The Natural Products Expo West included more than food. There were personal-care products and supplements galore. Here are some highlights.
SagaPro is a single herb supplement made from Icelandic angelica, which has been shown in controlled, double-blind studies to calm overactive bladder and help improve stress urinary incontinence. It appears to work by soothing nerves that fire inappropriately in the bladder; Icelandic angelica was considered so precious the Vikings used it for trade. SagaPro is considered a safer alternative to the prescription drugs.
Homeopathic remedy maker Boiron has made more improvements to its app, the Boiron Homeopathic Medicine Finder. Users can find natural solutions to more than 360 self-treatable conditions, including allergies, colds, digestive problems, joint and muscle pains, stress and sleep, and women’s issues. The app is compatible with Apple iOS, Android and Kindle devices, and can be downloaded free via iTunes or Google Play.
AfterPartyPal is a new hangover remedy, made with vitamins, amino acids and whole foods, designed to reduce many of the damaging effects of alcohol as well as the uncomfortable aftermath. Its proprietary blend includes Oriental raisin tree, prickly pear cactus, l-Cysteine, succinate and fumarate, shown to help the body metabolize alcohol, reduce booze’s stress effect on the body and reverse alcohol damage.
Talk about a sweet delivery system, probiotic Ohso Belgian Chocolate contains 1 billion bacteria, freeze-dried so they bypass stomach acid and get into your gut to boost immunity and ease intestinal issues. Drink with a glass of red wine and you’ve got one healthy party. The chocolate, which ranges from 53% to 70.3% cacao, comes in cute 13.5-gram bars. The new raspberry flavor is delicious.