For pre- and post-pregnancy
NutraBella, the maker of Bellybar, an all-natural line of snack bars, has introduced Burstin' Chocolate to meet the nutritional needs of women before, during and after pregnancy. The bar, a crunchy oat and crisp base with orange undertones, contains 100mg of Martek's life'sDHA, a vegetarian form of DHA omega-3. Life'sDHA is derived from a sustainable and vegetarian source of micro-algae.
For focus and energy
The Fuser Energy Micro-Bar by Virginia Bionutrients is engineered to improve both focus and energy. More than 40 years of research shows that the ingredients in the Fuser Focus Blend elevate energy levels and improve cellular communication in the brain and body, the company says. Unlike many energy bars on the market, Fuser has a large quantity of RNA (instead of protein or carbohydrates), which assists cellular communication. RNA causes ATP release, thus enabling better mental focus.
+1 770 375 8020
High-protein fruit bars
In November, Abbott launched Fruitified ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars available in four flavours: apple cinnamon, blueberry, banana nut and orange cranberry. Rich in protein, calcium and fibre, each bar contains 100 per cent of the RDA of vitamins C and E. ZonePerfect Bars contain 19 essential vitamins and minerals and 14-16g of protein per serving.
For PMS symptoms
Canadian manufacturer Jamieson Laboratories has unveiled a line of 15 soy crisp chocolate bars with natural botanicals to help relieve the physical and emotional symptoms of PMS. PMS Support Chocolate Bars contain a blend of white willow bark, sodium caseinate, artichoke leaf and chasteberry. A leader in the vitamin and nutrition industry, Jamieson exports to 50 countries. ?
+1 800 265 5088
Gluten-free, with goji and a?ai
PranaBars are the first raw, organic and gluten-free energy bars featuring goji and a?ai in the US market. Made by Divine Foods of California, they are available in six flavours: apricot goji, apricot pumpkin, cinnamon apple, cashew almond, coconut a?ai and pear ginseng. The bars also contain organic almond butter, date paste and agave nectar.
+1 800 440 6476
Vegan oat bars
Moist and chewy, Bobo's Oat Bars are vegan and free of cholesterol, trans fats and wheat. They are made mostly of organic ingredients, including oats, brown-rice syrup and Sucanat, as well as coconut, apricot, cranberry, chocolate, banana, cinnamon and raisins. They are available in eight varieties.
+1 303 938 1977?
Added MEG-3 fish oils
Jigsaw Health has launched two nutrition bars containing Ocean Nutrition Canada's MEG-3. The nutrition bars, Jigsaw Bar — A Healthy Snack, are available in chocolate and coconut almond. Each bar contains 50mg of EPA/DHA from fish oil, and they are the only bars that contain omega-3s and glyconutrients, the company says. They are also gluten-, casein- and trans-fat free.
American Indian buffalo bar
The new Tanka Bar aims to replicate the flavour of the traditional American Indian food pemmican. Marketed by Native American Natural Foods, on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, the bar contains buffalo meat and Wisconsin cranberries.
+1 800 416 7212
Phytosterols plus fish oil
Aristo Health, a New Jersey startup company, has launched a line of Aristo wellness bars in three superfruit flavours.?The bars are unique proprietary recipes containing Cognis Nutrition and Health's Heart Choice phytosterols to help lower blood cholesterol, 100mg of omega-3s from Ocean Nutrition Canada's MEG-3 encapsulated fish oil, and high antioxidant levels. The bars are made of 60 per cent organic ingredients and are rich in dietary fibre and milk calcium.
+1 973 656 0022
Fruit- and vegetable-rich
The new think5 bar from Thinkproducts of California bills itself as the first bar to offer five cups of fruits and vegetables per serving. It contains apples, cranberries, spinach and broccoli, as well as acerola berries, sweet potatoes, brown rice, carrots and alfalfa. The bar, which debuted in January at major US groceries, is also gluten-free and being marketed to sufferers of celiac disease. It comes in two flavours, red berries and chocolate-covered red berries, and has 240 and 290 calories, respectively.
+1 866 988 4465
Handmade, plus fatty acids
Healthy-snack maker Wholebake has released a new bar fortified with fatty acids. The Welsh company's Wholebake 9bar contains omega-3s and -6s. The handmade bar is also free from trans fats, artificial flavourings or colourings, wheat and gluten. It is made with 52 per cent whole seeds, hemp — a source of protein — and nine amino acids. They are available in original, nutty, flaxseed and pumpkin varieties.
+44 1490 412 297
Skincare with BioCell Collagen
Jarrow Formulas selected BioCell Collagen II to include in its two new supplements products: Skin Optimizer and Hyaluronic Acid Complex. Skin Optimizer is a skincare formula to enhance skin integrity, and Hyaluronic Acid Complex provides a fluid matrix for joint lubrication, skin hydration and skin repair. BioCell Collagen II is a rich source of bioavailable hyaluronic acid clinically proven to support joint health.
+1 714 632 1231
Foods for beauty in Russia
Wimm-Bill-Dann, a Moscow-based producer of healthy food products, has unveiled a range of dairy products specifically designed to improve skin, nails and hair. Called Neo Beauty, they are the first nutricosmetic products available in the country, its maker says. The range contains the company's 3D Regeneo formula — a blend of aloe vera, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins — and consists of a probiotic drink and a drinkable yoghurt.
+7 495 105 58 05
Pumpkin and onion formula for diabetic patients
Sogo Clinical Pharmacology of Japan has created Kabocha-Onion, a dietary-supplement formula that combines Japanese pumpkins and onions that studies have proven support health in hypertensive and diabetic patients. Corelem, another new product, is an extract of Lentinus edodes mycelia, a fungus culture that provides a therapeutic and preventive effect in liver injury, as well as offers immuno-stimulatory effects. The formulas are sold as dry powders.
+81 42 648 5577