Health & Nutrition

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

EU regulators slam brakes on skyrocketing CBD category

Many CBD and hemp-derived products could face an immediate ban across Europe after the European Food Safety Authority last week reclassified cannabidiol as a ‘Novel Food’.

Prebiotic reduces body fat in overweight children

A new study into the effects of prebiotics on children who are overweight has found that consumption of oligofructose-enriched inulin reduces body fat.

ORGANii Arnica Gel offers relief

UK natural and organic brand ORGANii has extended its personal care range to include a soothing Arnica Gel.

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.

Entries open for inaugural ESSNA sports nutrition awards

The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) has today announced that entries are open for its first awards, designed to celebrate and honour the outstanding brands, organizations and ambassadors active in the sports nutrition sector.

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.  

East Yorkshire’s Bee Health acquired by US nutrition and wellness firm...

UK nutritional supplements manufacturer Bee Health has been bought by US-based Innovations in Nutrition + Wellness for an undisclosed amount.

Synthetic versus natural debate fuelled by ‘fake dichotomy’

The debate that pitches natural – or food state – vitamins against synthetic versions is based on a ‘fake dichotomy’, a prominent figure from the UK supplements industry has claimed.

BetterYou creates first vegan supplement spray

In what it states is a world first, BetterYou has unveiled an oral spray specifically designed to support those on a vegan diet.

Treat food ‘as medicine’ says Dr Rupy Aujla

Speaking at the annual HFI luncheon held on 15 March, Dr Rupy Aujla gave an engaging and articulate lecture on how he is pushing...

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.

Bam Organic adds to shake range, revamps packs

Bam Organic has added two new shakes to its all-natural Active high protein range and has undertaken a major pack redesign.

New conference encourages Scottish firms to tap into global sports and...

This month sees the launch of a new conference designed to encourage Scottish businesses to take advantage of the burgeoning sports and nutrition market.

Brits ‘urgently need a nutrition reset’ – HSIS

The HSIS has issued a warning over low iron and omega-3 levels among the British public, calling it a ‘micronutrient emergency’.

Power Health expands operations

Family-run health and wellbeing product manufacturer Power Health is eyeing future growth with a major facilities expansion.

Tisserand provides at home spa experience with new collection

Tisserand Aromatherapy’s new Nature’s Spa collection has launched with a Bath Soak, Body Wash, Hand Wash and Hand & Body Soap.

OptiBac introduces new arrival: For Pregnancy

OptiBac Probiotics has created its new friendly bacteria supplement For Pregnancy to help mothers give their babies ‘a strong and healthy microbiome’.

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.

Medterra CBD selection arrives in the UK

Offering a flavourless formula and promising to put an end to the ‘disgusting’ taste of traditional products, Medterra has launched its CBD oil into the UK.

Johnson U-turns on school holiday support

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