A Pina Colada flavor option is now available for Trace Minerals Research’s certified vegan and gluten-free Electrolyte Stamina Power Paks. Each Pak delivers 1,200 mg of vitamin C and electrolytes. In addition, TMR introduces Raspberry Ketone with 250 mg of raspberry ketones to help maintain healthy body weight.

The Slice of Life gummy line from Hero Nutritionals has expanded with Diabetic Health. The sugar-free gummy supplement is a complete multi with cinnamon added, and is allergen, dairy, gluten and GMO free as well. The product comes in a Tropical Punch flavor, and is designed to provide diabetics with nutrients they may be missing.

Vitalah now offers its Oxylent effervescent multi without sugar and calories. Oxylent 7-Count contains seven packets of the original Oxylent formula in three flavors: Sparkling Berries, Sparkling Blackberry Pomegranate, and Sparkling Mandarin.

Natural Vitality now carries Vitality B Complex and Vitality C Complex. These “foodiceuticals” come from plants organically grown in rich soil. States the company, “These farm-to-capsule complexes contain nutrients and cofactors as they exist in nature.” The only manufactured item is the vegan capsule (made from tapioca).

New from Heel USA is a pocket-sized version of its Adrisin homeopathic allergy medicine. Heel says Adrisin offers temporary relief from a runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing and skin irritations. Says the company, “Allergy sufferers will enjoy the 15-count individually wrapped tablets because it can go anywhere active people go.”
SRP: $3.99, 15-pack

Plants give us so much of what we need to survive and thrive. For a long time, it’s been understood that many plant species house a large and diverse supply of omega fatty acids. The research world and most of the consuming public know how important omegas are to our health, but a refined and specific knowledge about which plant-based omega sources suit different needs still eludes many. There are also useful details about extraction, delivery options and recent developments within this category for retailers to familiarize themselves with, so let’s get started.

What causes apples or bananas to brown? The culprits are enzymes, which oxidize phenolic compounds to make o-quinones. O-quinones produce a brown color by reacting to form compounds with amino acids or proteins. These catalysts serve a similar role in our bodies, as they are used to accelerate the process of turning one substance into another.

London, United Kingdom—The bad news continues for proponents of DMAA (dimethylamylamine). U.K. regulators have decided to ban a popular sports supplement that contains the ingredient. 

When it comes to beauty, many consumers are drawn to topical products. But there’s more to the story of moisturized, healthy and vibrant skin, hair and nails. Tell shoppers that beauty starts from the inside, and not just figuratively speaking. Cosmeceuticals can be ingested orally to benefit the skin, hair and nails as the perfect companion to topicals like lotions or balms.