With conventional ‘solutions’ often exacerbating teenage skin conditions, Jane Wolfe finds out how young people can benefit from embarking on a natural journey Adolescents have enough to contend with, given the physical and psychological changes brought on by puberty, as well as the increasing pressure to ‘fit in’ with their peers due to the picture […]
Health food retailers, brand-owners and campaigners in Ireland have been celebrating a decision to defer the imposition a new 23% VAT rate on food supplements.
Industry organizations have joined forces to oppose plans by the Irish Government to introduce a tax on probiotics and omega-3 from 1 March.
The latest product from Vivo Life is the 100% natural wholefood multinutrient Thrive, which utilizes tree lichen to provide a vegan form of vitamin D3.
The BBC has been criticized by daily online news publication Nutra Ingredients for its coverage of a new study conducted by a group of scientists at the Weizman Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel.
Probiotics are a go-to product for gut problems in every health store, but their benefits are now starting to be introduced into the skincare sector, as Marie Drago highlighted at NPE in her session on the skin microbiome.
Natural plant-based brand inSpiral has launched new Protein Clusters, created with natural raw ingredients along with live cultures.
Wren Laboratories is a forward thinking, family-run business based near Andover, Hampshire, which is currently looking to expand its well respected sales team. It produces a range of supplements called ‘OptiBac Probiotics’, which are sold to health food stores and pharmacies across the UK & Ireland. We are committed to growing the business through education, […]
OptiBac Probiotics has created a new online educational tool to help clear up the many misunderstandings that occur around probiotics.
Research by scientists in Iran has found that patients with MS experience an improvement in symptoms when supplementing with probiotics.
Jane Wolfe looks at the current big health issues affecting children and asks what natural solutions health stores can offer concerned parents (more…)
A team of Danish researchers who reviewed several trials on probiotic supplements say they found “no convincing evidence” that the products changed the composition of faecal bacteria in healthy adults. Oluf Pedersen, who led the research at the University of Copenhagen, said: “While there is some evidence from previous reviews that probiotic interventions may […]
Ombar has introduced a range of nine chocolate bars made using raw, organic Ecuadorian cacao and unrefined coconut sugar. The offer comprises 90% Raw Cacao; 72% Raw Cacao; Coco Mylk; Goji Berry, made using freeze-dried goji berry powder and whole gojis for a bittersweet flavour; Coconut 60%; Lemon & Green Tea, described as a daring […]
Bio-Kult has launched a campaign to raise awareness of how probiotics and vitamin D can boost immunity from the very earliest stage of a baby’s life. The From Birth and Beyond initiative features the character of infant health expert Lenny the Lamb and incorporates educational marketing material for independent retailers including posters, shelf edgers and […]
Probiotics International Ltd (Protexin), which manufactures the probiotic ranges Bio-Kult and Lepicol, has been voted as a ‘Best Company’ to work for in 2015 by Best Companies. “To once again be awarded with an accreditation confirming we are a great company to work for is evidence of how our employee’s value being part of a […]
In a trial sponsored by Cultech and published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers have concluded that daily supplementation with vitamin C plus probiotics can reduce the incidence of flu as well as missed school days. The pilot study investigated the efficacy of a probiotic combination, Lab4, in conjunction with vitamin C on […]
New to the Amazing Grass organic green food range comes Raw Reserve Berry, a new flavour combination of berries, probiotics and raw superfood greens to help support healthy immune and digestive systems. “Amazing Grass fans are incredibly passionate about nutrition, and we’ve long wanted to create a new way for them to enjoy the superfood […]
Probiotics International Ltd, owner of the Bio-Kult brand, has been told by the Advertising Standards Authority that it must not in future use the term ‘probiotics’ in its adverting. The ASA ruling comes after a complainant challenged whether instances on the Bio-Kult website where products were described as containing “probiotic bacteria”, “probiotic strains” or a […]
The manufacturers of Bio-Kult probiotics and Lepicol is expanding its sales team with two new appointments: Rupa Pattni and Jessica Guiffre. (more…)
Probiotics specialist Bio-Kult launched its first-ever London underground advertising campaign today. (more…)
EC postpones bee-friendly pesticide vote
May 22, 2019 Jane Wolfe
On 8 May, the European Commission announced it would delay a vote to implement new bee-friendly pesticide testing standards and would instead conduct a review.
Fruit juice linked with increased risk of all-cause mortality
A new study by US researchers suggests that the sugar content in both fizzy drinks and fruit juice can contribute to shortened lifespans.
News in brief
Wren Laboratories Ltd, the company behind OptiBac Probiotics, has been awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2019 in the international trade category. Dairy and egg-free cake brand Alternative Foods has announced that it has rebranded as OGGS and is launching into UK supermarkets from the end of this month. The Breakfast Pot, made with Hesper […]
UK’s first cannabis restaurant raided by police
Canna Kitchen, the Brighton restaurant, café and shop which opened in December claiming to be the first in the UK to offer cannabis-infused cuisine, was raided by Sussex Police on Wednesday.
Nurture through nature
May 7, 2019 Claire Lavelle
From pregnancy massage oils to baby toys made from sustainable materials, today’s parents are turning their backs on synthetics in favour of a more natural approach, reports Claire Lavelle
A sting in the tail?
Bee products are still flying off the shelves – but, asks Matt Chittock, will the vegan revolution prove a sting in the tail? (more…)
Protein goes green
From the humble pea to the mighty sunflower, plant-based sources of protein are gaining ground. Jo Caird examines the market and reports on a new public-facing campaign aimed at educating protein consumers (more…)
With growing emphasis being placed on reducing our use of the dreaded ‘p’ word (you know the one), Jane Wolfe discovers how natural health retailers can help their customers to pack a more eco-friendly suitcase. (more…)
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Tooth powder as a powerful ally for your dental health
My Oradent tooth powder is neither a drug nor a medicine. Suitable for all consumers and also for vegans and vegetarians. Why in powder form? Studies have shown that tooth powder can be more effective at removing plaque than toothpaste. Plus, My Oradent does not contain fluoride, is non-toxic and is also safe for children. […]