Just came back from a weekend at CHFA, the yearly health industry tradeshow. It’s pretty much my favourite weekend of the year because I get to meet the brand representatives and preview all the new supplements, body care products, foods, and drinks coming out! Think adult halloween, except instead of candy you get bags of natural toothpaste, multivitamins, makeup and essential oils. And food samples EVERYWHERE. Delish.
Here are my top 5 favourite products from this year’s show. Check for them at a health food store near you!
- Love Grown Foods Power O’s
– From Colorado in the US. No GMOs, no high fructose corn syrup, and made with bean flour. Tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios! Although technically gluten-free ingredients, they can’t say completely gluten-free because their facility uses wheat for other products. Got this sweet T-shirt from the lovely rep as well 🙂 representing all the beans haha!
2. Mineral Matrix by St. Francis
Ok this products isn’t new at all but I gotta mention it because I can’t get enough of this stuff. It’s pure dehydrated goat whey, i.e. goat milk powder from pasture-fed goats, free of antibiotics and hormones. Think of it as your new multi-mineral supplement powder. Full of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus (all good for strong bones) and other trace elements to keep your body strong and healthy. I blend mine with cocoa powder and warm hazelnut milk for a mineral-rich hot chocolate! Yummmmm
3. Daily Turmeric by Megafood
Get your powerful anti-inflammatory superfoods in one convenient scoop. Made with turmeric powder, black cherry powder, holy basil, raspberry and blueberry powder, this product is a must for those looking to help reduce inflammation in their body (sore joints, post-workout, stress, etc). I started mixing in a scoop of this into my homemade hummus!
4. Green Beaver Sensitive Toothpaste
Green Beaver hails from Hawkesbury, Ontario – just east of Ottawa. This toothpaste is free of fluoride, SLS, triclosan, and gluten, and is vegan and biodegradable. Just when I thought their toothpaste line couldn’t get any better they introduce their sensitive option. Silica and calcium strengthen teeth, and spearmint essential oil freshens breath.
5. MycoShield Spray by HostDefense
I have this in peppermint and cinnamon, but I find peppermint more soothing. Made by mushroom experts in Washington using organic mushroom extracts to enhance immunity. Contains balancing/calming reishi and strengthening chaga – easy to fit into a backpack or purse while travelling – never know when you’ll need a throat-soothing spritz!
Check out these cool products for yourself, and as always – keep me in the loop of any neat products you’ve been using! There’s tons of great stuff out there 🙂