OTC Product News: March 2022

Pharmacy TimesMarch 2022
Volume 88
Issue 3

This month's product news features PMS gummy vitamins, a prebiotic acne therapy, and apple cider vinegar supplements.

PMS Gummy Vitamins

Manufactured by Flo

This line of vitamins is designed to help alleviate premenstrual syndrome symptoms, including bloating, cramps, hormonal acne, and mood swings. The vitamins are vegan and available in both capsule and gummy form. They contain ingredients such as chaste berries, dong quai, lemon balm, and vitamin B6. Chaste berries are traditionally used to alleviate hormonal acne and mood swings; dong quai is known to balance estrogen levels and help alleviate bloating and cramps; lemon balm can improve digestion, lower stress levels, and reduce the intensity of cramps; and vitamin B6 has been known to help with premenstrual cravings, depression, and mood swings. The vitamins are available in a 1- or 2-month supply, or they can be ordered on a subscription basis.



Prebiotic Acne Therapy 90-Day Regimen

Manufactured by Perricone MD

Perricone MD’s acne relief regimen works with the natural microbiome of the skin. It effectively and safely treats 3 different causes of acne: acne-causing bacteria, excess oil, and inflammation. Key ingredients include citrulline, to help fight irritation and reduce redness; lactic and succinic acids, to eliminate acne-causing bacteria; squalene, to hydrate the skin; and sucrose, to help exfoliate the skin. The regimen includes 3 products: a calming treatment and hydrator
for day use; a gentle and soothing cleanser for both day and night use; and a retinol treatment with moisturizer for night use.



Apple Cider Vinegar Supplement

Manufactured by Bragg Live Food Products, Inc

Bragg has introduced an apple cider vinegar supplement in capsule form. Each daily serving contains 750 mg of acetic acid, which is said to help reduce the absorption of carbohydrates and reduce blood sugar spikes. The supplement can also help control appetite and manage weight gain, maintain healthy blood glucose and cholesterol levels, and support immunity. The capsules are calorie and sugar free. Key ingredients are acetic acid, apple cider vinegar powder blend, vitamin D, and zinc.



Herbal Gummies

Manufactured by Gaia Herbs

Gaia Herbs has launched a line of herbal gummies in 3 formulas: ashwagandha, relax, and sleep. The gummies are organic and plant based and do not contain artificial colors or flavors, preservatives, sweeteners, or genetically modified organisms. The ashwagandha gummies contain 6 grams of ashwagandha per serving to support a healthy response to stress. Ingredients include apples, blueberries, cinnamon, dates, and ginger. The relax gummies are formulated to promote calmness and well-being and contain apples, blueberries, holy basil, lemon balm, and lemon oil. The sleep gummies combine ashwagandha and passionflower to support a good night’s rest. Ingredients include apples, tart cherries, and orange oil.



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