Washington, D.C.—A new legislative bill is on the table that would give dietary supplement makers the ability to reference additional scientific information about the health benefits of their products.

Once touted as merely a fad, or a blip on the global health radar, exotic fruits and grains have settled into being permanent fixtures in the natural products industry. While old standards like pomegranate and açaí have remained strong, even more unique and exciting ingredients from around the world continue to make their debuts in the American market.

Natural Allergy Remedies

You can try holding your breath, but when you finally inhale seasonal allergies will be there waiting. The question is how best to address them.

A.C. GraceNow available from A.C. Grace Company is UNIQUE OMEGA Krill Oil, containing pure oil from Antarctic Krill. This oil offers a combination of omega-3 fatty acids, phospholipids and antioxidants to support heart and joint health, according to the company. The supplements are also meant to benefit nervous system development, cognitive function and skin health.

Mt. CapraMt. Capra Products offers Solar Synergy, a  drink with all-natural goat’s milk mineral whey as well as a combination of eight superfoods, including grape seed extract, goji and açaí berries, sea buckthorn, aronia berries, Yacon tea, Indian gooseberry and ashwagandha, along with assorted electrolytes and minerals. The drink is available in a powder form to be put in water.
SRP: $34.95

ReserveAge Organics now offers Prostate Advantage. This supplement combines saw palmetto (320 mg), pumpkin seed oil (96 mg) and 400 mg of Pro-Longevity Factors Proprietary Blend of resveratrol. Resveratrol helps build cellular strength while saw palmetto and pumpkin seed oil benefit prostate health.
5745 SW 75th St., Ste. 337, Gainesville, FL 32608, www.reserveage.com

Breast Health

Tours, France—Another health application of omega-3 fatty acids has been identified, this time proving a beneficial component in helping women undergoing breast cancer treatment. Specifically, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) was found to increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy treatment for certain cases of breast cancer. The findings were published late last year in the British Journal of Cancer, and may present a means to better combat breast cancer for the millions threatened by the disease, which is the most prevalent form of cancer in women. The research was led by Philippe Bougnoux, of the Henry S. Kaplan Cancer Center in Tours.

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.