New from Lily of the Desert is Aloe Mix n’ Go, a powdered drink mix. One packet contains four ounces of aloe vera with 200 active nutrients for whole body health. Available flavors are original, lemonade, strawberry-kiwi and pomegranate.

Manufactured by TruBodyWellness, Yacon Syrup is the newest weight-loss supplement on the market. Available in syrup or capsule form, Yacon Syrup, according to TruBodyWellness, may aid in weight-loss, improve digestive health, boost the metabolism and naturally suppress appetite. It has a low glycemic index to support blood sugar levels, and is 100% organic and gluten free.  

Recently launched by Twinlab Corp. is Daily One Age-Defense Telomere Multi. It is a once daily multivitamin with clinically tested ingredients that may help protect DNA, reduce UV-induced skin aging and support healthy energy production and memory. Antioxidant protection is delivered through at least 100% of the daily value for 16 vitamins and minerals.

New from PatientOne is C-Cleanse, a dietary supplement designed to support colon health and aid in healthy detoxification. Digestive stress can result in bloating, fatigue and achy joints; the orange-flavored C-Cleanse powdered supplement combines psyllium husk, a partially fermented dietary fiber, and a proprietary cleanse blend to promote GI regularity and function.

Gaia Herbs has launched 99.9% caffeine-free shots, including Herbal Energy Plus Stress Response and Herbal Energy Plus Immune Support. Thanks to Gaia’s concentrated combination of herbal blends and organic honey, the products provide immediate and sustained energy to the body. The Stress Response shot contains Holy Basil and Rhodiola extracts while the Immune Support shot has astragalus and schisandra extracts. These shots do not contain refined sugar.

An October 3, 1994 headline in The Wall Street Journal spoke volumes: “Industry Hopeful for Deregulation of Vitamin Goods” (1). Just days before the passing of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA), critics of the proposed legislation—which represented everything but deregulation—were as outspoken as ever. Negotiations between the House and Senate were in full swing, making both sides feel lawmakers would come to an agreement on this monumental bill very soon.

Miscalculating the growing number and commitment of dietary supplement consumers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stretched too far when it announced its proposed rules for the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act (NLEA) in 1991. Those rules and FDA’s Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking would have put many of the items sold in natural food stores under prescription and limited the potency of others.

Irving, TX—Natural Products Association (NPA) Southwest is holding Health Fest 2014, March 22–23 at the Irving, TX Convention Center.

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Washington, D.C.—A new economic report released on February 13 by market research group Frost & Sullivan demonstrates that supplementing with B vitamins may lower the number of hospitalizations related to coronary heart disease (CHD).