Pure Encapsulations launches new probiotic product
SUDBURY, Mass. — Pure Encapsulations on Thursday introduced PureHeart Probiotic, the newest addition to the PureHeart Protocol: Screening + Supplements = Success line of nutritional supplements.
“With the proprietary probiotic strain Lactobacillus reuteri NCIMB 30242, PureHeart Probiotic offers evidence-based support from a new angle in clinical cardiology,” stated Kelly Heim, nutritional pharmacologist at Pure Encapsulations. “This exclusive formulation addresses basic aspects of lipid metabolism and vascular function.”
Micropharma, the supplier of Lactobacillus reuteri NCIMB 30242, is a Canadian biotechnology company focused on human metabolic health through the microbiome.
Special features of PureHeart Probiotic also include its shelf-stable formulation and acid-resistant capsules. These features allow for maintained viability without refrigeration and maximum probiotic delivery to the G.I. tract. Since the strain is grown on a dairy-free, soy-free medium, it is suitable for individuals with sensitive or restrictive diets, the company stated.
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Boiron launches Children’s Chestal Cold & Cough
NEWTON SQUARE, Pa. — Boiron on Thursday introduced a new pediatric cough-cold item to its lineup — Children’s Chestal Cold & Cough, a multi-symptom formula. The new syrup targets such symptoms of the common cold as nasal and chest congestion, cough, runny or stuffy nose, sneezing and minor sore throat. It provides parents with an option that works naturally with their little one’s bodies for children ages 3 years and older after manufacturers of antihistamines and decongestants relabeled their products for children 4 years of age and older.
Like Boiron’s other Chestal formula, this latest addition works to improve the productivity of all types of common coughs. The syrup coats and soothes little throats, and the blend of homeopathic medicines loosens chest congestion, thereby making common coughs more productive for a speedier recovery. This formula also targets a cough with thick phlegm associated with nasal congestion.
Additionally, Children’s Chestal Cold & Cough does not cause drowsiness or interact with other medications.
The most popular member of the Chestal all-star lineup is Children’s Chestal 4.2 fl oz., Boiron reported. According to Boiron, over the 52-week period ending July 14, this SKU grew more than twice as much (14.5%) than the cough, cold and flu products category at the largest drug retailer (7.1%).
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Nelsons introduces vasoconstrictor-free hemorrhoid cream
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. — Nelsons on Thursday introduced Homeopathic H+Care Hemorrhoid Cream, a new hemorrhoid cream that provides relief from hemorrhoid pain, itching and burning without the use of vasoconstrictors. Vasoconstrictors can negatively affect other health issues like high blood pressure.
"There are literally millions of American’s who suffer from hemorrhoids while managing high blood pressure," stated Katrina Eichenfeldt, Nelsons senior brand manager. "With no vasoconstrictors, H+care is an effective option for hemorrhoid relief," she said. "H+care also is free of steroids and anesthetics, ingredients that can sometimes exacerbate hemorrhoids symptoms and increase discomfort."
H+care Hemorrhoid Cream (suggested retail price $9.99) and H+care Hemorrhoid Wipes with Witch Hazel for pain relief (a package of 54 for $9.99) are now available at Walgreens stores nationwide, the company stated.
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