Over the past year, omegas made headlines for a lot of good reasons, but there was some bad press, too. First, a California lawsuit called into question whether fish oil contained levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in excess of a “safe harbor” limit set by Proposition 65 legislation. Industry associations and companies involved in the case issued statements confirming that fish oil products are safe and within the federal PCB limits.

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A recent study published in Maturitas science journal indicates that aged garlic extract lowers blood pressure in patients with treated, but uncontrolled, hypertension.

Okay, not everyone can authentically be a “super genius.” But, when taking proper care to nourish one’s brain, one can certainly enjoy the long-term benefits of clear and deft cognition, highly functioning memory and relatively stable mood within normal parameters. The continually growing number of Americans interested in preventative care and systemic support with natural products bodes well for the category of brain health.

As part of a natural ecosystem, many organisms develop symbiotic relationships with other living things. In humans, for example, the gastrointestinal tract provides an optimal environment for bacterial growth. These bacteria assist with the host’s food digestion, protect from mechanical and chemical injury, and maintain a healthy immune system. 

Getting sick is the pits. Life becomes even stormier if the ailment is digestion related. What’s worse is having a chronic condition of this type, which can make enjoying life’s simplest pleasures a harrowing experience. Unfortunately, many Americans are plagued by such conditions and too few have found viable options for making them feel better.

MicroLingual vitamin D tablet s from Continental Vitamin Company dissolve in 15 seconds or less, allowing for immediate absorption. Current research indicates an increased need for supplementing vitamin D for bone and immune health. According to the company, “MicroLingual tablets eliminate the need for hard-to-swallow pills, messy liquids or sprays.”

Solgar Vitamin and Herb is pleased to announce the release of its 90- count bottle of Tart Cherry Supplement Capsules, which is said to be a natural source of polyphenol antioxidants. Every capsule provides 1000 mg of tart cherry, which is taken from a premium-quality 4:1 extract. Notes the firm, “This new formula is kosher certified, vegetarian, and free of gluten, wheat, and dairy.”

Health Plus is now the maker of Super Colon Cleanse. The product contains rose hips, psyllium husk powder, senna powder, peppermint leaf, papaya leaf, fennel seed, buckthorn bark, celery and acidophilus. And, according to the firm, the product is “a great starting point for individuals who are beginning a cleansing program or for those who need a thorough cleanse.”

New from Jarrow Formulas is Organic Chlorella, which can break the chlorella cell wall offering improved absorpt ion and dige s t ion. Chlorella, which is used in many detoxi f icat ion programs, is carefully produced using organic ingredients and contains no excipients, according to the company. SRP: $19.95 for a 300-tablet bottle.