Health & Nutrition

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

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.

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’.

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).

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.

Patrick Holford focuses on plant-based diets with new supplement, book

Patrick Holford has expanded his range of nutritional supplements with Essentials4Vegans to provide the four nutrients most difficult to obtain through a vegan diet:...

Ei8ht Energy drink first to use patented ‘oxygen delivery system’

Avrox has launched Ei8ht Energy, the first consumer drink scientifically proven to substantially increase the body’s ability to transport oxygen.

Experts warn of high protein diet risks

Popular high protein diets have been shown to help people lose weight but could be putting long-term followers at risk of kidney damage, experts warn.   

The suboptimal diet sending us to an early grave

A new report published in The Lancet on 3 April has shown suboptimal daily diet to be a bigger killer than smoking, with poor nutrition now accounting for one in five deaths worldwide.

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.

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.

News in brief

Whole Earth has secured its first grocery listing for its Sparkling Drinks range, launching its 4-packs into Sainsbury’s this month.

Bio-Kult hits migraines on the head

Bio-Kult has announced the launch of Bio-Kult Migréa - a scientifically developed, multi-action probiotic formulation to target both the digestive tract and the head.

There’s no catch with Wiley’s

Wiley’s Finest is CatchFree Omega – Full Spectrum Omega-3 Liquid and Capsules offer a daily dose of plant-based omega-3s, vitamin D and vitamin K2.

New venture on the horizon after Beanfreaks closes flagship Cardiff store

Health food store Beanfreaks has closed the doors of its Cardiff city centre store, but is on the verge of opening a smaller concept store.

BBC investigation finds London shops selling ‘COVID-19 immunity booster’ pills

A BBC investigation has found London stores are promoting an Indian herbal remedy called Coronil as offering protection against COVID-19.

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.

The Organic Protein Company extends offer

The Organic Protein Company has announced the launch of two new all-natural flavoured Vegetarian Society-approved organic whey protein products.

News in brief

FareShare Sussex, Foodwise and Neat2Eat have made a joint application to Your Fund Surrey to fund a new warehouse to distribute surplus food.

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.

Expert calls for research into link between VMS and productivity

Dr Adam Drewnowski has called for further research into the connection between food supplements, dietary nutrient density and productivity in the workplace.