Health & Nutrition

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

Planet Organic lands in Hampstead with 13th London store

This week saw the opening of a new Planet Organic store in Hampstead High Street, North London – its 13th store in the capital.

Today’s Living health store marks 35 years

Today's Living will celebrate 35 years in December, having survived a global pandemic and the changing landscape of the health sector.

CBD company Cannabotech opens My Being retail space in London

Israeli company Cannabotech has opened the doors to its first store, at Westfield, London, to launch its M²CBD formula onto the UK market.

First Natural Brands set for international growth after £6.25MN injection

First Natural Brands has announced international expansion plans after receiving a £6.25 million funding package from Santander UK.

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BRAVE has introduced three new flavours to its Roasted Chickpeas range of healthy snacks, including Cookies & Cream.

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The Alexandra Kay Time to Breathe diffuser emits a fine mist using heatless ultrasonic vibrations to preserve the properties of the oils.

ThreeDots welcomes 4CAST as investor to spread the word on CBD

ThreeDots has announced a partnership with athlete-led media organization 4CAST to highlight the benefits of CBD in sport and everyday life.

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.

ASA ruling signals ‘important day for liposomal vitamin C’

The ASA ruled a webpage advertising YourZooki Liposomal Vitamin C was ‘misleading’ after it was challenged by Abundance & Health.

Cytoplan makes switch to plastic-free

In a move to reduce the plastic pollution made by the healthcare industry, supplements brand Cytoplan has switched to plastic-free packaging.

World Record-holder Paula Radcliffe endorses Indy Health Week

Paula Radcliffe MBE is backing the Indy Health Week campaign, launched by Viridian Nutrition, which runs this month from 23-31 October.

Herb UK announces acquisition of Bio-Health Ltd

In what is described as a ‘family affair’, New Forest-based Herb UK has completed the purchase of natural supplements company Bio-Health Ltd.

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.

HFMA awarded for COVID lobbying campaign

The HFMA has been awarded for its efforts in securing ‘critical’ status for health stores at the start of the pandemic.

H&B VMS packaging to get sustainability overhaul

H&B has outlined plans to reduce the size of its own-brand plastic vitamin bottles as part of its commitment to sustainable business.

Cytoplan makes significant investment in second production facility

Following another year of double-digit growth, food-based supplements brand Cytoplan is opening a new production facility in Malvern Link.

BetterYou lends nutritional support to Antarctic research expedition

BetterYou is supporting the Antarctic Quest 21 expedition to explore untrodden regions of the Antarctic Peninsula for environmental research.

UK survey by Forth reveals lack of understanding around perimenopause

Forth has revealed just how little people in the UK understand about the perimenopause, with 58% of women unaware how it affects their body.

Dispatch Nutrition aims to disrupt VMS sector with transdermal patch

Dispatch Nutrition has launched what it says is a revolutionary new way to take vitamins — through ‘the world’s thinnest’ transdermal patch.

Viridian Daventry Triathlon makes welcome return

This month saw the return of the Viridian Daventry Triathlon, sponsored by Viridian Nutrition and indie retailer Sheaf Street Health Store.