OTC Product News: May 2022

Pharmacy TimesMay 2022
Volume 88
Issue 5

This month's product news features beet gummies, nerve relief, and acne blemish patches.

Beets Gummies

Manufactured by Garden of Life

Garden of Life has debuted raspberry-flavored Beets Gummies, which aim to promote energy and heart health. The gummies contain organic beet concentrate, apple juice and puree, raspberry puree, lemon juice concentrate, black currant, and tart cherry, as well as plant-based vitamin D3 and vitamin B12. Beets Gummies, according to the company website, contain nitrates to improve blood flow and heart health. The gummies also aid muscle growth and recovery and help build healthy blood cells. The organic and vegan gummies contain no genetically modified organisms.



Healthy Feet Foot Mask

Manufactured by O’Keeffe’s

O’Keeffe’s Healthy Feet Foot Mask intensively moisturizes extremely dry and rough feet with visible results after just 1 use. The foot mask is nongreasy and unscented and works in 15 minutes by creating a protective barrier on the skin’s surface to lock in moisture and keep skin hydrated, according to O’Keeffe’s website. In addition to the foot mask, the company also offers Healthy Feet Exfoliating and Healthy Feet Night Treatment.



Nerve Relief

Manufactured by Nervive

Nervive Nerve Relief is designed to ease nerve aches, discomfort, and weakness linked to aging. The tablets taken once a day contain α-lipoic acid, which has been shown to help with nerve aches and discomfort, while B-complex vitamins build nerve insulation and enhance neurotransmissions, according to Nervive’s website. Relief starts in approximately 14 days. The company also says that after 4 weeks, the α-lipoic acid has been shown to reduce nerve discomfort by more than 50%.



Hydro Seal Non-Medicated Acne Blemish Patch

Manufactured by Band-Aid

Band-Aid’s acne patches are designed to cover and protect blemishes and pimples. The hydrocolloid patch absorbs fluid from the blemish and forms a white bubble. The nonmedicated patch was tested by dermatologists and shown to provide comfortable wear and optimal healing. To use the patch, clean the skin and dry it before applying. Leave it on for 8 hours or overnight. The patches should not be used on severe or cystic acne, or on deep or infected acne wounds.



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