Bluebonnet Nutrition Corp.

The classic amber glass bottles bearing Bluebonnet Nutrition Corporation’s iconic blue flower have graced the shelves of natural product stores for 25 years. As the dietary supplement brand from Sugar Land, TX, reaches its silver anniversary, here’s a look at how they’ve built a past, present and future on uncompromising devotion to natural foods stores, consumer trust and high quality products.

Satiety

Weight management supplements are not designed to do all the work for you. The path to weight loss is a proactive one, taken on by a person who has decided to make an active change in one’s life. Supplements that target satiety serve to assist in those on a weight-loss path in jumping one of the greatest hurdles: self control. Satiety is defined as the feeling of fullness and satisfaction after completing a meal. Hunger and cravings are perhaps the biggest killer of diets.

Allergy

As spring approaches, you may be tempted to stop and smell the flowers, or perhaps even take in a deep breath of fresh air. However, if you are one of the 50 million Americans affected by allergies, this might be the last thing you want to do (1). The number of people living in the United States with seasonal allergies is steadily increasing, with about 30% of adults and 40% of children complaining of allergy symptoms (1). For some, allergies pose a year-round war, with spring being the ultimate battle for sufferers. As allergy season approaches, equipping your customers with natural relief options and prevention tips can make all the difference between enjoying the season or spending it sneezing.

Omega-3s Thwart Preterm Birth

A new meta-analysis published in the European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology suggests omega-3s may prevent preterm births.

High Fiber, Respiratory Health

Omaha, NE—Data collected from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) suggest that a fiber-rich diet supports respiratory health, specifically reducing the risk of lung disease.

Pines International

Lawrence, KS—Pines International, based here, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year as a pioneer in the green foods industry.

vitamin world acquired

Ronkonkoma, NYAccording to StreetInsider.com, NBTY, Inc., sold its Vitamin World retail business to private equity firm Centre Lane Partners for $25 million. The transaction may close as early as mid-February 2016.

cardiovascular, EuroPharma, Inc.EuroPharma, Inc. now offers Artery Strong for cardiovascular health. Artery Strong includes a blend of vitamins A, D3 and K2 to support vascular elasticity and arterial wall strength. States the company, “Artery Strong contains important nutrients that help balance the effects of calcium in blood vessels.”

pet supplement Vibrant HealthVibrant Health has launched the Vibrant Companions line of pet supplements. Included in the line are Joint & Hip, U.T. Health and Digestive Greens. Joint & Hip combines collagen, glucosamine, chondroitin, hyluronic acid, MSM and joint-support herbs. Digestive Greens features U.S.-grown organic and raw greens plus antioxidants and fiber. Last, U.T.