When Alaskan fish oil manufacturer Wiley’s Finest first hit British shores some three years ago, it discovered a calibre of consumer unlike anything the brand had encountered in the US. Here, CEO Sam Wiley, tells Rosie Greenaway how he navigated new waters and what sustainability means to the brand.
Whole Earth has introduced a new crunchy peanut butter aimed at consumers who are mindful of cholesterol levels.
A major new report from the National Obesity Forum says that long-standing advice to follow low-fat diets and to lower cholesterol is having “disastrous health consequences”. The report’s authors call for a return to whole foods such as meat, fish and dairy, as well as ‘high-fat, healthy foods including avocados”. But some health experts say […]
Research published this week in the European Journal of Nutrition has found that olive leaf extract can help reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors.
A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition (BJN) has found that consuming cocoa flavanols lowers blood pressure and increases blood vessel function in healthy individuals. The research, by scientists from Germany and the UK provides novel data to indicate that the intake of cocoa flavanols reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD). […]
Experts at Newcastle University are calling for the introduction of guidelines on the amount of whole grains people should eat after it was revealed almost one in five Britons are not eating any at all. The findings, just published in the British Journal of Nutrition, show that over 80% of people don’t eat enough whole grains for them to […]
The results of human trials have found that a new variety of broccoli, Beneforté, can lower low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in the blood, high levels of which are a risk factor for heart disease. In two independent studies by the Institute of Food Research and the University of Reading, 130 subjects were given 400g […]
The olive leaf supplement drink OVIVO has recently relaunched with a new organic, preservative- and sugar-free formula. The infusion combines organic olive leaf extract with calendula, grape and lemon juice, and is described as having a refreshing herbal tea-style flavour. The olive leaf extract contains high concentrations of the phytochemicals hydroxytyrosol, which is a powerful […]
Perfect Vascular Natural, a clinically tested heart health supplement combining the ‘natural statin’ red yeast rice, plant sterols and CoQ10, is launching in the UK. Positioned as a “pharmaceutical-grade alternative (to statins)” Perfect Vascular Natural All in One has shown in clinical use to lower cholesterol in line with prescription medication but with no reported […]
A new study just released in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that daily consumption of peanuts result in positive health benefits. The study, “A Randomized Trial on the Effects of Flavourings on the Health Benefits of Daily Peanut Consumption,” was conducted at Purdue University and included over 150 men and women who incorporated […]
A new British-made, Soil Association-certified Organic Red Yeast product from Danish natural health specialist DinSundhed is set to hit UK health store shelves in early 2014. DinSundhed’s Kurt Weinreich told Natural Products that the new product fulfills an approved EFSA 13.1 health claim for cholesterol action – namely ‘Daily intake of 10mg monacolin K contributes […]
MuLondon partners with Stonewall
February 22, 2018 Jane Wolfe
Natural skincare company MuLondon has announced that it is supporting LGBT charity Stonewall.
‘Food is Medicine’, says HFI guest speaker
‘Food is Medicine’ will form the theme for guest speaker Dr Rupy Aujla at this year’s Health Food Institute (HFI) lecture and luncheon on 15 March.
COYO ‘devastated’ after traces of milk found in vegan yoghurt
Vegan yoghurt and ice cream maker COYO has apologized for the ‘precautionary product removal’ now in place after traces of milk were found in its dairy-free yoghurts.
The Seed Fund ‘lays down strong roots’
Running until 30 April, The Seed Fund 2018 is now open for entry, continuing the philanthropic organization’s mission to help food and drink start-ups turn ‘big ideas into big businesses’ and ‘lay down strong roots’ for the future.
November 21, 2017 Jane Wolfe
With mounting research emphasizing the crucial part the microbiome plays in preventing and fighting disease, Jane Wolfe takes a look at the best ways to optimize gut health (more…)
Food of the gods
Regularly consuming a little of what you love could have long-term health benefits – even where chocolate is concerned, discovers Rosie Greenaway (more…)
A significant rise in job insecurity since the UK’s decision to leave the EU means people are loath to take time off work – and with an increase in colds and flu, this is leading to higher demand for OTC remedies. Jane Wolfe reports (more…)
Let’s do lunch!
Sharna Waid has been taking a look at how natural products retailers and brands are maximizing the crucial two-hour lunchtime selling period (more…)
Natural beauty made in Cyprus
Sharna Waid has been finding out how passionate producers in Cyprus are using the fruits of the land to create natural beautifying cosmetics. According to the ancient myth, Aphrodite – the goddess of love and beauty, pleasure and procreation – was born out of the waves off the coast of Cyprus. Aside from attracting three […]
As Europe braces itself for a winter flu outbreak, protect yourself with Sambucol and the power of black elderberry.
Experts across Europe have warned the EU to brace itself for a bad flu season this winter. A new vaccine has been produced which is effective in fighting H3N2, the flu strain likely to hit the region this year; however, the vaccine is generally available for free to over 65s, pregnant women, those with an […]