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Vitamin D – MP warns that ‘cheap way of tackling Covid’ is being ignored

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The British MP and former cabinet minister David Davis says mounting evidence on the usefulness of vitamin D in tackling Covid-19 must not be ignored. 

New CBD proposals ‘would undermine public trust in supplement safety’, NPA warns

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The Natural Products Association (NPA) has rejected new legislation introduced in the US House that would allow CBD products to be used in dietary supplements.  

ESSNA sports nutrition guide highlights value of supplementation

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A new consumer-facing guide from sports nutrition industry trade group ESSNA sets out to explains the importance of nutrition and the value of supplementation.

Purearth reports 254% sales increase during pandemic

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UK-based water kefir, organic juices and shots brand has reported a 254% sales increase since the beginning go the Covid-19 pandemic, with overall order numbers up 320% year-on-year.

Crash chorus: Lycored invites industry to sing together for Heart and Soil Day

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Carotenoid-based wellness specialist Lycored is inviting the nutrition industry to join together in an online choir.

High dose vitamin D could keep Covid patients out of ICU, Spanish study shows

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Treating Covid-19 patients with high dosages of vitamin D could prevent them having to receive intensive care treatment, a study by Spanish researchers suggests.  

Eos Scientific launches discounted CBD Novel Foods Submission service

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Ahead of the UK Food Standards Association’s March 2021 deadline for CBD Novel Foods Applications, CBD oil testing and toxicology service, Eos Scientific, has launched...

‘Unrecognisable as food’: NHS diabetes diet promotes health-damaging ultra-processed foods

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A diet plan announced by the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) to tackle Type 2 diabetes with “soup and shakes” has been criticised for promoting ultra-processed foods shown to harm gut health, and linked to a range of range of chronic illnesses. 

FDA ‘needs to do its job and regulate CBD’, NPA warns

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The Natural Products Association has stepped up its criticism of the Food and Drug Administration over its failure to date to set out clear safety standards for CBD products. 

Treat hand gels as last resort, or risk superbug ‘armageddon’

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Prolonged, mass use of alcohol-based hand gels during the coronavirus pandemic could lead to a superbug ‘armageddon situation’, a global expert in surface disinfection has warned. 

UK troops given natural insect repellent for ‘extra Covid protection’

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UK troops are being issued with natural insect repellent following studies by the Defence Science and Technology Lab (DSTL) showing that the active ingredient Citriodiol may protect against coronavirus.

Cambridge Commodities adds sustainable softgel to offer

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UK-based global ingredient supplier Cambridge Commodities is expanding its offer to include premium softgel formulations that meet a wide range of current consumer expectations, including high ethical standards.

Arjuna claims ‘fast pain relief’ with botanical analgesic blend

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Kerala, India-based Arjuna Natural has unveiled a new botanical analgesic blend, which it says delivers pain relief at speeds to rival popular OTC drugs, such as paracetamol.

Honey better treatment for coughs and colds than antibiotics, UK study finds

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UK-based researchers say that honey is more effective than antibiotics and most over-the-counter medicines at treating coughs and colds. 

An ‘excess of disinfection’ is altering our microbiota – but at what cost?

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The need for enhanced hygiene during the Covid crisis is abundantly clear but could a long-term ‘excess of disinfection’ be setting up health problems of its own?