What’s New


The world is an ever-changing place and as such, things change at Natrol International on a frequent basis. Here you’ll find product news, policy updates, company happenings and global health & wellness alerts.

WHAT’S NEW

NATROL DISTRIBUTOR UPDATE: CALIFORNIA “SAFER AT HOME” ORDER

March 25, 2020

Dear Valued Distributors,

On 3/19/20, the state of California issued the “Safer-at-Home” order in response to the continuing developments of the COVID-19 pandemic. Excluded from this order are Essential Workforce businesses. Natrol LLC is considered an Essential Workforce business, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security and CISA. We supply dietary supplements to retailers and distributors of food and nutritional products and these products are needed for the health and well-being of the general public. Therefore, we will continue operating with added scrutiny on cleanliness, hygiene and social distancing.

As we have recently communicated, Natrol has taken proactive steps to keep our supply chain stable and agile. Prior to the coronavirus outbreak in Europe, we increased our safety stocks of raw materials and are actively communicating with our suppliers to determine supply risks based on origins and market availability. Further, we have ramped up production of our high demand products and have doubled our safety stock levels to ensure continued flow of goods with “best in class” service levels.

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NATROL DISTRIBUTOR UPDATE: COVID-19

March 17, 2020

Dear Valued Customers,

At Natrol, serving you is the most important thing we do. We are closely monitoring the evolving situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) both in the U.S. and globally. While the circumstances of COVID-19 remain dynamic and uncertain, we have taken and continue to take assertive, steady action to help ensure that our employees as well as our supply chain at Natrol remains healthy and strong.

As a result of panic response by consumers in USA, we are unable to ship product to you at this time, and will return to shipping once US demand is stabilized, expected in April. Natrol has taken proactive steps to keep our supply chain stable and agile. Prior to the coronavirus outbreak in Europe, we increased our safety stocks of raw materials and are actively communicating with our suppliers to determine supply risks based on origins and market availability.

As we manage through the increased demand, we respectfully ask for a higher amount of communication and transparency from our valued trading partners. If you foresee any changes in your demand, we ask that you contact Natrol immediately to provide an updated forecast. We are committed to providing all of our customers with outstanding customer care/service levels and stand ready to accommodate the higher levels of demand at store level.

In addition, we’ve taken the following actions to prevent and protect against the COVID-19 virus:

  • Feb 17 Purchased infrared thermometers to assess if any employees show a fever and increased sanitization procedures.
  • Feb 19 Held a Town Hall with all employees to discuss the virus, teach proper hand washing techniques, and share preventive safety best practices including new internal policies to send home anyone with flu-like symptoms.
  • Feb 24 Reviewed with all our manufacturing personnel that they continue to practice their normal intense hygienic and preventative procedures, as well as grounding all personnel (no plane travel).
  • Feb 28 Quality Control added even further inspections of incoming raw materials. Increased the number of cleaning staff members to disinfect common touch-points like door handles, doors, and other surfaces.
  • Mar 3 Implemented new policies restricting visitor access to Natrol facilities, aiming to minimize all outsiders entering our facilities.
  • Mar 16 Implemented a work-from-home protocol to minimize the number of employee gatherings and in-person meetings.
At Natrol, where healthy and safety are paramount, we take quality seriously. Natrol enjoys the highest testing certifications with NSF and USP accreditations for our products. All of our customers can feel confident that we will do everything necessary to protect our employees, our consumers and our trade partners. And we will only deliver the highest quality products. That is our commitment to you!



INTERNATIONAL INSIGHTS MARCH 2020 – CORONOVIRUS DISEASE 2019 EDITION

March 2020


March 2020 Natrol International Newsletter #23Now available! The latest edition of Natrol International’s International Insights newsletter is online and packed with valuable information including:

  • Protective measures Natrol is taking
  • Natrol vitamins, minerals and supplements that help to boost the immune system
  • and many other helpful protective and immunity-boosting tips and links.

During this unpredictable time of international, take note that Natrol is doing everything within its realm of business to help ease the effects of the pandemic and ensure safe production and distribution practices.



WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COVID-19?

March 11, 2020

As a health and wellness organization, Natrol is keenly concerned about the recent worldwide outbreak of a novel strain of the coronavirus now detected in more than 100 locations internationally. The coronavirus is a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases.

This new virus strain was first identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019 and has been named “SARS-CoV-2.” The disease it’s causing is abbreviated “COVID-19”, short for Coronavirus Disease 2019. More about Coronavirus.


How does it spread?
Currently, the World Health Organization (WHO) is reporting that COVID-19 is quite contagious. Although this type of coronavirus originates from bats, it quickly begins spreading from person to person when someone coughs or exhales moisture onto nearby surfaces, objects or directly onto another person. And then another person touches their face in some manner or inhales the expulsion directly. Ongoing research by the WHO will continue to expose any new developments regarding the transmittal of the disease. Current Q&A on COVID-19.


What is the incubation period?
The U.S.’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) believes at this time that symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure. Latest COVID-19 alerts.


What are the symptoms?
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are:

  • Fever
  • Fatique
  • Dry Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Less common symptoms are:

  • Aches and pains
  • Nasal congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Diarrhea
  • Pneumonia

How do I protect myself, friends and family?

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Maintain at least 3 feet (1 meter) between yourself and anyone coughing or sneezing.
  • Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, or wash them with soap and water.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Dispose of the used tissue immediately.
  • Stay home if you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing; and seek medical attention immediately.
  • Stay informed. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority and your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

>More information on protective measures.
>The Chinese CDC pamphlet on protective measures.

How Soap Works

Natrol Coronovirus how soap works to kill the virus

What is the treatment for COVID-19?
Currently there is no vaccine or antiviral medicine to prevent or treat COVID-2019. Possible vaccines are under investigation. If you suspect you have COVID-19, seek medical treatment immediately to help relieve the symptoms. The good news is most patients recover thanks to supportive care.

As of 3/10/2020, according to the World Health Organization, there had been 113,702 confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally and 4,012 deaths. Of those cases, here is the fatality rate by age:

Natrol Coronovirus Death rate by age
*Death rate = number of deaths/number of cases, or the probability of dying if infected by the virus.

>More stats on Age, Sex and Existing Conditions of COVID-19 cases.

Where have COVID-19 cases been reported?
The World Health Organization and the U.S. CDC are publishing updated global maps and listing the locations of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the states.

>Global COVID-19 map of countries with reported cases.
>U.S. COVID-19 listing and map of locations with reported cases.


Natrol is here to help
A key reason for our existence since inception over 40 years ago, has been to help support health and wellness around the world. To that end, we have relentlessly innovated high quality immune-system boosting products over the years to help fight against disease outbreaks such as the novel COVID-19 virus strain.

If you’re interested in expanding your Natrol product line or want to help fight the disease by starting a Natrol distribution line, below are many Natrol product supplements known to help reduce the chance of infection by supporting a stronger immune system. Contact Natrol International to become a distributor.


Natrol Immune Support Products

Natrol Easy-C

EASY-C
Natrol Easy-C is a high potency antioxidant vitamin C supplement essential for optimal nutrition. Our new easy-on-the-stomach formula with Esterified Vitamin C supports immune health by providing free radical protection.

Natrol Vitamin D

Vitamin D
Natrol Vitamin D3 is known for its ability to help build strong bones, support immunity, heart health and more. Vitamin D is needed in almost every cell of the body and is responsible for calcium absorption, bone and teeth health as well as being vitally important for immune function.

Natrol Vitamin B-Complex

Vitamin B Complex
Natrol B-Complex is a group of B-vitamins that work individually and together to support energy and a healthy nervous system. Natrol’s Fast Dissolve B-Complex is a convenient way to get these important nutrients.

Natrol Omega 3-6-9 Complex

Omega 3-6-9 Complex
Natrol Omega 3-6-9 Complex provides a potent blend of Omega 3, Omega 6 and Omega 9 complex fatty acids needed for metabolic regulation, structural support, and promoting heart health.

Natrol Quercetin Complex

Quercetin Complex
Natrol Quercetin Complex is designed to give powerful support to the immune system health by combining the powerful antioxidants Vitamin C and Quercetin with a citrus Bioflavonoid complex.

Natrol Pycnogenol Antioxidant Protection

Pycnogenol Antioxidant Protection
Natrol Pycnogenol is a natural compound known for its antioxidant power. This antioxidant power makes Pycnogenol beneficial for overall health, but it is specifically known for supporting the immune system and aiding in healthy circulation.

Natrol JuiceFestiv Fruit & Veggie Multivitamin

JuiceFestiv Fruit & Veggie Multivitamin
JuiceFestiv is a simple and convenient solution for getting a daily intake of fruits and vegetables, vital to helping take in the nutrients necessary for healthy and active lifestyles.

†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.


IMPORTANT NATROL DISTRIBUTOR 2020 POLICY CHANGES

February 2020


Dear Natrol Distributor,

The year of the ratNatrol wishes you the best for 2020, the year of the Rat on the Chinese Zodiac, and the beginning of a new decade on the Gregorian calendar. Whatever your measure, Natrol hopes that you achieve your personal and business goals in these increasingly more turbulent times.

As you have seen, the world economies and relationships between countries are moving away from a known global order with clear rules, precedents, and mutual respect; and more toward nuanced bilateral economic arrangements. Some of those arrangements have hampered Natrol’s International division by reducing access and increasing costs, both of which affect our business and are resulting in some changes.

Another development is the unstoppable expansion and growth of online services, e­commerce, and web based social media; which have changed consumer behaviors and have reached unprecedented levels of influence in our daily lives. These changes are creating new business opportunities and new solutions such that now, together, we can reach new consumers in every corner of the planet. Natrol can help support you by leveraging these new opportunities.

Changes effective May 1st, 2020

The above conditions are leading Natrol to modify the conditions for doing business within the International division. These changes will take effect May 1st, 2020, and are as follows:

  • Natrol will raise its minimum annual purchases to $40,000/year.
  • Natrol needs a forecast to have products available, aiming towards shipping US $10,000 per quarter minimum to reach the $40,000/year minimum.
  • New Natrol pricing takes effect June 1st, 2020, increasing to reflect raw materials and other changes in Natrol’s cost structure.

More details to come next month.