New at NYBC: Daily Five, Vegetarian Enzymes, Pomegranate Concentrate

NYBC recently added to its list of food-based supplements by stocking Daily Five from Jarrow. This is a blend of high quality, organic (USDA seal) fruits and vegetables, rich in antioxidants such as proanthocyanidins. Ingredients include apple, carrot, raspberry, strawberry, cranberry, blueberry, beet powder acerola powder, broccoli and spinach. In addition, each scoop includes organic flax seed powder and a blend of organic barley grass, wheat grass and oat bran powders.

Read more at the NYBC entry Daily Five.

NYBC is also stocking a vegetarian formula digestive enzyme, Jarro-Zymes Vegetarian Enzymes. To aid digestion, this formulation contains the enzymes that help break down fats (lipase), proteins (protease), sugars and starches (amylase), as well as alpha galactosidase (sugars) and peptidases (proteins).

Read more at the NYBC entry Jarro-Zymes Vegetarian Enzymes.

Also among new products at NYBC: Pomegranate Juice Concentrate. This is one of the most powerful sources of antioxidants, with an ORAC higher than blueberries and strawberries and concentrated to a level of 4 times that of ordinary pomegranate juice…it is thick (mix with water or juice)! The antioxidants found in the juice include ellagic and gallic acid, anthocyanins and tannins, and punicalagin (the most powerful). Various studies suggest that this may help to improve the level of glutathione in cells, particularly macrophages. It may have benefit for maintaining platelet levels, lowering LDL and sustaining vascular tone. NOTE: Pomegranate juice, like grapefruit juice, may interact with a number of medications. People on meds like anti-hypertensive or statins, or people who are allergic to many plants, should consult their physician before taking.

Read more at the NYBC entry Pomegranate Juice Concentrate.

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Digestive/ gastrointestinal support: Vegetarian Enzymes from Douglas Labs; Quiet Digestion from Health Concerns

Here are two approaches for digestive / gastrointestinal support. The first is a combination of digestive enzymes in a vegetarian encapsulation. The second draws on Traditional Chinese Medicine in a formula from Health Concerns.

Vegetarian Enzymes from Douglas Labs, which supplies:

Amylase 4200 D.U. (dextrinizing units)
Protease 12, 500 H.U.T. (hemoglobin units)
Lipase 2400 L.U. (lipase units)
Cellulase 600 C.U.
Suggested dosage: 1-2 tablets three times daily, with meals.

Quiet Digestion (Health Concerns) Each bottle, 90 tablets. Each tablet 750 mg of Poria, Coix, shen chu (a dried mass of wheat flour, fresh aerial parts of Artemisia annua, Xanthium sibiricum, Polygonum hydropiper and water), Magnolia, Angelica, Pueraria, red Atractylodes, Saussurea, Pogostemon, Oryza, Trichosanthes root, Chrysanthemum, halloysite (a mineral product that contains aluminosilicates), citrus, Mentha and malt. Used to reduce gastric distress including pain, cramping, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, regurgitation, poor appetite; addresses viral or bacterial gastroenteritis as well as motion sickness, hangover and jet lag effects.

Suggested use is 2 tablets taken after meals, 3 times per day; also may be taken between meals or as needed. Chew for best results.