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Summer 2010

Manufacturers and suppliers offer educational essays on a variety of topics.

Product Profiles: Bluebonnet Nutrition Corporation

Q: What is adrenal fatigue and what are the symptoms? A: Adrenal fatigue is caused by poorly working adrenal glands in people who are under mental,...

Product Profiles: Willard Water

Over 40 years ago, a remarkable discovery was made by a brilliant scientist…John Willard, Ph.D. At the time, this talented chemistry professor was in the process of conducting research on a highly concentrated trace mineral water when he serendipitously combined the trace mineral water with another product he’d been developing. With that small stroke of inspired genius, he invented Willard Water.

Nutrition Facts on Whole Food-Based Multivitamins A Q&A session with Carl Germano, RD, CNS,...

Q. We are hearing a lot about the benefits of whole foods in the diet. What is the latest information?
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Everyday, researchers are finding new links between the environment, diet and health. The challenge is to find ways to protect one’s health in a world bombarded with impurities. In plants, the varieties of color that are found within fruits and vegetables represent and provide important nutrients that help protect the body from the ravaging world around us. There are more than 10,000 known phytonutrients (“plant-based nutrients” with specific pharmacological benefits). Some of the well-known phytonutrients are lycopene in tomatoes and EGCG from green tea. It is no secret that most diets are severely lacking in phytonutrients and other whole nutritious foods. In fact, the traditional western diet is based on animal foods, such as meat and dairy products. This diet does not provide many plant foods like fruits, vegetables and whole grains; therefore, the typical western diet has been linked to many of the health issues Americans face today. Even prestigious research institutions, including the National Cancer Institute, are urging Americans to eat more varied, well-balanced diets that are rich in dark, leafy greens. This is due to the multitude of active components (phytonutrients) provided by green foods, fruits and whole grains grown locally, which have been shown in research to play an important role in the healthy maintenance of the human body. †

Product Profiles: Lonza Inc.

ResistAid™ is a natural proprietary immune support ingredient manufactured by the Swiss life-science company Lonza.  It is produced via a water based extraction patented process (US 5756098, EP 866808 and other patents) from larch trees that grow in abundance in the United States. ResistAid™ consists of the soluble fiber arabinogalactan and bioactive flavonoids, and thus has antioxidant capacity.

Product Profiles: Bluebonnet Nutrition

Q. What are the recommended macronutrient needs of school-age and preadolescent children? And why are certain healthy fats important in children’s nutrition?

Product Profiles: Lonza Consumer Health & Nutrition

Clean-Label, Your Way Lonza Consumer Health & Nutrition creates innovative clean-label supplement solutions that address real consumer health needs while supporting wellness aspirations. Unique in...

Product Profiles: Buried Treasure Liquid Nutrients

For over 30 years Buried Treasure™ has had the leading edge in the liquid dietary supplement industry because we are committed to innovative research. The...

Product Profiles: Lonza Inc.

DHAid™ is a concentrated and purely vegetarian source of omega-3 docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an essential long-chain fatty acid. It is produced from a strain of microalgae through a patented fermentation process. DHAid™ is an environmentally friendly source of DHA as it is manufactured using renewable resources. DHAid™ is non-allergenic, free of potential contaminants often associated with seafood, and uses no chemical solvents for production.