Enzymes. These proteins are a crucial part of one’s health. Though they are made naturally in the body and are also in raw foods, retailers should stress to shoppers that supplemental enzymes are important, too. The rationale for why is similar to that of taking a multivitamin: sometimes the enzymes that occur naturally in foods or in the body just aren’t enough.

When I lost my short-term memory six weeks after starting Lipitor, I immediately suspected my new medicine and discontinued the drug. At my next NASA physical, I was urged to resume taking it and reluctantly agreed, only to suffer a much worse memory loss a few weeks later. For 12 hours, I suddenly became a teenager with total recall for my high school days, but absolutely no awareness that I was a doctor, married with children and a former NASA astronaut. This began my decade of research on the subject.

There are 157.2 million females living in the United States (1), and all are fair game to be natural products shoppers. After all, millions of women want to become moms, and could benefit from proper nutrition; nearly all will go through menopause and may be looking for natural relief; and all want to avoid breast cancer and may want to hear how supplements can help.

The natural products industry has been dissecting the proposed guidelines for new dietary ingredients (NDIs) since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made them public in July. Last month, WholeFoods explained some of the technical parts of the document and what they could mean for supplement makers. But, there’s another side of the story: the human side, specifically how companies are reacting to the document.

 

The road to good health starts during childhood when good habits for optimal wellness are formed. But, any parent can tell you that embedding these behaviors in a child isn’t always easy.

The rapidly expanding world of marine oils hasn’t slowed its growth spurt in recent years, all because of the simple fact that demand has continued to skyrocket. One by one, individual consumers have awakened to the applicability of fish and other marine oil supplements to a wide range of critical health issues.

Fitness and nutrition go hand in hand, so it is important that natural products retailers know which nutrients are necessary for customers that regularly exercise. Whether they are training for a marathon, bodybuilding, trying to lose weight or simply staying active, shoppers need certain nutrients to replenish their bodies and help them to perform. Here is a guide to some key supplements that will get the job done!

Jarrow Formulas has expanded its offerings with R-Alpha Lipoic Acid, which is formulated with Bio-Enhanced Na-RALA. R-Alpha Lipoic Acid is said to support sugar and lipid metabolism plus energy and antioxidant production. The “R” form of Alpha Lipoic Acid is the naturally occurring form found in the human body.
SRP: $29.95 for 60 vegetarian capsules.

Orange Mango Liquid Multi Vitamin/Mineral has been relaunched by Trace Minerals Research. The product is now formulated with resveratrol plus over 90 nutrients. Sweetened with organic agave nectar, the multivitamin offers 600 mg of calcium, B-vitamins, amino acids and more.
SRP: $39.99 for 30 fl. ounces.