Twinlab recently developed Bariatric Support, a nutrient-dense supplementation program. According to Twinlab, the supplements “utilize nutrient-dense, convenient delivery forms that are easily digested” and help bariatric patients lose weight. Products include a multivitamin, C-vitamins, calcium, vitamin D and more.

Carlson Laboratories introduces Nutra-Support Energy, a supplement that includes vitamins E, B-1, B-2 and niacin as its main components. The product claims it “may help you feel much more energized and focused throughout your day.” The supplement also contains coenzyme-10, l-carnitine, ALA and EPA/DHA, while being free of caffeine and sugar.

New to market is NaturaNectar Immune Guardian, derived from an all-natural Scandinavian formula using Solomon Propolis. Each vegetarian capsule delivers 150 mg of high-quality Brazilian bee propolis (FLAV M). This ingredient was scientifically studied to provide immune system support, says NaturaNectar.

New from Nordic Naturals is Omega-3 Fortify, a neutral omega-3 powder that can be added to foods and drinks. The supplement has 500 mg of EPA and DHA, and has “zero hint of fish,” says the company. To preserve its neutral flavor, Omega-3 Fortify shouldn’t be mixed with hot foods, and should be consumed within 15 minutes of preparation.

Nutrition Now’s Prenatal Gummy Vitamins offer expecting mothers a viable source of DHA, folic acid and multivitamins. The firm says the vitamins are made with natural colors and flavors, are easy on the stomach, and offer a “great-tasting alternative to large hard-to-swallow tablets.”

New from Reserveage Organics is Keratin Booster for Men with Cynatine HNS. This ingredient was shown in studies to reduce hair loss from washing and improve hair strength and shine. The formula also includes resveratrol as well as saw palmetto and beta sitosterol, which support healthy DHT levels.

The Conspiracy of Silence is not just limited to the political arena. At the 33rd session of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU), which ended its week-long meeting on Friday, November 18, its new Chairwoman, Pia Noble, had a definite problem in allowing the International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) such as the National Health Federation (NHF) to speak.

Boston, MA—A new study of a branded brain function supplement (FOCUSfactor from Factor Nutrition Labs) showed the possibility of improved memory, concentration and focus for subjects taking the supplement after six weeks.

USA—A well-intended mandate in New York City has set off a chain reaction that will affect vitamin E prices in 2012.