Wakunaga of America Company is proudly celebrating 40 years of delivering high-quality medicinal herbs to consumers. From its headquarters in Mission Viejo, CA, Wakunaga not only stands true to its commitment and focus on research, but also to addressing the public’s health concerns with beneficial supplements.

We all know that fussy child who has refused to eat anything but chicken nuggets for weeks on end. “It’s a phase,” her parents say. “She’ll grow out of it soon.” They’re right to a certain extent. All children go through some amount of “stranger danger” with foods, not wanting to eat anything but a few familiar items. Too many kids—from the very young to teenagers—never learn to eat a balanced diet, however.

Washington, D.C.—American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) President Michael McGuffin met with the staff of Senator Richard Durbin, (D-IL) on July 13, addressing the senator’s about the dietary supplement industry’s compliance with the federal regulated current good manufacturing practices (cGMPs).

Chur, Switzerland—A new study published in Phytotherapy Research has found that saw palmetto (20 mg Prostasan from Bioforce USA) not only improves urinary problems, but also helps with erectile dysfunction.

Dover, DE; Portland, OR—Two new studies continue the flow of research on the negative effects of vitamin D deficiency.

Stanford, CA—A new study shows that an antioxidant supplement may be useful in addressing certain aspects of autism. The data, published in Biological Psychiatry, were collected by a team from Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.

Columbus, OH—Low levels of vitamin D are associated with depression seasonal affective disorder and schizophrenia in adults. But what about teens?

Whether it’s excess salt intake or a bad traffic jam, there’s always something that threatens to raise one’s blood pressure. No matter how those with high blood pressure (HBP) are driven to this state (and there are 50 million or so examples in the United States), it doesn’t bode well for their long-term health. HBP is at once a tell-tale sign of heart or other issues in the present moment, and a harbinger of cardiovascular and other serious complications down the line.

Americans have a love affair with eating, but the digestion part? That’s another story. More than 15 million Americans are plagued by heartburn daily (1). At least 55 million U.S. men, women and children live with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) (2). As many as 7% of the population say they have excessive or bothersome belching, and 11% report frequent bloating (3).

The stats aren’t pretty, but they emphasize one thing: we need to take better care of our digestive health.