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Whether your symptoms manifest as sneezing, congestion, itchy and watery eyes, or all of the above, allergies can be miserable. Taking OTC or prescription drugs just adds to the distress by making you drowsy and groggy—not to mention the possibly dangerous side effects of long-term use. That’s why we’re loving Utzy Allurtica, a smart alternative that helps ease allergy symptoms with a safe blend of ingredients. This genius formula includes a targeted blend of flavonoids, antioxidants, proteolytic enzymes, botanicals such as stinging nettle and rosemary leaf, and anti-inflammatories including quercetin and N-acetyl-L-cysteine. If you want comprehensive and safe support for seasonal challenges caused by common environmental allergens, this is the formula to try.
There’s a difference between probiotic strains derived from humans and those derived from other sources. Two new probiotic formulas understand this: Nature’s Way Primadophilus Optima Adult 50+ and Optima Immune Defense. Both contain 100% HDS (Human Digestive Strains) originally isolated from human intestinal microbiota. Primadophilus Optima Adult 50+ supports colon health with a higher ratio of Bifidobacteria, as natural levels of this strain tend to decline with age. Primadophilus Optima Immune Defense is formulated with key HDS along with vitamin C to support immune health. Both formulas contain 50 billion CFUs per capsule, including multiple strains of Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria. Veggie caps are delayed-release to provide optimum absorption, and are shelf-stable—no refrigeration required.
Eye Protection for the Digital Age
Laptops, cellphones, e-readers, video games—they all challenge our minds in different ways. But staring at screens for hours can also harm our eyes. Twinlab’s Ocuguard Blutein line—Ocuguard Blutein Protection, Ocuguard Blutein Chewable Tablets, and Ocuguard Blutein Performance—addresses these digital-age concerns. Ocuguard Blutein Protection is an antioxidant carotenoid formula that provides a “nutritional filter” against harmful blue light. Fruit-flavored Ocuguard Blutein Chewable Tablets are designed to protect young and maturing eyes (which absorb more blue light than mature eyes) and help minimize eye fatigue. Ocuguard Blutein Performance features nutrients to support faster mental processing and reaction while protecting against eye strain.
Many people are rediscovering the Ayurvedic practice of “oil pulling” (basically, swishing and rinsing the mouth with oil for several minutes). It’s known as an effective way to help detoxify the body and care for your teeth and gums. Folks swear this practice whitens teeth too, actually pulling out stains in tooth enamel. Now, you can add the benefits of oil pulling in a way that’s more convenient and time-efficient. Enter Desert Essence Coconut Oil Mouthwash, Coconut Oil Dual-Phase Pulling Rinse, and Coconut Oil Toothpaste. Made with organic virgin coconut oil, the products work in concert to clean and brighten your smile. The toothpaste contains zinc citrate, baking soda, and sea salt to reduce plaque build-up, and tea tree oil to defend against sugar acids. The Pulling Rinse includes wintergreen and spearmint oils to freshen breath, and the mouthwash is made without alcohol or sugar.
Keep Kids Calm and Carry On
Magnesium is considered to be a calming mineral because it helps muscles and nerves relax. But many kids are at risk for deficiency. That’s where Natural Vitality Calm Specifics Kids comes in. It provides the magnesium necessary to help muscles and nerves function properly, keep heart rhythm steady, support immunity, and much more. This berry-flavored drink mix also includes B vitamins and L-theanine, an amino acid from green tea that helps relax the body and mind.