There are many paths to the heart: The notion rings true both in love and dietary supplementation. There is a vast and growing block of products claiming to support cardiovascular health, in one fashion or another. The consumer must wade through a steady stream of targeted and often conflicting health claims to suit their given need, and they need all the help they can get from knowledgeable sources. This is where their friendly supplements retailer can step in, to guide them in one of the myriad approaches to a healthier heart through natural means.

Staring at the clock, pulling the cover over our heads and watching late-night TV with the hopes of drifting off to La-La Land. For those that routinely find themselves counting sheep into the wee hours of dawn, it might be time to consider supplements that support healthy sleep patterns.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is seeking comments on a document aimed at helping small supplement makers better understand good manufacturing practices for dietary supplements, which they are now obligated to follow.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

Bone and joint care is one of those things many people don’t think about until something hurts. But recently, some bone and joint topics have made national headlines, which might leave your shoppers with some unanswered questions about how best to maintain bone strength and joint mobility throughout life.

Everyone likes to eat tasty food, and every human being needs to consume healthy fats. The influx of options in the healthy cooking oils category fills both needs amply. For their part, oil makers are eager to share their product knowledge with retailers, so that they in turn can give their customers the information needed for healthy cooking.

Five new kettle-cooked potato chips flavors are available from Natural Snacks, LLC. Flavors include Unsalted, Honey BBQ, Lightly Salted, Jalapeño and Sea Salt and Balsamic Vinegar. According to the company, the chips are great-tasting, low in sodium, all natural and offer 40% reduced fat.

Late July Organic Snacks offers non-GMO, multigrain snack chips in three flavors. The Sea Salt by the Seashore chips are lightly salted and allergen-free/gluten-free. The Mild Green Mojo chips have a green chile flavor with cheese and a hint of lime. The Dude Ranch chips have a sour cream flavor with a blend of herbs and spices.

PopCorners from Medora Snacks are triangular-shaped popcorn chips the company says are “the new shape of popcorn.” These chips are air popped, all natural, gluten-free and come in a variety of flavors that include butter, sea salt, kettle, white cheddar, and cheesy jalapeno. One serving contains only 130 calories.