Hops Science from ReserveAge Organics features Perluxan, a hops extract that contains 30% alpha acids. According to the company, alpha acids have shown great promise in benefiting pain from overexertion. In a clinical study, Perluxan hops extract showed positive improvements to minor pain. Those who suffer from minor aches may benefit from Hops Science.

Heel USA now offers Traumeel joint care tablets and ointment in a combo pack. “By putting both products together in one box, we make it easier for consumers to get better pain relief without painful side effects,” said Cliff Clive, CEO. The combination provides a cost savings to shoppers.

North Bergen, NJ—A collaboration between two powerful supplement chains has been held up by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The Vitamin Shoppe, based here, announced in mid-December it planned to buy Super Supplements, Inc. of Seattle, WA for a cool $50 million in cash.

Santa Barbara, CA—Vitamin Angels has launched a new campaign to help deliver micronutrients to 30 million children lacking the resources to receive proper nutrition.

The financial figures are getting more and more impressive. Private label food and beverage sales surpassed $98 billion in the United States in 2011, according to Packaged Facts (1). That accounts for 17.6% of total food and beverage sales.

These days, dry eye syndrome (DES) is the most common complaint made to eye doctors. It affects 25 to 30 million people, especially women over the age of 40. If you have ever experienced dry eyes, especially while trying to wear contact lenses, you know how important it is to have natural solutions available.

Solgar Comfort Zone is intended to help you “feel better” about the foods you eat, and worry less about the foods you enjoy. It contains a broad spectrum of enzymes to help you break down a wide range of foods—even those that may be hard to digest. Size: 90 ct.

Erba Vita USA introduces Propolis EVSP (Erba Vita Soluble Propolis) Throat Spray Kids, which contains Propolfenol, a synergized phyto-complex of certified European Propolis, standardized to 50% total polyphenols. This pleasant-tasting spray is water-soluble and bioavailable. Propolis EVSP supports the health of the oral cavity and a healthy immune system.

PteroMax from Biotivia Longevity Bioceuticals is an advanced multi-stilbene supplement that contains a pure, 99% biomimetic form of pterostilbene. PteroMax combines the concentrated form of the super-molecule found in blueberry plus trans-resveratrol and Polydatin analog along with  high-potency polyphenol complex-enhancing bioavailability. It is protected against oxidation with a patented oxygen protection system.