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‘Basketball Wives’ Evelyn Lozada promotes energy shot at Duane Reade

BY Michael Johnsen

LOS ANGELES — Huffington Post fitness blogger and a star of "Basketball Wives," Evelyn Lozada appeared in New York on Tuesday at a midtown Duane Reade to help promote YouthH2O, a "beauty and wellness" energy shot. 

"I’m excited to share my healthy and active lifestyle with millions of people," Lozada said. "YouthH2O gives you the daily superfood nutrition you need to keep your mind and body youthful, and now that it’s available at Duane Reade, I want to continue to inspire not only women, but everyone to live life youthfully."

Lozada will post bi-weekly tips with hot new beauty trends and ways you can find your youth on the YouthH2O Facebook page all year long. In addition, fans can enter weekly for a chance to win YouthH2O and beauty prizes by showing how they live life youthfully.

"Evelyn Lozada is an extraordinary trendsetter who will bring women and men youthful, healthy and beauty inspiration that will make them feel amazing," stated Sherry Zikria, VP marketing of YouthH2O. "With the many age-defying benefits of YouthH2O, such as increased … energy, weight loss, glowing skin and strength, everyone can be inspired to live youthfully every day."

YouthH2O is caffeine-free, but contains organic super foods maca, camu camu and purple corn. 


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USA Today: Mexican company selling adulterated dietary supplements can’t be found

BY Michael Johnsen

GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Looking into a company masquerading adulterated pharmaceuticals as miracle dietary supplements branded Reumofan, USA Today investigative journalists traveled as far as Mexico to find those responsible. 

What they found were fake addresses, misleading ingredient lists and no trace of the parent company. 

The supplements were marketed as a natural treatment for arthritis and joint pain. However, the supplements were adulterated with as many as three pharmaceutical ingredients, including a corticosteroid. 

"Historically, drug-tainted supplements have been found most often among pills and powders sold for bodybuilding, weight loss and sexual enhancement," USA Today wrote. "But the [Food and Drug Administration] says it is seeing the dangerous practice showing up in supplements used by the growing population of aging Americans."

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Oceans Omega launches Omega-3 fortified liquid health shots

BY Michael Johnsen

PARAMUS, N.J. — Oceans Omega on Wednesday announced the launch of Omega-3 fortified liquid health shots. Currently sold under the Omega Infusion brand, the 2-oz., single-serving and zero-calorie health shots contain 250 mg of omega-3s (EPA and DHA).  

They will be available in three flavors, including peach mango, raspberry lemon and pink grapefruit. 

Research shows that consumers are actively looking for Omega-3 fortified food and beverages, the company stated.

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