Health & Nutrition

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

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.

VMS category nears £500M – and vitamin D ‘outshines’ the competition

Research from Mintel shows Brits spend almost £500M on VMS – and the nation is demonstrating an ‘insatiable appetite’ for vitamin D.

‘Innovation must be responsible’ says BetterYou

At the NHT Summit in Manchester BetterYou delivered a seminar to brands and retailers on innovation, trends and what’s to come for the VMS market.

Pulsin mixes up natural protein powders

Nutritional snack brand Pulsin has launched two new naturally flavoured protein powders in Vanilla and Chocolate varieties.

Sweet dreams from New Nordic

New Nordic has introduced its latest sleep-enhancing supplement – Melissa Dream Gummies – to market to provide a vegan gummy version of its popular tablets.

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.

HTC Health adds wealth of new lines

UK health supplements wholesaler HTC Health has boosted its portfolio with the inclusion of 30 new lines.

An urban beauty solution

Radiant Beauty Complex by Urban Essentials has been specifically formulated to support urban beauty regimes in an ethical and sustainable way.

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.

Viridian launches bladder health solution

The latest product from Viridian Nutrition is Organic Icelandic Angelica Leaf Extract - a natural solution to urinary incontinence. 

Pharma Nord announced as vitamin D supplier for major clinical trial

Pharma Nord's Bio-Vitamin D3 has been chosen for a major trial studying the effects of vitamin D supplementation in protecting against COVID.

EFSA health warning to frequent consumers of herbal teas and supplements

Exposure to pyrrolizidine alkaloids in food, in particular for frequent and high consumers of tea and herbal infusions, is a possible long-term concern for human health due to their potential carcinogenicity, say scientists at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Popular website relaunches to highlight natural health success stories

This month sees the launch of a new and comprehensive natural website in the UK: Natural Health News.

Brits spend less than £9 a week maintaining health

Figures from a survey by the Health Food Manufacturers’ Association has revealed that the average Brit spends just £8.82 each week on keeping healthy.

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.

Vitamin drips target the mainstream

Vitamin IV drips have gained a loyal following among celebrities as being a quick-fix solution, a supposed cure for a plethora of complaints – from hangovers and lethargy to low immunity and tired-looking skin. But now, thanks to one London clinic, they’re encroaching on the mainstream.

Bravura Foods teams with CNP Professional

Bravura Foods has teamed with sports nutrition brand CNP Professional for its latest launch: a line of plant-based sports nutrition products.

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.

Efamol and Wassen rebrand, add new formulas

Manufacturer of Efamol and Wassen products, Wassen International, has rebranded its range and introduced new products, bringing its total portfolio to 11.

Johnson U-turns on school holiday support

Boris Johnson has pledged £400 million to support disadvantaged school children in the latest government U-turn.