Often, we don’t know what we need to make our lives more convenient, until some new technology arrives to show us. People got by without the Internet fairly well in the pre-digital era, but can you imagine life without it now? If so, good for you! You’re a more resourceful sort than the rest of us over-connected Web crawlers. But the point here is that the same general principle applies to retailing. Once you’ve integrated or upgraded to some of the technologies described below, you’ll never know how you got by without them.

embria epicor

Embria Health Sciences just added four Olympic medals and one World Cup championship to its team.

heart supplements

Hadley, MA—A combination of vitamin E (delta tocotrienols), antioxidant polyphenols and niacin may support heart health by reducing inflammation.

osteoarthritis natural

Toms River, NJ—A bone health ingredient has shown promise for reducing osteoarthritis symptoms in a new study published in Integrative Medicine.

brain health magnesium

City of Industry, CA­­—New research published in the Journal of Neuroscience could indicate that higher levels of magnesium in the brain may support brain health.

herb weight loss

Benicia, CA—Two published studies on a branded ingredient show much promise for overweight individuals. The herbal formulation studied combines Sphaeranthus indicus and Garcinia mangostana (Meratrim, from InterHealth Nutraceuticals, based here).

Fruit d’Or Nutraceuticals launched all-natural Cran d’Or Conventional Cranberry 100%, made with cold-pressed cranberry seed oil, whole cranberry skin natural juice and protein powder from cranberry seeds. It is available in a cranberry protein powder, whole cranberry fruit powder, high-potency tea powder, cranberry juice extract powder and cranberry seed oil. Low-temperature drying preserves antioxidant capabilities.

Nutraceuticals International Group added a-LACYS RESET to its line of ingredients. This patented synergistic combination of alpha-lipoic acid and cysteine was created to “help regenerate and restart cells based on mitochondrial activation,” says the company, and to reduce tiredness and help the recovery process. Applications include tablets, capsules, soft gels, stick packs and protein shakes.

Nutrition 21, LLC has launched Nitrosigine, a patented source of inositol-stabilized arginine silicate accepted by FDA as a New Dietary Ingredient (NDI). The company says the ingredient is superior to arginine in blood flow markers and has been shown to positively affect silicon absorption, providing evidence of health benefits for sports nutrition, heart health and men’s health.