Top 10 New Health Products
Written by: Lindsay Shugerman
Contributed by Info Guru Lindsay Shugerman
There’s a popular bumper sticker that reads “You can’t afford to get sick.” And even with health insurance, that’s more true than not. So it makes sense to keep up with the new health products on the market.
Staying well is always cheaper…and a better choice in so many other ways, too. So check out the new things I found that might help you avoid using those sick days or waiting in the doctor’s office. Some are supplements, some are tools your health care provider can use, and some are just a better way to take care of your health.
The supplement industry is offering new options for people battling fatigue, or trying to head off risks to their cardiovascular health. The D-ribose in Corvalen® is described as one of the newest ways to improve your health. This clinically proven supplement is being touted as one of the most effective ways to address both fatigue and heart health concerns.
One of the biggest health hazards of modern medicine is the potential for drug interactions. And your doctor and pharmacist might not be available to address your concerns.
A new website could help you avoid those risks. RxWise makes it easy to enter your current medications and other factors like age and gender. It alerts you to potential interactions or contraindications, so you can talk to your doctor with the critical information at your fingertips.
8. >Acetyl L-Carnitine
As we age, face stress or neglect our diets, brain function can deteriorate. Acetyl L-Carnitine is one of the stars of restoring and preserving quality neural activity on the cellular level.
This supplement recently made the top 10 must-use supplements list in Men’s Health Magazine, and has been mentioned in a number of women’s publications as well.
Ginseng as an herbal supplement may be nothing new, but there is a new use for this ancient root. Researchers have found Korean Ginseng to be an effective solution to erectile disfuction in otherwise healthy men.
And as an added benefit, North American and European researchers have found heart health benefits as well. The supplement is available in capsules, tablets, powder and tea form.
This is another supplement that isn’t new, but is being used in new and effective ways. Previously recommended for memory support, new studies show that it works well to improve poor circulation and to offset the painful effects of Lyme’s disease.
You might be surprised to see mouthwash on this list, but this new product from an old company has earned its spot. We all know we should be using mouthwash, but the burning sensation from the most effective ones are too powerful for many people. And then there’s the concern about alcohol in mouthwash, which can increase cancer risk according to some studies.
Enter Listerine’s new floride-enriched product which reduces intensity, removes all alcohol and still works well to maintain oral health. The new product has already garnered recommendations from dental associations and awards from Shape Magazine and other publications.
Sometimes the best new health products aren’t something you take, they’re something a healthcare provider can use. That’s the case with the Phrazer, a handheld device that lets doctors and medical personnel instantly translate medical and healthcare information into the patient’s language. It also alerts users to cultural issues that might impact health care decisions.
THis new device from GeaCom is now in clinical testing with 10 languages, but is designed to eventually operate with 100′s of complete languages.
Doctors treating patients with diabetes now have a new tool to help them tweak medication and other treatment based on a patient’s electronic medical record. The new tool from Health Partners is targeted to general practice doctors and clinics, and incorporates blood sugar, blood pressure and other factors, along with all medications and doses a patient uses. The results is to recommend a complete treatment plan to optimize general health as well as control diabetes through medication, diet, exercise, and even durable medical supplies.
Also dubed “Vitamin X”, this new supplement derived from the substance that makes shrimp red, is reported to be one of the most powerful additions to the vitamin world in years. Users report reduced pain and stiffness, even from chronic arthritis, and studies are backing them up in early results. There’s also some evidence that it might protect users from sun damage, making it the first effective internal sun screen.
The Chinese have a saying that one should make one’s medicine food and one’s food medicine. This new tofu from Nasoya fits that bill perfectly. Not only does the mixed black and yellow soybean recipe add flavor and visual appeal, the combination boosts critical antioxidents. That makes this culinary change one of the best new health products I’ll be eating for supper.