Health and Nutrition

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

Growing interest in TCM and Ayurveda drives ‘robust growth’ of global herbal market

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Growing worldwide interest in traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda – particularly in Western Europe and North America – is driving robust growth in the global market for herbal medicinal products, according to a new report by London headquartered consultancy Future Market Insights (FMI).

Chinese school kids to take traditional medicine courses as part of wider TCM ‘soft...

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Zhejiang province in eastern China is to be the first in the country to add Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) course to the school curriculum. 

EASAC demands tough new controls on “implausible” homeopathic medicines 

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A leading European science federation that advises EU institutions is calling for a ban on the use of homeopathic medicines and a tightening up of on the marketing and advertising of homeopathic products. 

Svensk Egenvård launches ‘Certified for Self-Care’ scheme

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Swedish advocacy group Svensk Egenvård (Swedish Self-Care) has launched a new “custom certification” scheme for manufacturers of dietary supplements, herbal remedies, sports nutrition and weight management products.

Glanbia Nutritionals puts the muscle into mocha

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US sports nutrition and dairy ingredients specialis Glanbia Nutritionals has been creating a stir with its newly launched Therma hydrolyzed whey protein, created for the hot ready-to-mix powdered beverage and food markets.

China e-commerce rule change hits Australian supplements sector  

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Plannned changes to China’s e-commerce have led to a sharp fall in profits at leading Australian supplements brand Blackmores, according to local media reports. 

ESSNA wants public to report ‘dodgy’ sports nutrition products

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A new campaign to educate the public on all things sports nutrition has been launched by the industry trade association to ensure consumer safety and good health.

ESSNA wants public to report 'dodgy' sports nutrition products

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A new campaign to educate the public on all things sports nutrition has been launched by the industry trade association to ensure consumer safety and good health.

Soft drinks industry announces end to sugary drink sales to EU secondary schools

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The European soft drinks is to voluntarily stop selling drinks containing added sugars in secondary schools across the European Union.

Probiotic strains may help delay onset of gluten intolerance in children

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A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled intervention trial has evaluated the effect of probiotics in children genetically predisposed for gluten intolerance (Celiac Disease).

NPA calls for supplements relief for 25m Americans living in food deserts

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The US Natural Products Association says that widening access to supplements could provide “relief to 25 million Americans living in food deserts – areas without access to fresh and nutritious foods”.

Natural and organic industry gathers in Hong Kong 

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Thousands of international buyers and distributors are congregating in Hong Kong for the fourth edition of Natural & Organic Products Asia trade show, which opens tomorrow (30 August) at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

Researchers warn of plant milk risk to IQ of unborn children 

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Researchers a the University of Surrey in the UK will issue a warning next month that babies born to mothers who drink cow’s milk alternatives – such as soya, almond and coconut – could have lower IQs, reports The Times (of London)  

Botanicals under the spotlight at Brussels health claims workshop

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The role that EU Nutrition and Health Claims regulations could play for botanical extracts, supplements and herbal medicines. Is to be the focus of the latest in a series of specialist supplement claims workshops from Health Claims Europe (Brussels, 8 December 2017).

Protein awareness driving Asia Pacific wellness boom – report 

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The growing appeal of healthy lifestyles has made its way to consumers in Southeast Asia, with increasing knowledge about dietary protein helping to drive strong growth in the wellness products category across the region