Keep up to date on product updates directly from our manufacturers.
Last Updated: April 2022
COVID-19 has hit many manufacturers hard both from both supply and labor sides. You may have noticed that several products from the top manufacturers have continually been on backorder. This has been due to manufacturers not being able to get raw materials, packaging products (bottles, caps, labels), and continued COVID-19 outbreaks within manufacturing facilities causing shutdowns. Transit times from the manufacturers to our warehouse are also longer than normal due to shipper delays from UPS, USPS and FedEx. Although there seems to be improvement in some areas, others are still working to recuperate and replenish supplies.
We will keep an updated list of products that we have been notified are on backorder from the manufacturer. Also, where applicable, we will provide possible alternatives products.
Nutritional Fundementals for Health (NFH)
|Item SKU||Description||Estimated Available Time|
|1089||BLACK CUMIN SAP 60 SOFTGELS||APRIL/MAY|
|1055||PROSTATE SAP 60 SOFTGELS||APRIL/MAY|
|1148||HIGH-EPA SAP 60 SOFTGELS||APRIL/MAY|
|1172||HIGH-DHA SAP 60 SOFTGELS||APRIL/MAY|
|1079||CHILDREN'S PROBIO SAP 30 GM||Mid-April|
|1112||LAVENDER SAP 60 SOFTGELS||APRIL|
|1136||AGARICUS BISPORUS SAP 60 GM||Mid-April|
MediNatura has moved the following injectables to tablet form:
Will be Available in April
- Zeel Tablets
- WellMind Vertigo Tablets
NOW Foods / LaSante
Folic Acid- backordered until May
7 Keto- will not be available until December 2022
NOW Foods Product Update:
Customer Update January 28, 2022
While I wish there was better news to report at the start of this New Year, I want to be transparent and give you an honest picture of the state of our business and the industry at large. Since our last update in December, unfortunately, supplies have taken a turn for the worse. COVID has hit NOW hard and we have had days in the past month with 50% of our production workers quarantined at home. In the second week of January our region’s COVID cases jumped to double the previous record high. Fortunately, the tide seems to have turned and our Illinois county has improved noticeably and our workers are returning. Meanwhile, our January production numbers have taken a hit and units produced is pacing to be down 30% vs. January 2021. That’s not the way we wanted the year to start. While we had hoped to improve our fill rates, NOW has shipped 72% so far this month.
Supply Interruption: Below are our most popular items that we are struggling to buy and make. Creatine costs have gone up more than 500% and we cannot profitably purchase any supplies today. Quercetin has more than doubled, so we are selling through prior orders, but expect to run dry for months due to such high costs. Chlorophyll has increased dramatically in cost due to big sales last year. Supplies are very tight as well, we hope to have some Chlorophyll capsules in stock in February, and liquid will wait until late March at the earliest. Many of NOW’s vendors are struggling with scarce supplies, higher costs, slower shipping and labor shortages.
Market Pricing: Significant cost increases of raw materials has accelerated. Inflation ended 2021 up 7% and I counted our top 15 competitors raising prices, on average, by 6% in 2022. That is not normal. NOW raised prices by only 2% and will need to have an additional increase within four months. Vitamin E, as one example, is now in limited supply and our vendors are trying to raise prices by double digits. That kind of ingredient inflation is widespread and causing pricing chaos. MCT oil has doubled in cost vs. a year ago. Fish oils are going up over 10%. Products like Psyllium, EPO, Whey and many more have leaped in cost. I’ve never seen the supply-side market like it is today.
NOW will continue to work hard to keep our quality products as affordable as possible. We appreciate your support and look forward to increasing our supplies and meeting your needs.
Dan Richard, NOW VP Sales
Nutra BioGenesis: Discontinued and Backordered Product
|Allvia||Triple Advantage-Alpha Lipoic Acid, DMAE & Vit C||Discontinued|
|N-BioGenesis||Complete Cell Support||Discontinued|
|N-BioGenesis||Pro Flora Colonizer||Discontinued|
|N-BioGenesis||Rejuvenate Estriol Cream||Discontinued|
|N-BioGenesis||MicroBiotic Lower GI|
|N-BioGenesis||Premiere Greens Multi Vanilla Berry|
|N-BioGenesis||Ultra Greens pH|
|N-BioGenesis||Ultra Pure Whey Protein|
|N-BioGenesis||UltraGenesis w/o Copper and Iron|
|N-BioGenesis||UltraLean Chocolate 1.4lb|
|N-BioGenesis||UltraLean Appetite Control|
|N-BioGenesis||UltraLean VeganVanilla 1.2lb|
Allvia Backordered Product:
|Allvia||1% Retinol Cream|
|Allvia||Chest Rub with Organic Neem|
|Allvia||DHEA Plus 15|
|Allvia||Hyaluronic Acid Serum|
|Allvia||Liquid Iodine Plus|
|Allvia||Magnesium Topical Spray|
|Allvia||Men's Topical Cream|
|Allvia||Topical Probiotic Cream|
RLC Labs: Nature-Throid and WP Thyroid
All Nature-Throid and WP Thyroid products are currently not available due to a voluntary FDA recall issued in August of 2020. RLC Labs is not providing any updates concerning when or if product will be available in the future. If we hear anything, we will be sure to update this information for you.
In the meantime, we are carrying NP Thyroid products from Acella Pharmaceuticals.
- Sleepblend: Estimated available- date not yet known
New Product Listings
We will direct you to new product information here for quick reference.
Ultra Fiber Plus is back under the LaSante brand! Exact same formulation as before, just a new look to the label.