Valensa International will offer ZanthinNEX Astaxanthin in late 2014. ZanthinNEX is produced through a proprietary process using natural enzymatic conversions that delivers a safe finished product that is “nature equivalent” to conventional Astaxanthin produced via extraction from Haematococcus pluvialis.

PLT Health Solutions, Inc. and Oakshire Naturals, LP launched Earthlight Whole Food Vitamin D. The non-GMO natural mushroom powder ingredient delivers 40,000 IUs of Vitamin D per gram and is suitable for food, drinks and supplements. “Good,” “Excellent” and “High Potency” label claims are possible with 10 mg of the ingredient.

Venetron (Apocynum venetum L) from Maypro Industries supports those with occasional mood challenges. Says the company, “fast-acting Venetron offers a better safety and efficacy profile than St. John’s wort and has mood-supportive, calmness restoring and anxiolytic effects.”

News and notes from industry suppliers.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

Last month, Leon Schurgers. Ph.D., discussed with us why vitamin K2 was essential for bone health. To the surprise of many, studies continue to show that vitamin K2 is also essential for healthy arteries. Even Time magazine is now reporting that calcified arteries are a major risk factor in heart disease. What is the connection? Let’s discuss it with Dr. Schurgers.

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.