Feeling Drained from Statins?

If you started taking statins recently you may notice muscle pain or weakness and fatigue. These are common side effects of this class of drug, which is routinely prescribed to treat high cholesterol. So what causes these side effects? It’s a little molecule called coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). Turns out, CoQ10 is essential for healthy muscle … Read more

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California’s New Plastic Recycling Laws

Ever see that triangular, chasing arrows symbol on a plastic container and wonder what exactly does it mean? Of course, it must have something to do with recycling. But what do those numbers mean in the middle of the triangle? If you’re like most people you’re not sure, so you toss the empty container in … Read more

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Fasting: What’s Old is New

One of the latest trends in the health and wellness field is fasting. Fasting, the intentional suspension of eating, even when food is available, has been practiced for religious purposes for thousands of years. Aside from the spiritual benefit, could there also be a health benefit? According to those who are in on this trend … Read more

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You wouldn’t fill your car up with kerosene. So why take an adulterated nutritional supplement?

A well-respected nutritional supplement brand conducted tests on some other supplements being sold on Amazon. The results may surprise you. For the study, NOW, a nutritional supplement company based in Bloomindale, IL, tested 23 unfamiliar brands of turmeric extract sold on Amazon. When tested for heavy metals (the toxin – not the music), the average of the … Read more

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What Are Words For?

“Do you hear me? Do you care?”—The Missing PersonsThe notion of a blog started out as a great idea. A channel for a writer to publish a column when and how he or she liked. A channel that was distributable to an infinite audience, essentially for free. And it was free for the audience to … Read more

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Phthalates in Cosmetic Products

Recently, a certain group of toxins has been under a lot of scrutiny lately. They’re called phthalates and they’re in many consumer products. But what are these chemicals with the hard-to-pronounce name, and what effect, if any, do they have on our health?Phthalates (pronounced thal-eyts) are a class of chemicals used as plasticizers and solvents. … Read more

Is Your Web Site ADA Compliant?

You’re methodical about updating your web site. You post content on your blog. You add new products and update descriptions and photos for existing products. But there may be one thing you’re overlooking. Have you been keeping your site compliant with the ADA?The Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, or the ADA, is a federal … Read more

How to Get Trade Without the Trade Shows

Now that trade shows have been cancelled for the season, it’s time to reflect on past trade show seasons. Besides surviving the crowded airports, noisy hotel rooms, and watery exhibit hall coffee, what did you actually do? You shook hands and handed out sell sheets. Well, you can no longer shake hands, but you can … Read more

Helping Color Garden Bloom

At Bentley Brands we help our clients create and grow their brands. One client, Color Garden, makes 100% plant-based food colors for baking and decorating. They needed to update their trade show display, and wanted the new design to have a “garden” theme to go with their name. We created this concept showing an actual … Read more

Just Announced – Natural Products Expo West is Postponed

The Natural Products Expo West was set to open tomorrow. Thousands of exhibitors, including many of our clients, are already in Anaheim ready to set up. It was just announced that the show is postponed. Brands is a brand communications firm that helps clients in the natural products industry grow their brands through unique, effective … Read more

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