NOW Foods has released BerryDophilus, a new chewable probiotic supplement. BerryDophilus combines four probiotic strains in order to support gastrointestinal health and immune function. NOW Foods says that this supplement is usable by both children and adults, and the product is completely vegan. Contains 60 chewables.
SRP: $11.99

Barlean’s latest offering is its Flax•Chia•Coconut blend, which can be used in drinks and food, from oatmeal to yogurt. The organic mix supports digestive health as well as offers the benefits of fiber, omega-3s and vitamins like potassium and iron. Flax•Chia•Coconut is non-GMO and completely vegan.

Probium is offering Ten Strain Blend 50b. These vegetarian, delayed-release capsules contain 10 probiotic strains with two prebiotics. Probium says the probiotic blend can help with immune health as well as digestion. The capsules are gluten-free, non-dairy and non-GMO, and come in bottles of 60.

Carlson Laboratories has introduced Super Omega-3 Gems in soft gels. Each serving has 1,000 mg of Norwegian fish oil, including 500 mg of combined EPA and DHA. These omega-3s support a healthy heart, brain, nerves, eyes, skin, immune system and joints. Also available in fish gelatin soft gels for pescatarians.

Imagine tripling your body weight within one year. Well, that’s status quo for the average healthy baby, who triples his/her birth weight before their first birthday. By age two, birth weight is often quadrupled. And from about age three through puberty, many children grow about two inches each year. Talk about lightning fast development!

Among the millions diagnosed with diabetes, some are seeking support from dietary supplements. But how many exactly? “The National Health Interview Survey recently found that 22 percent of people with diabetes use some type of herbal therapy, while another study found that 31 percent use dietary supplements,” says Dallas Clouatre, Ph.D., consultant for R&D to Jarrow Formulas, Inc., Los Angeles, CA (1).

In designing our series on Natural Success Stories, we at WholeFoods Magazine needed to come up with ways to categorize success within the natural products industry. We quickly realized that most within the industry would measure it by the positive impact made on other people’s lives. Natural, healthful products are, of course, a beneficial presence in the lives of many. But companies that focus great effort and resources on those in special need fill out the rest of the positive impact equation.

Mushrooms have been a popular health aid for centuries, touted as having a variety of medicinal properties that run the gamut from immune support to fatigue reduction. Even though many may know mushrooms in the culinary sphere, education needed is about their use in supplement form in the United States.

Boston, MA—Findings in a new study published in Osteoporosis International show that calcium supplementation (more than 1,000 mg/day) did not increase a woman’s the risk of cardiovascular disease(CVD).

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