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Health and Nutrition

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

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

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?

Marine collagen for healthy aging: Revelox unveils Dermalux formulation in powder format

Canadian health and wellness brand Revelox is launching Dermalux, an anti-aging marine collagen formulation touted as offering “firm skin, shiny hair and healthy nails.”...

Holland & Barrett snaps up Swedish chain Hälsa för alla in push to build...

Holland & Barrett Sweden, part of Holland & Barrett International, Europe’s leading health and wellness retailer owned by international investment business L1 Retail, has acquired Hälsa för alla, the Swedish specialist natural health and wellbeing retailer with 12 retail outlets across Stockholm, Sweden.

Germany’s Diapharm teams up with GMTCM Park in TCM cooperation

Münster, Germany-headquartered pharma consultancy Diapharm GmbH Co. & KG this week signed a cooperation agreement with Guangdong-Macau Traditional Chinese Medicine Technology Industrial Park Development Co., Ltd. (GMTCM Park)

Lifestyle Packaging launches innovative range of biodegradable VMS jars

The New Development Team at Lifestyle Packaging, based in East Yorkshire UK, has created an innovative range of fully biodegradable plastic containers for vitamins,...

Supplement manufacturers “must step up to the mark” on final product testing

A prominent figure on the UK supplements scene has called for manufacturers to “step up to mark” on the issue of final products testing and research.

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. 

East Yorkshire’s Bee Health acquired by US nutrition and wellness firm INW

UK nutritional supplements manufacturer Bee Health has been purchased by the US-based company Innovations in Nutrition + Wellness (INW) for an undisclosed amount. Originally founded...

ESSNA signs up leading international sports nutrition operators

The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) has announced further expansion in its membership as Synergy Tastes, Active Nutrition International, Nutritional Products International, the International Council on Amino Acid Science (ICAAS) and TdeltaS all sign up.

Nearly half of US consumers added immunity supplements to routine in 2020, survey finds

Forty percent of US consumers added vitamins or immunity-supporting supplements to their daily routine in 2020. This is according to a 2,474-participant survey conducted...

WHO target to reduce rates of anaemia is focus of new IADSA Mind the...

IADSA has launched a Mind the Gap resource highlighting the role of iron supplementation in reducing anaemia among women. Entitled ‘Precious Metal: The role...

Health of the Nation Survey 2021: Lockdown Focus

In a new animated version of the Health of the Nation Survey 2021: Lockdown Focus, the Health Food Manufacturers’ Association (HFMA) highlights key data...

Groundbreaking New Study Shows Pycnogenol® Helps Skin Retain Moisture and Elasticity

New published research builds on decades of established science demonstrating extensive benefits of Pycnogenol®, a natural antioxidant for skin health Just in time for...

Expanding exports help drive growth at HayMax

UK-based organic drug-free allergen barrier balm pioneer HayMax reports strong trading in 2018, with turnover up 15% despite an uncertain economic climate.

Spain wants EU to rally round anti-CAM ‘offensive’

The Spanish government has announced plans to eliminate alternative medicine from health centres and universities. The move is being presented as a “pioneering offensive” to ban ‘pseudo-therapies’ from public funded health venues, and Spain is calling on other EU members to rally behind it.