supplements

Colorado Springs, CO—In early December, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), based here, announced a new public protection initiative aimed at shielding consumers from dietary supplements that contain illicit drugs. This “Supplement Safety Now” coalition of USADA and groups such as the National Football League and Major League Baseball will urge Congress to create regulations that better police dietary supplements, especially those that illegally contain steroids and other drugs.

selenium

Coventry, U.K.—Taking too much selenium will negatively affect your cholesterol, say researchers from the University of Warwick. The group, led by Saverio Stranges, published data in the Journal of Nutrition indicating that those with higher levels of selenium in their blood (more than 1.20 µmol/L) had increased total and non-HDL cholesterol levels. The study included 1,042 individuals, 48% of whom took dietary supplements.

Bergen, Norway—The vitamin B complex is arguably one of the industry’s best-selling basic vitamins, particularly with many women of childbearing age taking folic acid. Results from a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, however, claims shoppers should be careful when taking this vitamin. But, should they?

32nd Annual Retailer Survey: 2009

No one will argue that the past 12 to 18 months have put a strain on many businesses throughout a variety of industries. Consumers were spending less and the cost of goods rose, while banks tightened up on credit.

With so much attention on rising healthcare costs and the ongoing and intensely emotional debate on the need for healthcare reform, an inexpensive solution to a very expensive medical condition could not come at a better time.

Mom was right when she said, “Don’t forget to take your vitamins.” But, perhaps, she should have added minerals, too, as they affect many critical aspects of the body’s inner workings.

SolgarSolgar introduces Super Açaí Brazilian Berry Softgels. This higher-potency, premium-quality açaí berry formula is a natural source of anthocyanins, flavonoids, and polyphenolic antioxidant compounds. Each daily serving of two softgels provides 3,000 mg of açaí (Euterpe oleracea) from 150 mg of a 20:1 extract.

American HealthAmerican Health delivers Enzyme Probiotic Complex, a multi-level, dual-action formula that offers advanced enzyme support along with the bio-active benefits of probiotics. Enzyme Probiotic Complex helps maintain a healthy balance of intestinal flora as well as assist in the body’s natural digestive process.
SRP: $19.99

American HealthAmerican Health delivers Enzyme Probiotic Complex, a multi-level, dual-action formula that offers advanced enzyme support along with the bio-active benefits of probiotics. Enzyme Probiotic Complex helps maintain a healthy balance of intestinal flora as well as assists in the body’s natural digestive process. The firm says it is suitable for vegetarians.
SRP: $19.99