Nobody really can claim to be above the need for digestive support. Perhaps unlike other areas of concern—the heart, the brain, the skeletal system—where genetic and lifestyle risk factors mean some need more help than others, virtually all individuals will benefit from improved digestion. Efficiency and balance in this area can make a noticeable difference in everything from nutrition to energy levels to life expectancy, even in people who already feel healthy and comfortable.

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New from Jarrow Formulas is QHPomegranate, which combines two cardioprotective ingredients in one softgel. The supplement of fers QH (Kaneka ubiquinol) and pomegranate extract, which has a wide range of polyphenolic compounds including ellagic acid, anthocyanins and ellagitannins.

Celestial Seasonings, a brand of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., has added Sleepyt ime Snooz Natural+ Sleep Aid herbal supplement shots to its natural shots portfolio. These nighttime shots support healthy sleeping without grogginess and are intended to help consumers suffering from occasional sleeplessness. Three flavors are available: Berry, Peach and Lemon Ginger.

ViraPro is now available from EuroPharma under the Terry Naturally brand. The formula combines Austrian- grown elderberry extract, high-potency vitamin A and several vitamins and minerals (C and D, calcium, magnesium, zinc and citrus bioflavonoids) for “targeted support of a vigorous immune response and optimal immune defense.”

Green Coffee Bean Extract from Healthy Origins provides nutrients eliminated in the coffee-roasting process, available in 200-mg and 400-mg capsules. Says the firm, this new soy-free, non-GMO supplement contains a maximum 3% caffeine, 50% chlorogenic acid, 65% polyphenols and an ORAC value of 6,500 (umole TE/g) and is said to maintain a healthy weight when used with an exercise program.

A relaxing blend of herbs, enzymes, calcium, L-Theanine and body-balanced sea minerals, Natural- Rest Plus+ from Trace Minerals Research supports a restful night’s sleep. These ingredients help the body to relax and create balance within the nervous system. The herbal blend includes valerian, passion-flower, black cohosh, chamomile, skullcap, wood betony, hops and capsicum.

Formulated from the turmeric plant root, CurcuminRich Curcumin from Natural Factors supports the body’s natural inflammatory response system. Its main ingredient, Theracurmin, has been found in studies to have high oral absorption rates (bioavailability) and blood level measurements. Other benefits include antioxidant potency and detoxification of the liver.

Powbab is introducing a chewable supplement to support immunity strength. Baobab Superfruit Chews are made of pomegranate, acai berry and, of course, baobab. Powbab says the chews are fruity and tangy, and have superfood power. With just one chew daily, it delivers vitamin C and E, and is a good source of vitamin A.

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