2018’s 38th Annual Natural Products Expo West (NPEW) & Engredea in Anaheim, California, at the Anaheim Convention Center , was another big success with a record-setting year hosting more than 85,000 attendees, and 3,521 exhibiting companies, including more than 600 first-time exhibitors,including industry pioneers and a new generation of innovators shaping the future of healthy products. This convention is the world’s largest natural, organic and healthy products event, and is the preeminent show for spotting trends in the food and CPG industry. NPEW is produced by The New Hope Network, which again has increased the event’s campus to encompass the entire Anaheim Convention Center, extending exhibits into the newly expanded North Halls that held over 800 companies. Education sessions and social events were held throughout campus at the Marriott and Hilton hotels, as well as in the Grand Plaza and Arena Plaza.
Entertainment & Sports Today/SPECTRUM, and Entertainment Today TV’s news staff of Margie Rey , Steve Taylor, Nina Ameri, Amy Levy, and Richard Marcella will be bringing you the latest in health and product news, from the leaders of The Natural Products and Health & Beauty industry in upcoming news stories !
Our news staff will be directly using these products and let you know how well they may work for you, in follow-up news segments. These “New & Hot Products” will change your life for the better!
Enjoy our feature HD 4K video from The 2018 Natural Products Expo West , with highlights of all sections of this amazing 5 day convention. NPEW produced this video in an Hyperlapse format, edited from over 3000 still photos !
Clif Bar & Company is an American company that produces organic foods and drinks. The company’s flagship product, CLIF Bar, was created by Gary Erickson and Lisa Thomas. A baker and former mountain guide, Erickson got the idea for his product in 1990 on a day-long, 175 mile bike ride, for which he packed a variety of energy bars. Two years later after experimenting in his mother’s kitchen, he settled on a recipe for what would become the CLIF Bar. Erickson tried several ventures—including Forza, Torque, and Gary’s Bar—before settling on CLIF Bar, named after his father Clifford. The packaging image of a rock climber was first drawn by Doug Gilmour on a napkin over dinner in San Francisco. At a September 1991 bike show, Erickson debuted three flavors: double chocolate, apricot, and date oatmeal. In its first year, sales of CLIF Bar exceeded $700,000, fueled primarily by strong sales in bike shops and the growth of the healthy and natural foods movement. Sales doubled each year, and by 1997, revenue surpassed $20 million. In 1997, the company name was changed from Kali’s SportNaturals to Clif Bar, Inc. Their brands are : Clif Bar, Luna Bar, Mojo, Builder’s, ZBar, ZFruit, ZBar Crispy, Shot, and Luna Protein , and you can learn more about them at http://www.clifbar.com. Our news staff was lucky enough to be there at their booth when Clif Bar & Company was presented an award for “Best of Show Awards ” from VegNews :
In the above photo extreme right side is Clif Bar’s PR man Alfred Torres III , who told us about how Clif Bar began community outreach in 2001, with the initial aim of donating 2,080 employee volunteer hours to community service, and then by 2010 Clif employees donated 5,290 hours , and how now they give back in so many ways , and that “Clif Bar is not about making money” but helping others !
Our news staff again had great timing to be at another award winners booth at NPEW: In the above photo Mellisa B Naturally showed us her awards for 2017 & 2018 – for Best of Natural Beauty, and The 2017 Body Care Award Winner !
After two years in development, and countless test versions and seemingly endless reformulating, Mellisa B Naturally’s first eight products were ready to debut. In 2016, Mellisa B Naturally introduced their line of anti-aging products that balance the potency of nature with modern cosmeceutical ingredients. Fruit and plant extracts work alongside peptides and antioxidants to create deep nurturing natural skin care.
The line of products has been evaluated by Madaline Barris, an NCEA certified Aesthetician and instructor at Jolie Health and Beauty Academy. Each product has been put through its paces by Madaline and her aesthetician colleagues and each has won glowing praise and endorsement. Moreover, each formulation has been independently evaluated by a third party lab to affirm its potency, purity, and efficacy. And of course, dozens and dozens of family, friends, and colleagues have been asked to test and evaluate each product – creating a mountain of empirical evidence.
Mellisa have given her stamp of approval, imbuing decades of experience in fitness, health & wellness, and skin care into each jar, bottle, and tube. So after years of development, and hundreds of tests, the founders are proud to put Mellisa’s name on every item – because they’re naturally confident, it’s skin care that works. For more info: Follow @mellisabnatural https://mellisabnaturally.com
In the above photo our Health & Beauty reporters talked to : Kevin McGuire of : Forces of Nature about their Certified Organic Medicine line of over 100 different products. Kevin told us that Forces of Nature is the first line of medicine that is both USDA Certified Organic and FDA registered. “We are the first and only company to achieve this incredibly unique combination. This is real medicine – one that works, with results backed by our 1-year money back guarantee.” To create such a powerful line of medicine that are also USDA Certified Organic took dedication and passion . Many products will be able to claim one or the other, but Forces of Nature is the only company making Certified Organic Treatments that are both FDA Registered AND USDA Certified Organic ! They have amazing products for personal care, pain, skin and beauty care, bars , and just about everything related to health you can think of ! For more info go to : www.forcesofnaturemedicine.com .
We stopped by The Berkeley Life booth (Above), that had some very effective Heart Health Supplement products. It’s nearly impossible to maintain heart health without enough Nitric Oxide (NO). The good news is that NO is naturally made in your body, but the bad news is that as you age you produce less and less. While there are several things we can do to help boost NO production – like regular exercise and a diet rich in leafy greens – supplementation is a convenient, drug-free way to stimulate your body’s natural production of NO on a daily basis. This 100% drug free supplement provides the dietary nitrates found in plants, as well as key vitamins, to help support Nitric Oxide levels, cardiovascular health, and overall health and vitality. A Nobel Prize was awarded for the discovery that Nitric Oxide plays a significant role in the cardiovascular system. With Berkeley Life proprietary NOx: BP Complex, the supplement provides a source of nitrates which trigger the bio conversion to Nitric Oxide which may help maintain normal healthy blood pressure levels! For more details go to: www.berkeleylife.com
Above we learned that Paragon Fruits have some great drinks like Nochtli™ , that is a liquid dietary supplement made from the components of the nopal prickly pear cactus. Made with over 99% cactus ingredients, it is a non-GMO and Vegan supplement that relies on the goodness of food that is wild harvested and minimally processed to ensure the best possible nutrition and benefits to your health. The RUBY VITALITY ANTIOXIDANT drink have Powerfull Antioxidants like Betalains, Quercetin, Isorhamnetin, that Helps Support: Anti-inflammatory fighting power, Joint and cartilage health, Natural energy increase, and a Healthy cell growth & cellular detoxification. The EMERALD BODY BALANCE drink have Nopal pads superior in Unique Phytonutrients: Bioflavanoids & Complex Polysaccharides , that Helps Support: Healthy blood-glucose balance, Weight management, Cardiovascular health, and Cholesterol level management already within the normal range ! For more details go to : http://www.paragonfruits.com/ and www.nochtli.net
In the above photo Margie Rey learns how Similasan is dedicated to helping families feel good about feeling better. Similasan’s gentle remedies help provide natural temporary symptomatic relief from ailments of the eyes, ears, nose, head, and chest. Originating in Switzerland in 1980, the Similasan brand became popular across Europe. Today, Similasan natural remedies are widely used and well-respected in North America. Similasan natural ear drops, eye drops, cough remedies, and other natural medicine can be found in more than 20,000 retail establishments in the U.S. Every Similasan remedy is formulated using traditional homeopathic guidelines and produced in accordance with the FDA’s Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), so you can feel assured about providing temporary relief and comfort to your family with Similasan.
As we get older, it’s not uncommon to suffer from problems such as corneal opacity and macular degeneration, which lead to cloudy or blurry vision. We all want our eyes to be as healthy as possible. Similasan Aging Eye Relief eye drops are specially designed to support corneal and macular health, as well as temporary relief of dryness which can often occur as eyes age.
Similasan’s Aging Eye Relief™ eye drops are formulated with natural botanical extract Cineraria maritima to stimulate the body’s natural ability to maintain a clear crystalline lens, and Herb-of-grace to temporarily relieve dryness, so you can get relief without harsh chemicals, and there is no known side effects or drug interactions ! For more info go to www.similasanusa.com
Above Margie meets with George Hou the CEO of Ingenuity Beverages, which is a contract manufacturing company of functional coffee, tea and powdered drink products such as cocoa. IngenuityBeverages.com prides itself as being a premium supplier of functional coffee, cocoa, various tea products, and dietary supplements. As you can see in the above photo -their products will help with a wide variety of major health issues of today!
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