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

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.

Calorie—cutting campaign to ‘empower’ parents

In a recent study, Public Health England has found that the average primary school child eats at least three sugary snacks a day, leading to a daily sugar consumption of three times the recommended upper limit.

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.

Scientists seek volunteers for new vitamin D trial

Scientists are looking for volunteers for a trial to test the effectiveness of vitamin D in boosting the immune system against COVID.

Spotlight series

Natural Products News shines a spotlight on the latest launches, campaigns, award wins and more from natural and organic brands and businesses

HTC Health launches sports nutrition brand

UK health supplements wholesaler HTC Health has expanded into the consumer market with the launch of its new sports nutrition brand, Clean Performance Nutrition.

BetterYou unveils new trio of nutritional sprays

BetterYou has introduced three new products to its range – Iron 10, Folic Acid and B-complete – taking its total nutritional oral spray supplements to 17.

Viridian Nutrition highlights importance of health food stores in preventative care

Health food stores receive recognition for their role in preventive care at the UK Annual Social Prescribing Link Worker Day Conference.

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

IADSA launches online VMS resource

The London-based International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IADSA) has introduced a new online information resource, Mind the Gap, designed to facilitate more effective communication about the benefits of dietary supplements.

BetterYou creates ‘one-of-a-kind’ vit C spray

Natural health company BetterYou has unveiled Vitamin C Oral Spray – an antioxidant blend of vitamin C, selenium, vitamin B2 and green tea.  

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’.

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.  

Pulsin mixes up natural protein powders

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

New Prunus Spinosa 6X Drops from Weleda

Weleda has introduced Prunus Spinosa 6X Drops to help those left feeling sluggish and washed out after a virus or numerous colds.

Viridian adds Astaxanthin to VMS range

The latest launch from Viridian Nutrition is Astaxanthin sourced from freshwater microalgae (Haematococcus pluvialis).

News in brief

BetterYou is campaigning for the UK Government to create a unified waste plastic collection/recycling programme in the UK through a petition.

Vegan Vitality introduces Omega-3 Algae Oil

New from Vegan Vitality comes Omega 3 Algae Oil, designed to offer a healthier and more environmentally friendly alternative to fish oil.

Consumers report confidence in CBD quality, but a third discontinue use

A study to understand CBD users' attitudes to (and use of) CBD shows that consumers are generally confident about the quality of products.

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.