Managing Chronic Pain with Integrative Therapies

Spine-and-Wellness-Group-photo_3New York Spine & Wellness Center (NYSWC) is an integrated pain management practice that has been serving the Syracuse community for over 16 years. They offer both conventional and holistic pain management approaches to meet their patients’ diverse needs. Medical doctors and mid-level providers combine care with experienced behavioral health providers, chiropractors, acupuncturists, and massage therapists, so patients can benefit from both conventional and complimentary therapies. Personalized treatment plans may help you lessen pain, improve quality of life, reduce stress, and find alternatives to prescription medication.

“Whole-Person” Approach to Pain Management

NYSWC offers a comprehensive list of spine and back services, many of which combine interventional pain management with acupuncture, massage therapy, chiropractic therapy, behavioral health therapy, and more. Their approach understands that your pain is NOT just about nerves or receptors—pain is emotional, physical, mental, and social all at once. Unfortunately, pain affects us more than we realize!

For those who are recovering from spine or back surgery, NYSWC’s treatment can help you get better more effectively while giving you tools to adjust to the new limitations you may have. For those who suffer from chronic pain, NYSWC provides the tools and therapies needed to help you live a rich, full life.

If you’re suffering from other forms of pain, their centers are also able to help. While NYSWC specializes in spine pain and back disorders, they treat all types of acute and chronic pain too. Their treatments can have two purposes: possibly eliminate the need for surgery or reduce pain while recovering from surgery.

Spine Pain Doctors & Back Specialists

Back pain affects over 31 million Americans today—that’s about 1 in 10 people in the nation! As a result, one of the most important medical services offered today is pain management for spine pain, back pain, and recovery from surgery. NYSWC offers a full range of state-of-the-art back and spine procedures to reduce or manage pain for patients of all ages.

They also offer alternative services for people that suffer from conditions that do not respond to normal pain medication, requiring intervention from NYSWC’s board certified pain medicine specialists who will provide the relief you’ve been searching for with minimally-invasive procedures.

Mind-Body Workshops

In addition to the comprehensive services NYSWC provides, they also offer a series of Mind-Body Workshops that anyone is welcome to attend! These educational workshops provide information on relaxation techniques, better sleep skills, smoking cessation, weight loss, pain management, community resources, and more! All of their seminars are available to the general public and each workshop lasts 45 minutes and costs $20 to attend. Participants can register by calling NYSWC at 315-552-6700.

Whole-Body Health & Wellness

Though NYSWC services are broad, everything they do has one goal—to give you a better quality of life! Whatever your needs, New York Spine & Wellness Center is ready to help. For your convenience, please feel free to call any of the NYSWC locations for more information on the services they provide or to schedule an appointment with one of their knowledgeable providers. NYSWC offers three convenient locations in the Syracuse area—North Syracuse, East Syracuse/Dewitt, and Camillus.


Stop the Stress Cycle: Adaptogens to the Rescue!

DrJosselson_HeadshotAre you constantly stressed? Do you rely on caffeine to get through your day? In today’s busy, fast-paced world, this is not uncommon. For many, an intensely busy life symbolizes success; however, chronic stress can lead to serious health consequences. Symptoms that may manifest, such as insomnia, heart palpitations, anxiety, digestive issues, headaches, and severe fatigue can all be related to stress overload.

“Certain herbs called adaptogens can help provide support when you’re feeling stressed,” says Melissa Josselson, ND—a naturopathic doctor who owns a private practice in New Jersey and also works closely with the Res-Q Natural Supplements brand. “Whether it’s everyday tension, a chronic illness, or an acute stressful situation, such as a job loss or death of a loved one, adaptogens can help you feel more calm and focused. They can also help with physical stressors like poor diet, lack of sleep, and exposure to toxins.”

Adaptogens work behind the scenes to help heal your body of damage caused by both physical and emotional stress, including things like inflammation, hormonal imbalance, and adrenal fatigue. Adaptogenic herbs increase our resistance to stress by exerting a normalizing effect on the body, which in turn allows the body’s natural restoration process to happen. Some adaptogenic herbs are more effective than others. Here are some of Dr. Josselson’s favorites:

Withania (Ashwagandha)

  • Promotes adrenal recovery*
  • Helpful in convalescence after acute illness or stress as well as chronic disease with inflammation*
  • Helps restore normal sleep patterns*
  • Supports the immune system*


  • Natural stress reliever*
  • Increases serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine*
  • Useful in depression and anxiety*
  • Increases energy*

Eleutherococcus (Siberian Ginseng)

  • Restores normal size and function to the adrenal glands*
  • Protects the body from effects of chronic stress*
  • Boosts immunity*
  • Helps improve mood, energy levels, and attention span*
  • Promotes a sense of well-being*
  • Reduces damage to cells caused by chemical exposure*

Holy Basil

  • Normalizes cortisol level*
  • Enhances memory and brain circulation*
  • Improves emotional well-being*

Passion Flower (Passiflora)

  • Normalizes all aspects of sleep*
  • Especially helpful for individuals who lay awake at night unable to quiet their minds or have restless sleep*
  • Can be used for hypertension or heart palpitations from anxiety or stress*
  • Works best for depleted people under chronic stress*


  • Promotes relaxation, rejuvenation, and focus*
  • Improves sleep*
  • Boosts mood, concentration, and focus*
  • Alleviates anxiety by increasing levels of GABA and dopamine in the brain*

All of these ingredients are included in Res-Q Stress Blocker and can help you combat the many negative effects of stress! However, Dr. Josselson also likes to point out that attacking the root cause of your stress is essential, too. If you’re not sleeping well, you need to correct it. If you’re not eating well, you need to start. If your job is running your life, you need to find ways to regain balance so you feel more in control. “Eat breakfast daily, choose snacks with protein, exercise several days a week, get in bed by 10 PM, and take an adrenal supplement like Res-Q Stress Blocker. It will make a world of difference in the quality of your life and overall health and well-being!”

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


Give Your Health & Well-Being a Boost with Magnesium

Magnesium is one of the most essential minerals in the human body. Science doesn’t understand everything this element does biomechanically, but they do know that the majority of Americans are deficient in it. This is a perfect example of how science is still catching up with Mother Nature when it comes to trace minerals and their exact purpose within the body. What we do know is that magnesium is an activator in many of the enzyme systems in our bodies. Case in point, if you don’t have the right combination of magnesium, calcium, zinc, iron, copper, and the necessary vitamins, in all their proper ratios, your body can’t produce the serotonin it requires.

Serotonin is a vital neurochemical that transmits messages from one area of the brain to another. According to studies, a lack of serotonin within the body can lead to severe depression and many other concerning health-related problems. Magnesium is an important cofactor for enzymatic reactions and plays an important part in neurochemical transmissions and serotonin production. In addition, magnesium is essential in muscle contraction and relaxation as well as healthy sleep.

Magnesium is the eighth most abundant element on the earth and the fifth most abundant in the sea. Throughout the earth’s lifetime, dolomite (a type of limestone that is created from a combination of calcium and magnesium) has been acquiring deposits of magnesium overtime and now the ratio of calcium to magnesium is roughly the ratio that our bodies need. Why is this important? Because scientists have discovered that in areas where magnesium was delivered through dolomite-filtered water, there seemed to be a lower incidence of heart disease.

Now let’s talk about ions and absorption. An ion is the most basic form of a mineral and consists of a group of atoms with both a negative and positive charge. This is important for absorption because an element in its ionic form can easily pass through the cell membranes in the intestines into the bloodstream. And because they conduct electrical impulses within the body, they keep organs like the brain and heart functioning correctly. Remember what was said earlier about the dolomite-filtered water and heart disease? Magnesium’s role doesn’t end there. As a member of the trace mineral family, it also works synergistically with other trace minerals to create a proper pH balance. When trace minerals are in an ionic state, they can be readily absorbed by the body. We lose trace minerals through perspiration, respiration, urination, and defecation—all at various levels. So given how important magnesium is to our overall health, what are you doing to ensure you are getting enough?

One of the easiest ways to maintain healthy serotonin levels in the brain is through magnesium supplementation and one of the easiest supplements to take is Mag Pak. Trace Minerals Research® developed Mag Pak to support consumers that have busy, on-the-go lifestyles. Simply throw Mag Pak in your purse, pocket, backpack, gym bag, or lunch box—then just add it to water at your convenience! It’s that simple. Mag Pak tastes great, it’s naturally-flavored, and contains a special blend of magnesium malate, magnesium carbonate, and citric acid.

Once you add water, it is converted to magnesium citrate—one of the most absorbable forms of magnesium. Trace Minerals Research® has also added a complex of over 72 naturally-occurring electrolytes, which creates a magnesium supplement that is unmatched in the industry. During the winter season, you can support the health of your mind and body with Trace Minerals Research® Mag Pak!

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Unlock the Secrets to Healthy Aging

As we age, we begin to feel less like ourselves. Our immune system begins to weaken, our skin starts to age, and we begin to suffer from poor blood circulation. This can be challenging to deal with, but now more and more Americans are learning new ways to continue to support a healthy lifestyle—including adding nutritional supplements to their diet.

Quality of Life® was established with the mission to provide consumers with access to life-changing nutritional supplements. Their extensive line of products include award-winning immune support, healthy aging products, and more!

 AHCC®: The World’s Most Researched Specialty Immune Supplement

The older we become the riskier and more life-threatening something as mild as the flu can be, so it is crucial to keep our immune systems as strong as possible. AHCC® is a unique, cultured mushroom mycelia extract that is rich in alpha glucans and backed by over 20 human clinical studies.*

Human and animal research has demonstrated that AHCC® enhances immunity by increasing cytokine production, natural killer cell activity levels, and T-cell counts and activity.* Unlike most other medicinal mushroom extracts, AHCC® has a very low molecular weight of just 5,000 Daltons, which allows for better absorption by the body.

 Quality of Life® offers AHCC® in two formulas:

  • Kinoko Gold is for everyday immune support, containing 500 mg of AHCC® per capsule
  • Kinoko Platinum is a high potency product, providing 750 mg of AHCC® per capsule

Oligonol®: A Healthy Aging Triple Threat

Not everyone knows that supporting blood circulation, protecting against cell oxidation, and minimizing inflammation are helpful ways to support a healthy response to aging. However, Quality of Life® has you covered with Oligonol®, which addresses all three of these underlying causes of aging.* Derived from lychee fruit, Oligonol® is the world’s first low-molecular-weight polyphenol. Human clinical research has shown that Oligonol® promotes circulation by relaxing blood vessels, acts as a potent antioxidant, and supports a healthy response to inflammation.*

Since blood carries oxygen and nutrients to every cell of the body, when it doesn’t circulate properly it can affect your skin, energy levels, and Cell oxidation breaks down the cell membrane, while inflammation floods tissues with free radicals—destroying healthy cells and causing skin damage. Oligonol® can help you reduce skin wrinkles and brown spots, lessen fatigue, increase endurance, reduce visceral (belly) fat, and support cardiovascular health.*

 Healthy Aging is Yours

 Aging is a natural part of life that everyone experiences, but you no longer have to be at the mercy of time. You can reclaim control of how you age by supporting your immune system and protecting your body from age-related damage.* Aging gracefully is attainable with these healthy aging supplements from Quality of Life®!*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

ALAFFIA—US & TOGO Two Cities, Over 7,000 Miles Apart: One Family, One Heart

Alaffia is an organization born from the determination to make a difference in West Africa. Our founders, Olowo-n’djo Tchala and Prairie Rose Hyde, opened the first cooperative in 2003 with just a few women making shea butter. Now, Alaffia has over 700 cooperative members hand-crafting our raw materials, such as shea butter, coconut oil, and black soap—using traditional methods that have been passed down for generations. These raw materials are then shipped to Olympia, WA, where Alaffia creates the finished products.

Alaffia has grown exponentially in the last few years! We have recently released our new Neem Turmeric collection to provide a full-spectrum of care, from head to toe. It is composed of 12 brand new products and a repackaging of our Neem Oil—another Alaffia favorite. This new collection highlights the combination of two powerful ingredients that have been known in the natural products industry for their amazing benefits—Neem and Turmeric.

Neem, also known as “The Pharmacy Tree,” contains free radical-fighting antioxidants that serve as an extra layer of protection and antibacterial properties that help keep skin healthy. Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral powerhouse. Beyond its spectrum of benefits for physical and mental health, turmeric has an amazing effect on your skin and hair as well. Neem, an indigenous African resource, combined with turmeric, an ingredient native to Southeast Asia known for its iconic golden yellow tint and beneficial properties, spawned a set that is dynamic and effective! The potent active ingredients incorporated into these new products are rich in antioxidants and protective properties, making it ideal for problem skin and hair.

Funds from the sales of our new Neem Turmeric line, along with the wide variety of skin and hair care products we offer help accomplish Alaffia’s Empowerment Projects. To date, Alaffia has distributed 7,482 bicycles to Togolese students, provided school supplies to 32,842 students, constructed 2,261 school benches, and built 10 schools in Togo. Through the incredible support of our partners and loyal consumers, Alaffia is able to empower these students to continue their education and become leaders of their communities!

Alaffia has donated 57,575 fruit and forage trees to farmers in rural Togo to reduce impact of global climate change and desertification. The Maternal Health Project provides preand post-natal healthcare for women in Togo and through this program Alaffia has funded 4,463 births. Not only have we provided an immediate answer to help lower the mortality rate, but Alaffia has also educated the people about women’s health issues, nutrition, and preventing female genital mutilation. All of these projects were selected to fulfill the communities’ urgent needs, empower the people, provide education and opportunity, help alleviate poverty, and encourage gender equality in West Africa.

At Alaffia, when we speak of beauty, we are referring to holistic beauty, which looks beyond aesthetics. We believe our bodies, emotions, and environment are interconnected, and when they are in balance, holistic beauty is achieved. This leads to the peaceful coexistence of all life.

Our products are born from this ideal and influenced by the science of Ethnobotany, which is the study of relationships between people and plants. We evaluate how each ingredient interacts with the product, the person using it, and the environment it comes from. Our company embodies the word Alaffia, which is a common greeting or valediction originating from central Togo, Benin, and Nigeria that means a state of peace, health, and well-being.

A Perspective on Lyme Disease

By Heidi S. Puc MD, FACP, ABIHM

Lyme disease, a tick-borne illness caused by Borrelia burgdorferi spirochete that is transmitted to humans through a bite from an infected tick. This disease has a worldwide distribution and is the most common vector-borne disease in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The CDC has even upgraded Lyme disease to official epidemic status in the US. Unfortunately, this disease is complex in its presentation as well as in its treatment.

There are more than 20 species worldwide of Borrelia, with 7 identified species described in the US and other co-infecting organisms, such as Babesia, Bartonella, and Ehrlichia are commonly transferred with Borrelia during a tick bite—making treatment even more challenging. Dr. Richard Horowitz, a noted expert in Lyme disease, defined this complex disease state as multiple systemic infectious disease syndrome (MSIDS).[1] Patients having Lyme with coinfectors develop a multitude of clinical symptoms due to an attack by these invaders on the immune system. This causes inflammation and leads to a disease involving any of a number of tissues in the body, including the skin, brain, joints, muscles, nervous system, heart, and gastrointestinal system, and others.

Perhaps more complicated than the disease itself is the controversy that surrounds effective testing and treatment. Guidelines written by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) are the main “rules” of clinical practice linked to the CDC guidelines, with the recommendations of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) at odds with these guidelines and not linked to CDC guiding principle. According to the CDC/IDSA, the “two-tiered” testing for Lyme disease involving an enzyme or immunofluorescence assay followed by a Western Blot test if positive, is an accurate, reliable test; if the first tier of testing is negative, one should “consider [an] alternative diagnosis”2 (even the CDC recognizes the limitations and inaccuracies of the current testing available and therefore states that Lyme disease is a clinical diagnosis).

In clinical practice, we find this test to be oftentimes inadequate, inaccurate, and better testing is needed. CDC/IDSA guidelines also state that for early stages of Lyme disease (Acute Lyme disease), patients usually recover “rapidly and completely”2 with oral antibiotics such as doxycycline, amoxicillin, or cefuroxime. For the smaller percentage of patients who go on to develop chronic/disseminated symptoms of Lyme disease (such as neurologic or cardiac involvement), the CDC recommends 28 days of IV antibiotics and reports that many of these cases are highly curable and treatable3 (in clinical practice, we find these challenging to successfully treat). We, the physicians at the Stram Center for Integrative Medicine, feel it would be important to educate physicians and other providers on both the IDSA/CDC and ILADS guidelines.

The experience of clinicians following ILADS guidelines, such as that of myself and my colleagues at The Stram Center, is quite different than the picture painted by the CDC/IDSA. We find the two-tiered testing to be highly inaccurate, with many false negatives (i.e., patients who truly have Lyme disease despite having negative results). More accurate testing is needed, and until then, diagnosis and management remains clinically approached. The Igenix test4  has been helpful in these false negative cases, but also not perfect. We find that chronic Lyme disease/MSIDS in some cases can be quickly and successfully treated with antibiotics and some supportive herbs, but in many cases not, and often such patients require prolonged therapies of various types, with changes in treatment usually based on clinical response.

Patients require an individualized approach, catered to their unique symptoms and situations. We find that chronic Lyme disease/MSIDS is truly of epidemic proportions and encompass a spectrum of diseases that desperately requires clinical and political attention, education and research, and financial/insurance support for affected patients of this growing health crisis. For more information, please contact the Stram Center for Integrative Medicine at 518-689-2244 or visit

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
1  Horowitz R. Why Can’t I Get Better? Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease. St. Martin’s Press; 2013.

Primadophilus® Optima: Potent Shelf-Stable Probiotics

Packed with billions of active bacteria cultures per capsule, Nature’s Way® Primadophilus® Optima Digestive Balance and Women’s shelf-stable probiotic formulas provide the potency you need for healthy digestion, regularity, and immunity support.* What sets them apart from other probiotics formulas is that Primadophilus® Optima shelf-stable probiotics are 100% HDS probiotics™, their potency is guaranteed through the expiration date, and they come in vegetarian capsules. And because they don’t require refrigeration, you can conveniently take them at home or on-the-go!

 What are HDS Probiotics?

HDS “Human Digestive Strains” are probiotics originating from human microflora rather than animal, dairy, soil, or plant sources. Primadophilus® Optima shelf-stable formulas provide a variety of HDS Probiotics that are naturally compatible with your microflora, including Bifidobacteria lactis (Bl-04®) and Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM®—two unique HDS probiotics used in research studies.

 Why Guaranteed Potency?

While some probiotic brands claim their potency at the time of manufacture, Primadophilus® Optima shelf-stable formulas are guaranteed to provide at least 50 billion active probiotics for their entire shelf life! Just look for the expiration date on the bottom of the carton.

 Why Delayed-Release Capsules?

Delayed-release capsules are made to resist stomach acid and help deliver active probiotics to the intestine, where you need it most to support digestive balance.*

 Two Great Formulas:

Primadophilus® Optima shelf-stable probiotics are available in two unique formulas, which are perfectly balanced to fit your health needs.

 Primadophilus® Optima Digestive Balance Formula

Primadophilus® Optima Digestive Balance is a shelf-stable probiotic formula designed to support digestive balance and immune health.* It provides 50 billion CFUs of active cultures per capsule.

50 billion potency of 7 HDS Probiotics: With a near equal ratio of lactobacillus for the small intestine and bifidobacteria for the large intestine/colon, this formula is perfectly balanced to promote healthy digestion, as well as relieve occasional gas, bloating, and constipation.* It also supports immunity.* 26 billion lactobacilli: L. acidophilus HDS (La-14), L. acidophilus HDS (NCFM®); 24 billion bifidobacteria: B. lactis HDS (Bl-04®), B. lactis HDS (Bi-07®), B. infantis HDS (Bi-26), and B.lactis/bifidus HDS (Bb-02).

 Primadophilus® Optima Women’s Formula

Primadophilus® Optima Women’s is specially formulated with a higher ratio of Lactobacillus, the dominant type of good bacteria found in a healthy vaginal tract, to support a woman’s specific needs.* It supplies your body with 90 billion CFUs of active cultures per capsule.

50 billion potency of 8 HDS Probiotics: Made for the unique needs of a woman’s microflora with a higher ratio of lactobacillus (the dominant good bacteria found in a healthy vaginal and urinary tract), this formula promotes healthy vaginal pH and yeast balance, as well as provides digestive and immune benefits.* (30 billion lactobacilli: L.acidophilus HDS (La-14), L. acidophilus HDS (NCFM®), L. gasseri HDS (Lg-36); 20 billion bifidobacteria: B. lactis HDS (Bl-04®), B. lactis HDS (Bi-07®), B. infantis HDS (Bi-26), and B.lactis/bifidus HDS (Bb-02).

Nature’s Way® Primadophilus® Optima shelf-stable probiotic formulas are a great way to maintain balance, regularity, and immune support.* With 100% HDS probiotics, these products help boost your natural intestinal microbiota and provides one of the strongest counts of good bacteria available. Nature’s Way® takes special care to formulate products that remain safe and effective from the time of manufacture, during shipping, and throughout product shelf-life. Enjoy the benefits of better digestion, a stronger immune system, and improved overall health with Primadophilus® Optima!

 *This statement has not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Zyflamend™: An Herbal Approach to Pain Relief

Zyflamend™ Whole Body is a holistic, herbal approach to pain relief.*† It helps balance your healthy inflammation response, which is essential for maintaining whole-body health.* Zyflamend™ is also a holistic joint supplement, supporting healthy joint function and overall joint health.*

What is Inflammation?

Did you know that inflammation after exercise is a normal, healthy response of the body? In fact, this inflammation response is essential for maintaining whole body health. In the body’s natural cycle of activity and recovery, blood and nutrients are sent to the area in need. Then, the resulting inflammation can sometimes be felt as occasional pain or soreness. Many people notice this kind of minor pain or discomfort after exercise, like a workout or even a brisk walk. It’s the body’s healthy inflammation response doing its job, but it can be painful at times.

 Holistic Relief with Zyflamend™

For soothing aches and pains related to exercise, Zyflamend™ Whole Body is a holistic, herbal approach.*

  • Helps balance the whole body’s natural, healthy inflammation response after exercise.*
  • Delivers full-spectrum Ginger to help relieve minor pain or soreness related to exercise.*
  • The whole-food Ginger in Zyflamend™ also supports flexibility and comfortable movement with complementary Rosemary, Turmeric, and Green Tea.*

Full-Spectrum Extraction

New Chapter®’s full-spectrum extraction process captures each herb’s naturally occurring compounds. New Chapter® doesn’t break up the herb to pull out a single compound, like some products do. Instead, using both traditional and supercritical CO2 techniques, Zyflamend™ delivers superpure, super-potent extracts with the whole Wisdom of Nature.

Greater than the Sum of its Parts

In vitro studies suggest that Zyflamend™ is a special formulation because its 10 herbs have a natural synergy together. In a pre-clinical model, they tested the power of Zyflamend’s™ whole 10-herb blend in laboratory studies that measure cellular markers of inflammation and stress. They also tested each herb as it’s acting on its own. The results showed the Zyflamend™ blend of 10 herbs worked better together than the sum of the action of its single herbs.

Discover the Power of 10 Herbs

Zyflamend™ Whole Body delivers 10 herbs with a history of traditional use for supporting health and well-being.* Chinese Goldthread, Hu Zhang, Chinese Skullcap, and Barberry are time-honored tonic herbs in the Chinese tradition. Rosemary and Oregano are native to the Mediterranean region. Hu Zhang is a natural source of resveratrol, a part of the healthy Mediterranean diet. Turmeric, Ginger, Green Tea, and Holy Basil are common elements in Asian and Indian wellness regimes.

Zyflamend™ in Liquid VCaps

People choose vegetarian for many reasons, including sustainability for people and planet. Zyflamend™ Whole Body uses an innovative delivery system called Liquid VCaps, which makes it a 100% vegetarian formula. It’s our same #1-selling herbal blend in a purely plant-based capsule!

Non-GMO Project Verified Herbal Pain Relief

New Chapter® is committed to sourcing non-genetically modified ingredients. As proof, they proudly place the Non-GMO Project Verified seal on our products, including Zyflamend™. The Non-GMO Project is a third party verification program that helps you select products that avoid GMOs. Zyflamend’s pure herbs are carefully reviewed for GMO avoidance at every link of the supply chain—all the way back to the seeds!

New Chapter® goes to great lengths to source Earth’s pure ingredients, from super-potent Indian Turmeric, to fine Moroccan Rosemary, and organic Green Tea grown on lush terraces in China. Then, they combine their ingredients in a unique 10-herb blend that delivers the full spectrum of natural compounds. To support your whole body health, Zyflamend™ goes to the source. Discover the whole story at

†With Ginger for occasional pain relief after exercise.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Boost Your Nutrition with MegaFood

MegaFood’s™ convenient whole food powder boosters help you make the most of whatever you’re making—a smoothie, juice, or just about anything you can mix. These nutritious booster powders increase your capacity with select FoodState Nutrients™. FoodState Nutrients™ are made with whole foods to provide essential vitamins and minerals that are easy-to-digest and gentle on the body, even when taken on an empty stomach.* MegaFood™ grinds foods that are tough to find, so your grocery trip isn’t a scavenger hunt anymore!

 Healthy Choices Made Easier

Thinking about what goes into your supplements is not something many people do. But fortunately for you, that’s all MegaFood™ thinks about. Their mission is to feed your body and nourish your soul, so that you feel your absolute best self—prepared for the day, fueled with energy, and filled with confidence!

MegaFood™ is made with real food sourced from our trusted family farm partners, wholesome nutritional yeast, and added nutrients. Each vitamin or mineral is paired with an ideal whole food using our unique process to deliver guaranteed potency and the benefit of health—promoting compounds present in the whole food itself. See how they’re made at Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back.

 Adult Nutrient Boosters

MegaFood’s™ convenient whole food powder boosters help you get the nutrients you need, without searching for the individual foods you would need to get this much of a boost. Try them ALL, they feature some of MegaFood™ FARM FRESH PARTNERS too!

  • Daily C-Protect provides your body with the nourishment it needs to support your natural immune defenses.*
  • Daily Energy is an uplifting Nutrient Booster Powder designed to help sustain the body and mind.*
  • Daily Purify supports the gentle elimination of toxins, using a combination of Artichoke Leaf, Burdock Root and Dandelion Root, time-honored foods traditionally used to promote elimination of waste compounds by the liver and key detoxification systems.*
  • Daily Turmeric is designed to help you bounce back from your daily workout.*
  • Daily Maca Plus for Women is designed to promote the vitality and optimal well-being of women.*
  • Daily Maca Plus for Men was formulated to support overall health and vitality in men.*

Kids Nutrient Boosters

MegaFood™ also created daily booster formulas made with farm fresh whole foods, herbs, and FoodState Nutrients™ to support the health and wellbeing of children 5 years of age and older.*

  • Kids Daily Multi Supports healthy growth & development of children 5 years of age and older.*
  • Kids Daily Immune provides immunesupportive nutrients to promote a healthy immune response.*
  • Kids Daily B-Centered is a multivitamin and herbal formulas designed to support mental focus and a sense of calm.*

Get a Boost with MegaFood™

Elevate your day! As delicious and good-for- you as smoothies, shakes, greens, and fresh juices are, it’s now possible to boost your nutritional intake with just one scoop of any MegaFood™ Nutrient Booster Powder. Wholesome, pure and unsweetened, they are made with FoodState Nutrients™, whole herbs, and colorful, farm fresh foods to nourish your vitality and well-being.*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Family Ownership Fuels the Success at Nordic Naturals

Established in 1995, Nordic Naturals remains focused on every step of the manufacturing process to achieve the highest-grade omega-3s and essential nutrient products. Nordic Naturals has been privately-owned since their founding and are committed to remaining family-owned and operated, in order to successfully manage every aspect of the quality of their products. They have over 200 products to choose from to meet each customer’s individual nutritional needs and supplement preferences. From their ability to source the finest raw materials and non-GMO ingredients, to their state of-the-art, green manufacturing plant in Arctic Norway, Nordic Naturals’ product quality begins and ends with family ownership.

Remaining privately-owned allows Nordic Naturals to focus on the details of supplement manufacturing. Because of this, their products have won over 60 awards for taste, product quality, and brand excellence. Many of Nordic Naturals most popular products are national best-sellers in their respective categories. These include perennial favorites like Ultimate Omega, Children’s DHA, Baby’s DHA, Nordic Berries, Algae Omega, and many more! As they look beyond omega-3s, they’ve begun to offer a wider selection of nutrients that are essential to health, while maintaining the primacy of premium ingredients—always effective, scrupulously sustainable, and non-GMO.

The effectiveness of omega-3s and other nutrients depends, in large part, on what form they’re in when they enter the body. Omega-3 products are often sold as ethyl esters, but research routinely shows that nutrients are absorbed less in ethyl ester form and absorbed more in triglyceride form—the same form of omega-3 fats that are naturally found in fish. Decreased absorption means fewer benefits. For this reason, Nordic Naturals manufactures all of their omega-3 products in the natural, triglyceride form. Other ingredient selection choices that focus on bioavailability and quality include: vitamin D3, curcumin, lutein, zeaxanthin, red yeast rice, and more.

Sustainability is also another key feature of Nordic Naturals ingredient selection process. You can’t feel good about a supplement brand, if you know that your savings comes at the expense of others or the health of our planet. That’s why Nordic Naturals sources all of their fish from Friend of the Sea (FOS) certified fisheries and only uses species of fish that are both rich in omega-3s and have a record of long-term population health. Historically, these species have included: Arctic cod from the Norwegian Sea, as well as sardines and anchovies from the South Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Additionally, 100% of Nordic Naturals fish is sourced in compliance with the Norwegian fisheries management system, which has been a model of sustainability for over 30 years.

Nordic Naturals product ingredients have been non-GMO since before most people cared about GMOs—considering they began making supplements in 1995. Back then, it was easy to source non-GMO nutrients by sticking with the highest-quality ingredients and sourcing from smaller suppliers. Today, they ensure their products are fully non-GMO, by testing all ingredients for the absence of GMOs through the Eurofins Scientific Genescan program.

Long ago, Nordic Naturals made a commitment to support great health through better nutrition. Today, over twenty years later, they’re proud to continue this legacy as a family-owned supplement company.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.














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