“To thine own self be true,” may be one of the most famous lines from Hamlet, and it’s good advice for the weight management category. For years, the concept of “healthy weight management” has butted heads with those “lose 10 pounds in a week” products that are based on empty promises and fuel unrealistic (and unhealthy) expectations. The category would be better served if they all were truthful about what they can and cannot do.

With spring on the horizon, people all over the country are beginning to feel the effects of allergies. Over 50 million people in the United States, including up to 30% of adults and 40% of children, suffer from allergic rhinitis, more commonly known as hay fever (1). With more than 13.4 million visits to physician offices, hospital outpatient departments and emergency departments stemming from allergic rhinitis yearly, several drugs are on the market to try to minimize the effects of allergies, but several natural options may be worthy of your attention.

Chewable Vitamin BBluebonnet Nutrition now offers a methylated, active coenzyme form of folic acid (Quatrefolic), that is said to be superior in solubility, safety and bioactivity to other forms of L-methylfolate. Bluebonnet’s EarthSweet Chewables CellularActive Methylfolate is available in 400, 800 and 1,000 mcg to support healthy mood, energy, endurance, cognition and the cardiovascular system.

Medicinal TeaAlvita has debuted three new organic teas: Lemon Balm Tea Herbal Supplement for calming support, Bilberry Tea Herbal Supplement for antioxidant support, and Cranberry Tea Herbal Supplement, which has many benefits and a refreshing flavor. These teas are kosher and gluten-free.

Herbal KitsHerbalist & Alchemist expanded its line of condition-specific kits with Stress Support (with Serenity Compound, Ginseng/ Schisandra Compound, Phytocalm and Tension Relief), Immune Support (with Immune Adapt, Ultimate Echinacea, VX Immune Support and Andrographis) and Digestive Support (with Bitters Compound, Carminative Compound, Intestinal Calmpound and Ginger Extract).

ProbioticProbiotic-10 from NOW Foods supports overall gastrointestinal health. This supplement contains 10 clinically validated probiotic bacterial strains that can support healthy digestion, help maintain the integrity of the intestinal lining and support proper intestinal motility. These bacterial strains have also been said to participate in the detoxification process as well as assist with immune support.

Hair SupplementBeautiful Nutrition offers Healthy Hair Diet. Containing citrus pectin, biotin, silica, vitamins C and D3 and more, this supplement supports healthy hair appearance and thickness while aiding collagen production. It may help reduce hair graying and loss caused by insufficient vitamin D. Healthy Hair Diet is also available as a shampoo and conditioner.

Superfood PowdersMighty Greens from PINES INTERNATIONAL is a superfood powder designed to be added to water, juice or food recipes. The powder primarily consists of organic wheatgrass and alfalfa, along with other green superfoods. PINES INTERNATIONAL recommends using the powder daily for an energy boost, and says both kids and adults can use it. Mighty Greens is available in 8 oz. containers.

Odor NeutralizerOdor Cleanse Breath and Body Caps from Yerba Prima naturally freshen breath and reduce body odor by neutralizing odorcausing compounds in the intestines. The key ingredient in the formula is a patented, highly concentrated mushroom extract, Agaricus bisporus. It also helps to increase beneficial bacteria, reduce harmful bacteria and acts as a protective antioxidant.