Wakunaga of America has introduced ModuAller Seasonal Respiratory. The formula combines Moducare (a blend of plant sterols and sterolins) with quercetin, feverfew and nettle. These herbs have been shown to mitigate the allergic response and ease symptoms.

Carlson Laboratories releases its newest flavor of Norwegian cod liver oil for adults: bubble gum! The bubble gum flavored oil (from natural fruit flavors) is made from the same formula as the existing Norwegian Cod Liver Oil, providing the important omega-3s EPA & DHA (500 mg of DHA and 400 mg of EPA per serving), plus vitamins A & D.

Barlean’s Organic Oils introduces a new line of antioxidant powders. According to Barlean’s, they are designed to support increased energy levels, enhanced mental acuity, a healthy digestive system and PH balance. Superfruit Greens and Chocolate Silk Greens contain more than 20 servings of fruits and vegetables per serving with strawberry-kiwi and chocolate flavors.

The Stress Relief Plus formula from Earth’s Bounty reduces stress for healthier living. According to researcher Stephen A. Center, M.D., the product helps lower cortisol levels and contains patented Sensoril, which was clinically tested to reduce stress. This blend of natural ingredients is also gluten, dairy and soy free and is said to help reduce physical, emotional, and mental stress and fatigue.
SRP: $19.99

New from BeeAlive is a dietary supplement for enhancing energy, vitality and stamina. Energy Serj contains 500 mg of the BeeAlive Royal Jelly with ingredients Eleuthero and Schisandra for stamina, invigoration and adaptogen benefits. This supplement does not contain caffeine and provides antioxidants from pure grape concentrate.
SRP: $3.25

American Health introduces the More Than a Multiple Essentials line. Each formula provides whole food based nutrition with over 40 vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and whole food concentrates. Target formulas include More Than a Multiple with Energy Essentials, with Cardio Essentials, with Vision Essentials and with Brain Essentials.

While some retail sectors are making the best of stagnant or declining sales, the natural/organic industry is a standout. Natural and organic products retailers hold a unique place in the lives of consumers. Even if shoppers have less financial security than they did in years past, there’s no lack of enthusiasm and loyalty when it comes to the natural and organic products they depend on to lead healthy lives.

Resveratrol wine isn’t just good for your heart—it helped inhibit prostate cancer androgens in a recent lab study. Prostate cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer, is cause for the second most cancer-related deaths of American men.

Las Vegas, NV—Speaking from SupplySide West, here, the day after the election, Michael McGuffin, president of the American Herbal Products Association, predicted how the results could affect the industry in the near term.