OTC Product News: July 2021

Pharmacy Times, July 2021, Volume 87, Issue 7
Pages: 36

Immunity Support Oral Spray Supplement

Manufactured by TheraBreath

TheraBreath has launched its Immunity Support Oral Spray Supplement to boost individuals’ immune systems with a combination of minerals and vitamins. The spray provides an instant blast of immunity-supporting antioxidants and nutrients directly to the mouth and throat and is another option for individuals who take immunity-supporting supplements. The spray blends acerola and elderberry extracts and is fortified with copper, vitamins C and E, and zinc, according to the company. The spray formula is convenient for an on-the-go, daily immune support regimen.

cbdMD Powder Drink Mixes

Manufactured by cbdMD

cbdMD is introducing a Powder Drink Mix line with 25 mg of CBD per packet. Sold in 5- and 10-count packages, the product will be available in fruit punch, lemonade, peach, and kiwi/strawberry flavors. The company also will launch an Energy Drink in blackberry and blood orange flavors and a Recovery Drink in flavors of grape and lemon/lime, all containing 25 mg of CBD. Extending the company’s gummies line will be new Sleep Gummies, Calming Gummies, and Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies in 10-, 25-, and 50-mg strengths.

BinaxNow COVID-19 Antigen Self Test

Manufactured by Abbott

Multiple stores are offering Abbott’s BinaxNow COVID-19 Antigen Self Test to expand national testing availability, still a pillar in the fight against COVID-19. Each box contains 2 nasal swab tests to be used twice over the course of 3 days, with at least 36 hours between each test. The FDA has noted that serial testing can increase the chances of detecting asymptomatic infections, according to a company statement. Offering OTC tests for use at home can help individuals feel prepared and more confident attending events, traveling, or visiting loved ones.

Healthy Sleep Supplements

SmartyPants Vitamins

To help adults and children improve their sleep, SmartyPants has launched 2 new formulas. The new Healthy Sleep adult formula contains nutrients such as B6, D3, L-theanine, melatonin, probiotics, and zinc. The Healthy Kids Sleep formula does not contain melatonin but has supplements, including chamomile flower, L-theanine, lemon balm extract, magnesium, and saffron extract in a gummy format. Both formulas are free of gelatin and genetically modified organisms; are vegetarian; and do not contain artificial flavors or sweeteners, 8 of the major food allergens, or synthetic colors, according to the company.