Get Healthy: New Products

2013-08-21T00:00:00Z Get Healthy: New ProductsBy Times Staff
August 21, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Hydrogel Bandages

Alliqua, Inc. has created a hydrogel-based bandage -- called Hydress®. It is flexible, sterile and non-adherent, can absorb twice its weight in fluids, and even helps alleviate pain.

Hydrogels are just what the name implies: gel-like or colloidal substances made of water and solids. Hydress provides a moist healing environment and does not bond to the wound, skin or hair. Hydress sheets can hold themselves in place; however, since they are non-adherent, they can be removed easily without causing additional trauma to the wound bed. They have an immediate cooling effect which promotes vaso-restriction, promoting a soothing effect.

For more information on Alliqua and Hydress®, visit

Castor oil resources

Castor oil is known for treating constipation; however, many people are unaware of other beneficial applications. Website creator, Larry Li, hopes to address the lack of awareness through the establishment of a new website,, as a resource for consumers. In addition to articles, the website also provides links to different free health product samples.

Castor oil can improve the condition of hair. Castor oil is also a humectant; i.e., a substance which promotes the retention of moisture. By applying it to the scalp, it moisturizes the roots and strengthens growing hair follicles. These same properties also make it an excellent treatment for hair loss—an application helpful to both women and men. It offers a host of additional benefits, including increased circulation, as well as combating fungal, bacterial, and viral skin infections.

For more information about the many benefits of castor oil, go to

Amazon Origins' Camu Camu Berry Supplement

Amazon Origins announces significant anti-aging benefits for a new supplement, Amacari, made from the Amazon's most potent superfruit, Camu Camu. With the highest natural source of Vitamin C of any known plant, this nutrient-rich berry has been scientifically proven to have anti-aging properties by preventing free-radical damage to cells.

Amacari has shown effectiveness in protecting cells against oxidation, inflammation, and UV damage, while stimulating the anti-aging gene SIRT1. Compared to popular superfoods like Acai berry, blueberries, cashews, oranges, and apples, Camu Camu has a far superior ability to shield the body from peroxynitrite and peroxyl free radicals that can speed the aging process.

The product retails for under $30 for a bottle of 60 capsules, one month's supply, and can be purchased online at

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