With the increasing struggles of the NHS driving consumers towards over-the-counter alternatives to prescriptions, Julia Zaltzman browses the aisles for the products which bring ‘power to parents’ seeking to improve their children’s health (more…)
The latest monthly Health File feature from the pages of Natural Products News – the leading trade magazine for the natural and organic products industry.
Are you aware of joint health trends? Are you creating relevant news hooks and effectively link-selling? Esther Mills-Roberts looks at global data, then brings it right back in store (more…)
Increased daylight hours, caffeine, alcohol and ‘screen time’ are contributing to the nation’s struggle for a decent night’s rest. But which city sleeps the least? Which soporific herb is the industry go-to? And what’s the latest product which promises to combat tiredness and fatigue? Rosie Greenaway finds out (more…)
As we head towards the season for planes, trains and heatwaves, Rosie Greenaway looks at how the Zika virus, Brexit, music festivals and ‘pointless plastics’ are affecting the products being packed into travellers’ bags (more…)
Allergy season is almost upon us, but hay fever isn’t the only seasonal concern on consumers’ minds. Rosie Greenaway explores asthma – another common allergic complaint – and speaks with Andrew Thomas of BetterYou about the ‘lightbulb moment’ that revolutionized his respiratory problems (more…)
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…)
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…)
Providing knowledgable and supportive nutritional and health advice to younger women could win you lifelong customers, says Kate Miller (more…)
An aging population provides an opportunity for natural health brands to innovate with bone and joint health products. Matt Chittock reports (more…)
Diane Millis discovers how the senior health category now needs to cater to various life stages, attitudes and expectations (more…)
As evidence builds that good gut health is crucial to overall good health, Kate Miller looks at how the health food sector is helping consumers to digest the message (more…)
The #cleaneating movement is bringing a whole new generation into the nation’s natural health stores. Matt Chittock discovers how to tap into this category-defining trend (more…)
As the colds and flu season splutters into life, Matt Chittock finds out why people are increasingly turning to natural alternatives to stave off the winter sniffles (more…)
More people than ever are suffering from painful bone and joint conditions, often putting it down to ‘getting old’. But it needn’t be like that, says Kate Miller (more…)
Our children’s generation will have a life expectancy much greater than our own, but what part will the natural products industry play in keeping them healthy enough to enjoy those later years? (more…)
Everybody knows that allergies are on the rise in the UK. So how can natural health stores help shoppers ease their sneezes? (more…)
The digestive category is becoming key for health stores, with customers’ increasing willingness to swallow the natural pro-gut message, says Matt Chittock (more…)
As the temperature plummets Matt Chittock investigates the arsenal of winter remedies coming ‘atchoo’ over the winter months. (more…)
Hot flushes are troubling enough, but there are other menopausal symptoms which your customers may be even less happy to discuss (more…)
Matt Chittock discovers how the natural products industry can help wean consumers off their sugar crush and beat a global problem. (more…)
NAHS petitions the Government
August 16, 2018 Rosie Greenaway
The National Association of Health Stores (NAHS) is calling upon retailers to support a petition it has put to the Government.
PhD gets active
PhD Nutrition has been chosen to become the official sports nutrition partner of David Lloyd Leisure.
Get scrubbing with Delhicious
New skincare company Delhicious has launched with a Black Tea Body Scrub, said to be a UK first.
NHS demands £120K reimbursement from homeopathic group
Following the NHS’ decision to exclude homeopathy from public-funded drugs being upheld by a High Court judge, it is now calling for the homeopathic groups which challenged its decision to pay back all legal costs incurred.
Igniting a new era of healthy oils
July 18, 2018 Ross Harris
In a category abounding with innovation and choice, it’s the brands combining the obvious health credentials with sustainability and provenance that are top of the healthy oils menu for 2018. Sharna Waid reports (more…)
Mushroom for improvement?
Although medicinal mushrooms are becoming more widely appreciated, there are some hurdles to get over if they’re to really come into their own says Jane Wolfe (more…)
The UK’s biggest campaign to grow the organic market is almost upon us. Hayley Coristine talks to the experts to unearth helpful hints and learnings when it comes to getting consumers excited about organic, and find out what’s happening this year (more…)
The rising tide of conscious beauty
In July the Love Natural, Love You show at Olympia, London, saw a panel of experts discuss the significance of conscious beauty from their own perspective and look at how consumers can make changes for the good of their health and the environment.
Mineral-rich New Zealand volcanic mud delivers instant illumination for your skin
It may seem counter-intuitive to apply mud to your skin in order to cleanse it, but the skin-enhancing benefits of mineral-rich mud have been harnessed for beauty treatments all over the world for centuries. Antipodes® uses white volcanic mud sourced from central New Zealand’s dramatic central plateau in its new Halo Skin-Brightening Facial Mud Mask […]
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 […]
AQUA Carpatica, the only naturally nitrate-free & lowest sodium water
AQUA Carpatica, a premium quality natural mineral water, dedicated to the most demanding health conscious people, babies and expectant mothers, organic food lovers and active lifestylers. AQUA Carpatica is nature’s most perfect mineral water, naturally Nitrate-free and the lowest Sodium level of any bottled natural mineral water on earth; the first of its kind in […]
Setting Industry standards for Golden quality CBD Products
Over the past few years Hemp and its CBD-rich extracts have made a stunning entrance to the nutraceutical business. More and more people are now commenting on the wonderful health benefits of supplementing their diet with natural phytocannabinoids and new CBD oil brands pop-up regularly as a result.