Spotlight on Products 2015




America’s Finest, Inc.

Super Curcumin C3 Complex uses a highly standardized curcumin extract combined with piperine to make the curcumin more bioavailable in the human body. A study using healthy volunteers showed that the BioPerine brand of piperine contained in AFI’s Curcumin C3 makes the curcumin up to 2,000 times more available than ordinary curcumin. Curcumin and piperine in Super Curcumin C3 Complex act synergistically to produce many other potential health benefits.
20 Lake Dr., East Windsor, NJ 08520,


AstaReal, Inc.

astarealAstaReal of Japan is a global leader in natural astaxanthin research and production. As its U.S. subsidiary, AstaReal USA offers natural astaxanthin oleoresin, powder, water-soluble liquid and finished softgels. AstaReal® astaxanthin is 100% produced in the USA, from algae grown at the company’s state-of-the art indoor photobioreactor facility in Moses Lake, WA. AstaReal® has  attained FDA GRAS for natural astaxanthin and has NDI up to 12 mg/day, says the company.
3 Terri Ln., Unit 12, Burlington, NJ 08016,



Every pure drop of Barlean’s Organic Flax Oil is unfiltered, unrefined and sourced only from non-GMO, premium select North American seeds. Cold pressed daily, each bottle is freshness date-stamped making it the world’s highest quality and best-tasting, also earning multiple awards. The Barlean’s family thanks its retail partners for being the best selling flax oil year after year. In addition to being a strong source of omega-3 fatty acids, this oil is also versatile, able to be taken straight or mixed into food.
3660 Slater Rd., Ferndale, WA 98248,


Bioforce USA

With tiny spheres of botanical caviar (a microalgae) from the sea that melt into the skin, Beauty Pearls are a truly unique range of products from Annemarie Börlind Natural Beauty that give you a radiant, younger-looking complexion with three formulas: Beauty Pearls Sensitive, Moisture and Regeneration. Beauty Pearls Anti-Pollution Serum is the latest in Annemarie Börlind’s Special Care products, designed to protect your skin from negative environmental influences and free radicals.
6 Grandinetti Dr., Ghent, NY 12075,


Bluebonnet Nutrition Corp.

Bluebonnet’s Chelated Magnesium Bisglycinate Vegetable Capsules provide 100% pure chelated magnesium to support heart health, as well as a host of other valuable structure/function applications. This supplement comes in easy-to-swallow vegetable capsules for maximum assimilation and absorption. So, if you are looking for a bioavailable form of magnesium, turn to these kosher-certified, gluten- and soy-free, 100% vegan capsules not only to help maintain a healthy heart, but also to help maintain general health and well-being.
12915 Dairy Ashford, Sugar Land, TX 77478,


EdenfoodsEden Foods

Eden Pocket Snacks are a perfect fit for any pocket—nine varieties of the finest nuts, seeds and dried fruit that can be found in single- serve packets. These packets are low sodium, with no refined sugars, sulfites or chemical additives. They are also gluten-free.
701 Tecumseh Rd., Clinton, MI 49236,


Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO)

GFCO is the first program established to provide customers and manufacturers confidence in knowing that products labeled with the GFCO certification mark meet strict standards for gluten-free foods. Its certification logo helps validate a company’s products and eases customers’ minds from constant checking of food labels. Primary GFCO responsibilities include monitoring food companies’ gluten-free products to ensure safety for gluten-intolerant consumers, recognizing and supporting food manufacturers that provide safe, gluten-free products and educating/training the food industry on gluten-free issues.
31214 124th Ave. SE, Auburn, WA 98092,


Horphag Research USA

Pycnogenol® is a natural plant extract originating from the bark of the maritime pine that grows along the coast of southwest France and is found to contain a unique combination of procyanidins, bioflavonoids and phenolic acids, which offer extensive natural health benefits. Pycnogenol® has been proven effective in supporting women’s health, skin health, heart health, bone/joint health, sports nutrition, cognitive function and most recently endothelial function.
5 Marine View Plz., Ste. 403, Hoboken, NJ 07030-5722,


Lily of The Desert

Aloe H2O is “Nature’s Wellness Water” with over 200 active nutrients to help keep you active, healthy and hydrated. Each bottle will support antioxidants, detoxification, immune health and much more. Aloe H2O is USDA organic and contains only 6 g of sugar!
1887 Geesling Rd., Denton, TX 76208,



Vegan Smart is an all-in-one nutritional shake that contains 20 grams of plant-based protein, 22 vitamins and minerals, a whole foods complex, fiber and omega, prebiotics and a digestive enzyme blend. Best of all, the company says it tastes delicious! Please learn more about it at
2030 Main St., Ste. 630, Irvine, CA 92614,


Natural Vitality

Natural Vitality is proud to introduce a capsule companion to its best-selling premium liquid Organic Life Vitamins. Whole Life Daily Multi caps are based on the same formulation as its liquid cousin including 24 organically grown veggies, superfruits and fruits, organic quinoa plant protein and organic aloe vera. Whole Life Daily Multi caps also contain a plant-based multimineral complex, vitamins and other supportive nutrients designed to provide a nutritional foundation for an active lifestyle.
8500 Shoal Creek Blvd., Bldg. 4, Ste. 208, Austin, TX, 78757,


North American Herb & Spice

North American Herb & Spice provides the ultimate source for whole food supplements to individuals seeking optimal health and wellness. We are dedicated and passionate about supplying the best food nature has to offer while using ecological, fair trade and sustainable methods. The company sources wild-crafted and organic herbs, spices and fruits because research has proven all wild-crafted and organic plants are nutritionally superior to farm-raised, conventional foods.
13900 West Polo Trail Dr., Lake Forest, IL 60045,


NOW Foods

NOW Eggshell Membrane is a unique biological matrix of major joint constituents: chondroitin, glucosamine, hyaluronic acid, collagen and other proteins. It contains NEM® (Natural Eggshell Membrane) patented eggshell membrane preparation that can help to maintain healthy articular cartilage and surrounding synovial tissue by nourishing joints. NOW Eggshell Membrane also supports balanced immune response to daily wear and tear, and clinical studies demonstrate help in promoting joint comfort and flexibility, usually within seven to 10 days.
244 Knollwood Dr., Ste. 300, Bloomingdale, IL 60108,


Once Again Nut Butter, Inc.

Once Again Organic Killer Bee Honey has a new label and the firm believes it’s as tasty as can bee! Harvested by indigenous beekeepers of the Amazon, this rich, aromatic honey is tasty and organic. Killer bees are known for aggressively protecting their hives, but they’re also prolific and hardy pollinators. Once Again Organic Killer Bee Honey is kosher, gluten free and non-GMO.
12 S. State St., P.O. Box 429, Nunda, NY 14517,


Pharmachem Laboratories Inc.

Since its launch in 2000, Phase 2 Carb Controller (white kidney bean extract) is now supported by over a dozen studies demonstrating its efficacy in significantly reducing digestion of starchy foods, leading to weight loss. It works by temporarily inhibiting the action of alpha-amylase, responsible for breaking down starches into sugar. Phase 2 has been tested in a variety of foods, including baked goods, snacks and pasta, without interfering with taste or texture.
265 Harrison Tpke., Kearny, NJ 07032,

RidgeCrest Herbals

PhysiQOL is an all-natural herbal/homeopathic formula made to fight aches and pains, balance inflammatory response, increase comfort levels, and improve quality of life (QOL)! Ingredients in PhysiQOL have shown to lower inflammation and discomfort in joints, muscle, digestive and respiratory tissue, nerves, injuries, tension and stress related headaches, and more. PhysiQOL helps promote overall relaxation and feelings of well-being, while helping individuals stay active and healthy doing the things they love!
3683 West 2270 S., #A, Salt Lake City, UT 84120-2306,


Soft Gel Technologies, Inc.

Injuv® is a skincare nutraceutical that moisturizes from the inside out, helping your skin stay hydrated. It contains a clinically proven, low molecular weight hyaluronic acid (HA) complex, which has undergone a proprietary enzyme-cleaving technique that allows for the highest possible absorption. HA has been shown to be an essential component to healthy, youthful skin as well as support the health of the joints. Soak in beautiful skin with Injuv®.
6982 Bandini Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90040,


Solgar Vitamin and Herb

If a probiotic is clinically documented to work on even the most upsetting digestive issues… Imagine what it can do for you!* Once-daily Probi® offers true potency even at expiration and is formulated to survive harsh stomach acid. Plus, these formulas are vegetarian and free of gluten, wheat, and dairy. Try Probi® 20 Billion for daily digestive wellness; or, for extra support, Probi® 30 Billion for integrated bowel support.*
500 Willow Tree Rd., Leonia, NJ 07605,
Probi® is a registered trademark of Probi AB.
* 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.


Taiyo International

Setting the standard in supplements, clinical trials show Suntheanine promotes an alert state of relaxation without drowsiness, enhances sleep quality and improves focus and concentration.* With extensive clinical research, unparalleled safety support, numerous international patents and consumer brand recognition, you can trust Suntheanine to consistently meet the high-quality standards your supplements demand.
5960 Golden Hills Dr., Minneapolis, MN 55416,

* 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

Lucky 7 Men’s Performance Formula is a synergistic blend of natural ingredients with a long tradition of use for enhancing male reproductive health, including codonopsis lanceolata, L-citrulline, maca, tribulus terrestris, LongJack, zinc and selenium. These ingredients have been shown in numerous studies to boost testosterone levels and enhance desire in healthy men. The inclusion of Lucky 7 in a man’s daily routine provides safe and effective support for a healthy sex life.
23501 Madero, Mission Viejo, CA 92691,



Published in WholeFoods Magazine, June 2015