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Whole Earth has increased the distribution of its Power Balls sports and nutrition snack with its first supermarket listing, with Sainsbury’s. Wellaby’s gluten-free and vegan Simple Bakes snacks are now being listed by selected Waitrose stores as well as Ocado. Co-op has listed two Divine Chocolate impulse bars: The Divine Dark Chocolate Caramel bar, and […]

September 22, 2017 Continue Reading
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Australian researchers identify B3 ‘cure’ for deficiencies that cause birth defects and miscarriages

“Landmark” research carried out at Sydney’s Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute could in future prevent miscarriages and multiple types of birth defects, in what is being claimed to be one of the most significant discoveries in pregnancy research.

August 10, 2017 Continue Reading
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Choosing responsible producers is the best way to ensure a delicious, safe cuppa – not playing brand Russian roulette

Pukka Herbs responds to the article EFSA health warning to frequent consumers of herbal teas and supplements published 3 August 2017, Natural Products Industry News/Natural Products Global. What are pyrrolizidine alkaloids? Pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) are a group of natural plant compounds found in more than 6000 species, particularly weeds, where the compound acts to deter predators. […]

August 9, 2017 Continue Reading
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Vitamin K2 improves vascular calcification

A new clinical study published in BMC Nephrology has found that haemodialysis patients benefit from supplementation with vitamin K2. According to the researchers, the vitamin K2 intake in haemodialysis patients was estimated as being 40% lower than in the healthy participant group. The study, based in Lebanon, investigated if there was a correlation between vitamin […]

July 19, 2017 Continue Reading
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