Written by Health Plus Inc.
CHINO, CA 2017 - Health Plus®, a company rooted in a tradition of helping consumers lead a healthier lifestyle, is proud to announce an exciting new modern look for the brand. In addition, most product formulas are being updated to meet the evolving needs of today’s natural consumer.
The goal of the new design is to attract a new generation of natural consumers and to bring attention to the company’s commitment to offering the safest, highest quality, and most innovative dietary supplements on the market.
The first of the newly designed products are expected to begin shipping early 2018, with an official launch of the products debuting their new look and formulas at the Natural Products Expo West in March 2018.
The Health Plus shift in branding and design is focused on what the company believes the modern wellness-seeker is looking for. Easy access to an abundance of information has helped create a more health savvy consumer who is more willing to take a Do-It-Yourself approach to health and wellness.
However, this quest for more knowledge coupled with new products that are continuously flooding the marketplace makes it easy for consumers to become confused. In response, Health Plus has concentrated on a clean, modern look that highlights key natural ingredients and clearly calls out information consumers often seek.
With positive feedback from buyers, Health Plus is excited to be leading the launch with their top selling product – Super Colon Cleanse. In addition to the design changes, most products will be reformulated to give consumers even better products with more of the key ingredients in smaller serving sizes – the same efficacious doses in fewer capsules.
“We’re proud to re-launch these best-selling digestive and detox formulas in updated packaging and with the best possible formulas,” said Sunil Kohli, COO of Health Plus. “We have watched over the years as our natural consumers’ priorities change and are going to continue to meet these needs with revised labels and formulas which make our currently best-in-category products even more attractive to them.”
Individual product changes for the upcoming releases are highlighted below…
Original Colon Cleanse®: New Look, Original Formula
Super Colon Cleanse®: New Look/New Formula
Kidney Cleanse: New Look/New Formula
About Health Plus
Over 30 years ago in the back room of a health food store, Health Plus’ first product, Colon Cleanse, was developed. In fact, Colon Cleanse was so successful it helped create the colon cleansing category in the United States.
Health Plus has remained committed to its roots by offering a full range of products that support wellness and specific organs to promote the health of the entire body. All Health Plus products are formulated using the highest quality raw materials and are manufactured in their own cGMP compliant facility in Chino, California.
*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.
It is often said that you are what you eat.... or chocolate causes pimples…
Though these have been thought as old wives tales, there is some truth behind these sayings. The food and drinks you consume can have an effect on the health of your skin, but that doesn’t ring true for everyone.
Psyllium husk is a soluble fiber that helps push out toxins from your digestive track helping to prevent excreting through skins pores. Not only does psyllium husk have lots of great health benefits from adding it to your diet, but it also works wonderfully as a skin exfoliator. Try this anti-inflammatory psyllium face scrub to find out for yourself.
1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients.
2. Stir until the mixture has thickened. It may take a moment for the powder to combine and the coconut oil to “melt” into the mixture.
3. Apply the mixture to the face. Wash hands immediately after application to prevent staining of the fingernails.
4. Leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes.
5. Rinse to reveal your natural glow!
6. Wash face after to prevent tinting and moisturize as desired.
The short answer is yes, but to better understand what that means, let’s take a deeper look.
What is Gluten? Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye which in turn is often found in pasta, bread, cakes, and breakfast cereal.
Whole Grain: Whole grain does not mean wheat or that it contains gluten… In fact, true grains are edible seeds of certain grasses and for a food to be considered “whole grain,” it must contain 100% of the original seed. Amaranth, quinoa, and buckwheat are considered whole grains.
In-soluble Fiber: Wheat bran, vegetables, and whole grains help to promote digestion by adding bulk to the stool and help it move quickly through the stomach/intestines.
Soluble Fiber: Oat bran, barley, nuts, seeds, beans, lentils, peas, and some fruits/vegetables when digested attract water and turn into a gel-like substance.
Psyllium husk comes from the small seeds of the Plantago Ovata plant. The small shrub-like plant can produce up to 15,000 seeds at a time. The husk is milled from the seed and is a rich soluble fiber, that has many benefits and uses. Since psyllium husk is classified as a seed, it contains no gluten in its natural state.
Gluten-Free and your health
According the Celiac Disease Foundation, gluten-free living appeals to about 30 percent of American adults, though it seems to still be widely misunderstood, .4 percent of people have a doctor-diagnosed wheat allergy. When people with celiac disease eat gluten it prompts an immune system attack on the small intestine causing diarrhea and/or bloating. The misconception that gluten-free is healthier has led to avoidance of whole grains which is an important source of fiber, micronutrients, and prebiotics.
As previously stated plain psyllium husk is naturally gluten-free. However some companies will add wheat flour as a binding agent. So the best way to be completely sure that you are getting 100% psyllium husk is to read the ingredients on the product’s Nutrition/Supplement Facts panel.
When it comes to fruits, summer time has the sweetest and the juiciest of all year. When thinking about juicy fruits, one stands out above the rest -- guess that explains why August is National Peach Month!
A symbol of longevity and immortality, peaches are low in calories, have no saturated fat, and are a good source of dietary fiber. This sweet fruit is not only packed full of vitamins and nutrients, but it also aids digestion.
Is your mouth watering for more? Let’s take a look at peaches on digestion --
Around the Health Plus office, 10 a.m. is often a favorite time of day, as it is Snack Time.
In honor of National Peach Month, for today’s snack we decided to construct our very own Greek Yogurt Peach Parfait.
There is a lot of great topping options for your parfait…
We want to know how you like to dress up your yogurt, share your favorite recipes or toppings with us!
Craving some more Peaches.... check out our Watermelon Fruit Popsicles
Food for thought....
Can’t celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day without cookies…
Watermelon Fruit Popsicle Recipe
It’s a great day when National Watermelon Day falls during the absolute hottest and most humid week in California…
so we decided to celebrate with watermelon fruit pops!
We love watermelon and think it is the perfect summer treat, just try the Watermelon-Mint Detox.
3 cups seedless watermelon
½ cup chopped strawberries
1 peach diced small
* Kept the recipes simple based on the ingredients I actually had on hand.
However, feel free to add other fruits you may like.
½ cup blueberries
1 kiwi, peeled and sliced
Handful of cherries, pitted and chopped
For people with Gastroparesis, proper nutrition is the main focus of treatment as some foods are more difficult than others for the stomach to digest.
Some foods to avoid
Normal Gastric Function vs. Gastroparesis
1. Place watermelon, lemon and lime into pitcher (avoid bitterness by peeling lemon & lime).
Lightly muddle watermelon, lemon, and lime. Crush mint leaves by lightly rubbing your hands together, then place in the pitcher.
2. Add 2 liters of still water.
If you prefer a sparkling detox water, add 1 liter of sparkling water and allow to infuse and then add the rest of the sparkling water when ready to serve.
3. After adding still water or 1 liter of sparkling water, place pitcher in the fridge for at least 2 hours to allow the fruit and mint to infuse the water.
4. Take the pitcher out of the fridge, stir the ingredients well.
Optional: If you wish you can strain the detox water and discard (or eat!) the solids.
5. Add Colon Cleanse and drink immediately
6. Garnish with fresh watermelon, lemon and mint then serve.
*** Refrigerated, the watermelon detox water will keep for up to 2 days ***