EaseFemin from NaturaNectar is a women’s supplement that naturally reduces menopause and perimenopause symptoms. The company says this product is the first natural menopause supplement that contains premium Brazilian red bee propolis (IsoFactor). This polyphenol- and flavonoidrich ingredient is said to offer relief from hot flashes, night sweats and irritability. Other ingredients include soy aglycone isoflavones, an herbal blend, calcium and vitamin D3.

Continental Vitamin Company has just added Superior Source MicroLingual Slumber Helper to its list of product offerings. This natural herbal formula is said to support relaxation and sleep and contains no melatonin. The tablets eliminate hard-to-swallow pills, sprays or liquids, and dissolve in about fifteen seconds or less, thus promoting absorption.

Solgar introduces CRAN FLORA with Probiotics Plus Ester-C Vegetable Capsules. This formula delivers a blend of concentrated cranberry powder, L. acidophilus and Ester-C to help support urinary, intestinal and immune health, the company says. According to Solgar, “CRAN FLORA provides the equivalent of 40,000 mg (40 g) of fresh cranberries without the calories of juice!”

Silicium G7 Aloe from Silicium Laboratories combines aloe vera and organic silica to help remove toxins, cleanse the liver and benefit digestive health. Says the company, aloe vera is high in choline, which benefits liver health; silicon also supports liver health while helping to protect against heavy metals and pollutants.

Wakunaga of America has released Kyolic Formula 109. Containing Nattokinase, Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract and Suntheanine, this formula is believed to support heart health and healthy blood pressure levels. And, Kyolic Formula 109 is the only product of its kind on the market. SRP: $25.75 for 80 capsules.

What is the second largest organ in the human body? If you answered the liver, then you are correct. No one can refute what a critical role the liver plays in helping the body function as it should. But, this vital organ cannot take care of itself alone; that’s why it is so important to tell shoppers that they must do their part in promoting liver health by eating the right foods and partaking in a liver detox regimen periodically.

Chances are, you've heard "times are tough" a lot this year. But, just how tough has it been on natural products businesses? Well, according to the 2010 WholeFoods Retailer Survey, many stores are pulling out of the recession in stride as they report strong, even thriving sales.

Today’s natural consumers are savvy about labels. As the implications of understanding label claims and seeking out reputable certifications and stamps increases, shoppers are taking a closer look at their products before they buy.

There is no denying that everyone wants to look their best; how our skin, hair and nails look on the outside is a direct indication of what’s going on inside of our bodies. Fortunately, we can do our part to contribute to beauty by eating healthy and taking supplements that may promote beautiful skin, flowing hair and strong healthy nails.