vitamin angels

Santa Barbara, CA—Vitamin Angels, an organization whose mission is to provide vitamins and essential nutrients to those in need, has launched a campaign to raise awareness about hidden hunger.

CRN conference

Park City, UT—President and CEO of the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) Steven Mister delivered a State of the Industry Address at the Council’s 40th annual conference, located here, on Sept. 19.

popular supplements

Washington, D.C.—The 2013 Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements conducted by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) reports that two-thirds of U.S. adults take dietary supplements. In addition, 85% of adults are confident in the safety, quality of effectiveness of supplements.

npa awards

Baltimore, MD—At its annual business meeting held during Expo East, the Natural Products Association (NPA) announced that its recommendation to change its membership criteria was voted down. Failing by 11 votes, the change would have allowed for new retailer members that do not have a self-contained store or have less than 75% of their sales coming from natural products to qualify for membership.

Source Naturals has introduced MBP Bone Renew, a small once-daily tablet for healthy bone density. MBP is a tiny fraction of milk protein that “enhances our bodies’ natural bone renewing cycle,” making bones more receptive to calcium. With only trace amounts of lactose, the supplement is suitable for most people with lactose intolerance. Suggested retail price for 30 capsules is $14.98.

CHIA OMEGA, the new plant-based omega-3 supplement line by Essential Formulas Incorporated (EFI), is a vegan-friendly alternative to fish oil products. There are four varieties that each include cold-pressed chia seed oil, as well as one of four other supplements, including CoQ10, vitamin D3 (which is vegetarian, not vegan), enzymes or EPA and DHA.

Patient One MediNutritionals has two new science-backed supplements only available through health care practitioners. Pycnogenol OPC Complex 300mg is an antioxidant formula containing bioflavonoids such as French maritime pine bark, Grapeseed extract and Red Wine extract, which promote healthy aging. B-Complex with Quatrefolic, which includes 10 essential compounds, may support stress relief, energy production and cardiovascular wellness.

QSpeed Fast-Melt CoQ10 Tablets, developed by Nuline Nutritionals, is gluten and sugar free and made with naturally fermented CoQ10, which contributes to energy and overall heart health. They dissolve quickly on the tongue, do not need to be taken with water and received a Superior Taste award from the International Taste and Quality Institute.

Coral LLC introduced Coral Joint & Collagen Support, a formula to help maintain healthy bones and joint flexibility. The formula includes EcoSafe coral minerals and vitamins D3, K1 and K2; GreenGrow vegetarian glucosamine; PUREFLEX chondroitin and MSM; Undenatured Bio-Collagen UC-II; Betaine HCL; calcium ascorbate and malic acid.