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.
Solgar recently added Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) 5000 IU Softgels to its line of vitamin D products. Each gel provides 5000 IU of vitamin D3 to maintain bone, immune, colon, breast and pancreatic health. All vitamins are gluten, wheat, dairy, yeast, sugar and salt free.
Hero Nutritionals introduces its new prenatal gummy vitamins. There are two companion formulas: AM gummies and PM gummies to ensure optimal nutrition for mom and baby. The vitamins are easy to digest and are gentle on the stomach. They are free of artificial flavors and colors, and are allergen-free, gluten-free and dairy-free. Hero Nutritionals offers a full line of nutritional supplements for all ages, including Slice of Life gummy vitamins for adults, Yummi Bears and Yummi Bears Organics for children.
Amerifit, a division of Martek Bioscience, now offers Ovega-3 with 500 mg of DHA and EPA from plant sources. This supplement supports heart health and is a vegetarian alternative to fish oil. One package contains a two-month supply. The company promises no fishy aftertaste! Perfect for vegetarians and vegans who want to get their dose of omegas.
NOW Foods’ Herbal Pause incorporates the latest in natural menopause intervention with EstroG-100, a patented proprietary combination of three herbal extracts (Phlomis umbrosa, Cynanchum wilfordii and Angelica gigas) with promising clinical data for alleviating the most common symptoms of menopause: hot flashes, night sweats and sleep difficulty.
SRP: $27.99 for 60 caps.
New from Bluebonnet Nutrition Corporation is Super Earth Rainforest Animalz, a line of animal-shaped children’s supplements. It consists of DHA 100 mg Fish-Shaped Softchews, and Vitamin C, Calcium Magnesium Vitamin D3, Vitamin D3 400 IU and Whole Food Based Multiple Chewable Tablets. They offer essential vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids minerals, vegetables and fruit.
Trans-Pterostilbene (pronounced terro-STILL-bean), a resveratrol-like ingredient that supports brain and heart health, is now on offer from Jarrow Formulas. Found naturally in blueberries, grapes and the bark of the Indian Kino Tree, pterostilbene is a member of the same class of nutrients as resveratrol, known as stilbenes. According to the company, research suggests that this nutrient may mimic the benefits of a calorie-restricted diet, by activating the sirtuin pathway associated with longevity.
Elderberry Adult Gummy Vitamins are available from Nutrition Now. These 60-count vitamins offer vitamins A, C, E and zinc. The product contains natural colors and flavors, offers daily immune and antioxidant support and is a 2011 Chef’s Best Certified Award Winner (awarded to brands which receive high overall ratings from independent professional chefs).
Trace Minerals Research has just unveiled 30-count Greens Pak, easy-to-mix packets in chocolate flavor. The product is a phyto-nutrient powder containing super fruits, raw whole foods, vegetables, enzymes, probiotics along with plant extracts and fiber. Greens Pak offers 6000+ORAC per serving and is certified vegan. It also contains ConcenTrace, zero preservatives, dairy, MSG or artificial flavors and colors.
Green Formula 1, Sugar Fighter from GreenSilk, LLC offers a natural alternative for fighting high blood sugar in type II diabetics, as well as benefitting related conditions like high cholesterol and artery deficiencies, according to the company. The Kosher Certified formulation utilizes an extract of the mulberry leaf, combined with other natural herbs, to help lower blood glucose levels. Mulberry leaf extract also contains antioxidants, protein, iron, calcium, vitamin A, C and the B family of vitamins.