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Bringing the natural and organic products industry the latest health and nutrition news from around the World.

Sabinsa call outs ‘unscrupulous practices’ behind vitamin C claims

International botanical ingredients specialist Sabinsa says it has identified “mischaracterized” amla (Indian Gosseberry) extract with claims of high levels of natural vitamin C for sale in the marketplace.

ACI launches CBD Safety Study Consortium as Novel Food deadline looms

UK trade body the Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (The ACI) will lead a new CBD Safety Study Consortium to generate data to assess the safety of CBD and evaluate dosage impacts. 

UK orders ‘rapid evidence review’ on vitamin D-Covid link

UK public health authorities have launched a “rapid evidence review” into the ability of vitamin D to reduce the risks from coronavirus. 

Holland & Barrett hitches a ride with Deliveroo

Leading UK health food retailer Holland & Barrett (H&B) has announced a tie-up with Deliveroo to offer consumers a selected range of its most popular health products via the food delivery business’s website and app.

Love Hemp reports 107% increase in online sales during Covid crisis

London-based CBD brand, Love Hemp reports “surging” online sales during the global COVID-19 pandemic – up 107% from January-May 2020.

Global cannabis drinks sales soar in Covid crisis, with sales set to hit $1.82bn...

The global cannabis drinks market will be worth US$1.82 billion by the end of 2020, growing to US$5.8 billion by 2024.

Dutch researchers urge vitamin K supplementation to protect against Covid

Dutch researchers are recommending that people supplement with vitamin K to protect against Covid-19 after discovering a link between deficiency and the worst coronavirus outcomes.

Potency of Amazon-purchased supplements ‘far below label claims’, NOW tests show

US-based natural products company NOW Foods has made public the results of tests it carried out on CoQ10 and SAMe products purchased on amazon.com, which showed potency far below label claims.

Neptune Wellness partners with Dr Jane Goodall to co-develop Forest Remedies brand

Canadian botanicals extraction specialist Neptune Wellness Solutions says it has entered into an exclusive partnership with world renowned wildlife conservationist, Dr. Jane Goodall to co-develop natural health and wellness products under the Forest Remedies brand.

Yemoja kicks off industrial scale microalgae production with minimal footprint

Tel Hai, Israel-based marine ingredient start-up Yemoja, has opened the doors of its new plant dedicated to the production of high value microalga

Brain, eye and skin health are the top benefits sought by Thais

Demanding lifestyles combined with early signs of ageing is often the trigger for Thai consumers to proactively start shopping for health and nutrition products, says market intelligence agency Mintel. 

Cambridge Commodities appoints Simon Mortimer as new sales director

Global ingredient supplier, Cambridge Commodities, has appointed Simon Mortimer as new sales director.

India’s Arjuna reports surge in demand for key botanicals, retains full workforce

Arjuna Natural says it has seen a surge in demand for its range of key botanicals, especially its BCM-95 turmeric extract.

UK vitamin company told not to repeat Covid-19 claims

UK-based vitamin company Revival Shots has had social media ads banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for making “misleading” Covid-19 claims. 

US trade group warns that ‘CBD bad actors’ are exploiting virus

US food industry trade group the Consumer Brands Association has launched the ‘Coalition for Smart CBD Regulation’ whilst warning that "CBD bad actors" are exploiting public fears about coronavirus pandemic.