The Vegan Society respond to Patrick Holford’s column ‘The dangers of a vegan diet’ with a letter to the editor.
The Organic Young or Oy! skincare collection by Green People, designed for acne prone skin, has been reformulated and given a brand new look. The Oy! range comprises a number of certified organic clear skin products for tweens, teens and those with troublesome skin. The products are rich in nourishing omega-3 and 6 from rosehip […]
Wiley’s Finest has introduced a new product, Vitamin K2, which also includes concentrated EPA and DHA omega-3 as well as MenaQ7 Vitamin K2.
Gluten-free foods and fish oil supplements may no longer be available on prescription in England
In a recent episode of the BBC programme Trust Me I’m a Doctor, Wiley’s Finest Peak EPA supplement was chosen for a study into the benefits of omega-3s.
Nairn’s has relaunched its Gluten-Free Oat Muesli with a new and improved recipe.
Wiley’s Finest UK has launched Beginner’s DHA, an omega-3 supplement specifically formulated for children.
Following research confirming that organic meat has 50% more omega-3s than non-organic, sales of organic red meat rose 4.1% in the 12 weeks to June 18.
A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine has found that marine and plant-based omega-3 fatty acids are associated with a lower risk of fatal coronary heart disease (CHD).
A global survey of the levels omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in the blood stream of healthy adults reveals worryingly low levels in most regions.
A report commissioned by Food Supplements Europe has found that the EU could save billions on cardiovascular disease (CVD) healthcare if omega-3 supplements were taken daily by the over-55s. The aim of the Healthcare Cost Savings of Omega 3 Food Supplements in the European Union report was to determine if cost savings could be realised, […]
A study published in the Journal of Nutrition has found that consuming as little as 0.7g of fish oil per day can reduce blood pressure.
New from Wiley’s Finest comes Prenatal DHA fish oil to provide omega-3 nutrition during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
A new study has shown that both organic milk and meat contain around 50% more beneficial omega-3 fatty acids than conventionally produced products. Analysing data from around the world, the team led by Newcastle University, reviewed 196 papers on milk and 67 papers on meat and found clear differences between organic and conventional milk and […]
Nature’s Crops International (NCI) has been given the go-ahead from the EC to market its Ahiflower Oil as a novel food ingredient and is now commercially available under licence to brands and manufacturers for the first time. The oil is extracted from the seeds of the Buglossoides arvensis plant, a crop new to the UK […]
Irish health food company Chia Bia has become the first European business to secure Novel Food Act approval for Chia Oil capsules. The supplement offers a sustainable and vegan alternative to omega-3 fish oils is produced by cold-pressing chia seeds and encasing in a vegan-friendly capsule, and boasts a neutral flavour and aftertaste. “We’re delighted […]
Researchers from the Netherlands and Germany have found that consuming omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) supplements can help with attention problems in those diagnosed with Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The researchers set out to investigate the effects of omega-3 supplementation on ADHD symptoms in young boys with and without the condition in a randomized, placebo-controlled […]
‘Omega-3 supplements don’t improve memory’ declared a headline in Time Magazine this week. Other national and international media also came to the same stark conclusion when reporting the findings of a newly published study into the effectiveness of omega-3 supplements. But could it be that the study, Published in the Journal of the American Medical […]
Clearspring has introduced a range of kitchen cupboard must-haves, including an omega-3 rich porridge, flour and instant grains– all gluten-free. The offer includes Gluten-Free Organic Buckwheat Flour, Brown Rice Flour and Quinoa Flour; Gluten-Free Organic Instant Couscous, Polenta and Quinoa; Gluten-Free Organic 90 Seconds Quinoa Trio with Tamari; Gluten-Free Organic Breadcrumbs; and Gluten-Free Organic Power […]
Pai Skincare’s Kukui & Jojoba Bead Skin Brightening Exfoliator has been repackaged in a new airless pack that, the company says, ensures every last drop is delivered as smoothly as the first. Pai’s product was developed as an alternative to the harsh exfoliators containing ground rice, fruit stone powders or sugar which can tear skin […]
Juiceburst rebrands, reformulates, extends range
January 16, 2018 Jane Wolfe
Soft drinks brand Juiceburst has reformulated and rebranded across its entire portfolio, as well as creating two new additions to its core range.
OTB receives £1.73m in funding
The Organic Trade Board (OTB) is to receive a loan from Triodos Bank, Europe’s leading sustainable bank, to help grow organic sales in the UK in 2018 and beyond.
Forest Whole Foods named Best New Business
Online organic retailer Forest Whole Foods has been awarded Best New Business in the New Forest Business Partnership’s Brilliance in Business Awards.
Gove charms audience at the Oxford Real Farming Conference
Michael Gove became the first Defra minister to address the rebel Real Farming Conference in Oxford, usually a prerogative of the established Oxford Farming Conference.
November 21, 2017 Jane Wolfe
With mounting research emphasizing the crucial part the microbiome plays in preventing and fighting disease, Jane Wolfe takes a look at the best ways to optimize gut health (more…)
Food of the gods
Regularly consuming a little of what you love could have long-term health benefits – even where chocolate is concerned, discovers Rosie Greenaway (more…)
A significant rise in job insecurity since the UK’s decision to leave the EU means people are loath to take time off work – and with an increase in colds and flu, this is leading to higher demand for OTC remedies. Jane Wolfe reports (more…)
Let’s do lunch!
Sharna Waid has been taking a look at how natural products retailers and brands are maximizing the crucial two-hour lunchtime selling period (more…)
Natural beauty made in Cyprus
Sharna Waid has been finding out how passionate producers in Cyprus are using the fruits of the land to create natural beautifying cosmetics. According to the ancient myth, Aphrodite – the goddess of love and beauty, pleasure and procreation – was born out of the waves off the coast of Cyprus. Aside from attracting three […]
As Europe braces itself for a winter flu outbreak, protect yourself with Sambucol and the power of black elderberry.
Experts across Europe have warned the EU to brace itself for a bad flu season this winter. A new vaccine has been produced which is effective in fighting H3N2, the flu strain likely to hit the region this year; however, the vaccine is generally available for free to over 65s, pregnant women, those with an […]