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

News in brief

Cold-pressed drinks company MOJU has introduced a new Acerola Cherry Booster Shot to its range. Truede has introduced all-natural vegan Turkish Delight in a grab-and-go...

Wiley’s Finest partners with Baby Lifeline

Wiley’s Finest has partnered with Baby Lifeline for the ‘Nourish Every moment’ prenatal campaign, which runs until the end of September.

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.

RESCUE PLUS to the rescue

RESCUE has added two new products to its RESCUE PLUS sub-brand: RESCUE PLUS Dropper and Spray.

News in brief

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...

ESSNA wants public to report ‘dodgy’ sports nutrition products

A new campaign to educate the public on all things sports nutrition has been launched by the industry trade association to ensure consumer safety and good health.

Supplementation “virtually eliminated” nutritional shortfalls in US study

A study published last week in open access journal Nutrients provide further evidence that frequent use of multivitamins and mineral supplements decreases nutritional deficiencies.

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.

New conference encourages Scottish firms to tap into global sports and...

This month sees the launch of a new conference designed to encourage Scottish businesses to take advantage of the burgeoning sports and nutrition market.

Australian researchers identify B3 ‘cure’ for deficiencies that cause birth defects...

“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.

Choosing responsible producers is the best way to ensure a delicious,...

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...

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).

And breathe: Pep-Thyme helps with air pollution effects 

Pep-Thyme, from Bio-Health, is a new product made from the aromatic herbs peppermint and thyme, both of which contain volatile oils known to aid easy breathing and to help mitigate the negative effects that air pollution

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.

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...

Researchers urge health authorities to rethink vitamin D guidelines

Following the publication of a study from the University of Surrey, worldwide health authorities are being urged to rethink guidance around vitamin D.

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.

New online probiotics tool goes live

OptiBac Probiotics has created a new online educational tool to help clear up the many misunderstandings that occur around probiotics.

Bee Health hailed as inspirational

East Yorkshire VMS manufacturer Bee Health Ltd has topped off a period of growth by being named in the 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2017 report.