Health & Nutrition

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

2021 consumer trends, according to Mintel

Mintel has identified the consumer trends which will be drivers in 2021 and beyond, as consumers ‘redefine their priorities’.

Tonic Health expands into daily immunity

Tonic Health is extending its range with new Daily Immunity – an effervescent multivitamin which combines the power of plants and vitamins.

Natural Products Meets: a new virtual series is born

The team behind Natural & Organic Products Europe has announced a new virtual initiative, Natural Products Meets, launching on 19 February.

Pandemic prompts 19% rise in supplement consumption

Data from a new survey commissioned by the HFMA reveals a 19% increase in supplements users in the UK as a result of the pandemic.

New Knocknacarra concept store opened by Evergreen Healthfoods

Family-run Irish retailer Evergreen Healthfoods has opened a new concept store in Galway, at the Gateway Shopping Park in Knocknacarra.

Brits neglecting health until their forties, reports Healthspan

Recent research commissioned by Healthspan has revealed that one in ten Brits don’t take their health seriously until they hit 40-plus.

Hibiscus: the latest superfood powder from Aduna

Lauded by the brand as 2021’s ‘vibrant new superfood’, Hibiscus Superfood Powder is the newest addition to Aduna’s stable.

Daylesford ventures into VMS market with food-based supplements line

Daylesford has made its debut in the VMS sector with the introduction of its own extensive range of functional food-based supplements.

Viridian introduces new immune-boosting vitamin C collection

Viridian Nutrition has created a range of natural vitamin C-rich food supplements including capsules, powders and drops for the whole family.

A New Year’s Revolution

The HFMA has launched a new campaign on HealthyDoesIt to ‘drive people towards personal health plans and into health stores’.

BBC investigation finds London shops selling ‘COVID-19 immunity booster’ pills

A BBC investigation has found London stores are promoting an Indian herbal remedy called Coronil as offering protection against COVID-19.

World governments receive open letter on vitamin D and COVID-19

185 science and medical experts from have penned an open letter to world governments arguing for ‘increased vitamin D use to combat COVID-19’.

BetterYou partners with Madeleine Shaw for range of oral VMS sprays

BetterYou has entered into a new collaboration with Madeleine Shaw to launch family-focused nutritional oral sprays, launching on 1 February.

Health Stores Ireland announces Retail Awards 2020 winners

Health Stores Ireland in association with Better Retailing Magazine has revealed the results of its best retailer 2020 awards.

DR.VEGAN launches new corporate wellness service

Personalized nutrition brand DR.VEGAN has created a new subscription service to enable companies to help look after employees’ wellbeing.

New plastic-free vegan VMS brand launches

Claiming to be the first VMS brand to be packaged in pouches made from fully compostable materials, Vegan Life has launched in the UK.

New HSIS report emphasizes importance of supplementation in vegan diets

A new report by the HSIS highlights nutritional deficiencies of those on a vegan diet and stresses the importance of supplementation.

Vitamin C for COVID: take it seriously, Holford tells Hancock

Patrick Holford has co-authored a major scientific review positioning vitamin C as ‘a game-changer for COVID’ and sent it to Government.

Fife health store sets up school fundraiser initiative

A Fife health store has celebrated 30 years by launching a scheme where 5% of its online sales will be donated to schools in the area.

UK Government offers free vitamin D supplements to 2.7MN vulnerable people...

The Department of Health and Social Care has announced that 2.7 million at-risk individuals across England are to be offered free vitamin D.