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Industry demands closure to CBD regulation stalemate

By Nikki Hancocks

The Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI) has published a report calling on the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) and the Home Office to work together to end the regulatory stalemate threatening the sector.

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Holland and Barrett predicts health trends for 2024

By Olivia Brown

Following strong trends in protein and immunity throughout 2023, Holland and Barrett predicts new consumer demands for natural energy alternatives, cognitive care, personalised hormonal support, and optimised hydration in 2024.

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GOED reveals latest science on omegas for immune health

By Olivia Brown

GOED has revealed the significant role that DHA and EPA may play in immune health following a review of its scientific database, with new research suggesting their potential association with white blood cell biology as well as inflammatory resolution.

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ImperialOel on innovating within a shifting omega-3 market

By Olivia Brown

The natural lipid ingredient and supplement supplier ImperialOel l says the omega-3 market is in a transition phase due to high prices and severe fish oil shortages, creating a strong demand for sustainable alternatives to meet the health needs of the...

Study explores whether Gencor’s PEA relieves allergy symptoms

Study explores whether Gencor’s PEA relieves allergy symptoms

By Asia Sherman

A new study suggests that Gencor Pacific’s Levagen+ Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) ingredient may alleviate symptoms of seasonal allergies as shown by a reduction in histamine and inflammatory markers despite a strong placebo effect.

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The Gut Feeling: personalised interventions for sustainable change

By Olivia Brown

Tech startup The Gut Feeling is underlining the influence of lifestyle and stress on gut health, with its phone app providing personalised behavioural interventions for those suffering from gut-related issues ranging from dietary advice to sleep health...

November 2023: NPD Launchpad

November 2023: NPD Launchpad

By Olivia Brown

November new product launches feature on-the-go innovative proteins, nootropic productivity drinks for a natural brain-boost, and convenient lifestyle solutions for holistic health.

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GC Rieber: Innovating for optimal omega-3 oils

By Olivia Brown

The omega-3 oils producer VivoMega by GC Rieber has introduced its innovation VivoSens, which enables for the optimisation of the sensory analysis and subsequent performance of omega-3 oils.

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Menopause: Nutrition interventions for symptom support

By Olivia Brown

Experts have noted the importance of fibre, polyphenols, and probiotics to support gut health during the menopause, and discussed the growing evidence for vitamin D, omega-3, soy isoflavones, and magnesium supplementation to alleviate associated symptoms.

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Probiotic BG01-4 relieves constipation and discomfort in GI disorders

By Olivia Haslam

Probiotic BG01-4 improves specific symptoms of constipation and related GI dysfunction in people with self-reported functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGID), which affects a significant percentage of the global population, a new study concludes.

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Study: URTI symptoms reduced with PEA Levagen+

By Olivia Haslam

An industry funded study concludes the branded palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) ingredient ‘Levagen+’ is safe and effective in reducing the incidence and symptoms associated with upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs).

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Probiotic shows promise for reducing frequency of common cold symptoms

By Olivia Haslam

Susceptibility to common cold symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing, and sore throat, could be reduced by supplementing with probiotic LAB strain Lactobacillus paragasseri SBT2055 (LG2055), particularly in people with weakened immunity, a new study has...

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Holland & Barrett reinstates withdrawn CBD products

By Nikki Hancocks

Holland & Barrett has reinstated 31 CBD products that were temporarily removed from sale in response to the UK FSA's new consumer guidance which reduced daily recommended intakes for CBD down from 70mg to 10mg.

Myota: Meeting the market gap for targeted prebiotics

Myota: Meeting the market gap for targeted prebiotics

By Olivia Brown

The health-tech startup Myota is meeting the prevalent gap for prebiotic powders within a probiotic-dominated microbiome health market, with its clinically backed blend of fibres accounting for the variability of individual microbiome compositions.

World Menopause Day: NPD Launchpad 2023

World Menopause Day: NPD Launchpad 2023

By Olivia Brown

On World Menopause Day, this NPD launchpad special provides an overview of the array of innovations that have entered the market this year to support the many symptoms that menopausal women struggle with.

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Supplements for menopause: what does the science say?

By Olivia Brown

As interest in women’s health grows, supplements containing ingredients ranging from black cohosh to red clover have gained consumer attention for their potential to reduce a range of menopause symptoms, but what is the scientific backing?

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Biotic personalisation for the microbiome: is it worth it?

By Olivia Brown

Experts have highlighted the potential for the ‘hyper-personalisation’ of biotics to suit individual microbiome compositions for targeted health benefits, but expense, lack of scientific data, and regulatory restrictions represent significant barriers....