Among the factors involved in athletic performance, it’s safe to say that energy is fairly fundamental. Crucial, too, is having enough of the different kinds of energy necessary for victory. Athletes, like everybody else, need the kind that gets you out of bed in the morning. They also need sustained energy that allows them to maintain their stride in mile 26. After coming that far, no one wants to run out of fuel before reaching the finish line.

The market for fish and other marine oils is a nutrition industry behemoth. It has even surpassed multivitamins in terms of the percentage of consumers that use them, at 72% for fish/marine oils to 65% for multivitamins, according to one survey from early 2013 (1). However, that same survey did not place marine oils among the fastest growing segments of the supplements market. This indicates a saturation point has been reached, or at least is rapidly approaching.

A child’s school-age years are a special time, and not just because she/he moves from taking stroller rides to pedaling without training wheels to begging for your car keys! From ages four through 13, a child goes through a period of immense growth and development that’s topped off during the teen years.

Your store can help parents make sure their kids are getting everything from supplements to skincare to healthy foods and drinks to support this important growth period.

bones vitamin d

Berkeley, CA—A new study reports that vitamin D deficiency may decrease bone quality as well as density, increasing the risk of fracture.

GMOs natural

Washington, D.C.—The Natural Products Association (NPA) board of directors recently announced that it has endorsed the Genetically Engineered Food Right-To-Know Act, which mandates that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) require the labeling of genetically modified ingredients to be labeled on foods. NPA is the first natural products industry trade association to back the legislation.

Ceylon Cinnamon is new from Carlson Laboratories. Derived from the bark of the cinnamomum zeylanicum plant, Ceylon Cinnamon is coumarin-free and regulates healthy blood glucose levels that fall into a normal range. 
 
Bon Voyage travel-friendly probiotics is the latest product from Bio-K+. Whether in a plane, train or automobile, each 15-capsule pack is designed to help maintain digestive health.
A.C. Grace Company added another supplement to its line of UNIQUE C.A.R.E Products with UNIQUE OMEGA E+, an omega-3 formula. Designed for enhanced absorption and bioavailability, the formula contains marine omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, vitamin D3, CoQ10, lycopene and astaxanthin to help blood pressure, blood lipid profile and inflammatory responses.
Nature’s Plus’ new AgeLoss formulas are the first of their kind to optimize a Catabolic/Anabolic Balance, which inhibits tissue-destroying enzymes, neutralizes free radicals and restores age-depleted nutrients. Perfect for men and women, the line includes multivitamins and condition-specific formulas.