To support healthy blood vessels, look to Mesoglycan, new from EuroPharma, Inc. Mesoglycan is a complex of glycosaminoglycans, which the body uses to build strong arteries and veins. The supplement can support leg circulation, brain circulation, eye health and heart health, according to the company.

Life Extension now offers Brain Shield, which provides 300 mg of gastrodin in each capsule for maximum cognitive support. This compound, says the company, supports the brain’s normal defenses and regenerative mechanisms. Brain Shield is available in vegetarian capsule 60-count bottles. SRP: $33.

Healthy Origins has introduced 500 and 1,000 mg enteric-coated, vanilla-flavored krill oil softgels using Enzymotec’s K Real brand Krill Oil. Healthy Origins Krill Oil supports joint, brain and cardiovascular health and is sustainably harvested under CCAMLR standards.

Green Coffee MD from Quality of Life Labs includes GCA, a patented green coffee bean extract with the herb Cissus, another weight management ingredient. GCA has been studied in human clinical research.

social media tips

Washington, D.C.—Supplement manufacturers know their advertising efforts and product labeling are closing monitored by regulators, but they should be just as stringent with how they handle their social media outreach. Such was the message in the Natural Products Association (NPA)’s first installment of its 2014 Wednesday Webinar Series on January 22, entitled, “Social Media for Dietary Supplements: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly.”

Orlando, FL—The Southeast Natural Products Association (Southeast NPA) held a successful show, SOHO, in early December 2013, here.

Mumbai, India—Enzymes manufactured by Advanced Enzymes in Mumbai, India, are the source of what may be the most widespread product recall ever.

weight loss supplements

Washington, D.C.—A new campaign to fight deceptive weight-loss advertisements in the media was announced at a press conference held by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on January 7. 

To increase consumer awareness of natural algae astaxanthin’s health benefits and differentiate it from synthetic astaxanthin, three leading producers are founding the Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association (NAXA). Fuji Chemical Industry Co. Ltd. (which offers the astaxanthin ingredient AstaReal), Algatechnologies Ltd. (AstaPure) and Cyanotech Corporation (BioAstin) will welcome other algae-based astaxanthin producers to the new trade group in the near future.