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Nelsons expands Rescue heritage into supplement space

BY Michael Johnsen

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – For the first time in the brand’s long history, Nelsons is launching a new range of dietary supplements called Rescue Plus that contain clinically proven ingredients as well as the same five flowers remedies found in the original Rescue Remedy.

Significant global market research has shown that the new brand will attract new consumers to the category, Nelsons noted.

“Developing Rescue Plus has enabled us to take the Rescue brand to the next level, further strengthening our consumer offering and securing our category leadership," stated Emma Goessen, Group Rescue marketing manager. "There will always be a place for original Rescue on our desk but now substantial research has shown Rescue Plus will increase our consumer relevance and reach a broader audience by delivering new, stronger claims. It’s the next generation.”

The first three Rescue Plus products to launch include new formats, flavors and combinations, incuding:

  • Rescue Plus Lozenge combines vitamins B5 & B12. Every bar contains 10 individually wrapped lozenges, each with a soothing liquid center and a natural orange and elderflower flavor. Suggested retail price is $6.95.;
  • Rescue Plus Effervescent contains vitamins B5, B12, zinc and magnesium. Each tube has 15 natural mixed berry flavored effervescent tablets and retail for a suggested $14.95; and
  • Each Rescue Plus Sleep Gummy contains 2.5 mg of melatonin to help consumers fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer and wake up refreshed. Each jar contains 60 vegan friendly, natural strawberry-flavored gummies. Suggested retail for a month's supply is $14.95.  

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Lanes Brands brings latest joint care supplement to U.S. market

BY Michael Johnsen

BEDFORD, N.H. – With the February launch of GOPO Rosehip with Galactolipids, a joint care supplement clinically proven to support joint health, Lanes Brands on Monday reported the natural supplement is gaining traction in the U.S. Used extensively in Europe, GOPO has been proven effective in supporting long-term joint mobility and cartilage care, the company stated.

“GOPO has been helping joint pain sufferers in other countries for many years,” said Jonathan Groves, president at Lanes Brands. “The number of people experiencing joint problems is increasing and more effective solutions have not been available to them, until now.”

GOPO Rosehip with Galactolipids is made from 100% specially-cultivated, natural rosehip using a patented extraction process and is the only product of its kind to contain a high level of galactolipids – a key component of the rosehip which may play a valuable role in the care of joints and joint tissues.

“GOPO is not a drug, but an all-natural supplement that you can feel safe taking for long-term joint care,” stated Kaj Winther, clinical biologist and expert in studies of Rosehips for joint support. According to Winther, at just 3 weeks, 8 out of 10 users reported positive results with no reported side effects.

The supplement is now available nationally in major retailers including Walgreens, Meijer, Kroger, The Vitamin Shoppe and Amazon.com.

GOPO has been evaluated in several placebo-controlled, clinical trials involving hundreds of patients with painful joints. Efficacy results have been consistently positive and evidence supporting the benefits of GOPO has been presented around the world at clinical meetings and published in peer-reviewed journals.
 

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CADCA names CHPA CEO ‘Humanitarian of the Year’

BY Michael Johnsen

WASHINGTON – The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America honored Scott Melville, president and CEO for the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, at its 18th annual Drug-Free Kids Campaign Awards Dinner held here last week.

CADCA named Melville its Humanitarian of the Year for his commitment to addressing the complex issues of medicine abuse and misuse and for CHPA’s 10 years of outstanding partnership with CADCA.

“I am honored to receive this prestigious award in recognition of the successful collaborative effort to reduce teen abuse of cough medicines containing dextromethorphan," Melville stated. "Our industry is thankful for the partnership with CADCA to help influence teens to make healthy and smart choices in their lives.”

Thanks to CHPA’s support, CADCA has been able to activate coalitions around National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month in October; recognize and reward coalitions who implement robust medicine abuse awareness efforts with the Dose of Prevention award; and provide coalitions with a free resource, the website StopMedicineAbuse.org.

CADCA honored The Honorable Mary Bono, principal, FaegreBD Consulting, and former member of U.S. Congress, as CADCA’s Champion for Drug-Free Kids for her countless hours of leadership and service, both in and out of Congress, towards reducing drug abuse among America’s youth. As a U.S. Representative (1998-2013), she served as co-chairperson of the Congressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse and the Youth Drug Prevention Caucus. In 2015, Bono co-convened the Collaborative for Effective Prescription Opioid Policies, which engaged diverse stakeholders behind a comprehensive and balanced public policy strategy to reduce prescription opioid abuse and promote treatment options.

“During my time in Congress, finding solutions to our nation’s prescription drug abuse epidemic was one of my top priorities. After leaving Congress, I was committed to continuing this work by joining CADCA’s board of directors and co-founding CEPOP,” Bono said. “I don’t do this work for accolades. I do it because addressing youth drug use is an issue dear to my heart. However, it’s an honor to be named CADCA’s Champion for Drug-Free Kids, and I’m humbled to accept this special award.”

“We are thrilled to recognize and celebrate the achievements of these two exceptional leaders,” commented Gen. Arthur Dean, chairman and CEO, CADCA. “Scott and Mary have been instrumental to CADCA’s success and have made significant contributions to address medicine abuse and drug use amongst our nation’s youth.”

 

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