NatchCom — The Natural Product Industry’s Premier Digital Conference — Set for San Francisco, June 17 - 18

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April 29, 2019 (San Francisco, CA) – NatchCom Inc. — the natural product industry’s digital media and education company — announced the dates for its third event: June 17 and 18, at The Presidio’s Golden Gate Club, San Francisco, CA.

“After two, amazing 2018 conferences in Boulder CO, bringing NatchCom to the Bay area, a global center of natural and organic products as well tech, made complete sense,” said Jennifer Krupey, CEO NatchCom. “The industry demand could not be ignored.”

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NatchCom is partnering with several Northern California, natural product business groups and leaders, including Naturally Bay Area, the regional affiliate of the Naturally Boulder network. “We couldn’t be more excited to be working with NatchCom and bringing this innovative conference to the Bay Area,” said Michael Anzalone, Program Director of Naturally Bay Area. “Food and tech are an inherent part of the DNA of San Francisco. This event brings to these two enormously important worlds together like never before.”

NatchCom launched its inaugural conferences — the first of its kind in the $200 billion natural product industry — to great success in Boulder, Colorado, in 2018. The conference helps natural products companies advance their digital sales and marketing strategies, including Amazon, email marketing, social media and paid search. NatchCom brings together digital tech and natural/organic brands to optimize profits and build community.

“The NatchCom approach to helping emerging brands get it right in digital is something of real value to our members,” said Anzalone. “The online vertical is the fastest growing vertical in natural products, topping more than $11 billion, so this education is critical to our Bay Area community.”

The first round of speakers was just announced and includes a host of digital experts, channel reps and natural products representatives from companies including RANGEme, Boxed, Alfalfa’s Markets, Amazon, Parsnip, Hidden Rhythm, Moxie Sozo and others. To view the current list of attending speakers, visit here.

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Event information:
For sponsor, speaker and registration information, visit www.NatchCom.com, or contact info@natchcom.com.

To purchase tickets, visit here.

About NatchCom
At NatchCom, we believe the natural/organic product revolution matters. That’s why we built an event designed to help emerging and established natural product companies thrive online. In short, NatchCom seamlessly connects the power players in today's digital world with the fast-growing $200 billion natural products industry. The two-day gathering is a hands-on, interactive experience that helps industry professionals take their e-commerce and digital marketing game to a new level. No other event brings together the natural product industry and tech to optimize profits, share marketing best practices and, ultimately, #HackNatural.

Contact

NatchCom CEO, Jennifer Krupey
Jen@NatchCom.com

Gaia Herbs Unveils Modern New Look and Three Innovative Product Lines at Natural Products Expo West 2019

Premium Herbal Supplements Leader Launches Hemp, Nootropics and Mushrooms & Herbs Functional Powder Lines; Reveals New Modern Consumer-Tested Packaging Design

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BREVARD, N.C. (March 7, 2019) – Gaia Herbs, the leading herbal brand in North America, will unveil its new, modern packaging and three new product lines: Hemp, Nootropics, and Mushroom & Herbs Functional Powders, at Natural Products Expo West on March 7 – 9. Expo West attendees will be among the first to experience these exciting new innovations and are invited to visit Gaia Herbs booth #4139 for samples and additional information.

“As a brand that has been a pioneer in the herbal industry for more than three decades, we are excited to reveal our new packaging at Expo West. Our new design further reinforces our mission of connecting plants and people with beautiful close-up images of the heroes of our supplements—the herbs. We are proud to have developed the design completely in-house, leveraging the talent of Gaia Herbs’ visionary Brand Experience team. In addition to our new look, we will also be introducing our latest innovative products that will help people on their wellness journeys,” said Elena Lécué, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Gaia Herbs. “We are particularly excited about our new Hemp line. Due to the recent passage of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (also known as the 2018 Farm Bill), which removed all parts of the Hemp plant from being categorized as a Schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act in the United States, the marketplace is seeing an influx of Hemp products of varying quality. As the leading herbal brand, Gaia Herbs is proud to be bringing a new Hemp line to the market of the quality that consumers have come to expect from our brand, that is fully traceable to the source at meetyourherbs.com®, our comprehensive transparency program. In addition to that, Gaia Hemp extract is made from sun-grown American Hemp flowers, ensuring that people can feel confident buying Hemp from a brand they love and trust. We will also be debuting our new Nootropics line, featuring Gaia-grown™ Bacopa, and three new functional blends of Mushrooms & Herbs, providing support for cognitive, energy, and immune health.”*

The three new product lines transform Nature's wisdom into herbal formulas, combining science and tradition to create proprietary blends rooted in purity, potency, and integrity. Additional product details include: 

Hemp: As pioneers and leaders in the herbal industry for over thirty years, Gaia Herbs is committed to producing some of the highest quality plant-based herbal supplements in the world, delivering the full expression of Nature. Gaia Herbs is pleased to introduce two new Hemp products: Hemp Full Spectrum Extract 10 mg and Hemp Full Spectrum Extract 20 mg — bringing our same reverence for plants and focus on quality to our new Hemp line. 

Gaia Herbs Full Spectrum Hemp Extract contains less than 0.2% THC and is made with sun-grown American Hemp flowers. Gaia chose to use the Hemp flowers as they are known to be the main source of cannabinoids compared to other parts of the Hemp plant. Unlike products with isolated CBD, Gaia’s full spectrum Hemp oil contains a wide array of cannabinoids representing the synergy naturally found in the Hemp plant. 

Through Gaia’s industry-leading Meet Your Herbs® traceability program, people can enter the ID number located on the back of their Gaia Herbs Full Spectrum Hemp Extract and learn where the Hemp came from; how it was grown, harvested and extracted; and the tests it underwent to validate its purity, integrity, and potency. Gaia Herbs is one of the few companies producing Hemp products in the world that allows you to do this for a simple reason: Gaia has nothing to hide and everything to share. 

Gaia Herbs Hemp is available in two liquid potencies based on cannabinoids per serving. SRP $44.99 (10mg/mL, 1oz), $79.99 (10mg/mL, 2oz), $79.99 (20mg/mL, 1oz), and $129.99 (20mg/mL, 2oz). As a Certified B Corporation® dedicated to using business as a force for good™, Gaia Herbs is excited to announce that a portion of the proceeds from the sale of all Gaia Herbs Hemp products will be donated to support U.S. family farmers. 

Nootropics: Nootropics — supplements that support mental performance — can play an important role in maintaining cognitive health.* Gaia Herbs Nootropics line offers all the powerful benefits of Nootropics as Nature intended, using traditional herbs to nourish your mind, so you can live your very best life.* The three products in this new line include: 

  • Bacopa: Made with Gaia-grown™ Bacopa to promote a healthy, thriving mind.* When Gaia was unable to find Bacopa that met their rigorous quality standards, the company began a three-year cultivation process to grow its own Bacopa crop, becoming one of the only U.S. grown sources for this Ayurvedic herb. SRP $17.99 (60ct)

  • Agile Mind: Made with Bacopa, Turmeric and Ginkgo— a synergistic formula that supports healthy brain function and helps maintain healthy recall.* SRP $41.99 (60ct)

  • Nootropic Focus: Made with Saffron, Spearmint and Lemon Balm to support healthy concentration to keep up with life’s demands.* SRP $18.99 (20ct), $34.99 (40ct)

Mushrooms & Herbs Functional Powders: Nourish your body with Mushrooms & Herbs. Using Mushroom fruiting bodies harvested at the peak of their potency, Gaia Herbs Mushroom & Herbs Powders can be added to coffee, a smoothie, milk, or any other beverage of choice so people can get all of the health benefits of organic Mushrooms & Herbs in a convenient and easy-to-use format with no added fillers, flavors, or sweeteners. SRP ranges from $34.99 to $39.99. The three products in this new line include: 

  • Mind Spring: Made with a blend of Lion’s Mane, Reishi, Turmeric, Holy Basil, Gotu Kola, and Ginkgo to support brain health and recall.* 

  • Energy Thrive: Formulated with a blend of Cordyceps, Maca, Rhodiola, Schisandra, Shiitake, Ashwagandha, and Astragalus to promote energy and to support physical performance and endurance.*

  • Immune Shine: Made with a blend of Maitake, Chaga, Astragalus, Elderberry, and Ginger to support immune health and natural immune defenses.* 

Gaia Herbs products are sold through natural and independently owned health food stores across the nation as well as through trusted online retail sites and GaiaHerbs.com. To find a store near you, visit GaiaHerbs.com/stores. For additional information about Gaia Herbs organic, ethically harvested herbal products, please visit GaiaHerbs.com and Gaia’s MeetYourHerbs® traceability platform. For press inquiries relating to Expo West, please contact Alyssa@rkpr.net

About Gaia Herbs
Since 1987, Gaia Herbs has been connecting plants and people to nurture health and well-being. Today, Gaia Herbs is the leading herbal brand in North America with more than 200 liquid extracts, functional powders, teas, and patented Liquid Phyto-Caps™. Our dedication to quality and integrity is unparalleled and meticulously proven by science. We use organic methods to cultivate more than 6.5 million plants each year on our farm and we screen the plants in our analytical laboratory to pinpoint the exact right time to harvest and extract in our state of-the-art processing facility. All of that leads to products exceptional in their purity and integrity. We offer the industry’s first comprehensive herb traceability program, meetyourherbs.com®, which allows us to share complete transparency with our customers. We are proud to be a Certified B Corporation® Using Business as a Force for Good™. Our mission to nurture healthy connections with nature extends beyond our herbs through Gaia Cares, which champions environmental and social sustainability on our farm, our community, and around the world. Learn more at GaiaHerbs.com and join in the conversation on FacebookTwitterPinterest and Instagram.

 *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.

NuLeaf Naturals, Leading Provider of CBD Wellness Products, Expands Nationally to 1,600+ Retail Locations; Will Feature Brand at Natural Products Expo West

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Visit NuLeaf Naturals at Booth N1735, North Hall, in the Hot Products section at Natural Products Expo West, March 6-8, 2019, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.

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Denver, CO (February 27, 2019) – NuLeaf Naturals, a leading manufacturer of whole-plant CBD wellness products, is quickly gaining traction in the natural products channel and has been invited once again to exhibit at the world’s largest natural products trade show, Natural Products Expo West, March 6-9, 2019, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.

The brand was founded in 2014 and has national distribution in more than 1,600 retail locations across the United States including New Seasons Market in Oregon, Westerly Natural Market in New York, Jungle Jim’s in Ohio, Alfalfa’s Market in Colorado, and many other prominent natural products stores nationwide. For retail locations, visit here.

“NuLeaf is our most popular CBD product,” said Organic Food Depot Manager Jim Jacobs “We love it.” Westerly Market located in the heart of New York City echoed similar thoughts, "NuLeaf is our best-selling CBD oil brand.” According to New Seasons Market, "Customers love that the product is highly concentrated and contains no additives.” 

Wholesale inquiries are welcome. Please contact NuLeaf Naturals, tel 720.372.4842, email contact@nuleafnaturals.com

Visit NuLeaf Naturals and sample its full line of CBD wellness products and dietary supplements at Booth N1735, North Hall, in the Hot Products section at Natural Products Expo West, March 6-8, 2019, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.

About NuLeaf Naturals
Founded in 2014 by a group of health-conscious plant medicine aficionados, NuLeaf Naturals is one of America's top pioneering hemp companies. The company vision is to continue to create cannabinoid wellness products that promote a healthy body and mind and to help people and their loved ones live a happier, healthier life. NuLeaf Naturals CBD oil is 100% organic and contains all the synergistic cannabinoids, terpenes, essential oils, and other beneficial phytonutrients of the original plant. The brand is committed to providing the highest quality products in their most pure and simple form. Visit www.NuLeafNaturals.com, email contact@NuLeafNaturals.com.

Healing through Hemp…and Honey

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With a mission to support veterans and educate consumers about natural health, Colorado Hemp Honey hits the road to introduce Double-Strength Raw Relief Honey with 30 milligrams of whole plant hemp extract per serving.

Parker, CO (January 30, 2019) – Colorado Hemp Honey, the original hemp honey company, will hit the road this spring at leading healthy lifestyles expositions in the U.S. to introduce its new Double-Strength Raw Relief artisan honey with 30 milligrams of full-spectrum, naturally occurring hemp extract per serving. The company’s goal is to educate people about sustainable and organic agriculture and the importance of preserving bee health, along with showcasing its line of hemp-infused honeys at Natural Products Expo West, the world’s largest natural products trade show in Anaheim, CA. Colorado Hemp Honey also will feature its products at the 6th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo, the nation’s largest gathering of hemp industry professionals, in Denver, March 29-30.

Further, the company is dedicated to supporting the veteran and service-animal communities through its various philanthropic partnerships.

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“We can’t wait to get out there and talk with healthy lifestyles influencers, advocates, business leaders and enthusiasts about the tremendous benefits of CBD and full spectrum, whole-plant hemp extract,” said beekeeper and farmer Nick French, co-founder with his wife Ali French of Frangiosa Farms, which produces Colorado Hemp Honey. “The naturally occurring CBD in our products calms the mind and soothes the body, supporting its inflammatory response and toning the endocannabinoid system.”

Frangiosa Farms, founded in 2008 in Parker, CO, to create local artisan neighborhood honey using organic practices, is dedicated to responsible beekeeping in the face of the bee population decline through community education, backyard beekeeping workshops, and support of locally sourced raw honey. In 2015, Nick and Ali created Colorado Hemp Honey using raw honey from the farm, full-spectrum, plant-based, non-isolate hemp extract, and organic essential oils.

Frangiosa Farms donates 10 cents from every jar of honey sold to Veterans to Farmers, with a mission to “train veterans in agricultural systems, technologies and business operations for a fulfilling and sustainable lifestyle.” Similarly, the company donates a portion of each jar of Colorado Hemp Honey Pet Tincture sold to support Freedom Service Dogs of America, which helps train and transform the lives of shelter dogs to serve as companion animals for veterans and others suffering from serious injury.

Combining the Raw Power of Hemp and Honey
Colorado Hemp Honey combines the healing powers of raw honey, organic essential oils, and cannabinoid-rich whole hemp extracts in a product formulated to help provide relief. Double-Strength Raw Relief contains twice as much full-spectrum hemp extract as the company’s popular Relief honey without sacrificing any of the delicious sweetness and complexity.

Colorado Hemp Honey is made from 100 percent pure, raw Rocky Mountain honey directly from the farm’s hives and industrial hemp from its fields and those of other Colorado farmers. Colorado Hemp Honey uses a proprietary blend of Colorado-grown, non-GMO, pesticide-free hemp and handles it gently to preserve terpenes and phytonutrients such as amino acids, carbohydrates, vitamins (including B1, B2, B6, D, and E), fatty acids (including omega 3 and 6), and trace minerals (including iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium, and potassium).

In addition to hemp honey in jars and sticks, Colorado Hemp Honey produces a line of diverse products, including pet tinctures with propolis, hemp-infused coffee and hemp honey chocolates. All products are triple tested for purity and potency.

Colorado Hemp Honey products are available in leading retail stores and natural food and pet retailers nationwide and online at www.coloradohemphoney.com. For wholesale inquiries, contact Dave Podesta, dave@frangiosafarms.com415.310.1659.

About Frangiosa Farms and Colorado Hemp Honey
Frangiosa Farms was founded in 2008 with the goal of creating local artisan neighborhood honey using organic practices. In 2015, Nick and Ali French created Colorado Hemp Honey using raw honey from the farm; full-spectrum, plant-based, non-isolate hemp extract; and organic essential oils. Frangiosa Farms helps save bees and veterans with its community outreach efforts, supports local farmers, and recently began growing industrial hemp. Colorado Hemp Honey has been featured in Food & Wine, Westword, and CNN, among others. Colorado Hemp Honey products are available in natural food and pet retailers nationwide. Visit www.coloradohemphoney.com.

Visit Colorado Hemp Honey Booth N2236 in the North Hall New Products Pavilion at Natural Products Expo West, March 6-8, 2019 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA, and at the 6th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo at the Crowne Plaza DIA Convention Center in Denver, March 29-30, 2019.

Media inquiries: Steve Hoffman, steve@compassnaturalmarketing.com303.807.1042
Wholesale inquiries: Dave Podesta, dave@frangiosafarms.com415.310.1659

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ShiftCon: How Do You Influence the Influencers?

Reach Top "Eco & Wellness" Bloggers, Social Media Influencers, and Other Change Agents with Your Brand at the 5th Annual ShiftCon Eco-Wellness Influencer Conference October 3-5, 2019, Atlanta, Georgia

ShiftCon is a unique media conference and expo bringing together leading natural, organic and eco-friendly brands and the online eco-wellness blogging and social media universe into one powerful, collaborative - and influential - community. 

And your brand is invited to be there.

Featuring workshops on social media best practices, food safety, nutrition & wellness, GMOs, organic and sustainability – and through networking events, hospitality suites and a Product Expo – ShiftCon offers attendees opportunities to learn about brands and meet with companies and nonprofits creating a healthier, more sustainable world.

Our previous conferences featured natural, organic and LOHAS industry leaders including:

  • Gary Hirshberg, Chair of Stonyfield Farm and co-founder of Just Label It

  • Anna Lappe, nationally known author of Diet for a Hot Planet

  • Robyn O'Brien, author of The Unhealthy Truth, Executive Director, Allergy Kids

  • Gunnar Lovelace, co-founder and CEO of Thrive Market

  • Lisa Leake, author of 100 Days of Real Food

  • Jenny McGruther, author of Nourished Kitchen

Tell your brand's story to the community that applauds, celebrates and promotes your health and eco-friendly values. Create a custom sponsorship package to best fit your marketing goals.

For information about sponsorship and exhibiting or media kit requests, contact
Marinda Thomas, marinda@gmail.com, tel 650.248.5445
https://shiftconmedia.com/about/

Wild Wings, World’s First Certified Organic Backyard Bird Food, on a Mission to Protect Declining Wild Bird Populations

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Declines in wild bird populations worldwide are being linked to overuse of herbicides such as glyphosate. Now, more backyard bird lovers are saying no to bird-killing pesticides with Wild Wings Organic Wild Bird Foods, the first premium certified organic outdoor bird food.

Brentwood, TN (November 13, 2018) – National Geographic dubbed 2018 the Year of the Bird, and the news about our feathered friends in the wild isn’t good. Bird populations in agricultural regions in France have dropped by 33 percent, the magazine reported recently, and many believe widespread use of herbicides such as glyphosate may be a contributing factor. In the United States, the U.S. Migratory Bird Council estimates that 10 percent of the 672 million birds exposed to pesticides on U.S. agricultural lands—the canaries in the chemical coal mine, so to speak—die.

Unwittingly, bird lovers may be contributing to the problem by feeding backyard birds seeds soaked with glyphosate and other pesticides.

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“Ironically, it is often the same sunflower and/or other grains intended to feed backyard birds that may have been sprayed with lethal pesticides to keep pests (often including birds) at bay,” said Greg Harrison, DVM, a renowned avian health expert and founder of Wild Wings Organic Wild Bird Foods. “Just like human health, birds and animals are affected by widespread usage of glyphosate and other toxic, synthetic pesticides. We created Wild Wings to give bird lovers an alternative to feeding the finches glyphosate.”

Harrison founded Wild Wings Organic Wild Bird Foods and its parent company, Harrison’s Bird Foods, which also makes a veterinary line of organic bird foods for pets. His goals are: 1) to promote the highest standard of care for companion and wild birds through education; 2) to make available quality, certified organic bird foods and other products worldwide; and 3) to protect the environment and create a market for organic grain farmers in the U.S. A disruptor in the $6.3 billion wild bird food and feeder category, Wild Wings makes its wild bird seeds and blends with certified organic grains through a close partnership with Grain Place Foods, a pioneering, 350-acre certified organic farm in eastern Nebraska, and other producers.

“Wild Wings seeds are better for birds, and they know it,” Harrison said. “Studies have shown birds choose organic over non-organic and Wild Wings Organic Wild Bird Foods contain many of the same high quality certified organic items used in our veterinary pet bird formulas, which have been keeping pet birds extremely healthy and happy for many years.”

Just Say No in Your Backyard Birdfeeder
Sales of organic and natural pet foods are booming in the United States, reaching $8.2 billion (making up 25 percent of the pet food market) in 2016 and expected to reach $14 billion by 2021 as people discover the difference chemical-free, non-GMO food can make for their pets. “Like pet bird owners, wild bird lovers also need to have the option of feeding birds organic seeds,” Harrison said. “And more and more people are understanding what a difference it makes for the birds they love and the environment that sustains them.”

In 2014, Dutch researchers warned of an alarming trend between declines in bird populations in the Netherlands and higher concentration of imidaclopris, a common neonicotinoid pesticide, according to Smithsonian magazine.(Neonicotinoids are powerful insect neurotoxins and one of the world’s most commonly used pesticides.) Organochlorine pesticides such as the miticide dicofol cause eggshell thinning and can be extremely toxic to birds, according to a McGill University report

“Fish, birds, and wildlife that live in direct contact with environments subject to pesticide exposure are sentinel species that may be predictive of our own fate,” the Pesticide Action Network states in a report. “With pesticides now found routinely in drinking water, on food, and in the air, we are all taking part in an experiment in pesticide exposure on a global scale.”

In your backyard bird feeders, at least, you can just say no to continuing the chemical cycle.

Wild Wings premium certified organic wild bird seeds and blends are Non-GMO Project Verified and are available at Wild Wings’ online store and on Amazon.com. For wholesale inquiries, please contact Jean Coffinberry, tel 615.221.9919, jean@harrisonsbirdfoods.com.

About Wild Wings Organic Wild Bird Foods
Brentwood, TN-based Wild Wings Organic Wild Bird Foods was founded by Greg Harrison, DVM, a recognized leader in avian health who created The Bird Hospital, the first all-bird veterinary practice in Lake Worth, FL, in the 1970s and Harrison’s Bird Foods, the first commercially available certified organic pet food, in the 1980s. HBD International, Inc. (Harrison’s Bird Foods) promotes the highest standard of care for companion and wild birds through education and the availability of quality, certified organic bird foods and other products worldwide. Visit www.HarrisonsBirdFoods.comand follow Harrison’s Bird Foods and Wild Wings Organic Wild Bird Foods on Facebook and Twitter.

Contact
Jean Coffinberry, Harrison’s Bird Foods, 615.221.9919, jean@harrisonsbirdfoods.com
Steven Hoffman, Compass Natural, 303.807.1042, steve@compassnaturalmarketing.com

Photo: Wild Wings

NaturColor’s Innovative, Herbal-Based Hair Colors Featured on Worldwide Business with kathy ireland®

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NAPA, CA (October 18, 2018) – From top supermodel to a global entrepreneur today with a $2.6-billion dollar brand, Kathy Ireland’s mission is to celebrate products that “make our world better,” she told Fast Company in September 2018. As part of this commitment to serving brands that are better for people and the planet, Worldwide Business with kathy ireland® is pleased to announce an exclusive interview with NaturColor Brand Ambassador Angela White to discuss safe, eco-friendly hair color gels.

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NaturColor is an herbal-based permanent hair color gel that's designed to change or enhance one's existing hair color while blending in gray. It was formulated for those who are ecologically minded and may be coloring their hair for the first time. NaturColor can be used to complement natural hair color while covering gray. It can also be used to add subtle highlights or dramatically change existing hair color. NaturColor is intended for both men and women to discreetly color their hair at home. The product was created for the busy, value-conscious consumer or traveler, male or female, young or young at heart. A complete application takes less than one hour. NaturColor is headquartered in Napa, California.

White shares with Kathy Ireland in the interview segment that NaturColor has ingredients that make it better for our hair and the environment. She explains, "NaturColor uses plants and botanicals as the base, so we use every part of the plant -- the root, the stem, the leaf -- and we break that down and make extracts and oils to help moisturize the hair. It's a gentler coloring process."

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Available in 31 blendable colors, NaturColor permanent hair color gels are handcrafted with the finest Italian pigments derived from botanicals. All NaturColor products are cruelty free and contain no ammonia, resorcinol or parabens. They can be used repeatedly without damaging the hair, unlike many commercial chemical hair colors.

JL Haber, Vice President of Programming for Worldwide Business with kathy ireland®, is happy to feature NaturColor. "It's so important for many people to look and feel their best every day. Sometimes, that includes coloring our hair. But so many hair color gels are bad for our hair or bad for the environment. Not NaturColor! This innovative product is easy to use, safe for our bodies and ecological. We're delighted to have NaturColor on our show,” he says.

Tune In on October 20 and 21
For more information about NaturColor's herbal-based hair colors, visit NaturColor.comand tune in to Fox Business Network as sponsored content on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 5:00pm EST and Bloomberg International on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 7:00pm GMT and Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 10:00am D.F. and 2:30pm HKT. Viewers can also watch the video clip here.

About Worldwide Business with kathy ireland®
Worldwide Business with kathy ireland® is a weekly half-hour show featuring global executives sharing their business insights and framing the opportunities shaping their industries. Hosted by a business mogul, Kathy Ireland interviews some of the brightest minds in business today. The show broadcasts on Fox Business Network as part of their sponsored content line up and globally on Bloomberg International. Worldwide Business with kathy ireland® extends beyond the weekly on-air program with digital content delivered on various video platforms and across social media. Visit www.tvwwb.com for detailed airing schedules or check local listings. For more up to date information visit Worldwide Business with Kathy Ireland® on Twitter and Facebook.

About NaturColor
NaturColor™ is a botanical-based permanent hair color gel designed to change or enhance one's existing hair color while blending in gray. This high-quality botanical product line represents a new generation of hair colorings, formulated for those who are ecologically minded. In addition, NaturColor offers shampoos, conditioners and other hair care products. NaturColor is a brand offering of Herbaceuticals International, based in Napa. CA. Visit www.NaturColor.com and follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

Contact
Eric Gustafson, NaturColor, eric@herbaceuticals.biz, 707.259.6266
Steven Hoffman, Compass Natural, steve@compassnaturalmarketing.com, 303.807.1042

BeyondBrands to Debut Good Catch and Petal at Natural Products Expo East

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Visit BeyondBrands this weekend at Natural Products Expo East, Sept. 13-15, 2018, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD, alongside Partner Brands Good Catch Foods (Booth #1739) and Petal (Booth #1735)

Good Catch Foods - Booth #1739
Crabless crab cakes, anyone? Come visit Good Catch Foods to learn how they launched this sea-saving brand, and taste their new plant-based tuna, crab cakes and more. Good Catch exists to create delicious plant-based seafood options that are accessible to everyone. You’ll love their new creations whether you already enjoy a plant-based diet or are just trying something new. And just think, with every bite, you help protect the oceans and ecosystems, humans and animals. That puts the good in Good Catch!

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Petal - Booth #1735
Stop & Sip the Roses! Petal is a unique rose water-based beverage with no sugar, no caffeine, and lots of sparkles. Made with Certified Organic ingredients, and crafted with the finest botanical blends, Petal is rosy rocket fuel for the soul, packed with powerful antioxidants. All containing zero calories, the beverage comes in three incredible flavors: Original Rose, Mint Rose and Lychee Rose. Be the first to try the new brand at Expo East!

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About BeyondBrands 
BeyondBrands is a team of highly experienced veterans who have led some of the most successful brands in the natural products world and beyond. Our Conscious Collective seeks to build profitable businesses that benefit people and the planet. We love what we do, and the people and brands we work with. Find us at beyondbrands.org.

Contact
Jon Lapham, 844.837.3383, jlapham@beyondbrands.org

PLANT-BASED, CHEF-MASTERED, GOOD CATCH SECURES $8.7M SERIES A FINANCING ROUND LED BY A SYNDICATE OF IMPACT INVESTORS, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NEW CROP CAPITAL AND BEYONDBRANDS 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

World's First Food-Tech Brand to Mimic Real Taste and Texture of Tuna Sets Sail to Revolutionize Seafood on a Global Scale. 

New York, NY (August 13, 2018) – On a mission to provide ocean-friendly, plant-based seafood options for everyone, the culinary rebels with a cause at Good Catchtoday announced the closing of an $8.7M Series A funding round. The round was led by New Crop Capital and a syndicate of investors: leading European food manufacturer PHW Group; retailers Thrive Market and Fresh Direct; strategic private investors and entrepreneurs with global reach; and mission- aligned impact partners, including Stray Dog Capital, Clear Current Capital, VegInvest, Rocana Capital, Blue Horizon, EverHope Capital, Baleine & Bjorn Capital, M13, and Starlight Ventures. 

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Good Catch’s early success represents the expansion of the plant-based megatrend into the seafood market segment, a virtually uncontested space with international impact potential. Good Catch is launching at a critical moment, tapping into the food-tech zeitgeist with a line of culinary- driven, fish-free seafood as the world braces for the collapse of global fisheries before 2050.

  • Nearly 90% of large predatory fish stocks are depleted.
  • Oceans currently serve as the world’s largest source of protein, with more than 3 billion people consuming marine life as their primary protein source.
  • Alternative proteins are poised to command a third of the protein market by 2050.

“The relentless and indiscriminate killing of marine life is devastating ocean ecosystems,” said Good Catch co-founders and co-CEOs Chris Kerr and Eric Schnell in a joint statement. “The only truly sustainable seafood is seafood that allows fish to remain in the ocean. It is abundantly clear that we need a new approach to seafood. This is a global concern, and we need global stakeholders to put this approach into action; time is not on our side.”

United over their love of good food, plant-based eating, and animal welfare, the founders of Good Catch are bringing more than 100 years of mission-driven entrepreneurship and visionary leadership to the company. Founded by the venture firm New Crop Capital, by conscious branding agency BeyondBrands, and with culinary innovation led by renowned plant-based chefs Chad and Derek Sarno, the team aims to help solve the oceans’ complex global issues with new sustainable food technology and marine welfare, which are at the core of the company’s mission. 

"The Good Catch team has built a truly world-class plant-based protein, an area where we're seeing massive growth and demand. We're incredibly excited to help bring Good Catch to market in 2018 and proud to call them the third investment out of Thrive Market Ventures," said Nick Green, Thrive Market cofounder and co-CEO. 

“The equity investment in Good Catch is evidence of our forward-thinking strategy. Good Catch is consistent with our pursuit to provide the Europe with sustainable, clean foods. We do not see this transaction as a financial investment but rather as the beginning of a long-term strategic partnership,” said Peter Wesjohann, PHW Group, one of Europe’s largest poultry producers. 

Also investing in this round is M13, founded by serial CPG entrepreneurs and investors Courtney & Carter Reum. Courtney, who has also joined Good Catch’s board, remarked, "M13's mission is to accelerate innovative consumer brands through the use of leading-edge technology and media. We are thrilled to collaborate with such a groundbreaking, dynamic, and on-trend brand." 

“Today, while navigating the quest for clean protein and nutrition, consumers are faced with a minefield of choices and tradeoffs,” said Good Catch cofounder Marci Zaroff. “Good Catch is committed to solving the problem with innovative ingredients and delicious novel products that serve and satisfy consumers globally — no exploitation required.” 

Experience seafood without sacrifice at www.goodcatchfoods.com@goodcatchfoods 

Contact
Rachel Krupa, Krupa Consulting, rachel@krupaconsulting.com, tel 213.626.0465

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SOUTHERN ACCENTS: Wildly Successful NoCo Hemp Expo Puts Down Roots in Tennessee with Inaugural Southern Hemp Expo, Set for September 28-29, 2018, in Nashville, TN

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Inaugural Southern Hemp Expo to Offer Full-scale Exhibit Hall, Networking Opportunities, Presentations and Workshops by Pioneers, Innovators and Activists in the Rapidly Expanding Hemp Industry at The Fairgrounds Nashville, Sept. 28-29, 2018

Loveland, CO – July 10, 2018 – On the heels of its sold-out, over-capacity show drawing more than 6,000 attendees and 150 diverse exhibitors, the Colorado-based NoCo Hemp Expo is taking the party south and east, launching the Inaugural Southern Hemp Expo (SHE), Sept. 28-29, 2018, at The Fairgrounds Nashville in Nashville, TN. 

“The South is a leader and will continue to be a leader in hemp production, and we are very excited to bring this dynamic gathering of industry movers and shakers to the region,” said Colorado Hemp Company co-founder Morris Beegle, producer of NoCo Hemp Expo, who also noted the theme of the inaugural SHE event is “Bringing Balance Back to Mother Earth.” 

“The 2018 NoCo Hemp Expo was far and away the biggest and best hemp event we have produced yet,” Beegle continued. “The interest level for this plant and all that it can do is overwhelming. We are excited to launch this expo in the Eastern U.S. With the first annual SHE event in Nashville in September and NoCo6 in Denver in March, our shows are firmly grounded in the country’s strongest regions for hemp production.”

With rising acceptance and popularity of hemp for food, fiber, and its therapeutic non-psychoactive cannabinoid CBD, domestic production of hemp, or cannabis sativa, is reaching new heights. U.S. hemp-based product sales grew 16% to reach $820 million in sales in 2017 and is expected to surpass $1 billion in sales in 2018, led primarily by hemp-derived CBD, food, personal care and industrial products, according to the publication Hemp Business Journal – a number not lost on politicians. This past spring, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) introduced the Hemp Farming Act of 2018, which would remove hemp from the federal list of controlled substances and allow it to be sold as an agricultural crop.

The Feminine Touch
SHE – feminine acronym intended – will offer networking opportunities, presentations and workshops by pioneers, innovators and activists including the leading women and business professionals in industrial hemp. The fifth annual NoCo Hemp Expo in Loveland, Colo., in April, featured keynote speaker, activist and hemp entrepreneur Winona LaDuke, who illuminated hemp’s value in driving a new economy for rural and Native American communities. Other keynotes featured were Nature’s Path Foods founder Arran Stephens, who discussed why he’s been investing in farmland to cultivate organic hemp.

“I was amazed at the buzz of the show,” said Arran Stephens, co-founder and co-CEO of Nature’s Path Foods and a keynote speaker at the recent NoCo 5 event. “In some ways, it reminded me of the spirit of the early organic food trade shows. This is really the beginning of a strong new movement.”

“Hemp production is taking off so fast, and law reform is so close” Beegle said. “There’s never been a more exciting time in this industry, and SHE provides a festive and effective forum for expanding crucial dialogue about the latest developments and opportunities in the commercial hemp products market.” 

Exhibit Space and Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available
Exhibit space and sponsorship opportunities for the Southern Hemp Expo are now available online at www.southernhempexpo.com.

About the Southern Hemp Expo
The Inaugural Southern Hemp Expo is produced by the Colorado Hemp Company, a division of WAFBA LLC (We Are For Better Alternatives), based in Loveland, CO, and producer of NoCo Hemp Expo, the world’s largest and most comprehensive trade show and conference for industrial hemp. WAFBA is founder of TreeFreeHemp paper and printing services and the Colorado Hemp Company. Areas of focus include product and brand development, event production, consulting and advocacy. Learn more at SouthernHempExpo.com, and find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Contact
Steven Hoffman, Compass Natural, tel 303.807.1042, steve@compassnaturalmarketing.com
Morris Beegle, Colorado Hemp Company, tel 970.541.0448, hemp@coloradohempcompany.com

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Choices Matter: Announcing National Palm Done Right Month

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Sustainable Palm Oil Awareness Campaign, Set for September 2018, Brings Natural Products Industry, Consumers Together to Celebrate the Positive Side of Palm Oil

Boulder, Colo. June 26, 2018 — Mission-based educational platform Palm Done Right™ (PDR) is enlisting industry and public support to help change the conversation about palm oil, and ultimately, how palm oil is produced.

Done right, palm oil can be grown sustainably in a way that positively supports people, communities and the environment. The choices manufacturers and consumers make can help drive more responsible practices in the conventional palm industry and grow the market for sustainably and organically sourced palm oil, helping to support smaller scale producers.

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By launching the first annual National Palm Done Right Month in September 2018, the campaign’s organizers seek to build awareness about responsibly sourced palm oil, galvanize the natural products industry and gain retail, manufacturer and consumer support, and celebrate current partners supporting the Palm Done Right initiative. 

Retailer support is a critical aspect of spreading the Palm Done Right message and Palm Done Right Month is a call to action. “Retailers play a key role in the natural products industry as gatekeepers to a pathway for their customers who want to improve their lives through healthy food and lifestyle choices and gain a better understanding of where their food is coming from. Through their support as Palm Done Right partners, we will broaden our message and help highlight the brands that use responsible palm oil in their products,” says Neil Blomquist, organic industry pioneer and spokesperson for Palm Done Right.

During the month of September, participating retailers will feature in-store and online promotion of products that use Palm Done Right sustainable palm oil and will have access to training materials and marketing tools such as informational brochures and shelf-talkers. Retailer partners are encouraged to become active voices in the cause and share stories, photos and information in newsletters and through social media. 

An early supporter of Palm Done Right, industry veteran and owner of California-based Whole Wheatery Cheryl Hughes says, “Being a Palm Done Right retail supporter has made a positive impact on our community. We have earned the trust of our customers who look to us for education and a better understanding of the products they buy and use. The Palm Done Right platform makes learning about the good side of palm oil easy and accessible to consumers. We encourage other natural foods retailers to join the cause.”

Retail Outreach Program Resources and Goals

  • To encourage as many retailers as possible that sell natural and organic products to sign up as PDR partners by visiting https://www.palmdoneright.com/en/become-a-retail-supporter/.
  • Create PDR ambassadors within the retail stores so that responsible palm becomes a part of their conversation and promotional outreach programs to their customers.
  • Retailers begin to develop product standards for their stores that eventually eliminates conflict palm oil from products that they sell.
  • Retailers participate in Palm Done Right Month in September. 
  • To encourage brands that are using conventional palm oil, and brands that have avoided palm oil because they fear a negative consumer reaction, to see palm oil that is produced sustainably as a viable solution for their products.
  • For retailers that have their own private label brands to see the value of using sustainable palm oil as an ingredient in their product line.
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Palm Done Right is about how individual choices can make an impact in improving sustainable practices, preventing deforestation and finding solutions to reduce climate change. Natural Habitats, developer of the Palm Done Right platform, is dedicated to improving our food system through responsible ingredient sourcing and organic agriculture practices. PDR believes that organic farming is the solution to preserving and improving ecosystems, soil, and biodiversity and promoting healthy communities. 

To Sign Up and for More Information about Palm Done Right Month
Sign-up today to engage customers and activate change with the goal of creating an industry-wide movement. http://www.palmdoneright.com/en/become-a-retail-supporter/

About Palm Done Right
Natural Habitats Group is leading positive change in the palm oil industry by proving that palm oil can be grown for good. This approach demonstrates that palm oil grown organically, with third-party certifications, can preserve the environment and native species, bring positive economic support to local communities and create sustainable livelihoods for everyone involved. Palm Done Right, a movement, aims to connect the benefits of organic, responsible palm oil, with brands, suppliers, manufacturers, media and consumers, to change the conversation about palm oil and bring positive impact to scale. For more information, visit www.palmdoneright.com.

About Natural Habitats USA, Inc.
Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, Natural Habitats USA, Inc. is a group fully committed to the sustainable production of Certified Organic and fairly traded products, including organic palm oil. Natural Habitats products are cultivated using 100% organic practices by family farmers in South America and Africa, and add organic credibility to food, personal care and animal nutrition products. Natural Habitats USA, Inc. supports the communities in which it operates through Fair for Life fair trade partnership, social programs for farmers, workers and communities and funding for services including support to local schools, health care and housing to improve the quality of life for all stakeholders in the supply chain, from Farm to Fork. For more information, visit www.natural-habitats.com and www.palmdoneright.com.

Contact
Susan Fecko, Black Dog Studio, 307-690-8381, sfecko@blackdogstudiopr.com

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Empowering Women, One Chocolate Bar at a Time

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BIJA Chocolates' Social Mission of Disrupting Cycles of Poverty Featured on NBC's The Today Show

Bellingham, WA (May 16, 2018) – When Paul Newman and Ari Lee-Newman spent their honeymoon volunteering to distribute Vitamin A in remote villages in India in 2014 with the nonprofit group Vitamin Angels, they were struck by the joy and contentment they encountered, even among the most impoverished communities.

Realizing they wanted to build a business that supports such communities around the world, the couple left their jobs to launch BIJA Chocolates, a social enterprise that works directly with cacao farmers and women-owned bean-processing cooperatives throughout the equatorial belt to make high-quality, hand-crafted organic chocolate bars, pass along a greater share of profit to the producers, and ensure greater economic opportunities for families and communities.

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In May, BIJA’s social mission – and its delicious chocolate bars – was recognized on national television by Whole Foods Market and NBC’s The Today Show. Selected among hundreds of manufacturers by Whole Foods’ “Local Program," BIJA was featured as part of The Today Show’s Small Business Week, sponsored by Whole Foods Market, as one of the most innovative small businesses in America that is creating significant impact through ethical sourcing and social entrepreneurship to elevate communities around the world.

BIJA has partnered with eight carefully selected women’s associations in the Dominican Republic and Peru and intends to support one or two women’s groups in each of the top 10 cacao-producing countries by 2025. BIJA – which means “the seed and source of life” in Sanskrit – not only ensures that the people who pour their hearts and souls into cacao production are fairly compensated, but also supports the women’s cooperatives and nearby farms in obtaining organic certification.

“We work to equalize the cacao industry, empowering women globally, and making one of the most complex, distinctively flavored bean-to-bar chocolates possible,” said Newman.

Investing in Women
“BIJA is more than chocolate, though it’s darn good chocolate,” added Lee-Newman. “BIJA grew out of a passion for people. We hold the belief that if you invest in women, they will reinvest in their families and communities. The intention to invest in women is very important for us, and in many of the countries where we work, women are under-represented.”

Chocolate is a $100 billion industry, but many cacao farmers earn less than $2 a day. Working directly with small-scale growers and women-owned cooperatives allows BIJA to pay farmers and processors 25% more than traditional fair-trade prices. Also, BIJA’s 24 x 25 Organic Certification Program helps women’s co-ops achieve organic certification so they can expand their domestic and export market opportunities and increase profitability. BIJA intends to fund organic certification for 24 women’s cooperatives across the globe by 2025.

“When we meet women we would like to work with, more often than not, they’re not certified organic,” Newman explained. “There’s a lot of entrapment in the industry because organic certification costs thousands, forcing growers and co-ops to join larger co-ops because they can’t afford that on their own. We help shepherd them through the conversion process and gift them the certification. It’s all about economic empowerment. There’s a human component to food that can get obscured in the supply chain. We are trying to help people make more conscious decisions.”

Both Paul and Ari believe raising awareness about the human cost of chocolate production and providing economic opportunities to women’s groups throughout the world will pave the way toward exploring the human story of chocolate and rewriting the way cacao is sourced to ensure the people who grow, harvest and process cacao are compensated fairly. Through its One Seed Foundation, BIJA will begin to work in 2019 to provide scholarships for women to learn the craft of bean-to-bar chocolate making in their own facilities.

Each BIJA Bar is the alchemy of hand-harvested beans transformed with European craftsmanship to create an incredibly complex bean-to-bar experience. BIJA’s handcrafted-quality chocolates contain only four ingredients or less and are 100 percent Certified Organic, soy-free, non-GMO and gluten-free. The dark chocolates are vegan. The bars come in nine flavors: Burnt Maple Crunch, Cherry Chia Crunch, Dark Chocolate Adventure, Espresso & Cacao Nibs, Himalayan Sea Salt, Pure Dark, Sea Salt Almond, Tart Citrus Incaberry, Toasted Coconut, and Wild Ginger & Cayenne.

About BIJA Chocolates
BIJA, named after the Sanskrit word meaning “the seed and source of life,” is a social enterprise founded by husband and wife Paul Newman and Ari Lee-Newman that seeks to empower women by working directly with producers and bringing higher wages to communities. By working directly with women-owned co-ops, we create real relationships with the women and pay them directly. This ensures greater economic opportunities to help their families and communities. Recently, BIJA was recognized by Whole Foods Market as one of the most innovative small businesses in America that creates impact through ethical sourcing and social entrepreneurship. Visit www.bijachocolates.com.

Contact
Paul Newman, BIJA Chocolates, paul@bijachocolates.com, tel 877.342.2452
Steven Hoffman, Compass Natural, 303.807.1042, steve@compassnaturalmarketing.com

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Whole Foods Market Recognizes Lotus Foods for Environmental Stewardship through Innovative More Crop Per DropTM  Rice Growing Practices 

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Richmond, CA (April 25, 2018) –  Lotus Foods, the leading heirloom rice and ramen company focusing on sustainable rice production, was recognized by Whole Foods Market at their sixth annual Supplier of the Year Awards dinner April 18, with an award for Environmental Stewardship. Each year Whole Foods Market spotlights producers that exemplify the company’s mission and core values through their commitment to quality, environmental stewardship, ethical sourcing, and culinary innovation. The national and local suppliers are selected from thousands of driven, passionate, mission-based brands at Whole Foods Market. This year a total of only 27 perishable and non-perishable suppliers were recognized with just two highlighted for their environmental stewardship.

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According to Dan Epley, who leads WFM Global Grocery Team, Lotus Foods was recognized for implementing the ‘More Crop Per Drop™' system, allowing farmers to dramatically increase yields while decreasing water consumption, seed use and methane gas emissions. “Lotus Foods’ B Corp certification is a testament to their commitment to serve as a force for good, specifically through small-scale farmer partnerships and environmental responsibility,” he added.

More Crop Per Drop™ is how Lotus Foods refers to the System of Rice Intensification, an agroecological method that enables lowest-income farmers to produce higher yields of rice with 20-50% less water, 80-90% fewer seeds, no agrochemicals, 40% less methane emissions, and less work and health hazards for women. In a radical departure from conventional rice production, paddies are no longer kept continuously flooded saving enormous amounts of water and reducing methane emissions. Flooded rice paddies are a major source of global warming, producing up to 20% of manmade methane, which is 30X more warming than CO2 over a 100-year period. Paul Hawken’s recent book, Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever to Reverse Global Warming, counts SRI as one of 100 solutions that can reverse global warming if scaled. 

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“We couldn’t be more thrilled and pleased,” Lotus Foods Co-Founder/Co-CEO Caryl Levine said in response to the award. “SRI is truly transformative. It’s not just about mitigating global warming but helping farm families adapt right now to increasing uncertainties in weather and diminishing availability of water. Whole Foods has been a very important partner in our journey to create market channels for these pioneering farmers and helping us share our message with US consumers and we are so grateful.”

Since 1995, Lotus Foods has partnered in direct and fair trade with small family farmers around the world who are growing rice more sustainably while preserving rice biodiversity. Lotus Foods’ product line includes pigmented heirloom and organic rice varieties such as Forbidden® Rice, Jade Pearl RiceTM, Red Rice, Madagascar Pink RiceTM & Volcano RiceTMas well as Rice Ramen, Arare Rice Crackers and now Basmati and Jasmine Rice along with Pad Thai Rice Noodles and Rice Delights. Products are available at major retailers throughout the US and Canada including Whole Foods, Costco, Wegmans, Target and Amazon.com. As a B-Corporation, Lotus Foods is committed to Changing How Rice is Grown Around the World by focusing on rice grown through the System of Rice Intensification (SRI), what we call More Crop Per DropTM, that minimizes water usage, empowers women, financially rewards farmers and reduces climate impact. Visit www.lotusfoods.com to learn more.

Contact
Liz Kaplan, Lotus Foods, tel 510.725.2913, liz@lotusfoods.com

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Home Baking Gets an Upgrade 

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Foodstirs Modern Baking to Debut Organic, One-Minute Mug Cakes and Organic Chewy Granola Oat Bar Baking Mixes at Expo West

Foodstirs, co-founded by actor turned entrepreneur Sarah Michelle Gellar, makes it ultra-convenient and affordable for the entire family to experience the warmth and taste of fresh home baking with the most sustainable ingredients; Visit Foodstirs at Natural Products Expo West, March 8-10, 2018, Anaheim, CA, Booth #N1118. 

Santa Monica, CA (March 2, 2018) – Foodstirs™ Modern Baking, creator of USDA Certified Organic baking mixes that help families create meaningful experiences through modernized home baking, will offer show specials and product samples of two new product lines – Organic Minute Mug Cakes and Organic Chewy Granola Oat Bar Baking Mixes – at the 37thannual Natural Products Expo West, the world’s largest natural and organic products trade show in Anaheim, CA, on March 8-10, 2018.

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“These two innovative Foodstirs lines represent a new paradigm in food, reflected in our ‘Clean Comfort Food’ platform – every Foodstirs product helps heal the planet and promote worker wellbeing while also delivering on convenience, affordability, and taste for a memorably indulgent experience,” said Galit Laibow, CEO and Co-founder of Foodstirs. “Consumers can feel deeply satisfied and fulfilled knowing that these products are checking all the boxes, with no tradeoffs.”

Foodstirs Organic Minute Mug Cakes, which will be featured in 8,000 Starbucks stores nationwide, are portable snacks that consumers can make at home – or anywhere – by simply adding water and microwaving for one minute. The cakes, made from heirloom, identity-preserved organic flour, Biodynamic® sugar and fair trade chocolate, are available in Molten Chocolate Chip, Celebration Confetti and Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake flavors in single pouches and a 4-pack that retails for $4.99 - $5.99. 

A #Foodstirs, #Muglife, #Mugology social media campaign is engaging consumers and encouraging them to post and share “mug shots” of themselves customizing their cakes.

Bake Your Own Organic Chewy Granola Bars
With Foodstirs’ new Organic Chewy Granola Oat Bar Baking Mix line, which will be exclusive to Whole Foods Market nationally beginning April 2018, simply add water and oil to the mix and you are ready to bake 16 bars in 25 minutes that deliver 10g of Whole Grains per serving and amazing “from scratch taste.” The 14.7-oz. packages of dry mix come in Very Berry Chocolate Chip, Cinnamon Raisin and Chocolate Coconut flavors and retail for $4.99-$5.99 per bag.

“This is the first product to truly address the pain points that consumers have with ready-to-eat granola bars,” said Foodstirs COO and Co-founder Greg Fleishman. “Our solution provides superior value, clean regenerative ingredients, organic whole grain nutrition, and incredible homemade taste in just 25 minutes. Baking your own bars is an elevated experience the whole family will love.”

Purity with Purpose
All Foodstirs products are made following the company’s “Purity with Purpose” philosophy of providing delicious, easy-to-make comfort foods that are regenerative for the planet at an accessible price point. The company uses Biodynamic® and Fair Trade-certified ingredients sourced directly from growers and producers, including cocoa from small family farms in South America where workers are paid fair wages and safe working conditions.

“Foodstirs was created because we wanted an enduring way to connect with our children, and the best place for families to do that is in the kitchen – the heart of the home,” said Chief Creative Officer and Co-founder Sarah Michelle Gellar. "We love innovating and developing new recipes that everyone can enjoy. While our baking mixes are quick to make, the memories (and smells!) last a lifetime.”

Foodstirs Modern Organic Baking Mixes, including the new Organic Minute Mug Cakes, are available wherever natural and organic products are sold, including Whole Foods Market, King Soopers, Ralph’s, Sprouts, Kroger, Target, Starbucks, Amazon and others. Products also are available online at Foodstirs.com and Amazon.com. Foodstirs is available through leading distributors including UNFI and KeHE. For wholesale inquiries, contact sales@foodstirs.com. For more information and delicious recipe inspiration, please visit www.Foodstirs.com

Visit Foodstirs at the 37th annual Natural Products Expo West. We'll be offering show specials and sampling our products Thursday - Saturday, March 8-10, 2018, in the Hot Products Pavilion in the new North Hall of the Anaheim Convention Center, Booth #N1118.

About Foodstirs
Based in Santa Monica, CA, Foodstirs was co-founded by successful entrepreneurs Galit Laibow, Greg Fleishman and actress and author Sarah Michelle Gellar. Foodstirs is remaking the baking mix category with USDA Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified baking mixes that are superior on every level. The brand meticulously creates its recipes based on four core principles: ultra-sustainability, easy-to-make, affordably priced and incredibly delicious from-scratch taste. In addition to regenerative and direct-sourced ingredients, the brand uses organic identity-preserved unbleached heirloom flour, chemical-free dyes and no artificial preservatives and flavors. Our products are sold nationwide at retailers including Whole Foods Market, Sprouts, Target, Kroger, Safeway, Amazon and many more. For more information, please visit www.Foodstirs.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on InstagramTwitter or Pinterest.

Contact
Jami Kandel, Vision Public Relations, tel 212.631.5027, jami@visionpr.net

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Betsy’s Best Has Gone Coconuts!

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With the introduction of Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter with Chia Seeds, Betsy’s Best® Gourmet Nut & Seed Butters adds an exciting new flavor to its line of premium, non-GMO, superfood nut and seed butters.

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Naples, FL (Feb. 1, 2018) – Coconut has become a lasting trend, and for good reason. It’s delicious and nutritious – and even more so as its tropical flavor blends delightfully with cashews, pink Himalayan sea salt and chia seeds in Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter with Chia Seeds, the newest flavor offering from Betsy’s Best® Gourmet Nut & Seed Butters.

Betsy's Best will release its new nut butter on Amazon before introducing it at the world’s largest natural, organic and healthy products event, Natural Products Expo West, March 8-11, 2018, in Anaheim, CA. Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter will be available in 12 oz. jars.

For a limited time only Save 33% OFF your Betsy's Best Toasted Coconut Cashew order on Amazon and Amazon Prime! Enter code COCOCASH at checkout, offer expires end of day Feb. 5, 2018. 

Not Your Average Toast Topper
Made with cashews, toasted coconut and chia seeds and NO artificial flavors, colors, GMOs or high fructose corn syrup, the new flavor is suitable for vegans and is sure to be a hit among nut butter fans. Like Betsy’s Best’s other products, the company’s fifth product introduction boasts the same sweet and salty balance that fans across the country rave about and retailers are stocking up on. 

“I live in Southwest Florida where coconut trees are everywhere,” says Betsy, who, inspired by her family, developed the recipes for all Betsy’s Best products. “I have always loved the flavor of coconut, and it is a perfect compliment to a roasted cashew. The toasted coconut adds another dimension of texture and flavor along with the light crunch of chia seeds. This is a decadent yet healthful experience, and a flavor profile like no other butter I have created.”

Where Superfoods Meet Gourmet Tastes
A Registered and Licensed Dietitian with a background in clinical nutrition therapy, Certified Diabetes Educator, mother, fitness trainer and former Miss Indiana, Betsy Opyt is on a mission to help people eat healthier. As a result Betsy’s unique products are made from the finest whole food ingredients that are not only delicious but also nutritious…and fun. 

Betsy’s innovative and delicious spreads – Almond Butter with cinnamon, Cashew Butter with chia seeds, Sunflower Seed Butter with organic honey, and Peanut Butter with a hint of pink Himalayan salt – are packed with good-for-you superfoods that are free from partially hydrogenated soybean oil, high fructose corn syrup and palm oil – a controversial ingredient often found in other natural and conventional nut butter brands. 

Betsy’s Best Gourmet Cashew Butter with Cardamom & Chia Seeds was recognized as a NEXTY Award Finalist at Natural Products Expo East in September 2017. Also, Betsy was recently a featured speaker at ShiftCon, a leading healthy lifestyles bloggers and new media conference. For more than 60 hand crafted recipes and to learn more about Betsy’s Best, visit www.BetsysBest.com and connect on social media.

About Betsy’s Best
Betsy's Best®, based in Naples, FL, was founded in 2012 by Betsy Opyt. Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut & Seed Butters are available online at www.BetsysBest.com, on Amazon Prime, and in nearly 2,000 stores in 39 states, including Kroger, Wegmans, Whole Foods Market (Florida), Bristol Farms, Ingles Markets, Vons, Ralph’s, Lowe’s, City Market, King Soopers, Fred Meyer and others; and through leading natural and specialty food products distributors. For wholesale inquiries contact info@BetsysBest.com, tel 888.685.8292. Betsy's Best is the initial offering of Healthy Concepts Food Company, LLC.

Visit Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut & Seed Butters, Booth N1301, at Natural Products Expo West, the world’s largest natural, organic and healthy products trade exposition, March 8-11, 2018, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA.

Contact
Steven Hoffman, steve@compassnaturalmarketing.com, tel 303.807.1042

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New for 2018: Nature’s Answer® Elderberry Sambucus Mega Gummies 7X Pack a Powerful Antioxidant Punch*

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Combining taste and efficacy, Nature’s Answer Sambucus Mega Gummies 7X provides seven times more black elderberries than other leading brands*.

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Hauppauge, NY (January 23, 2018) – Nature’s Answer has done it again. The company that created a way to assure you of the quality of herbal supplements with its unique Advanced Botanical Fingerprint Technology™ has created the first Sambucus Black Elderberry gummies that provide real antioxidant nutrition*.

“Until now all Elderberry gummies were missing one important thing,” said Nature’s Answer VP Brand Manager Steve Marada. “They just didn’t deliver the nutritional ingredients people need, no matter how good they tasted. At Nature’s Answer, we wouldn’t make a chewable gummy supplement until we could make one that not only tasted great, but is a truly efficacious dietary supplement.”

Nature’s Answer Sambucus Mega Gummies 7X is a breakthrough in nutritional supplements. Each gummy is packed with over ¼ cup (40 grams) of fresh Black Elderberries (Sambucus nigra), an antioxidant-rich fruit traditionally used to support a healthy immune system*. In fact, Black Elderberries have more than twice the naturally occurring antioxidants of blueberries, and more antioxidants than cranberries and other berries**.

Nature’s Answer is not the only one who thinks it’s a breakthrough. Nature’s Answer Sambucus Mega Gummies 7X was recognized by Better Nutrition Magazine with its 2017 year-end “Best of Supplements” Award for Immune Health.

And you can also feel good knowing that Nature’s Answer Sambucus Mega Gummies 7X is completely Gluten Free, Alcohol Free, Gelatin Free, Vegan, Non GMO, contains no artificial preservatives, and made to our rigorous standards.

Nature’s Answer products are available at leading natural and healthy products retailers nationwide. Visit NaturesAnswer.com. For wholesale inquiries contact 800.439.2324, info@naturesanswer.com.

About Nature’s Answer Advanced Botanical Fingerprint Technology™
Nature’s Answer Advanced Botanical Fingerprint Technology™ assures the quality of the botanical ingredients in every Nature’s Answer product. By creating one of the most comprehensive collections of plant specimens in the world and identifying each plant's distinctive botanical fingerprint, Nature’s Answer compares and analyzes the quality and purity of every incoming botanical used to formulate its products, ensuring that every Nature’s Answer product is made from the purest, highest-quality botanical ingredients available.

About Nature’s Answer®
Founded in 1972 by Frank D’Amelio, Sr., along with his wife Josephine, Nature’s Answer is one of the largest family owned and operated manufacturers of nutritional supplements in North America. Today, Nature's Answer continues to combine the best of traditional herbal remedies, vitamins and minerals with innovative scientific techniques and phytopharmaceutical manufacturing to deliver supplements of the finest quality and value for the entire family. Visit NaturesAnswer.com.

Visit Nature’s Answer at Natural Products Expo West, the world’s largest natural and organic products trade exposition, March 9-11, 2018, Booth #4331, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA. 

Contact
Steven Hoffman, tel 303.807.1042, steve@compassnaturalmarketing.com
Steve Marada, VP Brand Manager, Nature’s Answer, 800.439.2324

* 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.

** Source: D. Charlebois, 2007, https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/2112/2dacc580b35bcd6926b0a388151e7fa809c9.pdf

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Fifth Annual NoCo Hemp Expo Brings Together Hemp Industry in World’s Largest Hemp Products Trade Show

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Fifth Annual NoCo Hemp Expo Brings Together Hemp Industry in World’s Largest Hemp Products Trade Show

World’s largest gathering of industrial hemp producers takes place at the 5th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo, April 6 - 7, 2018, at the Ranch Events Complex in Loveland, CO; Call for speakers, sponsor, exhibitors is now live. 

Loveland, CO (December 13, 2017) -Tickets are now on sale for the 5th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo, the largest two-day gathering of hemp thought leaders, speakers, producers, entrepreneurs, and exhibitors from around the globe. Taking place April 6-7, 2018, at the Ranch Events Complex in Loveland, CO, the event will showcase the latest products, innovations, research and advancements in the hemp industry world-wide.  

Recognized by the Hemp Industries Association as the “Hemp Event of the Year,” NoCo5 will offer two interactive expo halls featuring products from international brands, introduce a Farm and Agriculture Symposium to share the latest research, techniques and methodologies for industrial hemp production, and an expanded hemp investment summit for the 5,500 attendees projected this year - an increase from 4,700 in 2017. The trade show and conference is considered the most influential hemp-centric event in North America.

The $2 billion hemp industry worldwide continues to gain increased attention. This year’s NoCo5 will draw professionals across industrial, nutritional and therapeutic hemp industries and feature attendance by state and federal government representatives spearheading current legislative changes around the future of hemp in the U.S. bringing increased media spotlights and attention on the future of the industry. 

Bipartisan Support Grows for Industrial Hemp
With growing support across bipartisan lines, Congressman James Comer (R-KY)  Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Jared Polis (D-CO), and Thomas Massie (R-KY)  joined forces to reintroduce the Industrial Hemp Farming Act in the summer of 2017 calling for the complete removal of hemp from its current oversight and regulations of the Controlled Substances Act. 

“Hemp has boundless potential as a sustainable alternative to plastics and other environmentally harmful products,” said Polis. “It’s past time that we eliminate absurd barriers and allow hemp farmers to get to work, create jobs, and grow this promising and historically important crop.” 

Industry B2B Day Focuses on Entrepreneurship, Investment and Consumer Markets
On Friday, April 6, NoCo5 is hosting “Industry B2B Day,” open to trade visitors and those interested in the hemp products market. Programming will feature the 3rd annual Hemp Summit, an important gathering of hemp-focused investors, founders and professionals. In addition, Industry B2B Day attendees are invited to visit the exhibition halls, participate in interactive demonstrations, attend panels from over 75 industry experts and speakers, and learn the latest in new technologies, techniques, and applications.

New to NoCo5: Agricultural and Farm Symposium
For agricultural producers, a new, full-day NoCo5 Agricultural and Farm Symposium onSaturday, April 7, will highlight early learnings, recommended production practices and market opportunities from pilot programs in Colorado, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and other states and regions where commercial hemp crops are permitted and/or licensed to be grown. The symposium also will feature new equipment, recommended growing practices, and farming and agricultural exhibits. 

Consumer Day Features Global Hemp Village, Education and Two Expo halls
NoCo5’s two exhibition halls and educational seminars are open to the general public onSaturday, April 7, where attendees will sample and experience the latest usage of natural industry hemp products, and attend panels and speaking events on the latest in environmental impacts, nutrition, and growing health and wellness applications. In addition, the NoCo5 Global Hemp Village will showcase innovative products and ideas from international exhibitors, from super foods, supplements, textiles, paper, accessories, hemp beauty products, and plastic and building alternatives. 

“The cultural shift in the perceptions, demand, and applications for hemp in the U.S. and around the world are priming the hemp industries for growth, and NoCo5 is at the epicenter of the industrial hemp revolution” says president and NoCo Hemp Expo co-founder Morris Beegle. 

Tickets and Registration; Call for Speakers, Sponsors and Exhibitors
Tickets and registration are available for the General Public, Industry B2B Day (including the Hemp Business Summit), and the Agricultural and Farm Symposium at http://nocohempexpo.com/ticket-sales/. For speaker, sponsor, exhibitor and volunteer inquiries, visit http://nocohempexpo.com/registration-noco5/.

About NoCo Hemp Expo
Now in its fifth year, NoCo Hemp Expo – NoCo5 – is produced by WAFBA LLC (We Are For Better Alternatives), based in Loveland, CO. Established in 2012, WAFBA is also founder of TreeFreeHemp paper and printing services, and Colorado Hemp Company, “supporting all things hemp.” Areas of focus include product and brand development, marketing, printing, production, events and advocacy. Learn more at NocoHempExpo.com, and find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Modern Twist on an Old Classic: Betsy’s Best Transforms the ‘PB&J’ at the MetroCooking DC Show, Dec. 9-10

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A Modern Twist on an Old Classic: Betsy’s Best Transforms the ‘PB&J’ into a Healthy, Gourmet Treat at the MetroCooking DC Show, December 9-10

Registered Dietitian and food entrepreneur Betsy Opyt will present “The PB&J Gourmet Experience” at Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut & Seed Butters Booth #1139 at the Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show, Dec. 9-10, 2017, at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

Naples, FL (Dec. 4, 2017) – The ultimate food lover’s weekend returns to the Washington, DC, Convention Center where Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut & Seed Butters founder and CEO, Betsy Opyt, will be sampling her sweet and salty spreads including Almond ButterCashew ButterSunflower Seed Butter and Peanut Butter with jellies and jams from World of Chiaand artisan sprouted grain Bread Crisps from Angelic Bakehouse.

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Dubbed “The PB&J Gourmet Experience,” the creative tasting experience presented by Betsy’s Best at the upcoming MetroCooking DC Show is an excellent example of healthy-foods-meets-gourmet-ingenuity during the two-day culinary extravaganza. Alongside cooking demos and book signings with top Celebrity Chefs, including Guy Fieri, host of the hit TV show Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, Betsy will showcase the versatility of her healthy and delicious gourmet products. 

Now in its 12th year, the MetroCooking DC Show has grown significantly in popularity over recent years and has emerged as a top national event for foodies. The event draws thousands of visitors and features hundreds of vendors. 

As a Registered and Licensed Dietitian and former Miss Indiana, Betsy Opyt has been touring the country sharing her passion for healthy, great-tasting spreads that make eating well a lot easier. Made with whole food ingredients and superfoods such as chia seeds and cardamom, Betsy’s Best Nut & Seed Butters have become a national hit because of their unique taste and texture that appeal to adults and kids alike. As an added bonus, Betsy’s products are also Non-GMO Project Verified, gluten free, and palm oil free. 

“We cannot wait to be amongst some of America’s top culinary minds at the Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show,” says Betsy Opyt, founder and CEO of Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut & Seed Butters. “To showcase our nut and seed butters in a truly innovative setting has motivated us to come up with some creative twists on a classic sandwich that everyone can enjoy - from the discerning foodie to the pickiest kid. Come explore healthy, gourmet food with us. You are going to love it!” she adds. 

About Betsy’s Best
Betsy's Best® was founded in 2012 by Betsy Opyt, former Miss Indiana and a Registered and Licensed Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. Based in Naples, FL, the company blends its nut and seed butters with unique ingredients, flavors and superfoods to create products that are nutritious, delicious and different. Betsy's Best brands are the initial offerings of Healthy Concepts Food Company, LLC.

Betsy's Best Gourmet Almond Butter with Cinnamon & Chia Seeds was recognized in October 2016 as the first recipient of the ChefsBest Quality in Craft Award by an expert panel of Certified Master Tasters. Also, Betsy’s Best Gourmet Cashew Butter with Cardamom & Chia Seeds was recognized as a NEXTY Award Finalist at Natural Products Expo East in September 2017. For more than 60 hand crafted recipes and to learn more about Betsy’s Best, visit www.BetsysBest.com and connect on social media.

Where to Find Us
Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut & Seed Butters are available online at www.BetsysBest.com, on Amazon Prime, and in over 2,100 stores in 39 states, including Kroger, Wegmans, Whole Foods Market (Florida), Bristol Farms, Ingles Markets, Vons, Ralph’s, Lowe’s, City Market, King Soopers, Fred Meyer, Harris Teeter and others; and through distributors including UNFI, KeHE, Jake’s Finer Foods, Haddon House, Gourmet Merchants and others. For wholesale inquiries contact info@BetsysBest.com, tel 888.685.8292.

Visit Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut & Seed Butters, Booth #1139, at the Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show, Dec. 9-10, 2017, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC. 

Contact
Steven Hoffman, steve@compassnaturalmarketing.com, tel 303.807.1042

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EnerHealth Launches Helix Herbs, a Professional Line of Herbal Hemp Formulas for Wellness Practitioners

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EnerHealth Launches Helix Herbs, a Professional Line of Herbal Hemp Formulas for Wellness Practitioners

Helix Herbs, EnerHealth’s new line of hemp extracts, are specially formulated and available exclusively to natural health and wellness practitioners throughout the U.S. 

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Longmont, CO (November 29, 2017) –EnerHealth Botanicals, Colorado-based manufacturer of natural and organic herbal supplements, has announced the launch of its new line, Helix Herbs, formulated for health professionals who practice holistic alternative and natural medicine methodologies. The line of full-spectrum, raw, whole plant extracts includes 1oz. pure hemp extracts available in four potencies, and four unique 2oz. hemp blends. Products are available through www.helixherbs.com.

EnerHealth, a longtime leader in artisan-quality herbal extracts and other products, developed the practitioner line in response to the rising demand for wellness products made from hemp and the growth in alternative medicine. According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health in a March 2016 analysis, approximately 38% of adults and 12% of children use Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

The perceived therapeutic attributes of hemp extract rich in phyto-cannabinoid compounds have become extremely popular as people search for alternative ways to alleviate what ails them. According to market research compiled by Hemp Business Journal, the hemp industry is projected to grow to $1.8 billion in sales by 2020, led by hemp food, body care, and extract-based products.

“The goal with Helix Herbs is to assist people in their quest to find, achieve and maintain optimum health,” says Steve St. Clair, founder and CEO of EnerHealth. “People are increasingly turning to chiropractors, naturopaths, traditional herbalists, and other practitioners for natural healthcare options and we want to provide efficacious hemp extracts for the practitioner’s toolbox,” he adds. 

Hemp Extract Like No Other
The hemp used in EnerHealth’s extracts comes from farms that follow organic production practices. Using a specialized “spagyric” technique that utilizes only organic grape alcohol and pure water, the company uses this innovative extract technology and a low temperature technique to preserve the living constituents of the original raw hemp plant. EnerHealth's Whole Hemp Extract is considered to be the most effective and safest on the market today.

Helix Herbs products include the following Whole Hemp Extract formulas, available in 1oz. bottles in the following potencies, and the following Hemp-blended Formulas, available in 2oz bottles:

Whole Hemp Extracts -  Containing naturally occurring cannabinoids in a base of certified organic, gluten-free and non-GMO Grape alcohol and MCT coconut oil. Available in strengths of 250mg, 500mg, 1500mg and 3000mg. 

Pro-Immune Blend – Pro Immune is formulated with Whole Hemp Extract, which supports healthy inflammatory response and has antioxidant and nutritive properties; Chaga, an antioxidant and immune booster that provides lymphatic system support; Nettles Leaf, which supports healthy blood sugar levels and bone, cardio, and immune functions, and promotes healthy digestion; Elderberry, an immune booster and anti-oxidant that helps modulate body temperature; and Maitake, a mushroom traditionally used to provide immune support.

Mind and Memory Blend – Helix Herbs’ Mind and Memory Formula is made with Whole Hemp Extract, which supports healthy inflammatory response and has antioxidant, nutritive, and mood enhancement properties; Bacopa, an anti-oxidant which supports brain health, memory and healthy cardiovascular function; Turmeric, an anti-oxidant that supports healthy inflammatory response and balances brain function; Gotu Kola, which supports mood, promotes general energy levels and serves as a brain tonic and mild adaptogen; and Rhodiola, an adaptogen that helps balance serotonin levels for better mood, promotes healthy nerve growth, harmonizes the mind, and promotes healthy sleep patterns.

Homeostasis C Blend – Helix Herbs’ Homeostasis C is made with Whole Hemp Extract, which supports homeostasis and healthy inflammatory response and has antioxidant and nutritive properties; Red Clover, which promotes healthy blood function and healthy cell growth and has strong nutritive properties; Chapparal, which supports homeostasis; Dandelion Root, a gentle detoxifier; and Turkey Rhubarb, a gentle detoxifier that supports healthy digestive function.

Ache Away Spray – Ache Away is a topical spray made with Whole Hemp Extract, which supports healthy inflammatory response and has antioxidant and nutritive properties; Skullcap, which promotes healthy nerve growth; White Willow, which helps ease discomfort; Nettles, which helps relieve discomfort and supports nourishment via the skin; Lobelia, which eases muscle discomfort and promotes healthy blood flow; and Camphor/Menthol, which eases muscle tension and helps cool the skin.

For practitioner wholesale inquiries contact Helix Herbs via EnerHealth Botanicals, tel 866.762.9238. Visit www.helixherbs.com and contact sales@enerhealthbotanicals.com.

About Spagyric Medicine
Spagyric Medicine is an ancient alchemical process used to preserve and potenize medicine, dating back to ancient Greece. Spagyric formulations are prepared by reconstituting the cell salts (minerals) back into the herbal extract. EnerHealth uses this innovative extract technology and a low temperature technique to preserve the living constituents of the original raw hemp plant. Enerhealth’s spagyric herbal extracts were tested by third party HPLC gas chromatography analysis of potency in key constituents with results finding an increase of 10 times the normal values found in herbal tinctures.

About Enerhealth
Founded in 2005 by Steve St. Clair, the Colorado-based herbal manufacturing company offers hemp extract oils in tinctures for internal use, hemp–infused massage oils and spagyric hemp salves for topical external use, and hemp seed hearts to eat. Enerhealth also manufactures and sells an extensive variety of health and food products, including single herb extract oils, blended herbal formulations, herb-infused salves, a line of organic cocoa powder and organic coffee blended with medicinal mushrooms, products for cleanses and detox, portable water filters and bottles, and emergency preparedness items. Visit www.enerhealthbotanicals.com.

Contact
Steven Hoffman, Compass Natural Marketing, steve@compassnatural.com, 303.807.1042
Steve St. Clair, EnerHealth Botanicals, steve@enerfood.com, 303.702.0833

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Betsy’s Best Goes Prime Time for the Holidays

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Betsy’s Best Goes Prime Time for the Holidays

In time for the holidays, Betsy's Best® Gourmet Nut & Seed Butters are now available on Amazon Prime, plus shoppers will receive a bonus PDF Holiday Recipe Book featuring more than two dozen recipes crafted by Registered Dietitian, fitness trainer and former Miss Indiana Betsy Opyt, founder and CEO of Betsy’s Best.

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Naples, FL (November 16, 2017) — Betsy's Best® Gourmet Nut & Seed Butters is pleased to announce its better-for-you pantry essentials are now available on Amazon Prime. All of Betsy's Best’s nutritious and delicious, Non-GMO spreads – including Almond Butter, Cashew Butter, Peanut Butter and Sunflower Seed Butter – are now available as singles, two-packs and six-packs, eligible for free two-day shipping for Amazon Prime members.

By selling on Amazon Prime, Betsy's Best products become more visible and readily available online. Amazon Prime members enjoy a number of benefits including free two-day shipping on Amazon Prime approved products. Membership is growing rapidly, and Business Insider reports there are more than 80 million subscribers to Amazon Prime.

In addition to being approved for sale on Amazon Prime, Betsy’s Best Gourmet Cashew Butter with Cardamom & Chia Seeds has been singled out as “Amazon’s Choice.” Amazon's Choice “recommends highly rated, well priced products available to ship immediately,” the company says. Affective today at 4:00pm EDT through end of day November 30th, customers can save 30% off the Cashew Butter buy using code CASHEW30.

Made with superfoods and whole food ingredients such as chia seeds, organic honey and Himalayan pink salt to create award-winning spreads noted for their unique taste and texture that appeal to adults and kids alike, Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut & Seed Butters are Non-GMO Project Verified, gluten free, and palm oil free. Products available on Amazon Prime include Betsy’s Best Gourmet Almond Butter with Cinnamon & Chia SeedsCashew Butter with Cardamom & Chia SeedsSeed Butter with Sunflower & Chia Seeds, and Peanut Butter with Cinnamon & Chia Seeds.

"We continuously look for opportunities to enhance the reach of our brand to more customers who may not be able to find our products in a store near them," says Betsy Opyt, founder and CEO. "The launch of Betsy’s Best products on Amazon Prime will significantly expand its availability in the U.S.”

Holiday Recipe eBook
Amazon Prime customers also will receive a complementary downloadable PDF Holiday Recipe eBook featuring more than two dozen easy-to-prepare holiday recipes hand crafted by Betsy Opyt. In addition to founding Betsy’s Best, Betsy is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, fitness trainer, avid cook and former Miss Indiana. “Our Holiday Recipe Book contains more than two dozen recipes that are high on taste and health when you are low on time,” Betsy says. “These are my own family-approved recipes that I use at home.” 

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About Betsy’s Best
Betsy's Best® was founded in 2012 by Betsy Opyt, former Miss Indiana and a Registered and Licensed Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. Based in Naples, FL, the company blends its nut and seed butters with unique ingredients, flavors and superfoods to create products that are nutritious, delicious and different. Betsy's Best brands are the initial offerings of Healthy Concepts Food Company, LLC.

Betsy's Best Gourmet Almond Butter with Cinnamon & Chia Seeds was recognized in October 2016 as the first recipient of the ChefsBest Quality in Craft Award by an expert panel of Certified Master Tasters. Also, Betsy’s Best Gourmet Cashew Butter with Cardamom & Chia Seeds was recognized as a NEXTY Award Finalist at Natural Products Expo East in September 2017. For more than 60 hand crafted recipes and to learn more about Betsy’s Best, visit www.BetsysBest.com and connect on social media.

Where to Find Us
Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut & Seed Butters are available online at www.BetsysBest.com, on Amazon Prime, and in over 2,100 stores in 39 states, including Kroger, Wegmans, Whole Foods Market (Florida), Bristol Farms, Ingles Markets, Vons, Ralph’s, Lowe’s, City Market, King Soopers, Fred Meyer, Harris Teeter and others; and through distributors including UNFI, KeHE, Jake’s Finer Foods, Haddon House, Gourmet Merchants and others. For wholesale inquiries contact info@BetsysBest.com, tel 888.685.8292.

Contact
Steven Hoffman, Compass Natural, steve@compassnatural.com, tel 303.807.1042

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