Jarrow Formulas expands its offerings with Optimal Plant Proteins. The proteins consist of five sources of protein-rich powders, providing a plant-based amino acid profile, along with natural fibers, says the company. The firm suggests adding two scoops of powder to eight ounces of water or a beverage of choice, or using Optimal Plant Proteins in a smoothie. The product also is gluten-free and contains no sugar, dairy, wheat or soybeans.
SRP: $21.95 for 19-ounce (1.2 lb) container.

 

New to Solgar Vitamin and Herb’s product offerings is Solgar Vitamin D3 10,000 IU Softgels in a 120-count bottle. The softgels, according to the company, offer advanced vitamin D3 support. The safflower oil-based softgels are gluten-free, dairy-free and wheat-free and offer 10,000 IU of vitamin D3 as cholecalciferol.

Michael’s Naturopathic Programs now offers a Cardio Pack containing CoQ10 (100 mg), Fish Oil (1,000 mg), Vitamin D3 (1,000 IU) and Resveratrol (200 mg with 40 mg from trans-resveratrol). The supplements are packaged in individual cellophane packets in an easy-to-open box dispenser.

NaturaNectar is launching a full line of supplements in late July/early August 2011 that incorporate high-quality Brazilian bee propolis. Available are Immune Guardian, Gastro Guardian, Throat Guardian Spray, Bee Propolis Trio, Green Bee Propolis and Red Bee Propolis. The propolis is obtained through a patented extraction process that separates the phenolics and flavonoids into two different extracts.

 

New from Reserveage Organics is CocoaWell, which offers the health benefits of cocoa without the saturated fat and calories of chocolate. This supplement offers 450 mg of pure plant flavonols (from green tea and acacia catechu) and supports heart health, a healthy mood, cellular health and vascular health. Also available are CocoaWell Advanced CoQ10 Heart (with 200 mg of CoQ10) and CocoaWell True Energy with AdaptoStress3.

Be they energetic or docile, pocket-sized or king-bed-sized, pets of all shapes and sizes are warming the hearts of Americans. Millions of households consider their furry friends to be lifelong companions, and they’re treated as such. States Butch Smith, natural national sales manager for WellPet, Tewksbury, MA, “There’s no doubt that pet parents have developed a more intimate relationship with their pets than ever before…As people are adopting healthy, natural diets for their families, they also want to provide the same for their pets.”

The Boss. Command Central. The Human Computer. We have many analogies for the brain and each emphasizes an important point: this vital organ controls everything about us from our preferences to our movement to our morals.

During a recent presentation on the wave of diabetic trouble sweeping through our population, Martie Whittekin, CCN, consultant to Lily of the Desert, Denton, TX, cited a fearful statistic. By the end of the current decade, up to 50% of the United States population will be contending with diabetes of some form and severity.

It is safe to say that a large majority of the population has heard of vitamin K, just as they have heard of every other vitamin that health experts advise people to take. However, the facts about vitamin K2 are not as widely known. For instance, are you aware that vitamin K1 and vitamin K2 serve two completely different purposes in the body? Most people don’t realize this distinction because vitamin K2 was only discovered in 1929, relatively late compared to the discovery of other well-known vitamins (1).