Health & Nutrition

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

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.

Viridian scoops export award

Ethical supplement company Viridian Nutrition – whose products are now available in over 20 countries – has been named Northamptonshire’s Export Business of the Year 2018.

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.

Potter’s launches raft of new herbals

Potter’s has introduced seven new products to its herbals offer, spanning conditions ranging from cognitive health and energy to respiratory health and constipation.

Wake up to BetterYou’s sleep campaign

BetterYou is launching its annual sleep campaign in May, offering retailers what the brand says is its biggest range of point of sale (POS) materials yet.

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.

NattoPharma launches MenaQ7 Full Spectrum K2

The latest product from NattoPharma is its MenaQ7 Full Spectrum K2, the first vitamin K2 product to deliver to deliver a gamut of menaquinone isomers.

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.  

World governments receive open letter on vitamin D and COVID-19

185 science and medical experts from have penned an open letter to world governments arguing for ‘increased vitamin D use to combat COVID-19’.

Health Stores Ireland announces Retail Awards 2020 winners

Health Stores Ireland in association with Better Retailing Magazine has revealed the results of its best retailer 2020 awards.

CherryActive rebrands as Active Edge

Functional health and fitness brand CherryActive has announced a rebrand, with new-look packaging, a new product pipeline and a fresh name: Active Edge.

Two apples a day help keep the cardiologist away

Eating two apples a day has been shown to help keep cholesterol down and fight heart disease risk, according to new research.

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.

Tiana introduces 100% MCT line

Tiana Fairtrade Organics has entered the supplements market with the launch of two new products: High Strength 100% MCT Energy and High Strength MCT Energy with Omega-3.

Salus introduces new Floradix Vitamin-B-complex

Salus UK has announced the latest addition to its range of liquid supplements: Floradix Vitamin-B-complex.

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.

OTO brings ‘first of a kind’ CBD line to market

Originating in the US, OTO is a new range of high-concentration CBD products set to launch in the UK this month with three essential oil CBD roll-ons: Focus, Amplify and Balance.

Viridian launches bladder health solution

The latest product from Viridian Nutrition is Organic Icelandic Angelica Leaf Extract - a natural solution to urinary incontinence. 

Viridian introduces new immune-boosting vitamin C collection

Viridian Nutrition has created a range of natural vitamin C-rich food supplements including capsules, powders and drops for the whole family.

‘Innovation must be responsible’ says BetterYou

At the NHT Summit in Manchester BetterYou delivered a seminar to brands and retailers on innovation, trends and what’s to come for the VMS market.