COVID-19

NutraVideo: Zinc, vitamin D are key in COVID fight

NutraVideo: Zinc, vitamin D are key in COVID fight

By Danielle Masterson

The dietary supplement market has been flooded with new products, with an unprecedented demand in immune health. A recent Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)-IPSOS survey found that vitamin D usage jumped 37% and zinc grew 17% amid the pandemic.

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Could 2021 be THE worst year in memory for botanical supply?

Experts sound alarm over 2021 botanical supply challenges

By Stephen Daniells

As sales of dietary supplements and natural products remain high – and many companies report record sales – the strain on the supply chain is immense, and for botanicals in particular, and that means a difficult 2021 could be on the horizon.

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COVID-19: Google trends reveal global nutrition focus

By Nikki Hancocks

A Google Trends analysis report reveals the "profound effects" of COVID-19 on interest in immune-boosting nutrients and herbs globally and which specific ingredients consumers favour across different global regions.

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COVID-19: Scientists raise the vitamin D alarm

By Nikki Hancocks

A group of researchers and doctors have formed an international alliance aiming to encourage governments to increase recommendations for vitamin D intake to 4,000 IU daily as they believe this would reduce COVID-19 hospitalisations.

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Dr. Fauci weighs in on vitamins C & D

By Danielle Masterson

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, recently did an Instagram Live interview with the actress Jennifer Garner where he discussed immune health and supplementation.

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Vitamin D deficiency may boost risk of coronavirus infection

By Stephen Daniells

Scientists at the University of Chicago are calling for clinical trials to investigate if vitamin D may reduce COVID-19 incidence after their retrospective study found a link between deficiency of the sunshine vitamin and the likelihood of becoming infected...

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CBD for mood: Going green to ease the blues

By Danielle Masterson

During these unprecedented times, many are undergoing a great amount of stress, leading many to seek out natural products to manage stress and boost their mood.

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Experts criticise government review of Vitamin D for COVID-19

By Nikki Hancocks

Nutrition and industry experts have responded to Public Health England's (PHE) reports which found no evidence to support taking vitamin D supplements to prevent or treat COVID‑19, describing the conclusions as 'narrow-minded' and 'abysmal'.

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How will COVID-19 impact health food perceptions?

By Nikki Hancocks

Health food and drink experts have revealed what they believe will be the biggest purchase drivers and the biggest innovation pitfalls post-COVID and how brands can cater to emerging needs.

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Foods to improve mental wellbeing ‘may prove recession proof’

By Oliver Morrison

Functional food and beverages that are seen to improve mental health could be set to be a ‘recession proof’ sector, claims market researcher MMR. It says its new data highlights innovation opportunities as consumers seek new strategies to manage their...

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