The French Canadian nutritionist Bernard Lavallée warns that a “nutritional cacophony” is drowning out informed discussion about the food choices we make.
UK-based trade group the Health Food Manufacturers Association (HFMA) has written a formal letter of complaint to the BBC about a controversial BBC2 Horizon programme about the food supplements industry.
The Spanish government’s recent announcement that it plans a crackdown on natural health products is part of a wider anti-supplement push in the EU, warns Robert Verkerk In a deeply retrogressive move, the Spanish government is planning a major crackdown on natural remedies, ranging from homeopathy through to food supplements, responding to a move by academic skeptics […]
A TV Doctor, specialist health food store and an industry body feature prominently in a film created for Viridian Nutrition on bringing lifestyle medicine to the mainstream.
A Swedish court has ruled that municipalities which imposed a ban on food supplements broke Swedish and EU law.
UK-based organic herbal tea and supplements specialist Pukka Herbs has become only the 13th company in the UK (Tesco, Marks and Spencer, and Coca Cola European Partners are among the others) to have its climate goal – to be zero carbon by 2030 – validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). Confirmation comes shortly […]
Leading Australian supplement brand Blackmores this week reported strong first quarter results, with a 15 per cent increase in revenue to $154 million and a 7% lift in net profit.
The use of dietary supplements among US adults increased 10% over the past decade, confirms new data from the 2018 CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements. The survey also shows that consumer trust in products has risen by 5% over the last two years.
A prominent US researcher has accused America’s Food and Drug Administration of a ‘dereliction of duty’ after a new study found serious shortcomings in the way it deals with contaminated dietary supplements.
Holland & Barrett has launched Healthbox, a new online, personalised subscription service for vitamins, minerals and supplements using the advice and recommendations of qualified nutritionists.
US based trade body the Natural Products Association (NPA) says it was shocked by a recent high-profile review of the effects of vitamin D supplementation.
Natural products retailers should stick to their guns on generic category signposting despite recent controversial rulings by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority, says Rob Verkerk.
Most Americans prefer natural dietary supplements over synthetic and think synthetic supplements should be labelled as such, according to new research commissioned by the Trust Transparency Center (TTC).
A new peer-reviewed study shows that daily supplementation with natural pine bark extract, more commonly known as Pycnogenol, may reduce the incidence of post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) and recurrent thrombosis.
Israel-based children’s supplement specialist Anlit has harnessed its proprietary Long Life Probiotic technology for two of its latest launches.
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Fix the World and Make Money the Dr Bronner’s way
October 31, 2018 Jim Manson
Family owned natural soap brand Dr Bronner’s is the subject of an episode in a new documentary series Fix the World and Make Money, titled ‘Soap for World Peace’, which launched today on the filmmakers’ website.
Natural Products YouTube channel relaunches with Organic Pioneer series
An all new-look Natural Products YouTube channel relaunches this week with a series of ‘Organic Pioneer’ videos filmed earlier this month at the Go! Organic Festival.
Watch: Natural & Organic Products Europe in pictures
The ‘official’ photos are all in from last weekend’s action-packed and effortlessly upbeat Natural & Organic Products Europe in London. We’ve edited the cream of the crop into a snappy 60-second video. If you couldn’t get along to the show, here’s what you missed!
Interview: Natural beauty sector needs to tune into what the customer wants
Understanding what the consumer wants, and delivering on that, should be the natural beauty sector’s single biggest priority. That’s the very clear view of Holland & Barrett’s head of beauty, Lucy Pottinger, who talked exclusively with Natural Products Global in a special video interview recently.
From bongs to baby food – how to navigate the South African market by a man who’s done (and still does) it all
September 21, 2018 Jim Manson
Founder and owner of one of South Africa’s leading natural and organic distributors, and publisher of the country’s top trade magazine for the food and beverage industry, Bruce Cohen is that rare breed, an entrepreneur- influencer – both deal-maker and commentator. Plugged in to the South African natural products scene in a way few others […]
The neuroscientist and science writer Matthew Walker describes lack of sleep as a “slow form of self-euthanasia”. His best-selling book Why We Sleepis a wake-up call for all of us, writes Jim Manson
Changing the debate on natural health in New Zealand
A campaign last year by natural health advocacy group the New Zealand Wellness Association (NZWA) played a pivotal role in seeing off divisive new legislation proposed for the regulation of the supplements and natural remedies in the country. Here, NZWA’s co-founder and general manager, Joanne Bisset, talks to NPG about the group’s on-going mission to […]
Climate change ready: Growing organically in a water stressed world
The time for debating climate change is over, says US organic farming pioneer Bob Quinn – it’s already happening, and we need to adapt fast. That’s why he has turned his attention to developing climate change ready organic crops that will thrive in hot, water stressed conditions, writes Michael Wale.
Age-defining Eye Saviors: A new clinical study of XanMax®
A randomized, double blind, placebo controlled, parallel study has been recently conducted for a duration of 180 days in elderly volunteers. Statistically significant results demonstrated that XanMax® supports healthy macula through deposition of optimal levels of carotenoid pigments. Furthermore, the study also demonstrated that the formulation was safe and well tolerated when administrated orally. Details […]
BioCell Collagen for Joint, Skin and Connective Tissue Health
Intrinsic aging produces many physiological changes that affect how the body looks and feels, which depends, at least in part, upon the structural integrity of the connective tissue in joints, skin, tendons, ligaments, bones, and blood vessels. Connective tissue, which is primarily composed of collagen, glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), and proteoglycans, binds all of the organs and […]
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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 […]