In many ways, the name of the game in retailing is keeping up with new trends. Here, we discuss one of the hottest segments in the natural products channel: antioxidants. Thanks to their free radical scavenging capabilities, these important nutritional aids benefit many aspects of health. And, shoppers have taken notice and are actively seeking out antioxidant formulas.

Do you remember The Jetsons and their futuristic method of eating? They took one pill that contained all their nutritional needs for the day and off they went. Although this look into the future turned out to be less than literal, the nutritional pedigree of green food supplements may leave you wondering if flying cars and robotic housemaids are just around the corner.

While some greet the arrival of spring with joy, others regard it with dread. These people can be seen stocking up on tissues, and they often look afraid to go outside. Those with seasonal allergies and asthma are in constant search of relief. Some allergies, meanwhile, wreak havoc year-round, as symptoms are always close at hand. Your allergy-stricken customers will certainly benefit from understanding their conditions better. They’ll also be in line to thank you if you can offer them natural herbs and compounds to help them stay symptom free.

Bethesda, MDNational Institutes of Health researchers have identified how resveratrol may confer its health benefits. Resveratrol is a naturally occurring chemical found in plants like grapes. The researchers found that resveratrol does not directly activate sirtuin 1, a protein associated with aging. Instead, it inhibits phosphodiesterases (PDEs), proteins that help regulate cell energy. The chemical has gained some interest from pharmaceutical companies for its potential to fight diabetes, inflammation and cancer.

It is well acknowledged by now that passive solutions like fat-burning super foods and dietary supplements are at best a third-tier solution to maintaining a healthy weight. The first two rungs on that ladder? A sufficient amount of routine exercise and a well-rounded, nutritious diet with an eye toward moderate calorie intake, in no particular order. What weight management supplements can offer is a leg up to individuals that are truly dedicated to their personal weight goals.

Did I just catch you yawning? If your energy levels are lagging, you’re in good company. Perhaps this is why there are 11,000+ Starbucks and 6,700+ Dunkin’ Donuts locations across the country!

Shoppers should know that caffeine isn’t their only option for helping them wake-up and focus. Many important natural means—be they supplementing or adjusting the diet—can help us feel more alert and ready to welcome the day.

UAS Laboratories, Inc. now offers DDS Plus 3. This product combines four probiotic strains including Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1. DDS Plus 3 also contains fructooligosaccharide (FOS) to ensure the probiotics optimize their colonization in the GI tract. DDS Plus 3 is offered at a maintenance level of six billion CFU/gram (Probioplus DDS has 10 billion CFU/gram).

Heel Inc. introduces Adrisin for people on the go. Adrisin provides temporary relief from runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing and now comes in pocket pack size. Adrisin is made with a blend of natural, active ingredients. Adrisin has a non-drowsy formula and won’t interfere with other medications. It can be taken during allergy season to manage symptoms or before to manage the immune system. 

Jarrow Formulas announces the addition of two new oral probiotic products: Jarro-Dophilus Oral Probiotic + Vitamin C, available in both gum and lozenge form. Both forms contain probiotic organisms that are clinically documented to help immunity and the health of one’s ears, nose, throat and mouth. Both forms are easy to take and consist of millions of organisms.