Michael’s Insulin Factors from Michael’s Naturopathic Programs provides lipoic acid, quercetin and vanadium, which aid in insulin production by pancreatic beta cells. Lipoic acid is also involved in carb metabolism, and vanadium is thought to mimic insulin function. The product also contains vitamin D3, biotin, zinc, copper and seven essential amino acids found in the insulin molecule.

Cranberry Mannose + Probiotics is a new product available from NOW Foods. Designed to support healthy urinary tract function through the anti-adhesion effect of cranberry on bacteria, probiotics are included to help maintain a healthy microbial balance. No artificial flavors are used in this product, which comes in individual drink stick packets.

Sleep Nutrition from Reserveage Organics’ Advanced Solutions line is a product for those having issues falling asleep naturally. Its formula for advanced sleep support is a combination of melatonin, L-theanine, and passion flower. It also contains a special Liver PM blend that is made of powerful rejuvenating herbal extracts which help cleanse the body, according to the company.

Onnit Labs introduces three all-natural supplements. ShroomTech Sport is said to improve endurance, oxygen utilization and energy with Cordyceps. ALPHA Brain contains acetylcholine and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) boosting nutrients, which, according to the company, can improve mental drive and create a calm focus. New Mood consists of L-tryptophan and 5-HTP, which are said to improve mood and induce a sense of relaxation and calm.

Pop quiz: Which of the following could be indicators of future heart problems?
a. Unhealthy cholesterol levels
b. High blood pressure
c. Elevated homocysteine levels
d. All of the above
e. What’s homocysteine?!?

The wide and diverse range of marine oil products, and the omega-3 content they all offer, has ascended the ranks to health staple status over recent years. Consumers are now beginning to plumb deeper into the inner lives of their marine oil selections, and to ask more of them in both efficacy and stability.

Kids are taught how to balance, whether it’s learning to walk, carrying dinner plates to the sink or keeping the momentum on a seesaw without falling off. Most Americans are not applying what they learned on the playground to their eating habits. Too many are letting their nutrition crash to the ground by not achieving their recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of minerals such as iron, while other minerals, like calcium, are sometimes devoured to a dangerous extent.

Tampa, FL—Fermented wheat germ extract, known in the immune health category, has given researchers reason to study its other potential benefits.

Washington, D.C.—Industry members have had some positive things to say about a new bill aimed at stopping the manufacturing, selling and marketing of illegal anabolic steroids masquerading as supplements and similar imitation drugs.