Health & Nutrition

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

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.

OptiBac boosts baby biome

For Your Baby: OptiBac has formulated new probiotic drops specifically to promote a healthy gut in breast-and formula-fed babies from birth onwards.

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.

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.

HFMA awarded for COVID lobbying campaign

The HFMA has been awarded for its efforts in securing ‘critical’ status for health stores at the start of the pandemic.

Wellness start-up offers personalized Bach flower remedies

Mindful Remedies is a new wellness brand offering bespoke Bach flower remedy drops to help with common emotional issues.

Vive adds to protein offer

All-natural protein brand Vive has added two new, plant-based protein powders to its original range of peanut butter-inspired low-calorie protein bars.

Vegans urged to supplement ‘critical’ brain nutrient

Vegans could be at risk of deficiencies of an 'overlooked' but important brain nutrient, a prominent nutritionist has warned. 

‘Planet first’ protein brand Protein Rebel launches

Start-up company Protein Rebel says it is aiming to revolutionize the protein shake market with the launch of its ‘planet-first’ protein brand designed to...

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.

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’.

CBD company Cannabotech opens My Being retail space in London

Israeli company Cannabotech has opened the doors to its first store, at Westfield, London, to launch its M²CBD formula onto the UK market.

ESSNA wants public to report ‘dodgy’ sports nutrition products

A new campaign to educate the public on all things sports nutrition has been launched by the industry trade association to ensure consumer safety and good health.

Bio-Synergy knows no limits

Sports nutrition brand Bio-synergy has entered the natural nootropic category with the launch of Limitless.

New multi from Viridian aims to close nutritional gap for vegans

Viridian Nutrition has launched an Essential Vegan Multivitamin to close the nutritional gap for the rising number of people who follow a plant-based diet.

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.

The EHPM calls upon MEPs to ‘defend natural health’

Plans by the EC to prohibit the use of hydroxyanthracene-containing extracts have been countered in a petition by the EHPM.

Spotlight series

Vite Naturals new Vite Brain and Vite Body are a line of nootropic and probiotic capsules and snack bars to help brain and body 'flourish’.

Dover welcomes new H&B

Dover is the latest site of Holland & Barrett’s store renovation programme, where the local branch has been relocated to larger premises.

Viridian launches new film as part of The Food Manifesto campaign

A new film by Viridian launched as part of a major national College of Medicine campaign highlights the important role of health stores.