heart health

The heart health supplements category is diverse, reflecting many risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease. It also grows and changes with the science surrounding heart disease. This feature discusses recent developments in the changing heart health segment. Is your store keeping up with the times?

Ilhwa has introduced a new retail line. All items are vegan, gluten free, non-GMO and kosher certified. First, the company now offers an Enzyme Fermented Ginseng in liquid capsules, each containing 119 mg of high-absorption ginseng to help manage the adverse effects of stress. It is also available as an elixir formula that can be taken with liquids or directly on the tongue. Last, Ilhwa launched Royal Ginseng, with enzyme-fermented ginseng, royal jelly, honey and propolis in a liquid formula.

ArcticFarma introduced the Algalife line of micro-algae supplements with the launch of Icelandic Astaxanthin. Icelandic Astaxanthin is 100% pure and natural and made in a facility that is 100% powered by renewable geothermal energy. Algae is protected from contamination through a proprietary closed system, and each pill is individually packaged. Available strengths include both 4- and 12-mg in various counts (SRP: $17.99-$49.99). Algalife Icelandic Astaxanthin is free of soy, gluten, bovine and porcine gelatin, pesticides, herbicides and non-­GMO.

thermogenics

Happy New Year! It won’t be long after the ball drops that shoppers will start asking your staff for their picks of the best weight management supplements on the market.

cognitive health

Our health is influenced by numerous factors. Shoppers may not immediately associate cognitive health with their overall wellbeing, but cognitive, physical and even emotional health are very much entwined. This is demonstrated in the way that various nutritional deficiencies may cause declines in cognitive function (e.g., B12 and magnesium).

aloe

These days, you can find aloe vera in everything from lotions to shampoos. But, there are more applications for aloe than just topical use. Studies have shown that aloe can be used to benefit many aspects of one’s health, including detoxification, blood glucose support and digestive health.
In fact, aloe is said to contain 200 active components such as polysaccharides, vitamins, enzymes and minerals that “work harmoniously together to support overall health,” according to one industry company (1).

person of the year

What stands out in your mind as the biggest issue affecting the natural products industry in 2015? Supplements safety is likely a major contender.

green tea k-cupsNew from Sollo Foods, Inc. are single-serve organic green teas with herbal components. Fitted in a Keurig–compatible K-cup format, the four supplements are: Energy Boost (with guarana, gogi and acai extracts), Sensuality (with ginseng, maca and daminana extracts), Stress Relief (with holy basil, Rhodiola rosea and Schisandra extracts) and Weight Loss (with Garcinia cambogia and green coffee bean extracts).

soy free shake, diary free shake, egg free shakeNew from Naturade is an addition to the VeganSmart nutritional shakes. This soy-,egg-and dairy-free all-in-one nutritional shake now comes in a wild berry flavor. Other flavors in the line include chai, vanilla and chocolate.

2030 Main St., Ste. 630, Irvine, CA 92614, www.vegansmartshake.com