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HungerShield adds iced tea to the appetite suppressant mix

BY Michael Johnsen

SCARSDALE, N.Y. — HungerShield recently expanded its diet aid, adding an iced tea flavor. 

"We developed this new flavor because while customers love the original taste of lemon-lime HungerShield, the iced tea version offers the option of a slightly sweeter, less tart variety in a refreshing flavor most people love," said Dafna Chazin, HungerShield co-founder. "We believe that we will be pleasing thousands of current and new customers everywhere with this new, delicious alternative.”

HungerShield is an appetite control drink mix created by four registered dietitians. Designed to curb an appetite until the next meal, HungerShield allows people to diet successfully by reducing their desire for unnecessary snacking between meals. It is a blend of all natural ingredients including protein, fiber and probiotics and contains no artificial sweeteners.  

HungerShield is naturally gluten free, and safe for people who are lactose-intolerant or have diabetes. 

Each box of 28 on-the-go stick-packs retails for a suggested $34.99.

HungerShield is available at Fairway Market, Wegmans and selected health food stores, specialty stores and pharmacies across the nation, the company reported.

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CDC: Seven states still experiencing moderate ILI activity

BY Michael Johnsen

ATLANTA — It appears this year’s flu season will officially wind down toward the beginning of March. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday reported a decline in influenza activity, though nationwide it’s still above the national baseline. 

No states reported high influenza like illness activity, the CDC noted, and seven states experienced moderate ILI activity (Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, New Mexico, Texas and Virginia).

Sixteen states and New York City experienced low ILI activity and 27 states experienced minimal ILI activity.

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Hyland’s launches pair of mucus relief items

BY Michael Johnsen

LOS ANGELES — Hyland’s recently added three line extensions to its portfolio of cough-cold products — both an adult and pediatric mucus expectorant and a nighttime option for toddlers. Mucus relief accounts for 14% of the cough-cold category, Hyland’s reported, citing Nielsen data for the 52 weeks ended Jan. 18 across all channels. 

Hyland’s Defend Cold + Mucus temporarily relieves symptoms of colds, including accumulation of mucus in chest, throat and nose, cough with expectoration of mucus and relief from runny nose, sneezing and nasal congestion. Hyland’s also introduced a pediatric version — Hyland’s 4 Kids Cold ‘n Mucus. 

For babies, Hyland’s launched its Hyland’s Baby Nighttime Tiny Cold Syrup. The remedy represents a natural relief of common cold symptoms especially at night, including runny nose, congestion and occasional sleeplessness in babies as young as 6 months. 

 

 

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