BluebonnetBluebonnet Nutrition adds EarthSweet Chewable D3 vitamins to its product offerings. This fat-soluble supplement is available in 400, 1,000, 2,000 and high-potency 5,000 IU Vcaps, each of which is said to help support bone mineralization.  12915 Dairy Ashford, Sugar Land, TX 77478, www.bluebonnetnutrition.com 

Kelp RootAccording to Fine USA Trading, this Kelp Root Extract is the richest source of sea minerals, especially iodine, in the ocean. This concentrate of Kombu root is 90% sodium- reduced, which balances sodium and potassium levels. Health benefits include iodine maintenance for immune system and thyroid health as well as detoxification with sodium alginate for colon health. 1311 Sartori Ave., Ste.

From Enzymedica, Inc. comes ViraStop 2x for increased immunity and overall health support. ViraStop 2x contains Enzymedica’s Thera-blend of eight different proteases, which help the body break down bacteria, yeasts and viruses.  SRP: $69.98 (90 servings).

Ayurvedic HerbThe Himalayan Institute introduces Chyawanprash (amla), an ayurvedic tonic for stress reduction, rejuvenation and antioxidant support. The supplement boasts 36 selected herbs and fruits combined with four food ingredients. Chyawanprash is prepared according to GMP standards and contains no preservatives, additives or synthetic ingredients. SRP: $14.95.

OxylentFrom Vitalah comes Oxylent, an effervescent multivitamin. The drink delivers a powerful blend of enzymes, electrolytes, amino acids and vitamins and minerals in a bioavailable liquid form sweetened with stevia. The powder packets, available in Sparkling Berries or Sparkling Mandarin, are easily mixed with water.

Herbalist and AlchemistHerbalist & Alchemist introduces Pomegranate Goji Berry Solid Extract to its existing line. The antioxidant rich and jam-like paste can be eaten off the spoon, spread on toast or even mixed with hot water or tea. It is ideal for people who have trouble supplementing with pills. 51 S.

Immune ExtraNow available in the immune health category is Allera Health Products’ Immune Extra, featuring a multi-patented, all-natural pine cone extract called Proligna. It is not a stimulant, but helps build critical dendritic immune cell levels by nine-fold in nine days. Stress, poor diet, lack of sleep, even medication can reduce your body’s ability to work at its peak.

Superfruits: Harnessing the Exotic

If “you are what you eat,” then why not turn to superfruits for super health? Shoppers are asking themselves this question, believing superfruits offer a win–win scenario with delicious taste and feel-great benefits (many of which are data supported).

vitamin e capsules

Vitamin E supplements are about the size of a dime, but their health benefits are far greater than their stature. This tiny, fat-soluble vitamin offers multifaceted benefits and is an essential part of maintaining cell growth, cognitive ability and reducing free radical damage.