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8TH Wonder TeaTM to Showcase Ready-to-Drink Superfood Teas at Natural Products Expo West

DENVER, CO. (February 11, 2019) – 8th Wonder Tea, a Colorado-based company, is premiering their organic, artisan teas at Natural Products Expo West, March 6 – 8 in the North Hall, Booth N516 – and in the Fresh Ideas Tent, F111, March 6, 2019.

8th Wonder Teas provide the energy and mental acuity to power your body and mind. Expo West attendees will be able to experience four unique flavors and discover the many wellness benefits of the superfood adaptogenic plants, herbs and spices that are unique to each blend: Ginseng Passion Green Tea, Ashwagandha Apple Chai, Yerba Mate Cayenne, and Rooibos Red.

8th Wonder Tea’s mission is to create earth-conscious teas that deliver the extensive benefits of organic, superfood ingredients to fuel your most passionate pursuits. They are 100% organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, low carb, and provide a daily dose of Vitamin C and antioxidants. Each coveted, single-origin superfood ingredient is sourced from diverse cultures around the globe. These delicious teas contain half the sugar and calories of leading brands, with no artificial sweeteners.

Founder and Tea-maker, Parker Rush is committed to producing a new generation of teas that are inspired by authentic, tea drinking traditions from around the world, but with a new twist. “Our goal is to redefine the traditional tea drinking experience so that you can experience it whenever and wherever you travel,” Rush says. “We are a truly environmentally-focused company and we’ll literally go to the ends of the earth in our pursuit of better health for our customers and our planet. We always consider the local, regional, and global impact and that's why 1% of profits go back to support a healthy, sustainable environment through Water.org,” said Rush.

To celebrate the arrival of their teas in store, the company has launched a speed-to-market program with UNFI West and is now available in all DCs.

 Expo West attendees receive a 25%-off special discount throughout the show.

8th Wonder’s products are available in both glass and recyclable plastic bottles at specialty grocers in Colorado, Idaho, Texas, and Utah and online at www.8thwondertea.com. Individual bottles are $2.99 MSRP.

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More about 8th Wonder TeaTM. 8th Wonder Tea carefully sources and blends the best organic, single-origin ingredients and superfoods from around the globe and combines them with the highest quality teas to create exceptionally refreshing, ready-to-drink beverages to connect you to new people and new lands. Our teas offer essential vitamins that maximize performance and feelings of wellbeing while fueling your most passionate pursuits. For more information and to discover your wonder, visit www.8thwondertea.com.

Contact: Megan Busch

Rachel Kay Public Relations

858-922-5045

Meganb@rkpr.net

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Alter Eco® Expands Portfolio of Enlightened Indulgences with

Innovative Plant-Based Superdark Truffles

#1 Truffle Brand in the Natural Channel Adds Vegan, 80 Percent Cocoa Offering to Expand Popular Truffle Line

               

San Francisco, Calif. (Jan. 25, 2019) – Alter Eco®, a chocolate-centric, sustainability-directed food company that takes healthy indulgence to an entirely new level, has announced the debut of its new plant-based Superdark Truffles. Featuring premium ingredients like silky-smooth 80 percent Swiss-made cocoa and nourishing coconut oil, the Superdark Truffles expand Alter Eco’s popular line of fair-trade, organic truffles by bringing a decadent, vegan option to the chocolate aisle. The new truffles boast a mere three grams of sugar per truffle making them a perfect low-sugar, low-carb treat, paired with the powerful antioxidant benefits associated with super dark 80 percent cocoa.

Alter Eco is the number one truffle brand in the natural channel and has nine flavors in the top 10.* Featuring six simple ingredients, the new Superdark Truffles complement Alter Eco’s successful line of bite-sized truffles, making them accessible to all consumers regardless of dietary restrictions. The midnight-dark truffles are keto and paleo-friendly, and free from artificial flavors, dairy and gluten for a guilt-free treat crafted with premium ingredients for conscious consumers. Details include:

  • Superdark Truffles (only 3g of sugar per truffle) – these irresistibly creamy, plant-based truffles boast 80 percent cocoa for a deeply fruity bite and satisfyingly smooth finish. Nourishing coconut oil unites with fair trade, organic chocolate for a decadent treat with a bold edge.

“With plant-based diets on the rise and consumers looking for low-sugar options to satisfy their sweet cravings, we saw the perfect opportunity to launch our new Superdark Truffles,” said Mike Forbes, CEO of Alter Eco. “Combined with the popularity of our best-selling truffle line and the widespread popularity of our Deepest Dark Super Blackout Bar, it was clear that uniting these two concepts would provide a revolutionary, irresistible treat. We’re excited to expand our truffle portfolio to include the new vegan option and to continue making our organic, fair trade treats and snacks accessible to as many consumers as possible.”

Alter Eco will also expand its line with new Superdark Double Chocolate Coconut Clusters and a 90 percent cocoa Superdark Crisp Mint Bar. These additional Superdark items boast 85-90 percent cocoa and are uniquely crafted with high-quality ingredients like fruity cacao beans and nourishing coconut oil. Details include:

  • Double Chocolate Coconut Clusters (only 4g of sugar) – Munch guilt-free on 85 percent cocoa coconut clusters featuring antioxidant-filled dark chocolate and crispy coconut flakes.
  • Superdark Crisp Mint Bar (only 6g of sugar) – This cool, dark bar offers a creamy bite and bold mint flavor with flavanol-packed, malty 90 percent cocoa for an intensely delicious bite.

The new Superdark truffles, clusters and bar join Alter Eco’s existing portfolio of decadent dark chocolate confections and snacks, and are all USDA Certified Organic, Fair Trade Certified, Carbon Neutral Certified, Non-GMO Project Verified and Certified Gluten-Free. The entire new Superdark collection is vegan and paleo-friendly, allowing people to enjoy the new melt-in-your-mouth chocolate and still maintain specific dietary preferences.

Alter Eco’s new Superdark Truffles will be available in May 2019 online and in Fairway, NGVC, NCG and INFRA with additional retail availability to follow. Superdark Truffles will be sold in 10-count and single varieties for $7.99 and $0.89, Double Chocolate Coconut Clusters for $4.79/3.2-oz. pouch and Superdark Crisp Mint for $3.99/2.65-oz. bar. Alter Eco products are available nationwide at major natural food retailers and grocery stores, including Whole Foods Market, Wegman’s, Sprouts, Kroger and Publix. For more information, please visit www.alterecofoods.com.

*Source: SPINS data spanning the natural and conventional retail channels in the 52 weeks ending November 14, 2018.

About Alter Eco®

Alter Eco® is a chocolate-centric, sustainability-directed food company that takes healthy indulgence to an entirely new level. All Alter Eco products are USDA Certified Organic, Fair Trade Certified, Carbon Neutral Certified, Non-GMO Project Verified and Certified Gluten-Free (excluding Dark Salt & Malt). Recognized as a top certified Benefit Corporation and one of the first registered Public Benefit Corporations, Alter Eco is dedicated to full-circle sustainability throughout its operations and supply chain through four pillars: sourcing using Fair Trade principles, producing of only organic and non-GMO foods, creating minimal waste by working towards 100 percent compostable packaging, and in-setting carbon emissions by means of large-scale reforestation programs in the cooperatives that produce its crops. These principals are entwined with Alter Eco’s commitment to the highest quality ingredients and taste in all of its products. More information is available at www.alterecofoods.com. Follow Alter Eco via Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest and Instagram.

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Creation Nation Wins NOSH Pitch Slam 5
by: Creation Nation, Protein Bar Mixes (#N621)

Creation Nation is absolutely thrilled and honored to be chosen as the NOSH Pitch Slam 5 Champion, hosted by General Mills' 301 Inc! The event took place November 30th 2018 at the Loews Hotel in Santa Monica, California. 

Judge Pete Speranza of General Mills said that Creation Nation's products are a "cool, unique angle missing in the market" with "creativity & customization that is second to none". All judges agreed they envision a long runway for Creation Nation!  We also received incredible support from judges Bryan Freeman, CEO of Real Good Foods, and Angie Bastian of Angie's Boomchickapop, who was so impressed she asked why it took so long for someone to figure this out, and concluded "Bravo!"

The other five competitors' pitches were excellent. It was inspiring to meet everyone involved, from emerging brands to well established brands, investors, and industry experts. Past winners of the NOSH Pitch Slam include Watermelon Road, and Tribali Foods. 

Thank you, NOSH, for choosing Creation Nation as a finalist and including us in your incredible event!  Karen Nation, Founder of Creation Nation

https://www.nosh.com/news/2018/creation-nation-wins-nosh-live-pitch-slam-5

Creation Nation earns Keto, Paleo and Vegan Certifications
by: Creation Nation, Protein Bar Mixes (#N621)

Creation Nation is excited to share newly Keto, Paleo and Vegan Certified products with you! We proudly earned these seals of approval in September 2018 from the Paleo Foundation and Vegan Action.

The Certified Vegan Logo is administered by the Vegan Awareness Foundation (Vegan Action), a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about veganism and assisting vegan-friendly businesses. The vegan certification is for products that do not contain animal products or byproducts and that have not been tested on animals. We are extremely proud that 4 of our products earned this seal.

 

The Paleo Foundation administers both Paleo and Keto Certifications, which we are also very proud to have earned!

Keto Certified is the world’s first and most popular Keto Diet Certification program.  The Keto Certified Program Standards were designed to standardize Keto claims while improving the quality of available Keto Foods on the market. 

You can learn more about what it means to be Keto Certified hereand why 3 of our products suit this diet:  Cocoa for Coconuts, Whey Hip Chocolate Chip, and Peas Love & Cocoa.

Certified Paleo is the Paleo Foundation’s Most Popular and Highest Level Certification for Paleo-compliant products. Certified Paleo Products are products that contain Paleo ingredients, but may have some 21st century processing or packaging methods allowing for shelf stability.

You can learn more about what it means to be Certified Paleo or Paleo Friendly here. Our Cocoa for Coconuts, and Whey Hip Chocolate Chip both earned honors. 

And as always, ALL of our products are Certified Gluten Free! You can shop our selection of NonGMO verified, Gluten Free, Keto, Paleo and Vegan Protein Bar Mixes here!

Diestel Family Ranch Launches Fresh Ground Turkey Products
by: Diestel Family Turkey Ranch (#1448)

Media contact: Shaina Ostroff Reach Public Relations 424-835-4229  shaina@reach-pr.com

Diestel Family Ranch Launches Fresh Ground Turkey Products

Certified Organic and NAE Ground Turkey and Turkey Burgers Join the Brand’s Year-Round Offerings

Sonora, CA – Diestel Family Ranch, sustainably raising turkeys for 70 years, is expanding its fresh meat offerings to include new ground turkey breast, ground turkey, and quarter pound turkey burgers. Crafted using only butcher-quality, whole-muscle cuts (this is ground turkey, that’s it!), the new products come available in certified organic and no antibiotics ever (NAE) varieties and deliver clean, delicious, authentic turkey flavor and a premium texture that customers notice and appreciate. Check out the lineup at Natural Products Expo West, booth #1448. 

Conveniently packaged in a recyclable tray covered with clear BPA free plastic wrap to showcase freshness and enhance shelf life, the thoughtfully raised turkey is 100% vegetarian fed, Non-GMO Project Verified, Where Food Comes From certified, and completely free of antibiotics, artificial ingredients, preservatives and gluten. Here’s how the offerings break down: 

  • Ground Turkey Breast, 99% lean white meat, 1% fat
  • Ground Turkey, 94% lean dark meat, 6% fat 
  • Quarter Pound Turkey Burgers, 94% lean dark meat, 6% fat 

Diestel’s fresh ground turkey products are available to retailers nationwide for an SRP of $6.99 for the NAE turkey breast, $5.99 for the NAE ground turkey, $2.99 for the NAE ground turkey burgers, $8.99 for the organic turkey breast, $7.99 for the organic ground turkey, and $3.99 for the organic ground turkey burgers. The ground turkey is sold in 1lb trays and the burgers are sold in .5lb trays; each case includes eight packs. 

About Diestel Family Ranch  The Diestel Family Ranch is one of the few, small, family-owned and operated ranches left in the nation.  Run by a team of passionate and forward-thinking, fourth-generation turkey farmers, the family’s high standards have remained unchanged since the ranch’s founding in 1949. Due to careful farming practices and an emphasis on quality craftsmanship, a.k.a. the Diestel Difference, Diestel’s products are always juicy, tender, and deliver handcrafted artisan flavors. Producing both holiday turkey and year-round products, the Diestel Family Ranch exists for the health and happiness of future generations. For more information visit DiestelFamilyRanch.com or contact 888-4-Gobble / info@diestelfamilyranch.com. Also find @diestelturkey on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 

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Media contact: Shaina Ostroff Reach Public Relations 424-835-4229  shaina@reach-pr.com

Diestel’s Artisanal Turkey Bacon is Smoked with Real Hardwood

New Sugar-Free, Butcher-Quality Bacon Touts Clean Ingredients and Authentic Turkey Flavor

Sonora, CA – You know how it feels when you take the first bite of a freshly carved Diestel turkey on Thanksgiving? That pure, classic, familiar, super-juicy turkey goodness that bursts into your mouth and makes everything right in the world. Imagine that in a sizzling slice of bacon, and you have Diestel’s latest addition to their year-round product offerings. 

Diestel’s Uncured Turkey Bacon is crafted with care from butcher-quality, whole-muscle cuts and slow smoked over natural hardwood to bring out the bird’s rich turkey flavor and give it premium texture. Delicious baked or fried, chewy or perfectly crisp, the family’s quality craftsmanship shows through in every bacon-y bite, making this healthy and lean meat so much more than an alternative to its more popular pork counterpart. This is everything turkey bacon should be.

100% sugar free and paleo compliant, the product is made from thoughtfully raised turkeys given individual care, a wholesome vegetarian-fed diet, plenty of fresh air, and room to roam. Diestel’s better-for-you turkey bacon is also completely free of antibiotics, nitrates, nitrites, gluten and carrageenan. And since it’s low in fat and only 35 calories a slice, you can pile that TBLT (turkey bacon, lettuce and tomato) sandwich as high as it can go!

Shared Heidi Diestel, “No sugar is added to our Uncured Turkey Bacon because it doesn’t need it. There is nothing more delicious than high-quality, sustainably raised turkey, and we’ve gone above and beyond to deliver those artisan flavors in every single slice of our bacon. It’s of course a wonderful complement to the all-American bacon and eggs breakfast or for adding savory flavor to lunch and dinner recipes, but honestly, it’s incredible all on its own.”

Diestel’s Uncured Turkey Bacon is available to retailers and foodservice customers nationwide and sold online at store.diestelturkey.com throughout the summer months. The product comes in 8oz packages.

About Diestel Family Ranch  The Diestel Family Ranch is one of the few, small, family-owned and operated ranches left in the nation.  Run by a team of passionate and forward-thinking, fourth-generation turkey farmers, the family’s high standards have remained unchanged since the ranch’s founding in 1949. Due to careful farming practices and an emphasis on quality craftsmanship, a.k.a. the Diestel Difference, Diestel’s products are always juicy, tender, and deliver handcrafted artisan flavors. Producing both holiday turkey and year-round products, the Diestel Family Ranch exists for the health and happiness of future generations. For more information visit DiestelFamilyRanch.com or contact 888-4-Gobble / info@diestelfamilyranch.com. Also find @diestelturkey on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 

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Media contact: Shaina Ostroff Reach Public Relations 424-835-4229  shaina@reach-pr.com

Diestel’s Uncured Turkey Franks Feature Premium Taste & Texture

New Kid-Friendly, Real Hardwood Smoked Franks are Crafted with Care Using Clean Ingredients

Sonora, CA – Diestel Family Ranch is introducing Uncured Turkey Franks, a high-quality frank you can really sink your teeth into this grilling season. Made with whole-muscle, butcher cuts of thigh meat and smoked on real hardwood for premium taste and texture, Diestel’s turkey franks are crafted with care for a super satisfying eating experience. 

A surefire hit with the pickiest of kids and savviest of adults, these minimally processed franks feature a clean, easy-to-pronounce ingredient list of turkey and spices, along with a mouthwatering flavor that’s hard to stop talking about. A far cry from the casing-filled ketchup vehicles that have given turkey dogs a bad rap, Diestel’s Uncured Turkey Franks are made from thoughtfully raised turkeys given individual care, a wholesome 100% vegetarian-fed diet, plenty of fresh air, and room to roam. The product is also completely free of antibiotics, nitrates, nitrites, gluten and carrageenan, low in fat, and only 75 calories per frank. 

Shared Heidi Diestel, “As fourth generation farmers who have lived and breathed turkey all of our lives, we have craved a frank that we could enjoy with our family and would do our favorite, beautifully versatile, lean protein justice. That’s why we’re so excited to introduce Diestel’s Uncured Turkey Franks to market.  Checking all of the boxes for health-conscious consumers and parents, the incredible taste and mouthfeel of these franks are primed to change the way people think about turkey dogs. They’re also one of my two year old’s favorite foods!”

Diestel’s Uncured Turkey Franks are available to retailers and foodservice customers nationwide and sold online at store.diestelturkey.com throughout the summer months. The product comes in 12oz packages.

About Diestel Family Ranch  The Diestel Family Ranch is one of the few, small, family-owned and operated ranches left in the nation.  Run by a team of passionate and forward-thinking, fourth-generation turkey farmers, the family’s high standards have remained unchanged since the ranch’s founding in 1949. Due to careful farming practices and an emphasis on quality craftsmanship, a.k.a. the Diestel Difference, Diestel’s products are always juicy, tender, and deliver handcrafted artisan flavors. Producing both holiday turkey and year-round products, the Diestel Family Ranch exists for the health and happiness of future generations. For more information visit DiestelFamilyRanch.com or contact 888-4-Gobble / info@diestelfamilyranch.com. Also find @diestelturkey on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 

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Press contact:  Shaina Ostroff Reach Public Relations 424-835-4229  shaina@reach-pr.com

DNX Foods Launches Keto-Compliant Bacon Jalapeño Bar

New Whole-Food Protein Bar is Made with Real Meat and Fortified with Grass-Fed Beef Collagen

Tucson, AZ – Calling all keto dieters, a new beef and bacon bar is coming your way! Introducing DNX Foods’ Grass-Fed Beef & Uncured Bacon Jalapeño Bar. Fortified with the powerful benefits of grass-fed beef collagen, the gold-standard of collagen known to reduce joint pain, decrease inflammation, and protect tendons, ligaments and bones, this new whole-food protein bar features just 1g of carbs, 14g of protein and 9g of healthy fats from high-quality animal sources. It’s also the only keto-compliant bar on the market that does not use supplements, whey or soy protein powders to boost levels and is free of artificial sugars and sugar alcohols. 

Made with certified organic spices, grass-fed beef from New Zealand and Australia, and uncured bacon, the bar’s meaty, savory and perfectly spiced taste profile is sure to satisfy hunger cravings. Here are some additional attributes that make this minimally processed product sizzle: 

• Paleo-friendly and Whole30 Approved® • High in Omega-3’s and CLA’s • No artificial ingredients, preservatives, fillers, antibiotics or hormones • No added nitrates or nitrites • No GMO’s, MSG, dairy, soy or gluten

“It’s difficult to find high-protein, low-carb packaged food options that aren’t made from dairy or packed with sugar alcohols,” said DNX Foods’ founder John Rooney. “Our team of nutritionists, fitness experts and culinary artisans set out to change that with DNX’s Grass-Fed Beef & Uncured Bacon Jalapeño Bar. Designed with a simple recipe of purposeful and premium ingredients, plus the incredible nutritional value of grass-fed beef collagen, we’re proud to have created a keto-friendly bar that can also appeal to anyone looking for a hearty and super-healthy snack.”  

With the keto diet and popularity of grass-fed beef collagen exploding, DNX Foods is right on-trend with its new Grass-Fed Beef & Uncured Bacon Jalapeño Bar. The product is available for retailers nationwide to carry for an SRP of $2.99 per bar and sold online at DNXBar.com and Amazon.com. Vacuum-packed to stay fresh for a year without refrigeration, the new product joins the brand’s lineup of DNX Bars made with grass-fed beef, grass-fed bison or free-range chicken, plus certified organic spices, fruits, vegetables and superfood ingredients from around the world. Visit DNXBar.com for more information.

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Press contact:  Shaina Ostroff Reach Public Relations 424-835-4229  shaina@reach-pr.com

New Peri Peri Style Chicken Bar is a Must-Have Snack for Keto Diets

DNX Foods Launches Whole-Food Protein Bar Made with Free Range Chicken and Only 1g of Carbs

Tucson, AZ – Though the ketogenic diet’s high fat intake will rarely leave you feeling hungry, sometimes you just want a quick snack that won’t kick you out of ketosis. For those days, DNX Foods has introduced the Peri Peri Style Chicken Bar. Packed with 13g of protein and only 1g of net carbs, this African-inspired, keto-friendly recipe pairs high-quality, free-range chicken with spinach and certified organic spices like ginger, cardamom, garlic, onion, oregano and a dash of cayenne pepper. 

Born and raised in the USA, the chickens are 100% vegetarian fed and sustainably raised with room to roam and without the use of antibiotics or hormones, making them naturally healthy, strong and a great source of protein. In addition, the exotic spices give this bar a mild kick while the ginger can reduce inflammation and aid in detoxifying the body. The perfect on-the-go nutrition fix for an off-hour, keto-diet food craving, DNX’s Peri Peri Style Chicken Bar is also Whole30® Approved, paleo compliant, low in sodium, and completely free of sugar, artificial ingredients, preservatives, GMO’s and gluten. 

“Our savory Peri Peri Style Chicken Bars provide a convenient source of pure, real-meat protein with only 60 calories and one gram of net carbs,” said DNX Bars’ founder and health and fitness enthusiast, John Rooney. “For those following a keto diet, it’s a super tasty snack that can be enjoyed after a workout or on-the-run when there’s not enough time for a meal.”

Developed by a team of passionate nutritionists, fitness experts and culinary artisans, DNX Bars are designed to deliver complete nutrition in a portable bar. In addition to the Peri Peri Style Chicken Bar, other varieties in the lineup include: Jamaican Style Bison Bar, Sweet Potato Pecan Beef Bar, Mexican Style Beef Bar, Dark Cacao Cherry Coconut Beef Bar, and Fennel Sweet Potato Beef Bar. 

DNX Bars are available at select conventional and natural markets across the country, including Sprouts nationwide, for an SRP of $2.99 per bar. The products are also sold online at DNXBar.com and Amazon.com. DNX Bars are vacuum-packed to stay fresh for a year without refrigeration. Visit DNXBar.com for more information.

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Press contact:  Shaina Ostroff Reach Public Relations 424-835-4229  shaina@reach-pr.com

DNX’s Whole-Food Protein Bars Provide Complete Nutrition 

New Bars are Made with Humanely Raised Chicken, Beef & Bison, Plus Organic Fruits, Veggies & Spices

Tucson, AZ – Founded by health and fitness enthusiast John Rooney, DNX Foods is delivering a new level of taste and quality to the food bar category with its DNX Bars. Developed by a team of passionate nutritionists, fitness experts and culinary artisans, the bars are designed to deliver complete nutrition in a convenient and portable snack. Made with grass-fed beef, grass-fed bison or free-range chicken, plus certified organic spices, fruits and vegetables, DNX Bars provide an ideal balance of real-meat protein, healthy fats and complex carbs. These 100% clean, minimally processed, nutrient-rich bars are also Paleo compliant, Whole30 Approved®, low in sodium, and completely free of artificial preservatives and ingredients, fillers, antibiotics, hormones, GMO’s, dairy, soy, gluten, MSG, and added sugars. The super-premium, whole-food ingredients used in DNX Bars also make them high in protein, Omega-3, Vitamin B12 and prebiotics.

Six unique, intensely satisfying varieties include:

  • Peri Peri Style Chicken Bar – Packed with flavor, this African-inspired, keto-friendly recipe pairs free-range chicken with spinach and organic spices like ginger, cardamom, garlic, onion, oregano and a dash of cayenne pepper. 
  • Jamaican Style Bison Bar – Lean, grass-fed bison is cooked with sweet organic Medjool dates, grated coconut and a Jamaican spice blend in this Caribbean-inspired snack. Garlic, onion, horseradish and green bell pepper join organic sunflower seeds, sweet potatoes, Sacha Inchi, and Moringa Oleifera in this tasty bar. 
  • Sweet Potato Pecan Beef Bar – Grass-fed beef is gracefully combined with organic sweet potatoes, pecans, sunflower seeds and Goji berries, plus exotic spices like Sacha Inchi and Moringa Oleifera to wake up the senses. 
  • Mexican Style Beef Bar – Featuring exciting ethnic flair, grass-fed beef joins organic Goji berries, sweet potatoes, garlic, chili powder, cayenne pepper and red chili pepper flakes in this perfectly spicy bar. 
  • Dark Cacao Cherry Coconut Beef Bar – Sweet and savory, this bar pairs grass-fed beef with deliciously sweet organic Medjool dates, cherries, coconut, cacao nibs, sweet potatoes, and colorful spices like garlic, Moringa Oleifera and Sacha Inchi.
  • Fennel Sweet Potato Beef Bar – The hearty flavor of grass-fed beef is combined with the bright, spring-like quality of organic fennel in this savory bar, and Goji berries, sweet potatoes, garlic, Sachi Inchi and Moringa Oleifera round out its impressive ingredient list.

DNX Foods sources its superfood ingredients from all over the world, choosing those known for their specific health benefits like inflammation reduction, muscle recovery and digestive health. In addition, the free-range chicken and bison are raised in the USA, while the grass-fed beef comes from farms in New Zealand and Australia. Details on all ingredients used in DNX Bars can be found on their website at DNXBar.com/Ingredients.   Shared DNX Foods’ founder, John Rooney, “When I set out to adopt a regular exercise and clean-eating routine, I found a lack of portable, nutritious food options to choose from. Instead, there was an endless array of highly processed, artificial, low-quality snack bars with unpronounceable ingredients and misleading labels. It was then that I became laser focused on creating an honest snack that would never compromise taste or nutrition. With DNX Bars, we’re proud to be providing a convenient source of protein from real meat as nature intended with healthy fat from coconut oil and complex carbs from whole-food fruits and vegetables. This is high-quality sustenance and energy at its best for when you’re on the run.”

DNX Bars are available at select conventional and natural markets across the country, including Sprouts nationwide, for an SRP of $2.99 per bar. The products are also sold online at DNXBar.com and Amazon.com. DNX Bars are vacuum-packed to stay fresh for a year without refrigeration. Visit DNXBar.com for more information. 

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Terraflora™ is a Nexty Finalist for 2019 Best New Supplement. Visit Booth N1143 to learn even more about this exciting new product.

Terraflora™ is the first synbiotic combining spore-form probiotics and advanced, food-based prebiotics designed for robust support of gastrointestinal health.

Austin, TX., February 13, 2019 – Pioneers in evolutionary medicine, Enviromedica® innovates gut microbiome care with the launch of Terraflora™. Terraflora™ is a broad spectrum synbiotic bringing to market an advanced formulation of novel, soil-based, probiotic strains and diverse prebiotics. The spore-based microbes in Terraflora™ are designed to nurture and support the center of wellness – the human gut.

“Science teaches us that the human gut is central to optimal health, and the evidence effectively supports that biodiversity in the gut microbiota is reflective of a healthy individual. Through ancestral health philosophy and evolutionary study, we know human beings have always had naturalistic exposure to environmental microbes, with the majority being from soil exposure by way of diet and lifestyle,” says Enviromedica CEO, Jared Ramirez. “Environmental microbes are nature’s inoculant. Terraflora™ allows the body to regain the much-needed exposure to healthy microbes absent in our hyper-sanitized, post-industrial civilization.”

Terraflora™ introduces Ribospore™ (Bacillus pumilus) and Bacillus megaterium EM144™ –novel, spore-form microorganisms scientifically shown to generate highly bioavailable, gastric stable antioxidant carotenoids, with Ribospore™ (Bacillus pumilus) generating riboflavin (vitamin B2) in the gastrointestinal tract– providing 300-500 times more riboflavin than a typical strain. In addition to the proprietary new Ribospore™ (Bacillus pumilus) and Bacillus megaterium EM144™—Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus clausii, and Bacillus coagulans complete Terraflora’s multi-strain probiotic bio-complex. Terraflora™ adds purposeful, certified organic prebiotics specifically designed to support healthy intestinal flora, with naturally-occurring food-based polyphenols and polysaccharides, sustainably sourced from wild-harvested seaweeds, mushroom fruiting bodies, and humic acid.

“Terraflora™ Broad Spectrum Synbiotic incorporates two new, branded bacillus strains,” says Ramirez. “We are also the first to introduce these species to the market with GRAS affirmation—they are guaranteed for potency, and DNA verified. And the additional bacillus strains are blended to support, complement, and add diversity to the formula.”

The combination of innovative probiotics and ancient prebiotics make Terraflora™ a professional-grade, broad spectrum synbiotic. Research demonstrates that probiotic strains within the same genus or group (such as Bacillus, Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, etc.) provide different benefits in the gut. The same has been found with yeasts and soil-based organisms. Thus, to bring about and maintain proper balance, a multi-strain probiotic formula reflecting diversity in both number of species and number of genera (groups) is recommended. The paired prebiotics in Terraflora™ have beneficial GI tract functions of their own, in addition to providing fuel for the probiotics, which ensures successful propagation by supporting the proliferation and delivery of probiotic bacteria in the lower intestine.

Given the acidic environment of digestion, many traditional probiotics are too fragile to survive. Terraflora™ has a natural seed-like structure that encases the probiotic bacteria. This barrier protects against degradation by stomach acid, so they reach their target destination in the lower GI tract – intact and alive. Traditional probiotics are further challenged by their short shelf life and need for constant climate control. Terraflora’s bacteria are inherently resilient so no refrigeration is required, and the potency and viability are maintained. Terraflora™ Broad Spectrum Synbiotic is shelf-stable, vegan, free from dairy, wheat, yeast, gluten, shellfish, egg, corn, sugar, soy, nuts, and GMO’s; and is made without stearates, fillers, binders or flow agents.

“Terraflora™ is not about one single ingredient, but the formula as a whole. It is for advanced, whole gut health.”

[Suggested use: Take 1-2 capsules per day with or without food, or as recommended by a healthcare professional or holistic practitioner – Integrated M.D., Licensed Naturopath, Licensed Acupuncturist or Chiropractor]

About Enviromedica

Enviromedica is an innovative natural health and wellness company, applying science-based evolutionary theory to understand what drives the human body toward or away from optimal health. This research is reflected in a full spectrum offering of premium foundational products to support the body’s ancestral biology.

Contact: Leah Nicolo, Director of Marketing leah@enviromedica.com

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Fusion Naturals Announces Upcoming Attendance at the Natural Products Expo West in California

January 31, 2019: Fusion Naturals, a vegan-friendly nutraceutical supplement company that believes in sourcing all of their proteins, vitamins, and minerals directly from the plants available through Mother Nature, this week excitedly announced they will attend the Natural Products Expo West in California March 5th until the 9th, 2019.

Featuring their latest plant-based beauty supplement product, the Glowing Beauty Duo, Fusion Naturals is ready to introduce their U.S. patent-protected formula designed to eliminate various signs of aging by boosting internal collagen and antioxidant production.

The Glowing Beauty Duo set includes 20 vegan collagen booster sticks, and 10 elixir facial mask sheets, that when used simultaneously reduces wrinkles, speeds up post-beauty procedure recovery, prevents aging, and boosts internal collagen formation for younger, nourished-looking skin.

“We’ve become so accustomed to buying the chemical-filled products in drug stores, moving further away from the natural ingredients provided directly by Mother Nature,” said Amy Kajiya, VP of Sales of Fusion Naturals. “We believe that natural beauty is entirely possible with a golden combination of the natural ingredients.”

Users mix the Vegan Collagen Booster with water and drink before bedtime for 20-days in a row. In addition, users use the elixir face mask for every other day for the same time period, helps to keep the high collagen production in place longer. Scientifically, the duo combo provides cells with a jump-start in the regenerative of collagen, and therefore, younger, more radiant looking skin.

 

“We set out and conducted a clinical trial of our vegan ingredient formula, demonstrating an 80% increase in collagen production,” said Amy. “We are so excited to be sharing our findings with everyone at the upcoming Expo West, where we can collaborate with like-minded individuals’ intent on creating completely organic and vegan nutraceuticals and beauty products of the future.”

The Glowing Beauty Duo set is GMO-free, soy-free, dairy-free, 100% vegan, and completely US-patent protected.

For more information, visit https://heyfusion.com/.

To learn more about the Natural Products Expo West, visit https://www.expowest.com/en/home.html.

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Non-GMO Caramel-Free Brown Colors
by: IFC SOLUTIONS (#152)

Wether your finished product is a beverage, candy, or lipstick, we have a large selection of Natural, Non-GMO Colorants that can help get Caramel off your label.

Many companies have been moving away from using Caramel ingredients in their products due to Prop 65 regulations.  While we do carry Prop 65 compliant Caramel ingredients, we also offer a much larger line of Caramel-free options as well.  We can produce anything from a light tan to a dark black.  We even have some Organic Compliant options as well!

Our Colorants come in powders, liquids, or pastes depending on what works best for you.  We have options for that work in water friendly products as well as ones that work great in oil/fat friendly ones.

Stop by Booth #152 and tell us more about your products.  We can then discuss what options will work best for you.  Feel free to also check out our website at https://ifc-solutions.com/food-coloring/natural-food-colors/ for more information!

Be one of the first to try Lively Up Your Breath's NEW breath freshener....

Lively Up Your Breath will be trialing their NEWEST addition to their line of unique and highly concentrated breath fresheners made with Organic Essential Oils.

You'll LOVE the blend of functional ingredients and, like all their products, it's refreshing taste and FRESH FEEL.  Don't miss out on being one of the first retailers to add this item to their shelves.

We look forward to seeing you at Booth N2031 (North Hall) and introducing you to this new item. 

Here's to a great Show!

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Lumineux Oral Essentials is flipping the script on oral care: no more harsh bleaches, harmful ingredients, abrasive cleansers, or compromises. Instead, the company’s MADE SAFE® certified mouthwashes harness the cleaning power of natural ingredients and are backed by clinical efficacy studies. So don’t be surprised if you find yourself with a photo-ready smile.

Made Safe reached out to Dr. Kourosh Maddahi, Founder and CEO, to learn more about the creation of his company and to find out why the MADE SAFE certification was the certification he had his sights on.

Made Safe: What makes Lumineux Oral Essentials products different than others? Dr. Maddahi: I’ve been practicing dentistry for 31 years, and as a dentist, I know that the dental profession has been obsessed with killing bacteria for the past 50 years. That’s what is being taught in school, and that’s what many of the dental products stand on as their main mode of treatment. They tout this line: “Kill as many bacteria as possible.” What I also know is that we actually should not kill all of the bacteria, and the longer we use any type of ingredients that DO kill bacteria, we can make more resistant bacteria, which may lead to all kinds of problems for our health and render the products we’re using ineffective over time. 

I knew this couldn’t be the only way, so I started looking for an alternative to this kind of thinking. It was surprisingly hard to find. 

Made Safe: What did you find in your search for alternatives? Dr. Maddahi: The entire concept of our line of products came about and was inspired by an unprecedented 10-year-long study by a colleague of mine, Hessam Nowzari, DDS, PhD, who was the Chairman of the Advanced Periodontics Department at University of Southern California for 17 years, and is now the Chief Scientific Officer of our company. He did a study on homeless children in Manila, where they were suffering from an aggressive type of gum disease caused by AA bacteria. AA bacteria affect about 1.5 billion people in the world, and is mostly found in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and South America. All Dr. Nowzari asked these children to do was to rub sea salt on their gums twice a day. What he found over the 10 years he worked with them was the disease stopped, but the AA bacteria was still alive, suggesting you don’t need to kill bacteria to get rid of disease.

Made Safe: How did this study shape the creation of Lumineux?  Dr. Maddahi: This discovery was the jumping-off point for making products that were effective at bringing harmony and balance to the oral microbiome by neutralizing the toxins that cause disease, without killing the bacteria that excrete them and throwing our bodies own natural defensive mechanisms out of whack. The idea was to create, what Lumineux believes to be, the world’s FIRST safe and effective oral care products on the market. Because, in line with Lumineux’s philosophy, we believe any product that distorts the inherent balance of bacteria in the body and kills healthy cells, cannot be truly safe, and cannot truly be effective over time.

This opened the door to a new way of thinking about oral care products, and only using ingredients that were truly necessary to maintaining a healthy microbiome, as well as promoting good bacteria to keep the bad ones at bay. We believe no one had ever approached oral care this way, and so, we truly believe what we have are revolutionary products.

Made Safe: Tell us more about the ingredients you chose for your products. Dr. Maddahi: The key to achieving these high standards was our signature ingredient: Dead Sea salt. This world-renowned and revered salt has an 84 percent mineral content. This makes it the salt with the highest concentration of minerals in the world, and the lowest concentration of sodium. This extremely pure and ancient salt works incredibly well to protect the natural balance of the mouth without killing any bacteria at all, and also forms a protective mineral layer on the enamel of the teeth. We then added xylitol, French essential oils and aloe vera.

Made Safe: And you’ve adapted that baseline formula to address various health issues you’ve seen in your practice, right?  Dr. Maddahi: Exactly – I then added naturally occurring oils and minerals to make additional formulas specially designed to address the four primary oral health issues in the world. These four formulas are:

  • Clean & Fresh – for fresh breath and gum health
  • Hydrating – to relieve symptoms of dry mouth
  • Sensitivity – to reduce teeth sensitivity
  • Whitening – to remove stains

Made Safe: What kind of research have you done on your products’ efficacy?  Dr. Maddahi: Of course, being a healthcare professional, “not doing any harm” just wasn’t enough for me. I needed to also know that these formulas worked at doing things like preventing cavities and reducing inflammation. And I was constantly being faced with questions from other dentists in my field, asking, “If you’re not killing bacteria, what ARE you doing?”

So, I gave my formulas to a few respected research facilities to do efficacy tests on our products, comparing them to the leading brands on the market. I also set out to test for disease-causing toxins.

The studies’ results from University of California, Irvine, demonstrated that our formulas stood up against the leading brands across all four of the formulation categories.

Made Safe: And what did you learn about toxin-producing oral bacteria?  Dr. Maddahi: What I found was this theory – that certain toxins would be eliminated by our products without killing the bacteria that caused them – was extremely hard to even study. Most labs I spoke with thought this was a great idea, and yet had no idea how to measure something like that. Finally, after two years, I found a lab that could measure toxins produced by bacteria. The results supported my theory. Over a 60- to 96-hour period of use, the toxins caused by AA bacteria, the toxins that cause cavities and the toxins that cause gum disease, were significantly reduced, but the bacteria still lived.

Made Safe: How does this compare to conventional products on the market?  Dr. Maddahi: Interestingly, with bacteria-killing conventional products, research has demonstrated that they got rid of toxins too, but they kill bacteria indiscriminately. What I’ve learned in my practice and through this research, is that conventional products constantly throw off the balance of the mouth’s bacteria, which can cause long-term oral health issues that have never themselves been studied.

The key point here is that we are increasingly treating people as though they have infections when they don’t. Contamination with bacteria does not equal infection, but we treat so many things like they are infections. Use of all of these antibacterial and antimicrobial products for cleaning the home, our bodies, and our mouths may be like taking antibiotics every day. Antibiotics are only needed if there is an infection. We all have things that go into and onto our bodies every day, but we have an incredible system in place to handle those “bad” elements, and when we are constantly bypassing our own defense, that defense can become ineffective as well.

The main takeaway, and point for me, is we don’t want to kill bacteria; we want to neutralize toxins, and protect the systems our body has to keep us healthy.

Made Safe: Why are you excited to work with Made Safe?  Dr. Maddahi: This way of thinking, putting health and safe ingredients first, is truly in line with Made Safe, and that’s how I knew we had to be the first oral care company in the world to receive their certification.

Aug 6th, 2018 - According to an in depth report conducted by Good Morning America on five brands of Manuka honey, Manuka Health Manuka Honey passed in international laboratories for industry standard authentication tests.

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Nutiva® Debuts New Organic Coconut Body Oils at 2018 Natural Products Expo East

Leading Organic Superfood Brand Enters Clean Beauty Space With

Non-Toxic Moisturizers For Body, Face and Hair

Richmond, Calif. (September XX, 2018) – Nutiva®, pioneer of plant-based organic superfoods that nurture vitality, today announced its first body care specific line, Organic Coconut Body Oils, debuting at 2018 Natural Products Expo East booth #600. Thoughtfully crafted from young organic coconuts and organic essential oils, the new body oils are available in four scents: Lavender, Grapefruit, Ginger and Unscented. The non-toxic moisturizers are specifically designed for body, face and hair to provide deep, long-lasting moisture and vibrancy, without the harsh fillers found in many traditional beauty products. The new body care line is non-toxic and free of harmful fillers including parabens, hexane, petroleum, pesticides, phthalates, artificial dyes, propylene and butylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfates and synthetic fragrances. Expo East attendees are invited to stop by Nutiva’s booth during the show to experience new Organic Coconut Body Oils, which are also a 2018 NEXTY Award finalist in the “Best New Personal Care or Beauty Product” category.

“We’re very excited to share new Organic Coconut Body Oils, our very first body care specific line, with this year’s Expo East attendees, and are honored to have been recognized as a NEXTY Award finalist,” said Steven Naccarato, chief executive officer of Nutiva. “We’ve noticed that as consumers are cleaning up their pantries, they’re also cleaning up their body care routines and are actively searching for natural products with clean ingredient panels. Because we’re passionate about creating products from the world’s most nourishing superfoods that help everyone to live healthier lives, it was a natural progression for us to extend beyond the pantry and into the medicine cabinet with the launch of our new Organic Coconut Body Oils.”

Nutiva Organic Coconut Body Oils offer deep, long-lasting moisture and smoothing properties that aid in skin hydration and vibrancy for a natural, clean glow unlike many traditional beauty products that strip skin of its oils leaving it dull and lifeless. In addition to their moisturizing benefits, the oils are also versatile and can be used as an effective and safe make-up remover or massage oil. Nutiva Organic Coconut Body Oils are Certified Cruelty Free and never tested on animals, USDA Certified Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified, plus Certified Vegan, non-toxic and free of harmful fillers. Nutiva Organic Coconut Body Oils are available in four scents:

  • Calming Lavender – organic liquid coconut oil infused with organic lavender essential oils to inspire tranquility.
  • Blissful Grapefruit – crafted with organic liquid coconut oil and organic grapefruit essential oils to invigorate the senses.
  • Energizing Ginger – organic liquid coconut oil infused with organic ginger essential oils to invoke mental clarity.
  • Pure Unscented – crafted simply with organic liquid coconut oil for coconut purists.

Nutiva will also be showcasing its new Organic MCT Powder, the world’s first USDA Certified Organic MCT powder, at Expo East, that is uniquely crafted from 100 percent young organic coconuts and gut-supportive prebiotic acacia to provide sustained energy while supporting the metabolism.

Lavender, Ginger, Grapefruit and Unscented Nutiva Organic Coconut Body Oils are available in 3.4-oz. bottles, plus Unscented is also available in 8-oz. and 16-oz. bottles; all are available online at www.nutiva.com with retail availability to follow. The new body care line expands Nutiva’s ever-growing line of Non-GMO Project Verified, USDA Certified Organic, paleo-friendly and naturally gluten-free coconut, chia and hemp superfoods. For more information or details on Nutiva’s social impact and sustainability efforts, please visit www.nutiva.com.

About Nutiva

Nutiva was founded in 1999 with a single purpose in mind: to revolutionize the way the world eats. Today Nutiva nurtures vitality by consciously curating the world’s finest organic plant-based foods and natural body care, featuring superfoods like coconut, chia and hemp. Nutiva donates one percent of sales to support sustainable agriculture, a contribution of more than $4 million to date. Nutiva products are offered nationwide, as well as in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Canada. For more information, visit www.nutiva.com, and like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram.

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REAL BAR IN PRODUCTION
by: Organic RealBar (#N609)

Made with Real Freeze Dried Fruit Bits 

  • Banana Mango
  • Pineapple Coconut
  • Strawberry Banana

www.organicrealbar.com

The Next Superfoods  Snack & Performance Brand

Ozery Bakery, the family-owned company known for leading the way for creating high grade, healthier bread options will showcase its latest innovations, Organic Lavash Crackers, and indulgent Cocoa Banana and Cocoa Cherry Snacking Rounds at this year’s National Products Expo West. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample Ozery Bakery’s healthier products and experience firsthand the brand's latest innovations at Booth 5523. 

Known for revolutionizing the bread category, Ozery Bakery continues to innovate with the launch of its first ever Organic Lavash Cracker, made from wholesome, nutritious ingredients including grains, fruit and seeds. They are available in four hearty flavors including Spelt, Multi Grain & Seeds, Apple & Quinoa and Cranberry & Grains.  The crackers are individually wrapped for freshness, easy accessibility, and on-the-go convenience. The Organic Crackers pair nicely with cheeses and/or a jam spread, which will elevate any Charcuterie board. They will retail for $4.99 - 5.99.

Ozery Bakery adds two new flavors to its widely popular Snacking Rounds lineup with the introduction of the first Cocoa flavors, which complement the existing line, yet add a decadent option for consumers.  The Cocoa Banana and Cocoa Cherry Snacking Rounds are rich bite-size snacks low-in-fat and made with real pieces of all-natural cherries and bananas and grains to leave you feeling fuller for longer.  Like all Ozery Bakery products, they’re non-GMO, contain no artificial preservatives, colors or flavors and will retail for $3.99 - $4.59.

Completing the lineup, Ozery Bakery will also be showcasing their Vegan Brioche Bites and Buns.  The flavorsome, fluffy and light Brioche is made using no eggs or dairy products. The buns are the perfect vegan friendly complement for burgers, and the bites are great for snacking on their own or warmed with jam. They will retail for $4.49 - $4.99.

“At Ozery Bakery our focus is providing wholesome, high quality baked goods that are convenient for fueling the modern-day consumer’s day from breakfast to lunch and any snacking occasion in between” says Alon Ozery, CEO and Founder of Ozery Bakery. “We’re excited to be back at the Natural Products Expo West and continue to spread our message that eating healthier, flavorful bread products doesn’t have to be boring and showcase our newest product offerings”.

Natural Products Expo West will be held from March 8-11, 2018 at the Anaheim Convention Center located at 800 West Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92802 USA. Attendees are invited to stop by booth 5523 to taste Ozery Bakery’s full product line. For more information on the show, please visit www.expowest.com. For more information on Ozery Bakery, please visit https://ozerybakery.com. ### About Ozery Bakery: Ozery Bakery is a family-owned bakery founded on the promise to make superior quality bread from real, premium ingredients without compromise. Combining traditional methods, international influences, carefully selected ingredients and a modern sensibility, Ozery Bakery’s fresh-baked, healthy bread fuels your life in a way that simply feels good. Ozery Bakery began as a sandwich shop Alon and his father, Al started in downtown Toronto. Soon, Guy joined in to help and a family business was born. Today, Alon and Guy manage the business together. To learn more about Ozery Bakery, please visit https://ozerybakery.com find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

As the world’s first personalized enzymes, Real-Zymes offer solutions based on what Americans actually eat, rather than a one-size-fits-all digestive enzyme product.

Las Vegas, NV (November, 2018) Pure Essence Labs formally announced the release and availability of Real-Zymes™. As the world’s first personalized enzymes, Real-Zymes™ deliver solutions based on what Americans actually eat. The company says that this translates into quicker, more complete digestion, better nutrient absorption and less digestive distress.

                                         

“Digestive enzyme supplements have been around for over 50 years, but always as one size fits all,” said Jery Cochern, President of Research and Development at Pure Essence Labs. “There’s a huge need in the digestive category for enzymes that match American diverse diets. Real-Zymes™ were developed to deliver just that.”

Digestion is complex, and digestive enzymes are very specialized. Protease enzymes can only digest proteins, lipase enzymes only break down fats, and the various carbohydrase enzymes work only on carbs. Because different types of diets provide different levels of proteins, fats and carbs, different people need different enzyme preparations.

“The good news,” Cochern adds, “is that while Americans follow scores of diet plans, they all fall into one of nine major macronutrient profiles. By applying a proprietary algorithm of enzyme activity to these profiles, we developed a formula that is perfect for each. So, no matter what you eat, one of these Real-Zymes formulas is perfect for you.”

Product Details

The common phrase ‘you are what you eat’ sounds good but is incorrect. The truth is that you are what you digest and absorb!  The Real-Zymes™ line of customized digestive enzymes include formulas for the following diets;

-       Keto

-       Vegan

-       Vegetarian

-       Omnivore

-       Paleo

-       Atkins

-       Zone

-       Mediterranean

-       Ornish

Even other diet plans fit into one of these categories.  Real-Zymes™ are optimized to work at every pH level, and are combined to provide the fastest, most efficient and most complete digestion of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. They’re the best possible replacements for the lack of natural enzymes in our food, and are produced in a cGMP-certified compliant facility in the U.S.

Company Information:

Founded in 1998, Pure Essence is known for its high quality, safe and effective dietary supplements to benefit human health.  Their innovative formulae combine the ancient wisdom of holistic health with modern science to create a seamless synergism. The company’s products excel in addressing the problems of modern life while maintaining abundant health.

Pure Essence Labs and MyPure™ are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Pure Essence Labs in the U.S. and/or other countries. For more information, visit www.PureEssenceLabs.com

Disclaimer: The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from healthcare practitioners. Please consult your healthcare professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requires this notice.

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Pure Essence launches 100% Organic Mushroom Extract Supplements
by: Pure Essence Laboratories, Inc. (#4164)

https://www.pureessencelabs.com/Pure Essence releases MyPure line of pure mushroom supplements formulated to contain real mushrooms with high levels of immune enhancing ingredients in time for cold and flu season.

Las Vegas, NV  Pure Essence announced the release and availability of MyPure™ mushrooms supplements. The MyPure™ line is formulated to contain real mushrooms with high, laboratory assured levels (20% to 50%) of immune enhancing, Beta- (1,3) (1,6) D-glucans. This is in contrast to common “mushroom” supplements, which contain less than 5% beta glucans. The company says that because of the high nutrient content of real mushrooms, the MyPure products more effectively confer the benefits for which “medicinal” mushrooms are revered. 

https://www.pureessencelabs.com/mushrooms/

                    

“For thousands of years, Traditional Chinese, Tibetan, Korean, Japanese and other holistic systems have valued mushrooms as among the world’s most profound health builders,” said Jery Cochern, President of Research and Development at Pure Essence Labs. “Sadly, American consumers don’t yet know just how wondrous they can be, because most “mushroom” supplements are not mushrooms at all. Our mission is to deliver real mushrooms, and thereby, real mushroom benefits to the American public.”

For many years, most supplements sold as “mushrooms” in the U.S. have actually been mycelia. Mycelia are like the “roots” of the organisms called basidiomycetes, while mushrooms are the “fruits.” The nutritional profiles of the “roots” and “fruits” are different, even in the wild. Mycelia used in supplements, however, grow in plastic bags on rice or other grains. Because there is no way to later separate mycelia from the grain, supplements made from them contain only small amounts of mushroom nutrients, but extremely large amounts of starch.

“We formulate our MyPure™ Mushrooms with non-GMO, 100% certified organic whole mushroom fruiting body extracts, and nothing else,” Cochern adds. “They’re heat treated to rupture the mushroom cell wall and liberate the nutrients for easy absorption. They contain high levels of beta-glucans (every batch is laboratory tested) and a full range of complimentary mushroom metabolites.”

The company states that its MyPure™ Mushrooms are 100% compliant with California’s Proposition 65. Encapsulated in cGMP-compliant facilities that meet the strict exacting regulatory standards, they contain no fillers, binders, flavors, colors or common allergens.

Product Details

MyPure Mushrooms are available in nine formulas:

-       MyPure Cordyceps

-       MyPure Cordyceps 4X

-       MyPure Reishi

-       MyPure Reishi 4x

-       MyPure Maitake

-       MyPure Lion’s Mane

-       MyPure Lion’s Mane 4X

-       MyPure MYcoMune

-       MyPure MYcoMune 4X.

The 4X formulas combine 1:1 extracts with stronger extracts to provide over 5x more mushroom nutrition. They’re designed to provide maximum mushroom nutrition at extremely affordable prices.

Company Information:

Founded in 1998, Pure Essence is known for its high quality, safe and effective dietary supplements to benefit human health.  Their innovative formulae combine the ancient wisdom of holistic health with modern science to create a seamless synergism. The company’s products excel in addressing the problems of modern life while maintaining abundant health.

Pure Essence Labs and MyPure™ are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Pure Essence Labs in the U.S. and/or other countries. For more information, visit www.PureEssenceLabs.com

Disclaimer: The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from healthcare practitioners. Please consult your healthcare professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requires this notice.

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Sphere One Now Accurately Scopes Materials/Production Costs with No Prior Industry Benchmarks; Coal Waste Product Sales Gain New Profits with SYSPRO

SYSPRO, a global provider of industry-built ERP software, today announced that its customer, Sphere One of Chattanooga, TN, is achieving significant and measurable operational gains upon implementing the SYSPRO ERP solution. Sphere One is reporting over 20% improvement in both its materials and production cost basis and claims it is also at least 20% more accurate in its knowledge of supplies, shipped products, and available inventory.

A manufacturing industry pioneer, Sphere One carved out a new product market space by innovatively leveraging coal-fired power plant waste into re-usable filler products that are useful additives for road paving, home-building materials, agricultural compounds, chemical formulas, and other purposes. The company reviewed several ERP solution providers before selecting and deploying SYSPRO in2014, a decision that Sphere One management said was driven by SYSPRO’s flexibility and customization capabilities. Critically important to the company was addressing cost, production, materials and inventory data that could not be pre-determined through prior industry benchmarks – those benchmarks didn’t exist in any industry.

“With SYSPRO ERP, we now have a more accurate projection of materials requirements, what those supplies cost and our total cost basis for fulfilling contracts for our various industry customers. This lets us do four things better: control our materials purchases,  know what’s going to be left in inventory after fulfilling jobs, streamline our production schedule, and predict our financial needs and profit margins,” says Stacy Filippone, Sphere One, Accounting Manager.

Ms. Filippone said that initial forays into other technology solutions produced cost-sapping guesswork on both the materials acquisition and production processing side.  She said that the company simply didn’t have the answers to questions like, “What is producing product for this customer contract going to cost us?  What do we have in materials inventory afterward and what will be left over? What should we sell out products for? What is our profit margin going to look like today and tomorrow?”   Today, the operational visibility issue that had challenged Sphere One was removed through SYSPRO material and product traceability, improved processes and reductions in manual input errors tied to raw materials availability and product inventory.

SYSPRO says that the flexibility and customization capabilities of the company’s functionally-rich and technologically deep ERP solution make SYSPRO a great choice for companies like Sphere One that are dealing with challenges not well-addressed by rigid ERP systems.  “Sphere One is another real example of a successful SYSPRO deployment that incorporates our ‘have it your way’ competitive advantage,” explains Paulo de Matos, Chief Product Officer, SYSPRO.  “While cookie-cutter templated ERP solutions are fine for some companies, many others, like Sphere One, have unique industry challenges and need the agility to deal with a wide variety of unknown and changing factors.  SYSPRO has a long reputation for making each deployment feel as if it was built exactly to our customer’s own unique specifications.”

About Sphere One  

Sphere One is a Chattanooga, Tennessee-based manufacturer and distributor of microsphere by-products re-engineered from the waste of coal-fired power plants to provide lightweight, resilient and environmentally-friendly fillers for a wide variety of industrial products.  The company’s ExtendoSpheres ®, SoloSpheres, SynetheticSpheres, and XOL Series Spheres are purchased to customized specifications for a wide variety of industries including, agricultural, road and home construction and chemical company formulations.   In addition to its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, the company has multiple distribution points across North America, including distribution sites on every coast

About SYSPRO 

SYSPRO is a global, independent provider of industry-built ERP software designed to simplify business complexity for manufacturers and distributors. Focused on delivering optimized performance and complete business visibility, the SYSPRO solution is highly scalable, and can be deployed on-premise, in the cloud, or accessed via a mobile device. SYSPRO’s strengths lie in a simplified approach to technology, expertise in a range of industries, and a commitment to future-proofing customer and partner success.

SYSPRO has more than 15,000 licensed companies in over 60 countries across six continents.

Global ERP Provider, SYSPRO, has announced the availability of its latest release with two key disruptors in mind that are shaping the modern manufacturer and distributor. The globalization of business and the emergence of the digital economy.

SYSPRO CEO, Phil Duff believes that constant change is forcing business owners to protect their ERP investments, whilst still maintaining a competitive advantage so that their businesses can enjoy sustainable and profitable growth.

“Recognizing the dual challenge that manufacturers and distributors face of controlling operating costs and simultaneously increasing productivity, SYSPRO’s latest release offers powerful new features, integrated with the latest innovative technologies, that pave the way to digitizing businesses, streamlining the supply chain, and providing greater control and visibility,” Duff explains.

“Our ERP enables a lean supply chain, economic use of inventory, and improved traceability to further optimize productivity and efficiency.

“In response to the growing demand for simplicity and an improved user experience, our new release gives you the flexibility to choose the deployment option that best suits your needs, whether on-premise, in the cloud or both (hybrid).

“Our web-based interface enables the user to quickly and easily surface only the information that is required when it is needed, as well as actionable insights to support the daily decision-making process. Our aim has always been to offer an intuitive, personalized ERP system that is conducive to a productive and satisfying working environment. This is achieved by fostering collaboration and empowering users in their daily activities,” says Duff.

Manufacturers and distributors who want to remain globally competitive have to deliver high-quality products, offer reliable delivery times and respond rapidly to changing conditions. “Our solutions are industry built, specifically to address the challenges of manufacturers and distributors in these unique and complex industries.

“Future-proofing customer businesses is a key focus for SYSPRO. It is only through the provision of long-term business value that we can ensure the viability of our customers’ business infrastructure,” says Duff. “Our product is underpinned by innovation, designed around customizable best practices and enabled by proven and robust technologies to ensure that the value of the system is protected.

“Ultimately, we have listened to our customers when they have asked for simplicity, a flexible and more personalized interface, and innovative technologies to make the daily decision-making process easier and more fluid. They need an ERP system that ensures their businesses are future-proofed. This release is the result of all of this,” concludes Duff.

About SYSPRO 

SYSPRO is a global, independent provider of industry-built ERP software designed to simplify business complexity for manufacturers and distributors. Focused on delivering optimized performance and complete business visibility, the SYSPRO solution is highly scalable, and can be deployed on-premise, in the cloud, or accessed via a mobile device. SYSPRO’s strengths lie in a simplified approach to technology, expertise in a range of industries, and a commitment to future-proofing customer and partner success.

SYSPRO has more than 15,000 licensed companies in over 60 countries across six continents. For more information, visit www.syspro.com.

Press contact:  Shaina Ostroff Reach Public Relations 424-835-4229  shaina@reach-pr.com

Zoup!: Super Premium Chicken Broth Delivers Homemade Taste

All-Natural, Hormone-Free, Gluten-Free, GMO-Free Broth is “Good Enough to Drink”

Southfield, MI –  Walking through the grocery aisle filled with box after box of flavorless, ho hum chicken broth, a 20+ year veteran from the soup business decided it was time to up the ante when it came to the quality of chicken broth on the market. Driven and inspired to break the boundaries of taste on retail shelves and develop a broth that in his words “was good enough to drink,” founder & CEO Eric Ersher and his team created Zoup! Chicken Broth. 

Prepared in kettles using restaurant-quality cooking methods and standards, this traditional, super-premium broth is made in small batches using the freshest and finest ingredients. Bursting with comforting chicken flavor that tastes homemade, Zoup! Chicken Broth is the perfect base for hearty chicken soups and can be used in casseroles, rice or grain dishes, and other recipes that call for chicken broth. It is also low in calories, paleo-friendly / zero carbs, and completely free of hormones, gluten, GMO’s, fat, trans fat and saturated fat.  

“The world didn’t need another chicken broth,” shared Ersher. “What it needed was one that tasted better! We’ve been refining this broth recipe for over 18 years, shortly after getting into the soup business. Zoup!’s clean ingredient deck, exceptional quality, and complex yet balanced flavor, make it unlike anything else you’ll find on shelves. It’s the broth you’d make yourself if you had the time.” 

Available in original and low sodium varieties at natural and mainstream markets across the country, Zoup! Chicken Broth is sold in 31 fl oz glass jars to showcase the broth’s delicious golden color. The SRP is $6.95 per jar.

About Zoup! Fresh Soup Company Zoup! got its start in the soup business as a fast-casual franchise chain of restaurants. The family-friendly locations serve award-winning soups year-round at nearly 100 locations across the U.S. and Canada. Interested in leveraging their industry experience and bringing restaurant quality taste to the retail market, partners Eric Ersher and the Zoup! team set out to create a super-premium broth lineup that was good enough to drink. Made with clean ingredients and featuring homemade taste, Zoup! Good, Really Good™ Broth is currently available at 4,000 retail locations nationwide, including HEB, Weis, Raley’s, Albertsons, The Fresh Market, Giant, Kroger, Rouse’s, Gelson’s, Central Market, Giant Eagle, Fresh Thyme, Safeway and online. For more information, visit www.zoupbroth.com. For more information, visit www.zoupbroth.com.  

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Zoup! Brings Restaurant Quality to Retail Broth
by: Zoup! Good, Really Good (#8815)

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Zoup! Brings Restaurant Quality to Retail Broth

Soup Industry Veteran Introduces All-Natural Broth That’s “Good Enough to Drink” 

Southfield, MI – As the head of a successful chain of soup-themed, fast-casual restaurants with nearly 100 locations across the U.S. and Canada, Eric Ersher, the founder of Zoup!, would consistently hear from customers, “Why doesn’t chicken broth sold at grocery stores taste as good as what’s served at restaurants?”  

It was those inquiries, along with a passion to fill a void in the marketplace, that inspired Ersher to get into the consumer product business. If there’s anything he knew after his 20+ years working in the spice and soup business, it was what made a good broth, and not a single product on retail shelves possessed the complex and balanced taste that he believed people deserved. Or, in his words, “was good enough to drink.” Ersher was determined to change this, and his know-how and experience made him an ideal candidate to do so.

Eric and the Zoup! team leveraged the restaurant franchise business to fund the new venture. They invested $500,000 and more than three years of research to create a high-quality broth that was perfectly delicious and shelf stable. To make Zoup!’s Chicken Broth burst with homemade chicken flavor, they prepared it in kettles in small batches using restaurant-quality cooking methods and standards. Using only the freshest and finest quality ingredients, they also designed this super-premium broth to be low in calories, paleo-friendly / zero carbs, and completely free of hormones, gluten, GMO’s, fat, trans fat and saturated fat. To set it apart from all the boxes and cans on retail shelves, they packaged Zoup! Broth in glass jars to showcase its quality ingredients and delicious golden color.

By the Fall of 2013, Zoup! Good, Really Good™ Chicken Broth was sold in its first store in Michigan. After overcoming barriers to entry and learning how to compete in a category with big-budget, Fortune 100 companies, Zoup! steadily gained traction and is currently sold in over 5,000 retail locations nationwide, including HEB, Weis, Raley’s, Albertsons, The Fresh Market, Giant, Kroger, Rouse’s, Gelson’s, Central Market, Giant Eagle, Fresh Thyme, and Safeway.

The recent media buzz around bone broth has also played a part in contributing to the brand’s success and has made Zoup! Bone Broth a top seller. Added Ersher, “It’s amazing to see how this trend has influenced the category, both by expanding the marketplace and contributing to consumers’ appreciation for premium broth. A couple of years ago, we were one of only two companies sampling bone broth at Expo West. This year, there were more than we could count. It’s been quite a journey bringing Zoup! to market, but the world needed a better broth – one that was good enough to drink – and we’re thrilled to be delivering it.”

Since the retail brand’s launch, Zoup! Broth has doubled its sales over each previous year, with 2018 exceeding quarterly projections by 50%. Zoup! is currently introducing new certified organic chicken and veggie broths to its lineup.

For more information about Zoup! Good, Really Good™ Broth, visit www.zoupbroth.com. For more information about Zoup!, visit www.zoup.com and follow @ZoupEatery on Facebook and Twitter.  

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Zoup! Launches Certified Organic Chicken & Veggie Broth
by: Zoup! Good, Really Good (#8815)

Press contact:  Shaina Ostroff Reach Public Relations 424-835-4229  shaina@reach-pr.com

Zoup! Launches Certified Organic Chicken & Veggie Broth

New Super-Premium Broth is Made with Clean Ingredients and Bursting with Homemade Flavor

Southfield, MI – Zoup! Good, Really Good™ Broth, which has been breaking the boundaries of taste on retail shelves, is introducing two USDA certified organic broths to its premium lineup. Created by a 20+ year soup industry veteran and made using restaurant-quality cooking methods and standards, the new organic broths are kettle cooked in small batches using the freshest and finest organic ingredients. 

Available in chicken and veggie varieties, each possesses a richness not often found in premade broth. The organic chicken broth is complex, yet balanced, with a comforting chicken flavor, while the organic veggie broth is 100% vegan and features savory notes of roasted vegetables. The broths are also low in calories, paleo-friendly/zero-carbs, and completely free of hormones, gluten, GMO’s, fat, trans fat and saturated fat. Each serve as a perfect base for hearty soups, casseroles, rice or grain dishes. 

Shared Zoup!’s founder and CEO Eric Ersher, “When we first created Zoup! Good, Really Good™ Broth five years ago, our goal was to develop a better-tasting broth that was good enough to drink. We refined the recipe and proudly brought to market a retail broth that offered the taste and quality we felt people deserved. Adding organic varieties to our current lineup of clean-label offerings was a natural next step for us, and the simple ingredients and homemade flavor of these new broths make them unlike anything else you’ll find on grocery store shelves.”

The differentiated products are packaged in 31 fl oz glass jars to showcase the broth’s rich and full-bodied flavor. Zoup! Good, Really Good™ Certified Organic Chicken and Veggie Broths are currently available to retailers nationwide. The SRP is $7.99 per jar. 

About Zoup!  Zoup! got its start in the soup business as a fast-casual franchise group of restaurants. The family-friendly locations serve award-winning soups year-round at nearly 100 locations across the U.S. and Canada. Interested in leveraging their industry experience and bringing restaurant-quality taste to the retail market, partners Eric Ersher and the Zoup! team set out to create a super-premium broth lineup made with clean ingredients and a homemade taste that was good enough to drink. For more information, visit www.zoupbroth.com.  

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Press contact:  Shaina Ostroff Reach Public Relations 424-835-4229  shaina@reach-pr.com

Zoup! Restaurant-Quality Broth Hits 5,000+ Stores Nationwide

Premium Broth Launched by Soup Industry Veteran Touts Homemade Flavor & Clean Ingredients

Southfield, MI – Zoup Good, Really Good™ Broth, a premium lineup designed to break the boundaries of taste on retail shelves, has successfully signed on over 1,800 new outlets to carry its products. These new additions, which include Cosentino’s, Fresh Thyme, Dorothy Lane, Harmon’s, Hugo’s, Nature’s Own, The Fresh Market, Raley’s, Wegman’s, Albertsons-Safeway, HEB, Weis Markets, Tony’s Fine Foods, and Falls Price Chopper, place the fast-growing brand in over 5,000 stores to date. 

Introduced by Eric Ersher, founder of Zoup! Fresh Soup Company, a successful group of soup-differentiated, fast-casual restaurants, the company’s retail product lineup consists of Zoup! Good, Really Good™ Chicken Broth, Low-Sodium Chicken Broth, Vegetable Broth, and Beef and Chicken Bone Broth, each touting the tagline, “Good Enough to Drink.” Since its launch, Zoup! Broth has brought better flavor, new consumers, and a higher ring to the once traditional category. The brand was also first-to-market in the super-premium broth category. 

Kettle cooked in small batches using restaurant-quality cooking methods and standards and made using only the freshest and finest quality ingredients, Zoup! Broth bursts with an unforgettable homemade taste and is packaged in glass jars to showcase its delicious golden color. In addition, the products are low in calories, paleo-friendly / zero carb, and completely free of hormones, gluten, GMO’s, fat, trans fat and saturated fat. 

Founder and CEO Eric Ersher said, “Working in the soup and spice industry for over 20 years, I would consistently hear from customers, ‘Why doesn’t chicken broth sold at grocery stores taste as good as what’s served at restaurants?’ It was those inquiries, along with a passion to fill a void in the marketplace, that inspired us to get into the consumer product business. We always felt there was a lack of great-tasting broth on the market, and the response from retailers and consumers to Zoup! Broth validate that was true. Once they taste the difference, it’s an easy sell, and that ‘yum factor’ is going a long way!”

Since the retail brand’s launch, Zoup! Broth has doubled its sales over each previous year, with 2018 exceeding quarterly projections by 50%.

For more information about Zoup! Good, Really Good™ Broth, visit www.zoupbroth.com. For more information about Zoup! Fresh Soup Company, visit www.zoup.com and follow @ZoupSoup on Facebook and Twitter.  

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