Okay, not everyone can authentically be a “super genius.” But, when taking proper care to nourish one’s brain, one can certainly enjoy the long-term benefits of clear and deft cognition, highly functioning memory and relatively stable mood within normal parameters. The continually growing number of Americans interested in preventative care and systemic support with natural products bodes well for the category of brain health.

As part of a natural ecosystem, many organisms develop symbiotic relationships with other living things. In humans, for example, the gastrointestinal tract provides an optimal environment for bacterial growth. These bacteria assist with the host’s food digestion, protect from mechanical and chemical injury, and maintain a healthy immune system. 

Getting sick is the pits. Life becomes even stormier if the ailment is digestion related. What’s worse is having a chronic condition of this type, which can make enjoying life’s simplest pleasures a harrowing experience. Unfortunately, many Americans are plagued by such conditions and too few have found viable options for making them feel better.

MicroLingual vitamin D tablet s from Continental Vitamin Company dissolve in 15 seconds or less, allowing for immediate absorption. Current research indicates an increased need for supplementing vitamin D for bone and immune health. According to the company, “MicroLingual tablets eliminate the need for hard-to-swallow pills, messy liquids or sprays.”

Solgar Vitamin and Herb is pleased to announce the release of its 90- count bottle of Tart Cherry Supplement Capsules, which is said to be a natural source of polyphenol antioxidants. Every capsule provides 1000 mg of tart cherry, which is taken from a premium-quality 4:1 extract. Notes the firm, “This new formula is kosher certified, vegetarian, and free of gluten, wheat, and dairy.”

Health Plus is now the maker of Super Colon Cleanse. The product contains rose hips, psyllium husk powder, senna powder, peppermint leaf, papaya leaf, fennel seed, buckthorn bark, celery and acidophilus. And, according to the firm, the product is “a great starting point for individuals who are beginning a cleansing program or for those who need a thorough cleanse.”

New from Jarrow Formulas is Organic Chlorella, which can break the chlorella cell wall offering improved absorpt ion and dige s t ion. Chlorella, which is used in many detoxi f icat ion programs, is carefully produced using organic ingredients and contains no excipients, according to the company. SRP: $19.95 for a 300-tablet bottle.

Bluebonnet Nutrition recently added Natural Omega-3 vegetarian DHA in 100 and 200 mg potencies to its line. The supplement is 100% vegetable-derived and created for maximum assimilation and absorption. The marine algae is in a natural triglyceride form, as opposed to the usual synthetic ethyl ester form.

Kyolic Vegetarian re-Formulated 102 Candida Cleanse & Digestion also has been made available through Wakunaga of America. It combines Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract with Ginger along wi th Glucanase, Protease and Lipase. Also, this blend can promote healthy digestion of carbohydrates, fats and protein. Kyolic Candida Cleanse & Digestion also is believed to support a healthy GI tract.