The rapid improvements in healthcare infrastructure in various emerging economies and growing penetration of social media have been helping to drive growth in the prenatal nutritional supplements category, according to a new study by Transparency Market Research (TMR).
Researchers a the University of Surrey in the UK will issue a warning next month that babies born to mothers who drink cow’s milk alternatives – such as soya, almond and coconut – could have lower IQs, reports The Times.
Unity Beauty Essentials has developed a natural beauty collection designed specifically for use during pregnancy. The three-strong range – which is based on antioxidant and vitamin-rich Indian gooseberry – comprises Complete Duo Stretch Mark Cream + Oil, Daily Body Hydrator and Intensive Body Nourisher. The Complete Duo Stretch Mark Cream + Oil combines the benefits […]
A panel of scientists has accused the supplements industry of “heavily marketing” pregnancy multivitamins to mothers-to-be who, they argue, do not in the main need them. Writing in Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin, the scientists say they reviewed a wide body of research and found that specialist pregnancy supplements did not boost the health of mothers […]
New from Wiley’s Finest comes Prenatal DHA fish oil to provide omega-3 nutrition during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
Pregnancy supplement Pregnacare is now available in liquid form for those who prefer not to swallow tablets. The formulation of 18 essential vitamins and minerals is based on the original Pregnacare tablet and is the UK’s first multivitamin liquid supplement for pregnancy. The liquid includes 400mcg of folic acid and 10mcg vitamin D, as recommended […]
New brand The Natural Birthing Company has launched, offering a range of natural skincare products developed to solve the skin challenges faced by women during pregnancy, postpartum and when breastfeeding. The range comprises Down Below perineal massage oil, which can also help prevent stretchmarks during and after pregnancy; Cool It Mama body spritz – an […]
A new study from US and Danish universities reports that women who took a multivitamin supplement around conception reduced their risk of giving birth prematurely by sixteen per cent. (more…)
Women’s health is a key area for the natural products industry. General wellbeing, hormonal health and pregnancy continue to draw women into health food stores and Sarah Callard explores what they really, really want. (more…)
TED-style talks on stage at NPE
February 15, 2018 Rosie Greenaway
The Natural Products Talks Theatre programme at this year’s NPE will feature a mix of fast-paced TED-style talks, dynamic panel discussions and live interviews.
Living Nature Skin Steps land on UK shelves
Living Nature, a certified natural skincare and cosmetics range from New Zealand, has now made its new-look Skin Steps box sets available to the UK market.
Carun Active Hemp conquers the den
Hemp product producer Carun UK secured an investment of £50,000 from Jenny Campbell in a recent edition of BBC Two’s Dragons’ Den.
News in brief
Sweet-toothed customers across London can now purchase chocolate from Love Cocoa on the Deliveroo app, including individual bars and collection boxes. The chocolate gifts can be delivered to customers in around 20 minutes.
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…)
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 […]
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 […]