Pullman, WA—A recent study conducted at Washington State University shows that whey protein helps lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure in young, pre-hypertension individuals. Often associated with physical fitness and muscle growth, whey protein appears to have additional applications for its effective abatement of hypertension in its early stages.

Staffordshire, U.K.—For the first time, a connection between changes in newborn babies’ DNA, prenatal folic acid supplementation and birth weight has been unearthed by a team of UK scientists.

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Baltimore, MD—New research, led by Sheila K. West, PhD, suggests age-related macular degeneration (AMD) may be affected by regularly eating fish and seafood with omega-3 fatty acids. 

During pregnancy, a woman’s body goes through countless changes. Accommodating for the growth and survival of another person can take a toll on a woman’s body, which is why it is important for pregnant women to take pre- and postnatal vitamins.

ViTeenamins and PreTeenamins are designed to support teen and preteen health. According to the manufacturer, the blends of vitamins, minerals and plant extracts offer an increased bioavailability of nutrients (like B-vitamins, amino acids, and antioxidants which support skin, liver, brain and hormonal health) as a foundation for teen health. Three formulas are available: boys, girls and preteens. All are kosher, vegetarian and gluten free.

Bluebonnet Nutrition now offers its 100% Natural Whey Protein Isolate in single-serve powder packets. Packets come in five all-natural flavors: Natural Original, French Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry and Mixed Berry. The company says all of its protein powders are microfiltered, fat free and low in carbohydrates, cholesterol and sodium.

New from Mushroom Wisdom is the Super Chaga supplement, which provides the research-demonstrated antioxidant protection and immune support of Chaga in a concentrated extract. A proprietary hot-water extraction of wild-crafted Birch tree-grown Chaga sclerotium is used, plus Maitake D-Fraction for added immune support.

Continental Vitamin Company’s Triple B- 12/B-6/Folic is available in instant-dissolve tablets, which are ideal for those who have trouble swallowing. The formula offers a combined 9,000 mcg of important B-vitamins, which studies say support healthy memory function.

 

Barlean’s has added a new flavor to its line of Omega Swirl supplements: Blackberry. The sugar-free flax oil offers 2,620 mg of omega 3s per serving. Other supplements in this line include flax oil and combination flax/fish oil blends in various flavors.