2017 ECA Winners
This image gallery showcases the 2017 Editor's Choice Award (ECA) supplement winners. Categories range from Joint Health and Antioxidants to Brain Health.
Reserveage Nutrition-Beauty R&R
While skin’s health is recharged during a key stage of sleep, lack of shut-eye can disrupt the renewal process. An innovative combination of L-Theanine, an amino acid and herbs, Beauty R&R is specially formulated to first help calm a restless mind to prepare for sleep. Then, melatonin helps the body maintain restful slumber. To support radiant skin, Beauty R&R contains one of the leading collagen ingredients, BioCell Collagen, to supply building blocks the body needs to produce collagen.
Seeking Health LLC – Optimal Liposomal Glutathione
Optimal Liposomal Glutathione by Seeking Health LLC contains 500 mg of the potent antioxidant glutathione in a cutting-edge liposomal delivery method for optimal absorption. Glutathione helps to combat free-radicals for healthy aging processes, immune system defense and detoxification. This product uses an innovative liposomal delivery method to support the absorption of this sensitive nutrient through the digestive tract.
Nordic Naturals - Omega Memory
Omega Memory features a blend of four potent nutrients, all known to help maintain optimal brain health: omega-3; optimized curcumin; phosphatidylcholine and huperzine A. The omega-3s EPA and DHA, along with phosphatidylcholine, support the structure and function of brain cells. As Nordic Naturals explains, optimized curcumin and huperzine A facilitate the efficient transfer of information throughout the brain, and protect neurons and their support cells from overactivity. Omega Memory is non-GMO verified and tested for purity.
EuroPharma - BosMed Intestinal Bowel Support
BosMed Intestinal Bowel Support from EuroPharma helps provide daily digestive predictability and relief from occasional intestinal discomfort, cramping, gas, bloating and diarrhea. It provides soothing ingredients that work gently with the digestive system for healthy bowel regularity and intestinal motility. The product features the company’s clinically studied BosMed boswellia, standardized to work through unique pathways in the body to support the underlying intestinal structure. Rounding out the formula are essential oils (coriander, fennel, caraway and peppermint) that provide powerful symptom relief, safely and effectively.
The Synergy Co. - Heart Protector
Drawing on the heart-healthy traditions of the Mediterranean and Okinawan diets, Heart Protector by The Synergy Co. is a comprehensive solution for lifelong cardiovascular support and heart health.
Vida Lifescience - exoFlex
As a liposomal egg membrane product, exoFlex works by providing Biova LLC’s egg membrane BiovaFlex along with select nutraceutical grade nutrients and antioxidants into a liquid form. Vida Lifescience noted BiovaFlex has been demonstrated to ‘reduce joint pain’ and increase ‘range of motion’ in clinical studies submitted to Health Canada. exoFlex is on the market to assist the body to neutralize and decrease free radical damage while helping to create the building blocks required to aid in reducing inflammation.
Vitamin Packs - Vitamin Packs
Vitamin Packs delivers a personalized vitamin regimen to consumers’ doorsteps. Its propriety technology –Sage–examines an individual’s diet, lifestyle, exercise and 650 potential medication interactions to help identify the nutrients an individual needs. The company asks about health conditions and medication use through its nutritional assessment, so it can make the best possible vitamin recommendations. With every purchase, Vitamin Packs provides two children who are malnourished a year of vitamins through its support of Vitamin Angels®.
Nutrition For Healing - MEND Cosmetic
Nutrition For Healing’s MEND Cosmetic is a medical nutrition supplement with an evidence-based proprietary formulation of nutrients designed to support healing following surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Adding MEND Cosmetic to a recovery program provides the body with optimized nutrient levels to support tissue healing, reduce inflammation, reduce bruising and speed up the healing process.
Good Day Chocolate - Turmeric Chocolate Supplement
This dark, Fair Trade certified dark chocolate turmeric supplement helps a healthy inflammatory response. Formulated to promote muscle, joint and nervous system health, with 100 mg of turmeric root in each piece. Turmeric is known for its mildly spicy flavor, bold color and health benefits. Each perfectly portable box comes with eight pieces, with Candy coating for no melted mess. Good Day Chocolate is non-GMO (genetically modified organism), gluten free, and made with fresh fruits, vegetables and spirulina for color. Sold nationally at Whole Foods Market, Sprouts and other natural grocers and available online on Amazon.
Twinlab Consolidation Corporation - Ocuguard® Blutein™ Line
Twinlab introduced three products to target eye health nutrition for the digital age. Ocuguard® Blutein™ Protection that acts as a nutritional filter against high-energy blue light emitted by cell phones and computer monitors. It features clinically tested Lutemax® 2020 (from OmniActive Health Technologies) to support healthy eye function in 12 weeks. For added protection, it includes blueberry extract and fucoxanthin, two antioxidants that help fight oxidative stress associated with blue light. Ocuguard Blutein Performance supports faster mental processing and reaction. Computer work and gaming demand sharp visual and mental focus. Designed to boost performance, this formula helps heighten reaction time and energy while protecting against digital eye strain. Ocuguard® Blutein™ Chew provides extra protection for young and maturing eyes. Young, developing retinas are vulnerable to strain as they absorb more blue light than mature eyes. These tasty fruit chews offer a nutritional shield against the harmful effects of blue light and help minimize eye fatigue. Results start in 12 weeks.
Sports Nutrition Supplement
Blue Star Nutraceuticals - Post Factor
Post-Factor™ is designed to be a complete all-in-one nutritive supplement for post-exercise recovery, according to Blue Star Nutraceuticals, which noted the product is specially engineered with the exact nutrients and combinations of other natural health ingredients required for optimal muscle and metabolic recovery. Specifically, it contains the high quality and fast-acting protein source to ensure maximal muscle protein synthesis (MPS) as well as a fast-absorbing carbohydrate source to replenish energy reserves and reduce muscle breakdown. Post-Factor is also formulated with specific polyphenol, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant containing ingredients to minimize muscle damage and accelerate recovery.
Xyngular - Trimstix
Trimstix is aimed at aiding in weight loss through more intelligent blood sugar management. Trimstix utilizes four clinically proven, patented ingredients to maintain healthy blood sugar by optimizing all seven metabolic pathways typically associated with blood sugar management. Trimstix can be coupled with any other weight loss product to improve results, according to Xyngular, which recommends one serving of Trimstix after lunch with 8 to 12 ounces of cold water.
UpSpring Ltd. - UpSpring Prenatal + Gummy and Softgel
Prenatal vitamins are a go-to staple in the dietary supplement market, recommended by doctors to ensure women have basic nutrition for themselves and their baby. The formulations and delivery formats continue to evolve to make it as complete as possible and maximize benefits. UpSpring’s prenatal comes in a two-pack: a gummy prenatal with the baseline nutrients, plus a softgel that delivers highly concentrated long-chain fish oil with Alpha-GPC choline. This added formulation supports absorption of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and offers choline for fetal brain development. The women-owned company has a simple mission: “Less Angst. More Joy.”