LifeFactory featured on “The View”

LifeFactory featured on “The View”

Lifefactory™ was featured on ABC’s “The View”  as an eco-friendly alternative to plastic. Lifefactory…trusted glass products that benefit the Earth and a healthy lifestyle.  #AdultHydration #BabyBottles #FoodStorage


Honey Bees Are Helped Studies Show

Honey Bees Are Helped Studies Show

Here is a link to the article, published last Thursday, October 4th, in the journal Nature: Scientific Reports indicating a viral reduction in honey bees.  This is a huge milestone in the work to help honey bees overcome CCD and to secure the food supply for future generations.

Congratulations to Paul Stamet’s and researchers at Washington State University along with four other FP employees who are coauthors: Henry Moershel, Regan Nally, Alex Taylor, and David Sumerlin.  Applause to this coauthor team!
Here is a list of major outlets that have published stories on the research so far:


You Too Can Help Give Bees A Chance!

You can help to promote this global mission.  We welcome all chains and independent retailers to join the Host Defense® BeeFriendly™ Initiative by contacting us and PCN to learn more.

Everyone can help!  Here are seven simple ways…

7 Ways to Help Save Bees

Does Your Mushroom Check Out?

Does Your Mushroom Check Out?

Host Defense Mushroom Standards
A Letter From Paul Stamets…
Physicians, mycologists and those interested in the scientific support of the use of mushroom mycelium for enhancing immunity, we have now redesigned, updated our website which is now searchable and is populated with hundreds of supporting references. 
Please explore and share.
Each month, we will update again. The volume of literature in support of mushrooms and mycelium as being deep reservoirs of beneficial components is massively increasing. 
cheers and respect
on the mycelial path together, 








EarthFair/San Diego At Balboa Park – April 22nd

EarthFair/San Diego At Balboa Park – April 22nd

Pacific Coast Naturals is exhibiting at the EarthFair, San Diego event…

Date: Sunday, April 22, 2018

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Balboa Park, San Diego

Site: Prado East, Area 2

Space:  Booth #220 (between Arboretum and Natural History Museum)


We have 60,000 reasons to exhibit…YOU…everyone who attends!  We gladly present quality Natural Products that not only meet and exceed the natural quality standards but also we convey each vendor’s heartbeat  —  to be responsible citizens of The Earth!  

Stop by our booth and find out about our vendors and the products they manufacture with love and care for The Earth and the people who live there.

Natural Products Expo West – March 9 -11, 2018

Natural Products Expo West – March 9 -11, 2018

Natural Products Expo West 2017

Anaheim Convention Center March 09-11, 2018

Anaheim, CA USA

Attending the Natural Products Expo WEST ’18?  We will see you there.

If you desire to meet with us at the expo, please contact us to set up an appointment. Click over to view our sales team to see who is representing in your area.




Beauty Inside and Out

Beauty Inside and Out

A Co-Branded Dinner Training with Acure Organics and Nordic Naturals

On the evening of July 12, 2016, PCN hosted a co-branded dinner training at the Westside Tavern, Los Angeles. Training for Acure Organics whose all-natural and effective products create beauty outwardly and Nordic Naturals whose high-quality Omega supplements provide the beauty by nutritional support from within. Educators Tammy Ball (Acure) and Karla Schmidt (Nordic Naturals) together with Pacific Coast Naturals coordinated this special dinner training.  Ossie Cohen was the “game show host” providing product and brand-themed games that were engaging and caused everyone to have an enjoyable time. It was a great evening with 60 people attending representing about 20 different southern California stores. Informationally packed presentations where prizes were given: Nordic Naturals beach bags, product, movie tickets and even hand made jewelry created especially by Kristen Biel, Darryl’s wife. From the beginning the guests were given samples and provided with a wonderful dinner prepared by the chefs at Westside Tavern. As we were winding up the night, some of the staff at Westside Tavern mentioned they had not seen a dinner training with so much participation and fun. To that, I thought, “now that is how we roll”…meaning, Pacific Coast Naturals with two of our vendors working together creating… another thing of beauty.
Thank you, everyone, for your time, hard work, support, and participation in the success of the evening’s dinner training. Special thanks to Karla and Tammy for jobs well done, and to Westside Tavern for the great eats and fine service. Now to the brain-child…way to go Ossie!



Acure_Nordic_PCN Fun Group

First our awesome educators: Karla Schmidt of Nordic Naturals and Tammy Ball of Acure Organics. That’s the gals. Now us men of PCN: Bruce Weyman, Ossie Cohen, and Darryl Biel.

Acure_Nordic Dinner Training Guests

This is you! Our dinner training guests. Check out our post on Facebook. Just click the FB icon on the side of your screen. While you’re there, tag yourself and comment your store name. High-five everyone!!!

Host Defense Dinner Trainings: LA and Ventura

Host Defense Dinner Trainings: LA and Ventura

Host Defense Dinner Training LA May 25th, 2016
PCN’s Darryl Biel and Host Defense® National Science Educator, Gina Contla.

Cafe Fiore

Fungi Perfecti Dinner Trainings

PCN had awesome turnouts for each of our hosted dinner trainings held in Los Angeles at Guido’s Italian Cuisine on May 25th and in Ventura at Cafe Fiore’ on May 26th. Both nights started with fine dining and finishing with excellent training from Gina Contla, Host Defense® National Science Educator, who gave two fungi perfecti trainings on Host Defense® organic mushrooms, “The Mushroom Renaissance: Allies For Optimal Health”.  We want to thank Gina, Guido’s Italian Cuisine, Cafe Fiore’ and all staff members who attended from these area stores:


Body Energy USA Club – Los Angeles

Erewhon – Los Angeles

Erewhon – Venice

Great Earth – Torrance

Lassen’s – La Brea, Hollywood

Lassen’s Natural Foods – Los Feliz, Los Angeles

N101 – Los Angeles

Pharmaca – Brentwood

Rainbow Acres – Los Angeles

Santa Monica Homeopathic

 Sprout’s – La Brea, Los Angeles

 Sprout’s – Westwood, Los Angeles

Whole Foods Market – Brentwood

Whole Foods Market – Playa Vista

Whole Foods Market –  500 Wilshire, Santa Monica

Whole Foods Market –  2201 Wilshire, Santa Monica

Whole Foods Market – Venice

Whole Foods Market – Los Angeles

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Erewhon – Calabasas

Lassen’s Natural Foods – Camarillo

Lassen’s Natural Foods – Oxnard

Lassen’s Natural Foods – Santa Barbara

Lassen’s Natural Foods – Ventura

Sprout’s – Thousand Oaks

Sprout’s – Westlake Village

Whole Foods Market – Santa Barbara

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An Oxylent Day At Machu Picchu

An Oxylent Day At Machu Picchu

In the Andean mountains of Peru is a region known as Machu Picchu. Thousands visit Machu Picchu each year.  Starting their journey near the town of Ollantaytambo in the Urubamba Valley, they walk up through the Andes mountains  to the breathtaking, isolated, abandoned 16th century city.  Our Jan McIntire visited the ruins of Machu Picchu which is at an altitude of 7972 feet.  Although she did not walk the week long Inca trail up to the ruins she still needed to keep her energy and stamina during the trip.

The altitude and physical exertion was made much easier due to her religious use of Oxylent and Maca.   Jan says of the event “While others experienced various illnesses and fatigue from the altitude,  I remained healthy and active.  Such a wonderful adventure!”

For fun…check out National Geographic’s travel page of Machu Picchu and even test your Machu Picchu knowledge!

Oxylent 3-in-1 Supplement DrinkOXYLENT by Vitalah