The financial figures are getting more and more impressive. Private label food and beverage sales surpassed $98 billion in the United States in 2011, according to Packaged Facts (1). That accounts for 17.6% of total food and beverage sales.

These days, dry eye syndrome (DES) is the most common complaint made to eye doctors. It affects 25 to 30 million people, especially women over the age of 40. If you have ever experienced dry eyes, especially while trying to wear contact lenses, you know how important it is to have natural solutions available.

Solgar Comfort Zone is intended to help you “feel better” about the foods you eat, and worry less about the foods you enjoy. It contains a broad spectrum of enzymes to help you break down a wide range of foods—even those that may be hard to digest. Size: 90 ct.

Erba Vita USA introduces Propolis EVSP (Erba Vita Soluble Propolis) Throat Spray Kids, which contains Propolfenol, a synergized phyto-complex of certified European Propolis, standardized to 50% total polyphenols. This pleasant-tasting spray is water-soluble and bioavailable. Propolis EVSP supports the health of the oral cavity and a healthy immune system.

PteroMax from Biotivia Longevity Bioceuticals is an advanced multi-stilbene supplement that contains a pure, 99% biomimetic form of pterostilbene. PteroMax combines the concentrated form of the super-molecule found in blueberry plus trans-resveratrol and Polydatin analog along with  high-potency polyphenol complex-enhancing bioavailability. It is protected against oxidation with a patented oxygen protection system.

Spine Revitalizer helps keep people on their feet. Backed by scientists, researchers and athletes, the supplement combines spine nutrition ingredients including Gluocsamine, Chondroitin, MethylSulfonylMethane(MSM), S-Adenosyl-L Methionine (SAMe) and Harpagoside/Devil’s Claw Root Extract. Scientific studies have shown these nutrients have a positive effect on spinal health and joint pain.

Wakunaga of America has introduced ModuAller Seasonal Respiratory. The formula combines Moducare (a blend of plant sterols and sterolins) with quercetin, feverfew and nettle. These herbs have been shown to mitigate the allergic response and ease symptoms.

Carlson Laboratories releases its newest flavor of Norwegian cod liver oil for adults: bubble gum! The bubble gum flavored oil (from natural fruit flavors) is made from the same formula as the existing Norwegian Cod Liver Oil, providing the important omega-3s EPA & DHA (500 mg of DHA and 400 mg of EPA per serving), plus vitamins A & D.

Barlean’s Organic Oils introduces a new line of antioxidant powders. According to Barlean’s, they are designed to support increased energy levels, enhanced mental acuity, a healthy digestive system and PH balance. Superfruit Greens and Chocolate Silk Greens contain more than 20 servings of fruits and vegetables per serving with strawberry-kiwi and chocolate flavors.