Health & Nutrition

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

Social media drives growth in the global market for prenatal supplements

The rapid improvements in healthcare infrastructure in various emerging economies and growing penetration of social media have been helping to drive growth in the prenatal nutritional supplements category, according to a new study by Transparency Market Research (TMR).

Comvita creates Apple Cider Drinking Vinegar

Comvita has launched a new ready-to-drink Apple Cider Drinking Vinegar, designed to give a refreshing twist to the health store favourite.

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.

ASA tells kefir brand not to use ‘long life’ description

The Advertising Standards Authority ruled this week that use of the phrase ‘long life’ in a promotional poster for a kefir drink breached advertising rules.

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’.

KOTU baym Naturals launches first product

Natural and organic healthcare start-up KOTU baym Naturals has launched its first product in the shape of a natural decongestant.

Bio-Synergy knows no limits

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

Viridian takes inspiration from Nordic forests

Following on from the success of its 100% Organic Curcumin Latte, ethical supplements company Viridian Nutrition has launched two further certified organic functional drinks.

Welcome to the Garden of Life

Launching with a series of events at Whole Foods, Kinetic has introduced US brand Garden of Life to the UK with a range of organic supplements.

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.

Nutrition ‘neglected’ in medical training, says report

A new report published by the MDPI points to nutrition being ‘neglected’ in UK undergraduate and post-graduate medical training.

Spotlight series

LifeJacket Skin Protection – which offers vegan, reef-safe and cruelty-free SPF moisturizers and sun gels – has partnered with SkinVision.

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.

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.

Chuckling Goat aims for ultimate gut health

Drawing on recent evidence that gut bacteria requires 19 different types of fibre to remain healthy, Chuckling Goat has created a Complete Prebiotic powder.

RESCUE PLUS to the rescue

RESCUE has added two new products to its RESCUE PLUS sub-brand: RESCUE PLUS Dropper and Spray.

Growth for gummies

A new paper by Future Market Insights reports that the vitamin gummies market value is projected to grow at a ‘healthy’ CAGR of 5.1% between 2019-2029.

Natural health supporters fight NHS proposal

Supporters of natural medicine are calling on NHS England to abandon its proposal to stop funding prescriptions for homeopathy and herbal medicines.

Natural Nutrients invests in brand redesign

County Durham-based clean nutrition brand Natural Nutrients has been given a fresh new look.

A no-brainer from Noobru

Noobru is a new drinkable combination of nutrients designed to nourish brain and body, claiming to help to unlock the mind’s potential.