The Isopure Company brings to market Isopure Plus, protein beverages that give seniors and those with nutritional deficiencies an alternative to traditional drinks. Each drink offers 15 grams of protein in each eight-ounce serving. Drink choices include Alpine Punch and Grape Frost and are available with or without carbs.

Kenai CrunchReal Earth Products LLC now offers Kenai Crunch Protein Bars in Tropical, Lemon Almond Hiker and Chocolate Peanut Butter Mountain. Each gluten-free bar contains 160 calories, 0 cholesterol, 0 trans fats, 11 grams of soy protein and is 100% natural.
SRP: $20.79 per 12-bar box, $1.89 per bar.

YogurtOrganic Valley has launched a line of drinkable organic low-fat yogurts in 32-oz bottles. Flavors include plain, berry and vanilla. The live probiotics and inulin prebiotic fiber are intended to boost digestive and immune health, according to the company.
SRP: $3.99
One Organic Way, LaFarge, WI 54639, www.organicvalley.coop

Baseball has long been our nation’s pastime, yet we read comparatively little about the importance that nutrition plays in the sport. Many thousands of Americans actively participate professionally or recreationally in baseball, while millions more enjoy the relaxation and wholesome entertainment that the sport provides.

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First, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) threw Warning Letters at three companies marketing dietary-supplement drinks in sizes too large and with names too suggestive. A few days later, the FDA’s draft Guidance on this same issue was cast upon the world. Confusion now reigns as the magic words on the label seem to have lost their protective powers.

For years, “Table for two, non-smoking” has been part of the regular vernacular for restaurant goers.

BioriginalBioriginal Food and Science Corp. introduces Sonova 400, a high-GLA ingredient. Sonova 400 recently passed FDA’s new dietary ingredient review process. The ingredient, derived from safflower seeds, has as much as 40% GLA per gram, making it more efficient and cost effective than other sources of GLA, says Bioriginal.

CereboostNaturex now offers Cereboost, a trademarked ingredient derived from American ginseng. The firm states, “In a recent clinical study, Cereboost demonstrated a significant positive impact on mental function.” The branded American ginseng extract is suitable for foods, beverages and dietary supplements.