natural products association

Washington, D.C.—The National Products Association (NPA), based here, has announced that Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., will be its new chief executive officer (CEO) and executive director. Fabricant had previously served as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Director of the Division of Dietary Supplement Programs for three years.

Vitamin Angels hosted its Twenty Year Celebration at the VIP Diamond Club at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

In a presentation and panel discussion moderated by WholeFoods editor/associate publisher Kaylynn Chiarello-Ebner, several experts shared perspectives on the use of natural versus synthetic astaxanthin. A carotenoid naturally found in microalgae, astaxanthin is known as a potent antioxidant.

NOW Foods is now offering ChewyZymes, a broad spectrum digestive enzyme formulation that comes in a naturally berry-flavored chewable tablet. The product is vegetarian and is suitable for adults and children. It is designed to support improved digestion of meals, according to the company.

Bluebonnet Nutrition has introduced CellularActive P-5-P 50 mg Vcaps, a biologically active coenzyme form of vitamin B6 called P-5-P. P-5-P is a coenzyme that bypasses conversion in the liver and can be utilized for more than 160 biological reactions, including the synthesis of amino acids and cellular metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

New from Solgar Vitamin and Herb are U-Cubes Children’s Multi-Vitamin & Mineral Gummies. These gummy multivitamins are made without any artificial colors or flavors, are non-GMO and gluten, wheat-, and dairy-free. U-Cubes come in 60- or 120-count bottles.

New from OneRmax is all-natural Joint Fuel formula to help maintain healthy bones and joint flexibility. The formula includes glucosamine, chondroitin, curcumin, hyaluronic acid and methylsulfonylmethane. This scientifically based formula of nutritional building blocks supports growth in joints, cartilage and connective tissue.

Quality of Life Labs extended its line with Kinoko To-Go AHCC, which features a new grade of AHCC that is 1.7 times more potent than regular AHCC. The packets are portable, and mix with water to make a pleasant-tasting beverage.

Newly available from Host Defense: five liquid mushroom extracts in 1-ounce bottles. According to Host Defense, liquid extracts may provide faster absorption in the digestive system. The liquids may be taken directly from the bottle or added to a beverage like water, tea or juice. Varieties include: Chaga, Cordyceps, ChordyChi, Reishi and Stamets7.