Durham-based natural supplement company Natural Nutrients has announced it has received an investment of £125k.
Recently launched VMS brand Prime Fifty – which offers targeted supplements for the over 50s – has just kicked off its first national TV ad campaign on Sky.
A new risk-benefit method for evaluating micronutrient intake developed by Dutch scientists could help end the reliance on outdated approaches to the setting of vitamin and mineral levels, says the Alliance for Natural Health (ANH). The ANH commissioned the Dutch study in an effort to cut through the “considerable confusion” over what levels are optimum […]
Schwabe Nature’s Way is aiming to breathe new life into the VMS category by adding an innovative range of premium soft jells to its popular Alive! portfolio. Founded in 1968, Nature’s Way produces a wide range of quality food supplements in the US worth around $1 billion a year, including Alive! which is one of […]
Solgar has launched a selected range of 55 products into Holland & Barrett stores in Ireland. Solgar says the move is part of a pilot programme aimed at extending availability of its products to a broader demographic of vitamin and supplement shoppers. In a letter to its retail customers Solgar says the move follows consumer […]
London-based start-up Sibberi has brought its natural Birch Water to the UK market. The only brand with no added sugar, Birch Water is 100% birch sap, tapped straight from the trunk of birch trees, and contains only five calories per 100ml. The sap is naturally enriched with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and amino acids and has […]
The Virtue brand has launched as the UK’s lowest calorie ice tea (19 calories per 100ml) and the only one enriched with vitamins and minerals. The initial Virtue Ice Tea range comes in Lemon and Strawberry & Peach varieties and contain no refined sugar and no artificial ingredients, aiming to appeal to health-conscious consumers looking […]
Warrior Greens is a new super greens blend from Bodybuilding Warehouse designed to detox, improve health and boost vitality. Packed with ingredients including avocado, spinach, kale, wheatgrass and broccoli to provide fibre, vitamins, minerals and digestive enzymes, the orange-flavoured product is sweetened with stevia. Kieran Fisher, Bodybuilding Warehouse MD, commented: “There are many nutrients and […]
The natural health industry must be on its guard as it enters 2015, a year that could see political upheaval in Britain and renewed regulatory activity in Brussels. That was the warning given at the annual Consumers for Health Choice (CHC) Parliamentary reception, which was held at the House of Commons yesterday evening. The event, […]
Higher Nature has launched a range of three products specifically developed to offer nutritional support for young adults aged 13 and up. Multi Vit Shots are tongue-tingling shots of natural cherry cola flavour multivitamins in funky tear strips designed to tip straight onto the tongue to delivery 19 multivitamins and minerals combined for the requirements […]
Only 6% of UK adults understand government recommendations regarding vitamins and minerals, according to a new survey commissioned by the Health Food Manufacturers Association (HFMA), down a massive 76% on 2012. In addition to this worrying figure, 50% of those surveyed don’t know that anaemia is related to lack of iron in the diet, 63% […]
Researchers from Britain and America say vitamin supplements are a waste of money and have declared ‘case closed’ on the discussion about their benefits. But their conclusions have been challenged by industry and natural health experts. The comments come in an editorial in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, and coincide with publication of three […]
Sales of vitamins minerals and supplements (VMS) in the UK have fallen for three consecutive years according to a new report from analysts Key Note. (more…)
The European Responsible Nutrition Alliance (ERNA) this week published a new information book setting out the scientific facts on the safety and health benefits of vitamins, minerals and other food components. (more…)
Leading nutritionists and industry groups have roundly criticised a new NHS report which concludes that most people who take food supplements are wasting their money. (more…)
New ‘backwards’ refill rules hit Brighton & Hove
December 12, 2019 Rosie Greenaway
Customers at Infinity Foods have expressed annoyance at changes to its refills system – changes which the retailer had to make to conform to regulations.
Plastic use up as supermarkets backtrack on pledges to cut back
The amount of plastic produced and used by UK supermarkets rose this year, according to a report by Greenpeace and the Environmental Investigation Agency.
Zeroing in on the plastic-free opportunity
The historic UK spa town of Tunbridge Wells is the venue for one of the country’s newest plastic-free retailers, The Zero Waste Company
SFT welcomes HRH Prince of Wales as Patron
It has been announced that HRH The Prince of Wales has accepted an invitation from the Sustainable Food Trust (SFT) to become the charity’s Patron.
Pick of the products 2019
November 28, 2019 Rosie Greenaway
One thing’s for sure when reflecting on this year’s products: our industry never fails to deliver on innovation. With the word ‘sustainability’ on everyone’s lips, our sector was pioneering its ‘better for you and the planet’ products long before the phrase hit the mainstream. As the world plays catch-up, here’s a review of the trendsetting […]
With irritable bowel syndrome affecting approximately 12 million people in the UK, Jane Wolfe finds out how diet and lifestyle changes can significantly help sufferers, and investigates the low-FODMAP solution (more…)
Living life on the veg
Plates of lifeless veg and soggy ‘fishless fingers’ are a thing of the past. Rosie Greenaway orders the vegan catch of the day, explores today’s sophisticated veggie market, and discovers just how much the nation’s love of animal products is costing the planet (more…)
The whole package
Want the truth about sustainable packaging? It’s complicated – but consumers and brands are both committed to change, says Matt Chittock
Garden of Life®
Your body was created to eat, process, and derive its nutrition from food—real, healthy food. Garden of life® are fanatical about food. The core ethos is that they always start with real foods and these (foods) provide the formulas, the power to be at their best. Completely free of any synthetically created, chemical breakthroughs from […]
Mineral-rich New Zealand volcanic mud delivers instant illumination for your skin
It may seem counter-intuitive to apply mud to your skin in order to cleanse it, but the skin-enhancing benefits of mineral-rich mud have been harnessed for beauty treatments all over the world for centuries. Antipodes® uses white volcanic mud sourced from central New Zealand’s dramatic central plateau in its new Halo Skin-Brightening Facial Mud Mask […]
The Health Store Open Day is back!
The Health Store’s ever popular Open Day makes a welcome return on Sunday 8th September. Paul Rideout, Sales & Marketing Manager at the Health Store, explains “The Open Day is back by popular demand! This will be our 8th Open Day since we launched the event back in 2009 and it is more popular than […]
Setting Industry standards for Golden quality CBD Products
Over the past few years Hemp and its CBD-rich extracts have made a stunning entrance to the nutraceutical business. More and more people are now commenting on the wonderful health benefits of supplementing their diet with natural phytocannabinoids and new CBD oil brands pop-up regularly as a result.