Summer is the time of year when many people are hoping to look their best—it is bathing suit season, after all. But looking good takes more than just getting exercise; what goes on the skin and which nutrients go into the body can be just as important.

Saffrelax LLC. introduces an innovative approach to relieving stress, according to the company. SAFFRELAX has been specially formulated with saffron extract, shown through a body of research to relieve stress and anxiety. Saffron has also been shown to enhance memory and reduce oxidative stress on the body. The company says that with B vitamin support, SAFFRELAX helps relieve stress, increase energy and promote a feeling of relaxation and well being.

Adding to their already long list of offerings, Solgar Vitamin and Herb has now made available Astaxanthin 5 mg and 10 mg Softgels. The softgels provide astaxanthin derived from the algae H. pluvialis, which offers one of the highest concentrations of astaxanthin found in nature. Plus, according to the company, the premium formulas are free of gluten, wheat and dairy.

LaneLabs now offers Warmi, a unique vegetable and fruit extract supplement for menopause. According to the company, Warmi offers full-spectrum symptom relief, including hot flashes, mood, hormonal balance, bone health and cardio health.  The supplement is 85% organic, 100% vegetarian and was proven safe and effective in three clinical trials. 

SafSlim, from Re-Body and distributed by Reserveage Organics, is said to reduce belly fat. SafSlim BellyFat Transformation contains high-linoleic safflower oil, an omega that activates hormones to help “mobilize dormant midsection fat,” says the maker. The creamy liquid comes in two flavors: Delicious Berry and Delicious Tangerine. The liquid is all natural, non-GMO and free of artificial flavors, colors and sweeteners.

New to market from CreAgri is Olivenol Plus 2X. This natural formulation is a stronger version of its already established Olivenol and Olivenol Plus, which is rich in olive polyphenols and hydrorxytyrosol. The company says the formula is a “true, bioavailable antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immune-modulating natural formula.”

Bainbridge and Knight introduces LICHI herbal diet supplement, which contains a special formula of 17 active ingredients including lychee fruit. Lychee fruit is cholesterol-free, rich in Vitamin C and minerals, and concentrated antioxidant levels. LICHI boosts the Lychee fruit’s innate advantages with a blend of other natural extracts, herbs and spices to offer consumers a complete system for healthy weight loss.

It’s that old, familiar feeling: For too many people, digestion woes are a part of their routine. Whether it’s heartburn, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or one of the many other common digestive tract discomforts, their condition is something planned around and accounted for ahead of time. It can limit what one eats, as well as where and when. Gastrointestinal (GI) difficulty can even be debilitating, and can thus be a limiting factor in one’s quality of life.

Most Americans, if they know about yeasts at all, are only familiar with baker’s and/or brewer’s yeasts, that is, the yeasts used to make bread and to produce beer and wine. In the natural health world, the term “yeast” is typically associated in a positive way with these “brewer’s/nutritional” yeasts and in a negative way with Candida albicans (as in “yeast infection” and “yeast overgrowth”). One association that is not commonly made is “probiotic.”