A couple of weeks before my mother passed away, and knowing she soon would, I asked for any advice she would give me. I was 31 at the time. After pausing for a moment, Mom answered, “Try to build something.”

Made with 100% natural-source vitamin E, new E-Gem Body Oil and Oil Drops from Carlson Laboratories provide quick-absorbing moisture for skin. The deeply penetrating formula leaves skin feeling “hydrated and renewed,” according to the company. E-Gem Body Oil is good for all-over care, while the Drops are more concentrated for areas of dry skin.

Andalou Naturals Fruit Stem Cell Science has launched 1000 Roses for soothing delicate, dry and reactive skin. It includes a cleansing foam, pearl exfoliator, floral toner, serum and day cream among others. The alpine rose stem cells used in 1000 Roses products are said to boost cell vitality, improve resilience and counteract aging.

For those looking to focus, reduce stress, elevate mood, improve memory or stave off cognitive decline, brain support supplements fit the bill. Except for those happy, stress-free Einsteins out there who don’t require any help, these categories of cognitive need include almost everyone.

Energy drinks and giant coffee cups are the norm for many people, even though studies show they are also doing damage. Luckily, several natural herbs and vitamins can provide safe, consistent energy by working with the body’s metabolic systems.

Garden of Life now offers Kind Organics, a multivitamin that is USDA Certified Organic, Non-GMO Verified and made from real, honest, nutritious foods. The line includes gender- and age-specific formulas, as well as targeted nutrients to meet shoppers’ needs.

New from Barlean’s is Tonalin CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) Swirl, which has the taste and texture of a fruit smoothie (all-natural Fresh Apple flavor) and is naturally sweetened with xylitol. Users are recommended to take 2 tsp. twice daily to help achieve/maintain ideal fitness and health. Tonalin CLA Swirl is gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan, and contains no artificial flavors or colors.

Vitalah now offers non-GMO formulas for its effervescent multivitamin, Oxylent. It contains Albion minerals, vitamin C, vitamin D, SOD and unique micronutrients in absorbable drink form. The product delivers nutrients without sugar, GMOs, gluten, artificial additives, preservatives, dairy, soy, caffeine, binders or anti-caking agents. It is sweetened with natural stevia.

chia recall

Washington, D.C.—Salmonella contamination is to blame for an increasingly widespread recall of organic sprouted chia powder.