OTC Product News: February 2022

Pharmacy TimesFebruary 2022
Volume 88
Issue 2

This month's OTC product news features Zinc Complex supplements, Similac 360 Total Care, and Flora Biome Live Probiotic.

Similac 360 Total Care

Manufactured by Abbott

Abbott has launched Similac 360 Total Care, an infant formula that has a blend of 5 prebiotics. According to a company statement, 70% of the immune system resides in the gut, and the formula is designed to promote digestive health and provide building blocks for babies’ developing brains. Investigators studied human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs), which are special prebiotics in breast milk. There are more than 150 HMOs found in breast milk, with 5 core HMOs that are the focus of the infant formula, including lacto-N-tetraose, 2’-fucosyllactose, 3’-fucosyllactose, 3’-sialyllactose, and 6’-sialyllactose. The HMOs are found in the acetylated, fucosylated, and sialylated categories. It is the closest prebiotic blend to breast milk to date.



CBD Gummies – Sleep + CBN and CBD Sleep Aid Syrup

Manufactured by CBD Living

CBD Living has upgraded its sleep line to include the addition of cannabinol (CBN), a cannabinoid (CBD) with sedative properties. The Vegan PM Gummies contain 600 mg of broad-spectrum Nano CBD, 150 mg of CBN, and 150 mg of melatonin per bottle. Vegan Sleep Aid Syrup contains 200 mg Nano CBD, 40 mg CBN, and 16 mg of melatonin per bottle. The syrup comes in cherry and grape flavors. CBN is one of several cannabinoids being studied worldwide for its sleep properties, including the ability to reduce inflammation, insomnia, and pain. CBN is also a nonpsychoactive cannabinoid. All CBD Living products are manufactured using 100% organic hemp, grown on state-licensed hemp farms in Colorado and Oregon, and all products contain no tetrahydrocannabinol.



Zinc Complex Supplement

Manufactured by Cymbiotika

Cymbiotika has launched Zinc Complex, an addition to its nutritional supplement line. Zinc Complex contains copper, selenium, and 3 forms of zinc. Copper and selenium aid nutrient absorption and utilization, whereas the 3 forms of zinc—OptiZinc, Sucrosomial Zinc, and Zinc Picolinate—are intended to support the immune system, nervous system, and metabolism functions. This plant-based, soy- and sugar-free, and vegan supplement can help improve sexual health, reduce inflammation, and suppress oil gland activity, which have all been linked to low zinc levels. Zinc helps metabolic processes, including cellular, cognitive, immune system, and reproductive functions, as well as sexual development, according to the company’s website.



Flora Biome Live Probiotic

Manufactured by Triquetra Health

Triquetra Health has launched Flora Biome, a 3-in-1 prebiotic, probiotic, and postbiotic. The fermented liquid is derived from 10 probiotic strains and 19 medicinal herbs. The probiotic strains deliver 50 billion colony-forming units of live-cultured probiotics, according to the company. The fermented probiotics produce postbiotics, such as amino acids, chelated minerals and vitamins, enzymes, and short-chain fatty acids. The 19 medicinal herbs provide prebiotics to promote the growth of gut bacteria. These postbiotics deliver health benefits for the body and promote gut probiotic diversity. The organic and vegan product is free of genetically modified organisms, gluten, and soy.



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