Maypro Industries will distribute Sustained Release MicroActive Curcumin. This bioavailable curcumin formulation solubilizes curcuminoids, “thereby greatly reducing particle size,” says the company. The encapsulated micronized particles are released in the stomach and small intestine.

LOWAT from InterHealth is a patent-pending, fat-targeting, weight-management ingredient derived from Piper betle and Dolichos biflorus. A recent 50-person, eight-week trial found that LOWAT “significantly reduced body weight more than twice as effectively as placebo,” said a researcher.

Enzymotec USA has launched Krill Oil+, a high-potency, pure krill oil. This oil has an increased omega content of 19%.

Helios CORP and Sunbio announced that they received new dietary ingredient (NDI) approval for EstroG-100.

Lip balm with organic Shea Butter is the newest product to debut from Out of Africa. Available in 0.15 and 0.25 ounces, this balm is 100% natural and vegan. It promotes healing with the essential fatty acids and contains vitamins such as A, E and F. The lip balm contains no sulfates, petrolatums, parabens and phthaletes and is ecofriendly and cruelty-free.

Xlear Inc. has launched its strawberry–banana-flavored Spry Tooth Gel. The gel is all natural, sweetened with 100% xylitol and is offered in a 2.0-oz. tube. According to the firm, this product is sugar and fluoride free, and unlike most traditional toothpastes on the market, is not harmful if swallowed.

Dietary supplements have long been considered an important component of a well-balanced health routine. People turn to these products for general reasons, such as filling nutrition gaps and maintaining overall health and wellness—and to support specific systems within the body such as heart, bone and digestive health. Many consumers are devoted to their supplements and believe they are integral to their wellness pursuit.

Bluebonnet Nutrition Corp. now offers 100% natural dualaction protein powders. The supplement combines whey protein isolate, micellar casein and calcium caseinate, which offer amino acid support, purity and protection, says the firm. Varieties include: French Vanilla, Natural Original, Strawberry and Chocolate Flavors (all available in 1-lb and 2-lb canisters, and single-serving packets). And, all flavors excluding Natural Original flavor are sweetened with stevia.

EaseFemin from NaturaNectar is a women’s supplement that naturally reduces menopause and perimenopause symptoms. The company says this product is the first natural menopause supplement that contains premium Brazilian red bee propolis (IsoFactor). This polyphenol- and flavonoidrich ingredient is said to offer relief from hot flashes, night sweats and irritability. Other ingredients include soy aglycone isoflavones, an herbal blend, calcium and vitamin D3.