OTC Product News

April 26, 2011

In this section we showcase products and product news that ran up against space limitations or fell outside the parameters of recently featured categories in the print edition. Look for more OTC Product News in upcoming issues of the Drug Topics e-newsletter.

In this section we showcase products and product news that ran up against space limitations or fell outside the parameters of recently featured categories in the print edition. Look for more OTC Product News in upcoming issues of the Drug Topics e-newsletter.

Crave-NX 7-Day Diet Aid Spray

Crave-NX 7-Day Diet Aid Spray. Developed by Generex Biotechnology Corp., the Crave-NX 7-Day Diet Aid Spray is a scientifically formulated and clinically tested oral glucose spray designed to control cravings for carbohydrates and sweets. Five quick orange-flavored sprays toward the inside of one’s cheeks cause the cravings disappear, saving unneeded extra calories from cookies or potato chips. Crave-NX can be used along with recommended weight-loss plans, such as Weight Watchers.

BloodSTOP

BloodSTOP. LifeScience PLUS’s BloodSTOP is now available over the counter at major drugstores nationwide. When applied to a wound, BloodSTOP quickly absorbs blood and other body fluids, transforms into a gel to seal the wound with a protective transparent layer, actively aids in blood coagulation, and creates an environment for wound healing. Testing has shown that BloodSTOP stops bleeding from minor shaving cuts, scrapes and nosebleeds, or deeper lacerations in less than 1 minute. It is easily removed with water or saline, with no adhesive to disrupt the wound surface or stick to surrounding skin. (www.lifescienceplus.com/bloodstop/general-gauze)

Nature Made Triple Probiotic

Nature Made Triple Probiotic. Nature Made has introduced several supplements this spring. Its new Triple Probiotic product delivers a clinically studied blend of 3 probiotic strains (Lactobacillus gasseri PA 16/8, Bifidobacterium longum SP 07/3, and Bifidobacterium bifidum MF 20/5) with vitamins and minerals to help support immune wellness naturally. The Smart Release, tri-layer caplet is designed to maximize product efficiency to ensure live delivery of the probiotics. (www.naturemade.com)

Nature Made Ultra Omega 3 Mini Fish Oil

Nature Made Ultra Omega 3 Mini Fish Oil. Another new Nature Made supplement, Ultra Omega-3 Mini Fish Oil, uses a highly concentrated fish oil to provide softgels half the size of regular fish-oil supplements but containing the same amount of Omega-3 as a regular 1200 mg fish-oil supplement. Fish oil rich in Omega-3 fatty acid has been clinically proven to support heart health and may reduce coronary heart disease risk.* Omega-3 fatty acids also help maintain triglyceride levels.* (www.naturemade.com)

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

SmartMouth 12 Hour Fresh Breath

SmartMouth 12 Hour Fresh Breath. The SmartMouth Advanced Clinical Formula (ACF) uses a patented, dual-solution technology with ingredients that are kept separate until just prior to rinsing. The oxidizer in Solution 1 eliminates existing bad breath. SmartMouth’s Smart-Zinc technology, created by the combination of Solution 1 and Solution 2, prevents germs from producing new halitosis for at least 12 hours. Rinsing in the morning supports fresh breath all day; rinsing at night prevents “morning breath” upon rising. An active ingredient in Solution 2 helps prevent plaque that leads to bleeding gum or gingivitis, an early form of gum disease. The mint-flavored 12 Hour Fresh Breath is alcohol free and safe for diabetics. (www.smartmouth.com)

ScarAway Scar Diminishing Serum

ScarAway Scar Diminishing Serum.

Mitchell-Vance Laboratories launches its ScarAway Scar Diminishing Serum product nationwide this month (April). The serum combines massage therapy and silicone technology, both clinically proven scar treatments, to soften, smooth, fade, and flatten red, raised scars. Housed in a slender pen-like tube, the invisible serum is dispensed precisely to the scar with a simple click, then massaged into the area with a tri-roller ball at the dispenser tip. With twice-daily use, softening of the scar may occur after a few days; optimal results can be seen in 12 weeks for newer scars and 5 to 6 months for older scars. (

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