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Sponix Nail Gel

Marketed by:

BioRx Laboratories (Los Angeles, Calif), a subsidiary of AmexDrug Corp

Indication:

Sponix Nail Gel transforms yellow, discolored, dull, streaked toenails and fingernails into clear and healthy-looking nails. The product encourages healing by effectively removing keratin buildup from the under the nail bed and restores strength to the nail. Sponix Nail Gel helps protect the new keratin cells that emerge from below the cuticle skin and helps resolve the discomfort associated with nail discoloration, debris, and dullness. The nail gel contains natural ingredients, including essential oils and botanical extracts of tea tree, peppermint, jojoba, and aloe vera, for their healing properties to help restore Ph balance, rehydrate, and effectively treat and add luster to discolored, troublesome, and unsightly nails. Sponix Nail Gel also is recommended for patients with diabetes.

For More Information:

www.biorxlabs.com 888-550-5452

Murine Earigate Ear Cleansing System

Marketed by:

Medtech Products Inc (Irvington, NY), a Prestige Brands Co

Indication:

The Murine Earigate Ear Cleansing System offers a safe, simple way to rinse away earwax 2 to 3 times a week. Using a patented reverse-spray action, the product expels earwax by gently projecting fluid into the ear canal to flush it out with no pressure on the eardrum. The product has a patented nozzle with a soft, rounded tip that is inserted into the ear without coming into contact with the eardrum or surrounding membrane. The 100% natural seawater solution is hypoallergenic. The product line also includes the Murine Earigate Just for Kids Cleansing System. This product uses the same seawater solution, nozzle design, and reverse-spray action as the adult version, with softer pressure to safely rinse away earwax for children 6 to 12 years of age. Parental application is suggested. Each product retails for $16.99.

For More Information:

www.murine.com

Rain Dry Mouth Spray

Marketed by:

Xlear Inc (Orem, Utah)

Indication:

Rain Dry Mouth Spray is an allnatural solution that provides immediate relief to individuals experiencing dry mouth, or xerostomia, whether caused by aging, medication, or a medical-treatment program. The product is made with the natural sweetener xylitol. It is sugar-free and can be used as often as needed to relieve and moisturize dry mouth tissues.

Xylitol increases salivation and also promotes good oral health by helping control the bacteria that can proliferate in the mouth when there is insufficient saliva. The product has a natural spearmint flavor that helps freshen breath, and it also includes glycerophosphate, a form of calcium that improves tooth-enamel remineralization. Each package of Rain Dry Mouth Spray, which retails for $13.99, includes 2 pump-action spray bottles: a 3.5-oz spray bottle and 1-oz take-along bottle.

For More Information:

www.sprydental.com 877-599-5327

Ultimate Omega Liquid

Marketed by:

Nordic Naturals (Watsonville, Calif)

Indication:

Ultimate Omega Liquid is tailored for individuals wishing to increase their eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) values in 1 convenient serving. The lemon-flavored fish oil blend offers 1626 mg of EPA and 1126 mg of DHA per teaspoon. For individuals interested in satisfying their omega needs, this easy-to-swallow liquid eliminates the need for taking many capsules per day. Ultimate Omega Liquid is available in 4- and 8-oz bottles.

For More Information:

www.nordicnaturals.com 800-662-2544

Neuragen PN

Marketed by:

Origin BioMed (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)

Indication:

Neuragen PN is a proprietary blend of essential oils used topically to provide fast relief from neuropathic pain. The product can be used to treat pain related to diabetic and peripheral neuropathy, post-shingles pain, fibromyalgia, sciatica, and other chronic pain. Unless otherwise directed by a health care professional, individuals can apply a few drops to the affected area several times a day. Neuragen PN is available in 5- and 15- mL bottles.

For More Information:

www.neuragen.com 888-234-7256

ROHTO V Arctic

Marketed by:

Mentholatum Co (Orchard Park, NY)

Indication:

ROHTO V Arctic eyedrops are specially formulated to relieve redness and revive strained, overworked eyes. The product contains the active ingredient tetrahydrozoline hydrochloride to help relieve redness, as well as hypromellose to provide soothing lubrication. Menthol provides an ultra-cooling sensation to the eyes. All of these ingredients combined in ROHTO V Arctic help in providing a slightly more intense, extended feeling of refreshment needed to get through a long workday or any stretch of activity that leaves individuals with strained eyes. Available in a 0.4-oz bottle, the product retails for $6.99.

For More Information:

www.cool4eyes.com

Puranol Pre-Diet Flush

Marketed by:

Windmill Health Products (West Caldwell, NJ)

Indication:

Puranol Pre-Diet Flush is a 48-hour citrus-flavored liquid supplement with a natural antioxidant and detoxification blend. The product's formula helps reduce bloating, clears the digestive system so that it can function more efficiently, and recharges the metabolism to help individuals lose weight and boost weight-loss results.

For More Information:

www.predietflush.com 800-822-4320

Theradent

Marketed by:

Alva-Amco Pharmacal Cos Inc (Niles, Ill)

Indication:

Theradent is a teeth-desensitizing oral rinse for the relief of painful dental sensitivity to cold, heat, sweets, and contact that is commonly caused by worn enamel and receding gum lines. The oral rinse contains 4 homeopathic active ingredients that work to help reduce sensitivity without the abrasion or pain of added brushing. Theradent's alcohol-free formula can reach tooth surfaces and into spaces that might be difficult or painful to reach with a toothbrush. A 1-tsp swish twice a day provides relief and leaves a clean, fresh taste that is not rinsed out. Available in an 8-oz bottle, the product retails for $10.

For More Information:

www.alva-amco.com

Reli?va

Marketed by:

Apollo Pharmaceutical Inc (Oldsmar, Fla)

Indication:

Reli?va is a steroid-free treatment for mild-to-moderate plaque psoriasis. Available as a cream and a lotion, Reli?va is effective for treating the inflammation, itching, and scaling associated with psoriasis. The product is absorbed easily and can be used as needed without side effects.

For More Information:

www.relievaforpsoriasis.com 866-772-2111

Organix Cough and Sore Throat Drops

Marketed by:

Quigley Corp (Doylestown, Pa)

Indication:

The Quigley Corp recently added Organix Cough and Sore Throat Drops to its Cold-EEZE line of zinc lozenges. The products are the first OTC cough and sore throat drops to be certified USDA Organic- which means that Quality Assurance Inc has verified that Organix Cough and Sore Throat Drops meet strictly defined organic standards. The drops are medicated with a proprietary formulation of natural menthol that is derived from organic peppermint oil combined with pectin to suppress coughs, cool nasal passages, and soothe irritated, sore throats. The product is available in orchard cherry, golden honey lemon, dark chocolate mint, and purely peppermint flavors.

For More Information:

www.coldeeze.com

QuikClot Sport and QuikClot Sport Silver

Marketed by:

Z-Medica Corp (Wallingford, Conn)

Indication:

QuikClot Sport and QuikClot Sport Silver-the first QuikClot brand hemostat formulations with antimicrobial properties- were created with the general sports and adventure enthusiast in mind. Although available over the counter, the products have received 510(k) clearance from the FDA. The products rapidly stop bleeding safely and effectively, following simple package directions. Designed to fit easily into backpacks and first-aid kits, QuikClot Sport and QuikClot Sport Silver come in 25- and 50-g clotting sponges, which are packed into a wound. The products retail for $9.99.

For More Information:

www.z-medica.com

ReliOn

Marketed by:

A&D Medical (San Jose, Calif)

Indication:

A&D Medical and Wal-Mart Pharmacy recently introduced the bright pink ReliOn brand blood pressure monitor (UA-787REL) designed for women. This clinically validated blood pressure monitor will help women monitor a risk factor that can lead to heart disease. The monitor also features a Pressure Rating Indicator, Irregular Heartbeat Detection, and 90-memory capacity with an average reading.

For More Information:

www.LifeSourceOnline.com 888-726-9966