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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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Editorial picks: Our favourite articles of 2023

By Nikki Hancocks, Olivia Brown, Olivia Haslam

After another year speaking to leading experts, digging into the latest science, discovering exciting insights, and delivering the latest scoop, the editorial team at NutraIngredients reminisces over its 2023 highlights.

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Holland & Barrett reinstates withdrawn CBD products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.

Headline news roundup: August 2023

Headline news roundup: August 2023

By Olivia Haslam

During August, the industry was inspired by reports on consumer trends, welcomed a next step in probiotic harmonisation, discovered further AI technology advances, and encountered regulatory clarity issues.

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The ACI puts pressure on UK Home Office to set THC limit

By Nikki Hancocks

The founder of the CBD consortium, the ACI (the Association for the Cannabinoid Industry), is putting the pressure on the UK Home Office in a bid to bring some legal clarity and ultimately closure to the seemingly halted CBD Novel Foods process.

News Round-Up July 2023

News roundup: July 2023

By Olivia Haslam

This month, the industry has encountered environmental campaign concerns, regulatory hinderance, nutrition recommendation improvements, and an abundance of research.

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CBD alliance to benefit from AI technology

By Olivia Haslam

The Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI) and the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis (CMC) have formed a strategic partnership with Chem ID Ltd, a provider of chemical data standardisation, validation, and traceability solutions.

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Editor's Spotlight: Startup Focus

Startup Goodrays creates “CBD for every occasion”

By Olivia Brown

UK-based startup Goodrays is seeking to bring the benefits of CBD to multiple consumer occasions throughout the day with its wide range of oils, gummies, and drinks.

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CBD coffee: fad or the future?

By Olivia Brown

Following an increasing popularity and a heightened influx of brands promoting the CBD and coffee pairing, touting an ability to reduce side effects associated with caffeine, a regulatory expert has warned the research backing the benefits is inconclusive.

Functional foods for the mind: what are consumers looking for?

Insights from Positive Nutrition Summit

Functional foods for the mind: what are consumers looking for?

By Olivia Brown

A cognitive health innovation panel hosted at the Positive Nutrition summit last week (March 30th), discussed key consumer demands in a crowded market, legislation challenges, and the future potential for the space.

Study champions CBD with THC for insomnia

Study champions CBD with THC for insomnia

By Olivia Haslam

A broad-spectrum medicinal cannabis oil is effective in significantly improving sleep quality and duration, midnight melatonin levels, as well as quality of life and mood within two weeks, in adults with insomnia, according to new research.

Study: CBD may lower blood pressure in hypertensive patients

Study: CBD may lower blood pressure in hypertensive patients

By Olivia Brown

After five-weeks of CBD administration to hypertensive patients, reductions in blood pressure were paired with significant drops in the catestatin peptides involved in hypertension pathophysiology, a randomised controlled trial observes.

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Expert opinion

ESSNA insights: CBD developments for the sports nutrition industry

By Nikki Hancocks

The number of sports and active nutrition companies investing in CBD has grown significantly in Europe over the last few years despite regulatory uncertainty, so what does this market hold for these brands? In this article, ESSNA’s Chair Dr Adam Carey,...

Potential for CBD to treat traumatic brain injuries, review concludes

Potential for CBD to treat traumatic brain injuries, review concludes

By Olivia Brown

Cannabidiol (CBD) shows strong potential for its inclusion in clinical treatment of traumatic brain injuries (TBI), with mechanisms of action including the mediation of the cellular and biochemical changes associated with the injuries, a recent literature...

NutraWomen Wednesday: Najla Guthrie, President & CEO, KGK Science

NutraWomen Wednesday: Najla Guthrie, President & CEO, KGK Science

By Danielle Masterson

Najla Guthrie, president and CEO, KGK Science Inc. has been hailed as a global leader and sought-after spokesperson in the nutraceutical trade. She is also a lobbyist for the advancement of policy changes in the supplement and cannabis industries.

The NutraIngredients Awards are back! Submit your entries!

The NutraIngredients Awards are back! Submit your entries!

By Stephen Daniells

The NutraIngredients Awards are back for 2023 with new categories but the same commitment to honour the best and brightest in ingredients, finished products, companies, people, and initiatives in the dietary supplements industry.

NutraCast: Turning to CBD for mental health

NutraCast: Turning to CBD for mental health

By Danielle Masterson

Between Covid-19, supply chain issues and inflation, life is taking a serious toll on mental health. But more and more people are looking for ways to address mental health without a prescription.

CBD: The ultimate celebrity side hustle

CBD: The ultimate celebrity side hustle

By Danielle Masterson

Whether they’re an investor, founder or spokesperson, public figures such as athletes and actors are benefitting from CBD’s therapeutic properties –and its ability to bring in the dough.

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