oats

Boston, MA—Consumers are familiar with product labels touting the heart healthy benefits of eating oats. They most famously lower blood cholesterol and are an important part of a heart-healthy diet. An expanding field of research into oats and their benefits is shedding light on reasons for oats to impress even more enthusiasts.

New York, NY—Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center will launch a phase-II trial to study Maitake mushroom as a treatment for Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), a category of blood diseases. Maitake has been studied previously for its effects on immune system function.

Senior

Immortality has been an endeavor of mankind since the beginning of human existence. Whether it’s via the Fountain of Youth or Botox injections, the search for ways to maintain our vitality, physical appeal and cognition forever has been and always will be an innate desire.

Natural Choice Awards

WholeFoods Magazine recognizes several best sellers that have earned the 2010 WholeFoods Magazine Natural Choice Awards.

Supplement Highlights: Vitamin D: A Very Vital Vitamin

Everyone agrees that it’s important to supplement with vitamin D3, but controversy continues to mount with respect to how much should be consumed on a daily basis. In particular, it has caused quite a stir regarding the proper amount to take for adolescents, pregnant women and children.

Nutrition Now, Inc. offers a Rhino Gummy Bear Vitamin D. These vitamins are meant to support bone and joint health, as well as assist in calcium absorption. The Rhino Gummy Bear Vitamins have 800 IUs of Vitamin D per serving and are available in natural berry, cherry and blackberry flavors.
6350 NE Campus Dr., Vancouver, WA 98661, www.nutritionnow.com
 

Jarrow Formulas, Inc. releases Ideal Bowel Support 299v containing Probi’s proprietary probiotic strain. According to the company, this strain has been shown to help people with diarrhea, constipation and abdominal cramps, and lessening some G.I. side effects brought on by
antibiotics.
1824 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035, www.Jarrow.com
 

StarwestStarwest Botanicals

has introduced new four-ounce pouches of herbs, spices and teas. Over 200 of the company’s most popular choices will be available in this format. Most are kosher, while many are organic or wild crafted. The pouches are made with a zip-lock closure.

11253 Trade Center Dr., Rancho Cordova, CA 95742, www.starwest-botanicals.com
 

 Redd RemediesNew from Redd Remedies is trueENERGY for stress management. This product is available in a dietary supplement and an aromatherapy inhaler. The capsules contain rhodiola rosea, white panax ginseng, cordyceps, licorice root, Atlantic kelp and co-enzymated vitamin B6. The inhaler comes in a 300-mg tube and is formulated with organic black pepper, peppermint, ginger and rosemary cineole.