Top 10 Ingenious Health and Wellness Products Americans Discovered in 2018

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Our Top Ten list represents a mix of both high-tech and low-tech products that are mostly new to the market and were all best sellers this year., the nation’s only online marketplace that exclusively sells 100% eligible health and wellness products for the more than 30 million Flexible Spending Account (FSA) holders across the country, has released their picks for the 10 most ingenious health and wellness products of 2018.

“The pace of innovation in health and wellness is increasing rapidly,” said Jeremy Miller, CEO & Founder of “Our Top Ten list represents a mix of both high-tech and low-tech products that are mostly new to the market and were all best sellers this year. Items on the list represent the major consumer trends we’ve seen in health and wellness shopping this year --a growing desire for drug-free pain management, smart health gadgets for new parents and for fitness buffs, and more types of sun care. All of the included products are eligible for purchase with FSAs, which enable consumers to save 20-30% by using pre-tax dollars.”

The five new trends identified among their health and wellness shoppers this year are:

  • Products for drug-free pain management
  • Products to support fitness recovery and treat injuries
  • Smart baby healthcare products
  • For skincare: Everyday wear sunscreen
  • Drug-free acid reflux relief

Products were chosen and ranked based on their popularity with FSA users, determined by a combination of sales, customer feedback, and the degree to which they represented new, innovative approaches to managing health and wellness issues. The top new products are:

  • Trend: Drug-free Acid Reflux Relief

Customer Favorite:

MedCline Acid Reflux Relief System. Far and away the hottest selling item from 2018 was the MedCline Acid Reflux Relief System, which is a pillow that raises your sleep position to reduce nighttime heartburn and indigestion issues. This is a drug-free pain relief solution for a problem that impacts an estimated 60 million Americans who suffer from acid reflux.

  • Trend: Drug-free Pain Relief

Customers’ Favorites:

AccuRelief Wireless 3-in-1 Pain Relief Device combines TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation), EMS (electrical muscle stimulation) and massage into one handy package to treat both acute and chronic pain issues. The device features 6 preset TENs programs, 5 preset EMS programs and 3 preset massage programs that correspond to a selected body part, as well as Bluetooth functionality to pair with your iPhone or Google device.

Bed Buddy at Home® Pain Relief Mask (Lavender and Rose)
Hot/cold therapy eye masks with aromatherapy have been a top seller throughout 2018, which customers use to alleviate their everyday aches and pains. Simply heat in the microwave to provide comforting moist heat to relieve headache and sinus pain, or toss it in the freezer for a cold compress to reduce swelling in tired, puffy eyes.

Intellinetix Vibrating Arthritis Gloves are part of a series of new pain therapy products provide warm, light compression and vibration for drug-free pain relief. They are perfect for those who suffer from arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and other chronic pain issues and can make everyday tasks like typing easier and less painful.

Kanjo Acupressure Pillow with Lavender Aroma. Taken from ancient Chinese methodologies used in acupuncture, the Kanjō Aroma Lavender Buckwheat Acupressure Pillow targets acupressure points to reduce pain throughout the body. It is filled with buckwheat chaff and real lavender flowers, molding comfortably to the back, legs, arms and neck while simultaneously offering the pleasant smell of lavender with benefits including back, shoulder and neck pain relief. It may even lessen the need for migraine and headache medications.

  • Trend: Pain relief and injury recovery for high intensity workouts/fitness

Customers’ Favorites:

KT Tape Recovery+™ Ice/Heat Therapy Ball
KT Tape is a giant in the world of sports medicine, and alongside their kinesiology tapes, their Recovery+ Ice/Heat therapy ball has been a huge hit with consumers. It combines the benefits of both deep tissue massage therapy and hot/cold treatment to warm-up and loosen muscles as well as relieve pain and inflammation.

Intellinetix Universal Therapy Wrap is a revolutionary pre- and post-workout therapy to increase flexibility, circulation, and reduce muscle soreness. As a pain management and recovery system it harnesses the proven power of vibration therapy to stimulate muscles and ligaments and reduce pain and inflammation in aching joints.

Adventure Medical Kits Mountain Comprehensive First Aid Kit
If your physical activity is closely tied with hiking, camping and enjoying the great outdoors, being prepared for emergencies is paramount. Adventure Medical Kits gets this, so they’ve designed a full line of first aid kits that are meant to handle the rigors of outdoor environments, whether you’re camping, boating or simply need a quality kit around the house.

  • Trend: Smart Baby

Customers’ Favorites:

Owlet Smart Sock 2 Baby Monitor is newly-introduced baby breathing monitor that has rapidly gained popularity with new parents. The Owlet Smart Sock is worn around the baby’s foot to track heart rate, oxygen levels and sleep - and it’s smartphone-compatible!

  • Trend: Innovative Everyday Wear Sunscreen -

Customer Favorite:

MDSolarSciences Daily Wear SPF 30 Broad Spectrum Moisturizing Sunscreen is a daily, moisturizing sunscreen that now offers all the benefits of the “clean beauty” movement: It is produced without any proven or suspected toxic ingredients, is enhanced with ProVention-R™ antioxidants, and is hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic (won't clog pores). It’s also naturally derived and boasts safer, organic UVA-UVB protection to help reduce the risk of photo aging and skin cancer.

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