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Nutrition 21 gains license for ProBiomega

BY Michael Johnsen

PURCHASE, N.Y. Nutrition 21 on Friday announced that the company has obtained an exclusive license for a patented combination of a probiotic and omega-3 fish oil from ProbioHealth and ProbioFerm.

“The probiotic included in the exclusive license, Lactobacillus casei ATCC 3945, has shown enhanced stability when mixed with omega-3 fish oil,” stated James Komorowski, VP R&D at Nutrition 21. “The omega-3 fish oil coats the probiotic and provides a beneficial barrier to air and moisture,” he said. “So not only will consumers obtain the digestive health and heart health benefit from the probiotic and omega-3 fish oil, but the combination also enhances the shelf life of the finished product.”

“This new product, called ProBiomega, is the only product available that combines the benefits of a probiotic and omega-3 fish oil,” added Michael Zeher, Nutrition 21 president and CEO. “We are very excited to enter the fast-growing probiotic market with this unique product formulation.”

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PDS Health launches diabetes, heart disease monitoring and management service

BY Michael Johnsen

JUPITER, Fa. PDS Health on Monday announced the launch of wireless hardware diagnostics that work seamlessly with MDMonitor.com online software to monitor diabetes and heart disease.

“The name of the new wireless device is Celemonitor and it can submit the readings from patients’ glucose meters, blood pressure monitors and scales from anywhere,” the company stated.

The readings and data pertaining to the patient’s health is collected to MDMonitor.com and a designated caregiver can access the data.

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Bayer Consumer Care introduces Citracal with heart-health formula

BY Michael Johnsen

MORRISTOWN, N.J. Bayer Consumer Care on Wednesday announced the introduction of Citracal calcium plus heart health as one of the first calcium supplements that helps support both bone and heart health.

The new formulation contains 1,260-mg of calcium per daily dose, more than any other leading brand, and has advanced levels of vitamin D to support calcium absorption. It also contains phytosterols, a natural plant ingredient that may reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol, the company stated.

“Calcium and vitamin D are critical for bone health, yet most women aren’t always getting enough of these important nutrients,” stated Julie Upton, Bayer spokeswoman. “I’m excited that women now have a new option that helps ensure they get enough calcium and vitamin D, as well as natural plant sterols, which may help to reduce their risk of heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women.”

“We strive to continue to develop new and innovative products to meet our consumers’ changing concerns,” stated Angela Vann, senior brand manager – Citracal. “Women need to attend to bone and heart health daily, and this product conveniently allows them to address both of these important health issues at the same time.”

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