Building Your Defenses

As November arrives, so do chilly temperatures, family gatherings…and cold and flu season. As an unwelcome part of the holiday time of year, even those who live in warmer climates are prone to illness from these stressful months and changing weather.

eyes

Knowing which nutrients can help improve eye health is essential for the prevention of future eye problems. Retailers should keep up to date on the latest research to better help their customers and to make their supplement section a little easier on the eyes.

Autism and ADHD

If you have a lot of courage, extra stores of patience and a helmet, spend some time in a room of first-graders who have just downed some sugary drinks, high-carb snacks and sticky sweets.

Focusing on the Feminine

Women evolve through many roles in their lives: daughters, sisters, career women, wives, mothers, friends, grandmothers, and perhaps all of these at once.

brain

Just as it is important to keep gas in our vehicles and schedule routine check-ups to extend the lives of our cars, it is also essential to stay in tune with our mental well-being. Keeping a positive mental outlook and maintaining one’s mental acuity may seem effortless to some, but it is difficult for the millions of people who suffer from mood and memory disorders.

CarlsonCarlson Laboratories’ line of mini supplements now includes Mini DHA Gems, fish oil in smaller soft gels. According to Susan Carlson, vice president, “Those that have trouble swallowing should have no problem taking and getting the nutrients they need from these supplements.” This supplement offers 600 mg of fish oil concentrate (100 mg DHA, 50 mg EPA).

Anti-AgingEarth’s Bounty launched Longevitrol, an oral polymer matrix spray that contains natural growth factors and vital cofactors to help cells grow and regenerate. Applications include more youthful skin, improved athletic capabilities, sharper mental function and enhanced sex life.

Jarrow Formulas brings Jarro-Dophilus CDS (clinically documented strains) to the marketplace. These vegetarian capsules are formulated to protect, maintain and restore intestinal flora. The product offers 20 billion probiotic bacteria per capsule and seven clinically documented probiotic strains, combined with a gel-forming matrix to promote stomach health.
SRP: $29.95 for a 30-count bottle.
1824 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035, www.jarrow.com

Maitake Products Inc. adds BreastMate to its line of product offerings. This mushroom-based supplement was formulated to support healthy breast cells. The product is made from the Meshima mushroom extract and ingredients such as Maitake SX-Faction, broccoli extract, green tea extract, vitamin D3 and folic acid. 
1 Madison St., Ste. F6, E. Rutherford, NJ 07073, www.maitake.com
Published in WholeFoods Magazine, October 2009