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…)
Probiotics manufacturer Protexin has been awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2011, for its continuous achievement in International Trade. (more…)
Zero Green celebrates first year with new look
March 22, 2019 Jane Wolfe
Bristol eco store Zero Green underwent a transformation earlier this month, reopening in time to celebrate its one-year anniversary.
Dig the SOiL
Veld Botanicals has introduced its new brand SOil to the UK market, offering a range of organic aromatherapy products.
Responsible capitalism: a manifesto
Following his acceptance of the Award for Responsible Capitalism, Riverford Organic founder Guy Singh-Watson explains why receiving the award gave him mixed feelings.
Guy Singh-Watson calls out capitalism in front of royalty
The 18th Award for Responsible Capitalism has been presented to Guy Singh-Watson by publishing group First, in a ceremony attended by HRH Princess Anne. But the decision to accept the award, says the Riverford Organic’s founder, was ‘a difficult one’.
Sparking the passion, naturally
February 19, 2019 Sharna Waid
With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, it’s a momentous time of love and lust. With a broadening range of sexual wellbeing products on the market, Sharna Waid looks into which natural remedies retailers should be exploring to support and empower their female customers’ confidence in the bedroom
A nation on the move
Kate Miller looks at the main aggravators of joint pain and uncovers how the public’s well-intentioned New Year’s resolutions can often lead to injuries come spring
The power of sour
While not yet mainstream, and certainly not new, fermented foods were heralded as one of the big trends of 2018 and continue to work their way onto the shelves of independent retailers up and down the country. Hayley Coristine investigates the qualities that are helping this ancient food technology gain wider appeal (more…)
Best bar none
With small chocolate producers choosing to trade directly, Jane Wolfe takes a look at the rise in artisan bean to bar chocolatiers who are putting cocoa farmers’ welfare before profit
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 […]
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.