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It’s that time of the year again! Natural Products Expo West, hosted by New Hope Natural Media, is once again coming to the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA from Thursday, March 7th to Sunday, March 10th. On Friday and Saturday, the show floor is open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Co-located with several other events (Engredea; Nutracon; Fresh Ideas Organic Marketplace; and Beer, Wine, and Spirits Marketplace), Expo West provides invaluable knowledge for those looking to improve their stores and products.

Fairhaven Health offers a new Fenugreek formula that encourages breast milk production in nursing moms. Whereas other formulas require as many as nine capsules per day, Fairhaven Health’s Fenugreek delivers a dose equivalent to 2,000 mg of standard Fenugreek Seed Powder in two capsules a day. It blends this powder with a Fenugreek Seed Powder extract (8:1).

Carlson Laboratories offers an improved Nutra-Support Bone formula, which includes vitamin K2 and zinc and increases the vitamin D3, calcium, magnesium and manganese content. “It’s important that we continually keep up with the latest science,” said Carilyn Anderson, president of Carlson Laboratories. “Nutra-Support Bone, like all of our products, is a highly researched formula.”

New from Barlean’s is Wild & Whole Alaskan Salmon Oil, which offers nature’s balance of omegas-3, -5, -7, -8 and -9. The formula not only contains the full spectrum of omegas, but it also provides 500 mcg super ORAC antioxidant astaxanthin and 1,000 IU of vitamin D3. The product is sourced from sustainably caught fish.

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.”