Maitake Products Inc. adds BreastMate to its line of product offerings. This mushroom-based supplement was formulated to support healthy breast cells. The product is made from the Meshima mushroom extract and ingredients such as Maitake SX-Faction, broccoli extract, green tea extract, vitamin D3 and folic acid. 
1 Madison St., Ste. F6, E. Rutherford, NJ 07073, www.maitake.com
Published in WholeFoods Magazine, October 2009

Natto KinaseNew from Fine USA Trading is a formula containing a fermented soybean enzyme, Natto Kinase, Onionskin (quercetin) and garlic extract (sulfur compounds). This supplement was created for those at risk of heart attack or blood clots. The natural blood-thinning effect of Natto Kinase strengthens the circulatory system, says the company, and helps maitain healthy cholesterol balance.

SolgarSolgar introduces Resveratrol 250 mg with Red Wine Extract Softgels. This free radical-fighting supplement combines resveratrol derived from polygonum cuspidatum plus 10 mg of red wine extract from grape skin. The product is free of dairy products, artificial preservatives or flavors, sugar, salt, yeast, gluten and wheat, adds the firm.

Natural Digestive Care That's Easy to Swallow

It’s time to consider the gastrointestinal (GI) tract in a new light. Though it has the unglamorous function of breaking down food products and excreting the waste, it’s also a willing participant in the epic and heroic battle of good versus evil—bacteria, that is.

Banishing Teen Angst about Nutrition

It might be easier to predict the movement of the stock market than to anticipate the moods of teenagers. In a matter of an afternoon, their characters may change from silly to sullen, from needing a hug to wanting solitude. But, one thing is for sure. Their growing bodies desperately need great nutrition.

O-mazing Omegas

Did you know that omega-3 deficiency can be deadlier than eating too much trans-fats? Last month’s Research News section offered this interesting finding from the Harvard School of Public Health, in which researchers found that getting too few dietary omega-3s accounted for 72,000–96,000 preventable deaths in the United States in 2005 (see August issue, page 10).

Man running on beach

Muhammad Ali once said, “Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them—a desire, a dream, a vision.” I might be bold enough to add good nutrition to that list.

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Fads in healthcare are everywhere we turn. Ayurvedic medicine, however, is not one of them.

BluebonnetBluebonnet Nutrition adds EarthSweet Chewable D3 vitamins to its product offerings. This fat-soluble supplement is available in 400, 1,000, 2,000 and high-potency 5,000 IU Vcaps, each of which is said to help support bone mineralization.  12915 Dairy Ashford, Sugar Land, TX 77478, www.bluebonnetnutrition.com