Health & Nutrition

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

Viridian focuses on heart health

Viridian Nutrition says it is putting heart health at the top of the agenda with the recent launch of its Cardio Multi.

New brand puts down roots for life

Brand-new to market, nutritional supplements company Lyfe Roots has launched with a five-strong offer of vegan-friendly, plant-based VMS.

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.

MP initiates vitamin D conversation with HFMA

In October the HFMA was invited to a meeting with Jo Churchill, Public Health Minister, to discuss the recommended daily intake of vitamin D.

Solaray launches excipient-free herbs, fermented mushrooms

Solaray has rolled out a range of organic, excipient-free herbs.

British hemp start-up unveils product line and future plans

The British Hemp Company, founded by Steve Glover, has launched what it says are the first UK-grown hemp seed products available at scale.

The Protein Ball Co relaunches, placing focus on fitness

The Protein Ball Co has relaunched its brand to focus on the sports nutrition category, unveiling a fresh logo, packaging and new varieties.

Work it out with Terre Verdi

Terre Verdi new Yoga & Sports Body Oil is designed to aid muscle recovery after physical training or relieve arthritic, muscule and joint pain.

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.

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).

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.

New IADSA guiding principles for VMS sector

The International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IASDA) has set out new guiding principles for the supplements sector.

Bio-Kult has a passion for TV

Probiotic brand Bio-Kult has launched its first ever TV advert inspired by its “passionate retailers”.

An urban beauty solution

Radiant Beauty Complex by Urban Essentials has been specifically formulated to support urban beauty regimes in an ethical and sustainable way.

Bamford creates six-strong supplements line

Bamford has launched a six-strong line of nutritional supplements to help support personal wellbeing, in its first foray into the sector.

British supplements brand recognized in Parliament

During a session of Prime Minister’s Questions on 19 January Natures Aid was given special mention, hailed for ‘flying the flag’ on exports.

News in brief

Toast has become the highest rated B Corp amongst UK breweries, following re-certification, and is the first brewery to be carbon neutral.

RESCUE adds new berry flavour

RESCUE has introduced a new Berry flavour of its RESCUE PLUS Lozenge, featuring a new pack design which aims to increase visual standout on shelf as well as highlighting the products’ ‘clarity and composure’ message.

Canadian CBD brand Kanabia launches in the UK

Kanabia CBD products are now available to the UK market through Kinetic Natural Product Distributor.

Viridian supports vegan artist

Viridian Nutrition is supporting an exhibition called Free Spirit by vegan artist David Dane, who uses cruelty-free art materials to create his work.