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New launches tap into green and organic trends

By Nikki Hancocks

Recent launches in the health and nutrition space include an organic demineralised whey for infant formula, a microencapsulated oat powder for sports drinks, and a green re-brand for probiotics.

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How clean caffeine can shake up the RTD coffee category

By Natasha Spencer

With a focus on upcycling and creating a sustainable supply chain, Riff Cold Brewed has conceptualised a ready-to-drink (RTD), carbon-neutral, plant-based offering that hails as the latest in clean caffeine.

Science trio creates all-natural brain-boosting beverages

Science trio creates all-natural brain-boosting beverages

By Nikki Hancocks

A molecular biologist, a medical doctor and a nutrition innovation expert have joined intellectual forces to create a cognitive health focused brand which they hope will redefine the caffeine-laden energy drink category.

Crave pinapple and coconut: a 'natural energy drink with immunity support'

NPD in functional and fortified beverages

By Rachel Arthur

Innovation is in full swing across the functional and fortified beverage category. From natural energy drinks to probiotic seltzers, we take a look at some of the recent launches around the globe.

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Kombucha’s potential reaches beyond millennials

By Rachel Arthur

While the US is the most developed market for kombucha, the category is growing in Europe with the drink’s natural and functional positioning ready to tap into health and wellness trends. But the evolution of the French, German and UK markets shows the...

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Study: Coffee provides very limited anti-inflammatory benefits

By Nikki Hancocks

Regular caffeine consumption induces very limited anti-inflammatory effects, while sedentary behaviour and body fat accumulation induce significant inflammatory effects, according to a new study involving nearly 250 men and women.

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Immunity startup creates high dose vitamin drinks for rapid recovery

By Nikki Hancocks

An entrepreneur with a passion for preventative health has created immunity supplements with up to ten times more vitamins than competitors, with an extra punch of polyphenols, in a bid to bring more healthful solutions to cold and flu aisles.

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Thousands sign petition demanding Holland & Barrett store closures

By Nikki Hancocks

Holland & Barrett staff have set up a petition, signed by thousands of staff and customers, begging the company to close its stores during the coronavirus pandemic as they argue their lives and the lives of customers are being put at risk.

Microbial minefield? Functional formulation with prebiotics and probiotics

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Microbial minefield? Functional formulation with prebiotics and probiotics

By Nathan Gray

Interest in the use of probiotics and prebiotics as ingredients in food continues to grow, as consumers and industry look for microbiome-friendly foods. But just how doe these ingredients impact food development and, in particular, the texture of foods?

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