition plays in this process.

While many of us turn to supplements to improve our quality of life, there are some facets of health that are often missed. One frequently overlooked category is eye health.

FiberTomorrow’s Nutrition now offers SunFiber, a fiber supplement designed to support digestive regularity. According to the company, this can help improve occasional constipation, as well as diarrhea and loose stools. SunFiber is also all natural and gluten free, and dissolves quickly in beverages without altering the taste or texture of foods.

New from Carlson Laboratories is a reformulated Lutein & Greens, which now offers 25% more lutein along with zeaxanthin derived from kale and spirulina. According to the company, “For optimal eye health, at least 6 to 10 mg of lutein and zeaxanthin daily is recommended. For those who are unable to receive these powerful antioxidants through their diet, just one capsule per day provides an effective dosage.”

SuperNutrition recently released SimplyOne Heart Smart and SimplyOne Heart Smart Vegan. The chewable supplement is made from a combination of vitamins A, D3 and K2 (MK-7) plus d-ribose and organic blueberry juice powder. According to the company, the product supports arterial flexibility and elasticity, healthy blood pressure and overall cardiovascular health and bone strength.

ProbioticUAS LifeSciences is releasing a new chewable adult probiotic called UP4 Adult Cubes. The product is made from two clinically studied probiotic strains and vitamin C to help the immune and digestive systems, according to the company. The chewables come in a creamy orange flavor.

Brain HealthWakunaga of America Co., Ltd. introduced a new product and renamed two others. New Brain Energy contains a proprietary blend of brain-supportive herbs and nutrients including Aged Garlic Extract. Brain Focus, containing ginkgo biloba, was renamed from Ginkgo-Go! Brain Memory was renamed from Ginkgo Biloba Plus.

digestive healthNow available from Health Plus, Inc. is Power Digest, a two-in-one formulation. The product, which is targeted toward athletes, contains digestive enzymes and cleansing herbs to help with digestion and address gas and bloating. It also contains amino acids for muscle health, recovery and growth. It will help the body process supplements like whey protein and creatine while providing nutrients to muscles.