Michael's Naturopathic Programs reformulated its Daily Immune Factors (formerly Immune System Factors). The product will be available in veggie capsules and is said to help support an active immune system, according to the copmpany. The formula contains nutrients including vitamin A, vitamin C, zinc, folic acid, vitamin E and B complex, and support the manufacturing of white blood cells and other immune system components such as antioxidants.

Millions of Americans suffer from joint pain related to deteriorating cartilage, and many want a magic bullet to vanish the aches and pains into thin air. The reality is that no supplements in your store can be promoted to cure, treat or prevent illness. But, it’s safe to say that numerous nutrients can help maintain mobility and healthy joints, and your advice about them is invaluable.

Our bodies use nutrients from food to fuel many everyday functions—this fact is well-known. However, this relationship means that when food is converted improperly, all of these functions are at risk. One way that this relationship plays out is blood sugar imbalance.

Taking “fiber” isn’t as straightforward as shoppers may think. Your shelves are stocked with numerous different kinds and it’s your job to differentiate them all for shoppers. Here’s a primer on some of the main forms of fibers and what consumers need to know about them.

Gaia Herbs added two products to its line: TurmericBoost: Uplift and TurmericBoost: Restore, both offering a standardized turmeric root extract with 42 mg of curcumin per serving. Restore is made from a vanilla chai prebiotic blend consisting of organic cardamom, allspice, cinnamon, star anise, holy basil and vanilla bean. Meanwhile, Uplift offers all these ingredients plus gotu kola and lemon balm leaves for a healthy mood.

Jarrow Formulas now offers Bone-Up Powder Drink Mix, an addition to the Bone-Up line that supports bone density. Existing products in the line include Bone Up capsules (in 120, 240, 360 count bottles), Veggie Bone-Up (120), Ultra Bone-Up (120 and 240) and Bone-Up Three Per Day (90). Each is a comprehensive multi-nutrient formulation including ossein microcrystaline hydroxyapatite (MCHA), except for Veggie Bone-Up, which provides calcium citrate.

CuraMed, a new effervescent tablet from EuroPharma’s Terry Naturally brand, offers consumers their daily dose of BCM-95 curcumin. This dietary supplement, which dissolves in liquid, is vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO. As the only patented curcumin with turmeric essential oils, CuraMed supports liver, brain, heart and immune health. This tablet contains a natural tangerine flavor.

Carlson Laboratories announced it will be introducing Pterostilbene, a natural compound found in blueberries and other fruits. This compound is said to have potential health benefits in humans, such as supporting heart health, maintaining normal cholesterol levels, cognitive functions and aging. One capsule of Carlson’s Pterostilbene, according to the company, is equivalent to approximately 2,000 cups of fresh blueberries.

Natrol, Inc. released a chewable supplement that promotes immune and digestive health. Probiotic Defense+ is made from Wellmune, a baker’s yeast beta glucan clinically proven to strengthen the immune system, and a well-known probiotic. The product contains vitamin C and citrus bioflavonoids. It comes in a citrus punch flavor and contains no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.