New products - February 2010

Herbal throat spray and lozenges
Gaia Herbs has launched an herbal throat spray and lozenges with five active ingredients. Sage & Aloe Throat Shield Spray and Lozenges contain sage, in a patented extract form, as well as aloe, myrrh, peppermint and cinnamon. They strive to provide fast-acting and effective relief from commonly known irritants such as smoke, dry air, pollution and other seasonal immune challenges. The products join the company's Rapid Relief Immune Support line of products that includes three syrups for winter wellness: Bronchial Wellness Herbal Syrup, Black Elderberry Syrup (super concentrated formula) and Black Elderberry Night Time Syrup.

Energy drink with Cognizin
The new JOJO Good Energy Drink includes Cognizin Citicoline. The drink is advertised as the first energy drink and energy shot in one. The drink's ingredients are stored in its cap; the cap-infusion technology releases flavours into the spring water with a counterclockwise twist of the cap. The ingredients include B vitamins and amino acids, antioxidants, pomegranate, acai-berry and green-tea extracts and memory-enhancing Cognizin Citicoline from Kyowa Hakko USA. Users simply remove the re-sealable cap and drink. Cognizin, which recently completed GRAS self-affirmation, is a branded form of citicoline, a natural nutrient found in every cell of the body, particularly brain cells. Studies show Cognizin increases brain energy, providing essential structural components for synthesizing brain cell membranes and supporting the formation of brain nutrients that regulate cognitive function. It is available in six flavours: super berry, black cherry, orange sickle, citrus guava, passion fruit mango and mojito. The drinks have no calories, sugar or carbohydrates.

Immune Boost with Epicor
Natrol's new Immune Boost supplement features Epicor, a clinically validated ingredient backed by several human research studies. The superfood complex in Epicor is a natural source of plant-based antioxidants and beta-glucans, as well as vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids. Immune Boost works differently than other products (which are symptom oriented), and echinacea (which is not recommended for everyday immune support). It is designed to help reinforce the body's immune system by promoting white blood-cell activity, supporting interferon, and stimulating immunoglobulin A (IgA). It also contains 100 per cent DV of vitamin C, vitamin D3, zinc, and selenium (from SelenoExcell Yeast Bound Selenium).

Tooth-friendly tea with Palatinose
The first tooth-friendly tea containing Palatinose (isomaltulose) carries the Happy Tooth label by Toothfriendly International, which means the product is guaranteed to be noncariogenic and nonerosive. Produced by Bischofszell Nahrungsmittel AG (BINA), the new beverage, called Good for Me, is available at the Migros supermarket chain in Switzerland. In contrast to other carbohydrates, Palatinose is a disaccharide with a high microbiological stability, which results in a strong bond between its glucose and fructose molecules. The strength of the bond is such that oral bacteria cannot break down the sugar, and consequently, acids that attack tooth enamel are not produced.

Organic children's meals feature Salba Smart
HAPPYBABY's new HAPPYTOT organic meals provide complete meals for babies and a healthy snack for toddlers that come in pouches with EasyPour spouts. Fruit and veggie mixes include added nutrients and supergrains, including antioxidants; fibre; protein; and the super grain, Salba, for which HAPPYBABY has acquired the exclusive rights. Salba Smart, contains eight times more omega-3s than salmon, 30 times more antioxidants than blueberries and six times more calcium than milk. The HAPPYTOT meals are available in six varieties.

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