What causes apples or bananas to brown? The culprits are enzymes, which oxidize phenolic compounds to make o-quinones. O-quinones produce a brown color by reacting to form compounds with amino acids or proteins. These catalysts serve a similar role in our bodies, as they are used to accelerate the process of turning one substance into another.

London, United Kingdom—The bad news continues for proponents of DMAA (dimethylamylamine). U.K. regulators have decided to ban a popular sports supplement that contains the ingredient. 

When it comes to beauty, many consumers are drawn to topical products. But there’s more to the story of moisturized, healthy and vibrant skin, hair and nails. Tell shoppers that beauty starts from the inside, and not just figuratively speaking. Cosmeceuticals can be ingested orally to benefit the skin, hair and nails as the perfect companion to topicals like lotions or balms. 

MasQuelier’s USA has come to market with MasQuelier’s French Pine Bark Extract (200 mg). This research-backed extract supports the heart, vascular system and eyes while reducing visible signs of skin aging. The product, which also incorporates Original OPCs, works with antioxidant protection, collagen support and circulatory support.

Whey Fantastic from Excel Performance Nutrition claims to be the first all-natural whey protein shake that tastes great, even when mixed just with water (backed by a 100% Great Taste Money Back Guarantee). Whey Fantastic delivers 20 g of rBST-free protein and 3 g of fiber per serving with 0 g trans-fat. A free Whey Fantastic Taste Test Kit is available so retailers can taste the product.


Carlson Laboratories
launched cod liver oil in a bubble gum flavor for kids. The formula remains the same as the existing Carlson for Kids Cod Liver Oil with 250 mg of DHA and 200 mg of EPA per serving. The Carlson line includes numerous other marine oils in various delivery formats.

Vega One All-In-One Nutritional Shake offers a tasty way to get your body’s daily essentials. One serving of this plant-based shake offers protein, probiotics, omega-3s, fiber, greens and antioxidants. Vega One is also dairy, gluten and soy free. The shake is offered in chocolate, berry, vanilla chai and natural flavors.

RuckPack from Noots! Nutrition LLC is a new energy boost drink created by a veteran Marine Corps officer based on his battlefield experiences in Afghanistan. The caffeine-free shot, sweetened with xylitol, combines vitamins, amino acids, minerals and herbs for healthy energy support.
SRP: $2.99.

Slender GR from Enzymedica offers targeted enzymes for healthy weight loss. This triple-action formula optimizes sugar and fat metabolism through the enzyme blend; encourages a lower glycemic index through gluten-free rice bran and SOD; and supports healthy detoxification with rice bran and SOD.