Probi 20 Billion and Probi 30 Billion from Solgar are formulated with Lactobacillus plantarum LP299v. The potency of the live cultures remains intact even at expiration, and the strain is able to survive stomach acid. Both products are designed to help address occasional gas and bloating and support abdominal comfort. Probi and LP299v are trademarks of Probi AB.

NOW Foods has added a new flavor to its Effer-C line of effervescent vitamin drink mixes. Now available in natural Acai flavor, the sugar-free supplement provides 1,000 mg of vitamin C, electrolytes and other vitamins and minerals. It is designed to support energy and the immune system.

Featuring MegaNatural-BP grape seed extract, Twinlab’s Blood Pressure Success is designed to maintain healthy blood pressure levels already within the normal range. It also includes a blend of hawthorn and hydrolyzed milk casein, as well as magnesium, to support cardiovascular health.

New from OneRmax is an all-natural Omega-3 supplement that provides a cardio boost for tough workouts. It reduces inflammation (for the whole body), and also supports sharper thinking, healthier skin, better eyesight, enhanced immune function and fluid joints.

The mention of joint and inflammation support supplements might conjure up images of people with old, creaky joints, in need of some help retaining basic mobility and comfort. But in light of current trends, it should also bring to mind healthy, resilient joints, and active people young and old who are looking to stay mobile and pain free.

While topicals are no-brainers for helping improve skin, hair and nails, don’t forget to clue shoppers into the incredible benefits of an inside–outside approach. The right supplements can take skin from arid to hydrated, from tired to rejuvenated and from irritated to calm.

Washington, D.C.—The Natural Products Association (NPA) recently installed Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., as its new executive director and CEO. He returns to NPA after serving as the director of the Division of Dietary Supplement Programs at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for three years.

On the beautiful afternoon of April 8 in Washington, D.C., the Natural Products Association (NPA) held its 17th annual Natural Products Day. The event is designed to allow retailers and other natural products industry stakeholders to lobby their elected representatives on behalf of the industry’s interests.

Austin, TX—The American Botanical Council’s (ABC) 2013 Varro E. Tyler Commercial Investment in Phytomedicinal Research Award has been presented to Wakunaga Pharmaceutical Company, LLC (Osaka, Japan). Wakunaga is the maker of Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract.