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NTP studies find Chromax safe

BY Michael Johnsen

PURCHASE, N.Y. Nutrition 21 on Thursday announced that study results released by the National Toxicology Program support the safety of short-term and long-term use of Chromium Picolinate.

“We are pleased with the conclusions of the NTP studies. Over the years Chromax chromium picolinate has proven to be an efficacious compound in assisting consumers to safely and proactively attain, and maintain, healthy blood glucose levels, carbohydrate metabolism, and body composition,” stated Michael Zeher, president and chief executive officer of Nutrition 21. “The results of these highly credible studies build upon the extensive database of safety data behind our products, and help provide retailers and consumers with the added confidence they need to initially buy our product and to become loyal repeat customers.”

Multiple safety studies were performed in animals, including a two-year study using daily doses of chromium picolinate equivalent to 50,000 times the common human dose found in supplements. Results of the studies can be viewed at the NTP website by clicking here.

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Power-Trition introduces Trimfizz diet drink mix

BY Michael Johnsen

DAYTON, N.J. Power-Trition on Wednesday introduced Trimfizz, an effervescent stick pack diet aid.

Because the citrus-flavored diet aid is dissolved in water, its ingredients are absorbed four times more quickly than weight-loss tablets, the company claimed. The recommended daily dosage of one stick pack dissolved in a full 8 oz. glass of water consumed 20 minutes before each meal also helps contribute to necessary water intake.

The Trimfizz formula includes Super CitriMax, an all-natural plant extract containing hydroxycitric acid. Similar to the citric acid in oranges and lemons, HCA has been shown to reduce appetite and inhibit fat production without stimulating the nervous system, changing the heart rate or blood pressure, nor interfering with sleep, the company claimed. The Super CitriMax in Trimfizz® contains 60 percent HCA, which is 20 percent higher than the usual quantity of HCA used for weight loss products.

Trimfizz is very low in sodium, is sugar-free, and also offers the benefits of fiber.

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Wellesse introduces glucosamine powder packets

BY Michael Johnsen

FERNDALE, Wash. Wellesse on Wednesday announced the launch of Joint Movement Glucosamine Powder Packets, a portable version of the company’s liquid glucosamine supplement.

“Joint support is now possible anywhere—while you’re walking, on the golf course or running errands,” stated Greg Andrews, Wellesse vice president of marketing and product management. “Simply add a Powder Packet to your water bottle and reap the benefits of liquid glucosamine; it’s a fast-absorbing formula that supports joint health and flexibility.”

Joint Movement Glucosamine in powder form contains 2,000 mg glucosamine, 1,200 mg chondroitin and 500 mg MSM.

“Wellesse Glucosamine is the natural choice for physically active people, especially those who don’t like to swallow large pills,” Andrews said.

The new Joint Movement powder packets are available in natural berry or citrus flavors and are sold in packets of 10 for a suggested retail price of $11.99. They are available at Rite Aid, drugstore.com and Vitacost.com.

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