Products and services that industry companies don’t want you to miss.
Bluebonnet Nutrition Corporation
Bluebonnet has launched a revolutionary cardio-support formula: Natural Omega-3 Heart Formula. This fish oil formula supplies the highest amounts of the important omega-3s—EPA and DHA—in a correctly balanced ratio scientifically relevant for maintaining optimal heart health. In addition, this more bioavailable and stable triglyceride fish oil formula is derived from deep sea, cold water fish that has been molecularly distilled and third-party tested for heavy metals, PCBs and other contaminants. This process also removes any unpleasant fishy taste, odor and regurgitating effects. Although Bluebonnet will never claim to mend a broken heart, choose Natural Omega-3 Heart Formula, and yours will never skip a beat.
12915 Dairy Ashford, Sugar Land, TX 77478, www.bluebonnetnutrition.com
Briannas Salad Dressings deliver the bold flavors and all-natural ingredients your customers are craving. Produced “home-style” in small batches with family-owned care, Briannas features six unique, award-winning flavors: Real French Vinaigrette, Rich Poppy Seed, Dijon Honey Mustard, Blush Wine Vinaigrette, Saucy Ginger Mandarin and Classic Buttermilk Ranch. In portion-control packets, they’re the perfect way to stimulate salad sales and drive repeat traffic.
2100 Wharton St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, www.allnaturalbriannas.com
Continental Vitamin Company/Superior Source
Superior Source’s instant-dissolve MicroLingual tablets are ideal for B12 delivery. Held under the tongue, MicroLingual tablets dissolve in 15 seconds or less, making the nutrients immediately available in advance of the digestive system, where up to 50% can be lost due to the highly acidic environment. This concept is vital for B12 supplementation, and becomes more important as people age. The Triple B-12 (cyanocobalamin, methylcobalamin and dibencozide) is a unique formulation in two strengths (3,000 mcg and 9,000 mcg).
4510 S. Boyle Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90058, www.superiorsource1.com
derma e Natural Bodycare
Influenced by the skin beautifying elements of tamanu oil, derma e’s new Tropical Solutions line helps protect skin, prevent age damage and restore natural, youthful radiance for a healthy, beautiful complexion. These seven island-inspired formulas contain optimal levels of additional natural actives such as pomegranate, green tea, CoQ10, avocado, aloe, papaya, and vitamins A, C and E. With an exotic pineapple–papaya scent, these formulas help renew and rejuvenate skin, and prevent the early signs of aging.
4485 Runway St., Simi Valley, CA 93063, www.dermae.com
Phytopin is a plant phytosterol extracted from pine tall oil. The manufacturing unit is located at the heart of pine cultivation in Dax, France, where fresh raw material is collected for extraction. Phytopin contains optimum quality ‚ß-sitosterols ranging from 70% to 80%. One of the novel features about Phytopin compared with other plant sterols is that Phytopin contains 10% to 15% of ß-sitostanol. Based on the research, ß-sitostanol is a more potent sterol than the rest. Plant sterols have been extensively researched for various health benefits including cardiovascular and prostate health.
29 Beacon Hill Dr., Chester, NJ 07930, www.dolcas-biotech.com
ECR Software Corporation (ECRS)
ECRS Supplier Gateway gives natural products retailers the technology to create the same supply chain efficiencies that only retail giants have been able to enjoy until now. Supplier Gateway facilitates automatic inventory replenishment and complete two-way communication between the retailer and supplier. This comprehensive supplier integration solution provides automatic purchase orders, purchase order acknowledgements, shipping notices, vendor catalog updates, invoices, promotional flyers and price updates. The ECRS Supplier Gateway interfaces with all major distributors and many also are added every month.
277 Howard St., Boone, NC 28607, www.ecrsoft.com
Essential Formulas Inc.
Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics 12 PLUS is an innovative dietary supplement that combines Japanese fermentation skills with advanced probiotic science. A pharmaceutical-grade product, it is a totally vegetarian, bovine-free, non-GMO, hypoallergenic supplement that restores and maintains the healthy microflora in the GI tract while supporting a healthy immune system. For more information, call (800) 430-6180 or log on to www.EssentialFormulas.com.
1861 Valley View Ln., Ste 180, Farmers Branch, TX 75234, www.EssentialFormulas.com
Good ‘N Natural
Fish Oil 1000 mg plus Vitamin D3 1000 I.U., 90 rapid release softgels from Good ‘N Natural provide two of the most important essential nutrients to support immune health, while also promoting heart and bone health.* High-potency Vitamin D is provided in the D3 form, which is more potent and active than D2. The fish oil is also of the highest quality as it is purified to eliminate mercury.
2100 Smithtown Ave., Ronkonkoma, NY 11779, www.goodnnatural.com
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Ideal Bowel Support 299v contains the clinically documented human origin probiotic strain, L. plantarum 299v. This strain resists stomach acid and bile salts and demonstrates specific adherence properties for the colonization of human intestinal mucosa. L. plantarum 299v is exceptionally well studied for benefits and safety, and has been used in human clinical studies for intestinal health and function. This room temperature-stable probiotic has shown significant improvements in bowel health and comfort in more than 95% of subjects tested.
1824 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035, www.jarrow.com
Lily of the Desert
functionALOE Beverages by Lily of the Desert provide outstanding health benefits packed into a great-tasting, ready-to-drink functional beverage. Each unique, functional formula is designed to provide support for a specific purpose with the enhancement of Aloesorb. functionALOE Immune is a lemon-flavored beverage that aids in boosting the immune system. functionALOECleanse is a cucumber-flavored beverage that aids in the cleansing and removal of toxins. functionALOEDefense is a grape-flavored beverage that assists in antioxidant support. All functionALOE beverages contain a minimum of 97% organic ingredients. Grab. Go. Get healthy.
1887 Geesling Rd., Denton, TX 76208, www.lilyofthedesert.com
MushroomScience proudly announces its newest product, an extract of the medicinal mushroom, Lion’s Mane. A recently published study found that Lion’s Mane extracts can enhance cognitive function. A double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial was performed on 50- to 80-year-old Japanese men and women diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment, with the Lion’s Mane group showing significantly increased scores on the cognitive function scale compared with the placebo group. Contact MushroomScience for information.
P.O. Box 23936, Eugene OR 97402, www.mushroomscience.com
Mushroom Wisdom, Inc.
Medicinal mushrooms have been used and highly prized as “superior” medicines for thousands of years. Frequently associated with vitality, strength and overall health, and longevity, mushrooms are currently going through something of a scientific renaissance. One such mushroom is the Maitake, which has demonstrated remarkable benefits for the immune system (D-Fraction) and more recently, the SX-Fraction for balancing blood sugar and insulin levels. Multiple clinical studies have confirmed these benefits in type-2 diabetics with the latest study showing significant benefits for PCOS. For your free copy of the Maitake Magic book, call 800-747-7418.
1 Madison St., Bldg. F, E.Rutherford, NJ 07073, www.mushroomwisdom.com
In honor of Natracare’s 20th anniversary, the company gave its original Breathable panty liner a beautiful makeover. This old favorite is still 100% chlorine-free and biodegradable, but like all the pads and liners in the Natracare range, it now has an extra soft, certified organic, 100% cotton cover to keep skin dry and irritation free. As always, they are still free from latex, perfumes, petroleum-based plastics and super-absorbent gels. The products still have the same configuration and bar code as the old. It is now called “mini breathable” just to make it feel special in its new packaging. Each pack contains 30 panty liners.
14901 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora, CO 80014, www.natracare.com
Balanced Planets formulas (distributed by Natural Factors) are based on the Wellness Solution Program of Dr. John Gray, author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus. Combining super foods such as goji and acai berries, maca, raw cacao and PGX with feel-good brain chemical producers L-Theanine and GABA, Balanced Planets provide superb nutrition to cope with stress and support optimal health and vitality. This simple 3-step daily plan will help your customers get their health and life in balance.
1111 80th St. SW, Ste. 100, Everett, WA 98203, www.naturalfactors.com
Natural Health Science, Inc. (NHS)
Pycnogenol is a natural plant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree, grown exclusively along the coast of southwest France. Pycnogenol has four basic properties—it is a powerful antioxidant, it is a natural anti-inflammatory, it binds to collagen and elastin, and it improves blood flow. To date, more than 230 scientific articles and clinical trials have confirmed Pycnogenol’s safety and efficacy, with beneficial effects in heart health, skin care and joint health, among others.
5 Marine View Plz., Ste. 403, Hoboken, NJ 07030, www.pycnogenol.com
North American Herb & Spice
Chag-o-Charge, Chag-o-Power & the Chaga Cream contain many beneficial active compounds such as sterols, polyphenols, betulin, and betulinic acid, the benefits of which are well published. Plus, they contain vital trace minerals, too, such as copper, iron and potassium, as well as B vitamins. It is also the top source among mushrooms for ORAC and SOD (superoxide dismutase) levels and has been used for centuries. Chaga Cream can be used topically for beautiful looking skin and Charge & Power for ultimate nutrition.
P.O. Box 4885, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089, www.oreganol.com
Meet the next generation: NOW’s Premium personal care products. Each of the six products is formulated using the purest, most effective ingredients available. The products include a variety of anti-aging, wrinkle reduction, skin repair and advanced AM/PM formulas. The line includes Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer, AM Fine Line Soothing & Repair; Hyaluronic Acid Crème, PM Moisture Renew Formula; Hyaluronic Acid Firming Serum Smooth & Nourish; CoQ10 Antioxidant Cream Skin Repair Formula; CoQ10 Antioxidant Serum Tighten & Lift; and Wrinkle Rescue Moisturizer, Restorative Lift & Toning.
395 S. Glen Ellyn Rd., Bloomingdale, IL 60108, www.nowfoods.com
Vitamin D Adult Gummy Vitamins are an excellent source of Vitamin D, which supports bone and joint health and helps with calcium absorption. They are made with natural colors and delicious natural blackberry, peach and strawberry flavors, giving you a tasty way to get the vitamin D you may need every day.
6350 N.E. Campus Dr., Vancouver, WA 98661, www.nutritionnow.com
Once Again Nut Butter
Omega-3 nut butters from Once Again Nut Butter are available in either organic or conventional almond butter or omega-3 organic peanut butter. The omega-3 comes from flaxseed oil. The Omega-3 Peanut Butter and Omega-3 Natural Almond were awarded the Kid Kritics seal of approval. The Omega-3 almond butters are milled smooth and no salt or sugar is added; just rich, roasted almonds mixed with omega-3 rich flaxseed oil. The Omega-3 peanut butter is from Valencia peanuts milled with the skins on to naturally sweeten the peanut butter. No sugar or salt are added. Shoppers will enjoy the creamy rich flavor that not only tastes great, but also is very good for them.
12 S. State St., P.O. Box 429, Nunda, NY 14517, www.onceagainnutbutter.com
OxyLife Nutritional Supplements, Inc.
Royal Flush helps your system eliminate toxins and poisons and stimulates the large intestine. Regularity keeps toxins and poisons from accumulating and helps your digestive system function better. Lose weight, feel younger and healthier, and prevent constipation and bloating. Consult your health care provider for another alternative if you have diarrhea or severe stomach cramps. Use of Royal Flush on a daily basis will help to increase your energy level and overall feeling of good health.
P.O. Box 6451, Chula Vista, CA 91950, www.oxylifeco.com
Peter Gillham’s Natural Vitality
Kids Natural Calm Multi from Peter Gillham’s Natural Vitality incorporates whole-food nutrition from 24 organic superfruits and fruits plus vegetables and sprouts. Omega-3 DHA and EPA fatty acids are essential components in children’s diets: The fish oil used in Kids Natural Calm Multi is sourced from the purest wild sardine and anchovy. Kids Natural Calm Multi includes Natural Calm (the leading magnesium supplement in the natural products market), omega-3s, super-soluble, bioavailable calcium, vitamins, ConcenTrace minerals, amino acids, and DMAE. Kids will like the orange flavor sweetened with organic stevia and organic agave.
2530 N. Ontario St., Burbank, CA 91504, www.petergillham.com
Solgar Vitamin and Herb
Solgar’s PM PhytoGen Complex features the unique botanical Thai Kudzu (Pueraria mirifica), which helps to relieve menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes, night sweats, mood instability, nervousness, and occasional trouble sleeping.* This premium formula also provides important B vitamins to help supply energy, enhance mood and combat fatigue.* Plus, it’s vegetarian and free of gluten, wheat and dairy.
500 Willow Tree Rd., Leonia, NJ 07605, www.solgar.com
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Wakunaga of America Co., Ltd.
Kyolic Curcumin is specifically formulated to support healthy inflammatory response. Inflammation is critical to the healing process. However, recent studies suggest that chronic, low-level inflammation may contribute to premature aging and less-than-optimal health. The ingredients in Kyolic Curcumin work synergistically to help prevent potentially damaging inflammation while encouraging the body’s ability to heal itself.
23501 Madero, Mission Viejo, CA 92691, www.kyolic.com
World Organic Corporation
World Organic Corporation, introduces a new earth-friendly super concentrated Liquid Chlorophyll, adding to the company’s already famous chlorophyll products. The new item is a 15:1 Liquid Concentrate with 100 mg of chlorophyll in one ml rather than its top-selling Liquid with 100 mg in 15 ml (one tablespoon). Unique to World Organic is the Isotonic Solution for enhanced absorption, as well as the organic alfalfa in the product. The new item is offered in two- and four-oz glass bottles with droppers.
5242 Bolsa Ave., Ste. 3, Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Developed in conjunction with dental professionals and insurers, the Spry Dental Defense System Dental Kit provides the daily recommended 8-10 grams of xylitol through a variety of Xlear products, including Spry toothpaste, oral rinse, mints and gums. The kit also includes a bottle of Xlear Saline Nasal Spray with Xylitol to help optimize the effect of xylitol on both the oral and upper respiratory systems. Xylitol is also a natural sweetener.
P.O. Box 970911, Orem, UT 84097, www.xlear.com
Published in WholeFoods Magazine, June 2010