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Chicago, IL—At the end of last year, Ginkgo biloba became a top story as research printed in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), published here, indicated that the herb did not prevent cognitive decline in older adults. The group came to this conclusion after analyzing data from the Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory (GEM) study conducted between 2000 and 2008.

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Rockville, MD—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a draft guidance intended to help manufacturers determine whether liquid products should be labeled as beverages or supplements.

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Ann Arbor, MI—Preventing cancer is the holy grail of healthcare today. Though there are no definitive answers for breast cancer, researchers from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center believe that certain spices could be part of the puzzle.

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Bethesda, MD—Many healthcare providers feel patients of behavioral and neurological disorders (like bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or attention-deficient hyperactivity disorder [ADHD]) benefit from omega-3 DHA. Now, investigators from the National Institutes of Health believe they may have answers for why this holds true...

Resveratrol

In November 2006, a research team lead by David Sinclair from Harvard Medical School made a head-turning announcement: a natural compound called resveratrol had increased the “lifespan and ‘healthspan’ of obese mice,” and was shown to offer “survival benefits in mammals” for the first time. According to the group, which published its data in Nature, obese mice that were fed a high-calorie diet plus resveratrol had increased insulin sensitivity, decreased glucose levels and healthier heart and liver tissues, all of which can be beneficial for preventing type-2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer, the group stated.  

Fine USA TradingGrown in New Zealand, this complete Young Barley Leaf from Fine USA Trading provides pure nutrients and the necessary fiber for healthy intestinal regularity. Once the powder is added to water, this chlorophyll-, vitamin- and mineral-rich drink refreshes as it provides healing raw nutrition.

Rainbow LightRainbow Light Nutritional Systems has two new gummies. The Gummy Get Well Soothing Herbal Drops for children offers vitamin C and more than 1,000 mg of a potent, calming herbal relief per gummy drop. The
Fiber Garden Gummies provide over 3 g of fiber per serving.
125 McPherson St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060, www.rainbowlight.com

Nutrex HawaiiNutrex Hawaii’s new CardioAstin is a preventative cardiovascular formula; DermaAstin is an internal sunscreen for skin health; JointAstin strengthens, supports and nourishes joints, tendons and synovial fluids; EyeAstin offers eye health ingredients; and OmegaAstin combines vegetarian sources of omegas-3, -6 and -9. All have BioAstin natural astaxanthin.

CarlsonCarlson Laboratories now offers Carlson for Kids Ddrops, a liquid supplement that has 400 IU of vitamin D3 per drop. According to the firm, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all children receive 400 IU of vitamin D daily from birth until age 18. The Carlson for Kids Ddrops are tasteless and odorless. Also available are Baby Ddrops (400 IU) and 1,000 and 2,000 IU for adults.