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Bringing the natural and organic products industry the latest health and nutrition news from around the UK and Ireland.

Optibac Probiotics puts focus on planet with brand refresh

Optibac has revealed a brand and packaging refresh which sees it adopt a fresh look and packaging designed to minimize environmental impact.  

ESSNA calls for sports nutrition products to be exempt from UK...

In response to a public consultation on measures proposed by Government to reduce obesity, ESSNA argues that restrictions shouldn't impact sports nutrition.

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Higher Nature’s Immune Effervescent is a natural, elderberry flavoured drink containing vitamin C, zinc and high-strength vitamin D3.

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Whole Earth has secured its first grocery listing for its Sparkling Drinks range, launching its 4-packs into Sainsbury’s this month.

Munchfit secures £1.2MN investment through Crowdcube campaign

Healthy meal brand MunchFit has closed £1.2 million through a Crowdcube crowdfunding campaign, securing investment from 330 ‘Fitvestors’.

HealthyDoesIt launches ‘good gut guide’

HealthyDoesIt is launching a campaign called HealthyDoesDigestion targeting consumers with personalized plans for gut health.

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LifeJacket Skin Protection – which offers vegan, reef-safe and cruelty-free SPF moisturizers and sun gels – has partnered with SkinVision.

Nestlé procures The Bountiful Company for $5.75BN

US investment company KKR has announced that Nestlé is set to acquire global nutrition brand The Bountiful Company for $5.75 billion.  

Wiley’s teams with School in a Bag to help educate children...

Wiley’s Finest UK has launched a fundraising campaign to send school bags filled with educational resources to disadvantaged children.

Vitamin C study to begin in Scottish care homes

A new study, VitaC4Care, is to investigate the links between vitamin C levels in care homes and viral infections such as COVID-19.

BetterYou recognized for innovation in The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

BetterYou has received a prestigious business accolades, winning in the Innovation category of The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise.

Au Naturel UK announces change of business model to drive growth

Au Naturel UK has moved from direct sales to a distributor-based model as part of a new business strategy.

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Intimate hygiene start-up Wype is launching a campaign on Indiegogo to create a refillable and reusable bespoke toilet gel applicator.

Love Health & Wellbeing opens trio of stores

Following the launch of two stores in 2020, along with an e-commerce site, Love Health & Wellbeing is opening a third shop in June.

Pata Yamaha with BRIXX WorldSBK puts Balanced on pole position

The Balanced range of vitamins and minerals has been chosen as Pata Yamaha with BRIXX WorldSBK’s new Official Wellness Partner for 2021.

Bio-Kult offers all-round pregnancy support with new Pregnéa

The newest addition to the Bio-Kult family is Pregnéa, specifically developed to cater for the nutritional needs of expectant and new mums.

CBD experts make THC recommendations to Home Office

Experts from the ACI and the CMC have compiled a ‘detailed safety review paper’ on THC and outlined policy recommendations on safety limits.

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FareShare Sussex, Foodwise and Neat2Eat have made a joint application to Your Fund Surrey to fund a new warehouse to distribute surplus food.

Prioritize food security as lockdown ends, say ministers

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee is calling for Government to maintain momentum in tackling food poverty as lockdown lifts

FYX creates RTD collagen-infused drinks for body and beauty

Start-up brand FYX has launched with a duo of ‘healthy and hydrating’ ready-to-drink collagen-infused spring waters: FYX Body and FYX Beauty.