Homeolab USA has released Kids 0-9 Allergy, a blend of nine homeopathic ingredients geared toward easing children’s symptoms of allergies. The product is said to relieve nasal congestion, itchy eyes, ears, throat and skin, quell sneezing and teary eyes. It is safe and non-toxic, and free of alcohol, dyes and sugars. 

Michael's Naturopathic Programs now offers the SuperFood Factors Açaí & Resveratrol supplement in two bottle sizes (60 and 120 vegetable capsules). The antioxidant complex contains 600 mg of açaí and 200 mg of resveratrol per serving.

6003 Randolph Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78233, www.michaelshealth.com 

Trace Minerals Research showcases its new Liquid Vitamin D3, which offers 5,000 IU of vitamins per serving. It is also gluten free, certified vegetarian, contains ConcenTrace (an all-natural mineral complex with over 72 trace minerals) and is made with natural citrus and cherry fruit juices.  SRP: $16.99 

1996 W. 3300 S., Ogden, Utah 84401, www.traceminerals.com 

Washington, D.C.—Former Presidential candidate, Senator John McCain (R-AZ), has introduced new legislation, the Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010, which will amend the current Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). In this bi-partisan bill, co-sponsored by Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND), McCain seeks “to more effectively regulate dietary supplements that may pose safety risks unknown to consumers.”

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Gainesville, FL—Data collected in November/December 2009 by resveratrol supplement maker ReserveAge Organics, based here, offer some illuminating insight into consumers’ attitudes with respect to this popular herb.

Alexandria, VA—Consumers who are concerned about the safety of dietary supplements should pay attention to a new statistic offered by the American Association of Poison Control Centers. According to the U.S. National Poison Data System, dietary supplements caused no deaths in 2008.

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New York, NY—WholeFoods reported last month on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) publication of draft guidelines concerning the distinction between beverages and liquid dietary supplements. Since then, as part of the commentary phase of the FDA guideline process, Ullman, Shapiro and Ullman, LLP have submitted a thorough response statement in opposition to the proposed FDA guidelines.

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Boston, MA—A review of relevant data has highlighted some trends in, and pinpointed factors influencing the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) among young people. The study, out of Harvard Medical School and Boston University, tracked available statistics to look for factors influencing CAM use in the pediatric population, or those 18 years old and younger.

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The natural products industry is fortunate to have among its fold numerous movers and shakers who have helped shape our trade into what it is today and are molding it into what it will be tomorrow