health & wellness

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06 Jul 2020
--- There is little evidence that vitamin, mineral and fish oil supplements protect against non-communicable diseases (NCD) despite increasing purchases from healthy people. This is according to an analysis published in the... Read More
06 Jul 2020
--- Cannabidiol (CBD) synergies are an area with “incredible growth potential” as cannabinoid hemp extracts become more mainstream. This is according to Collette Kakuk, Vice President of Global Marketing at HempRise... Read More
03 Jul 2020
--- This week in nutrition news, Evolva set itself up to strengthen its resveratrol products’ position in the nutrition sector with an agreement to issue and subscribe convertible notes with Nice & Green. Catalent is... Read More
02 Jul 2020
--- Following the successful launch of Jumbo Foodcoach for certain sports, Dutch retailer Jumbo has released a free app that is touted as a personal nutrition coach for cyclists. Jumbo Foodcoach provides a professional nutrition... Read More
02 Jul 2020
--- The UK government’s £300 million (US$375 million) investment to upgrade scientific infrastructure as part of its new R&D Roadmap has drawn criticism for not explicitly mentioning whether nutritional research... Read More
02 Jul 2020
--- Probiotics expert Probi is collaborating with Örebro University and nine other Swedish companies to develop needle-free vaccines that use probiotics as carriers for the vaccine antigens. This is to induce immunity... Read More
01 Jul 2020
--- The dialogue around a potential post-pandemic society should be considered in separate stages of a “recovery” phase versus a “new normal.” This is according to Leslie Lannebere, Global Marketing... Read More
01 Jul 2020
--- Health-conscious consumers now have access to another alternative to traditional sodas, with the launch of Health-Ade Booch Pop. This latest line from US-based Health-Ade uses the kombucha the company is known for, which is... Read More
30 Jun 2020
--- Direct-to-consumer custom probiotics start-up Sun Genomics has raised US$8.65 million in its Series A funding. The round was led by Pangaea Ventures with additional investments from Danone Manifesto Ventures, SOSV, Human... Read More
29 Jun 2020
--- Halal and kosher certifications meet specific nutritional needs aligning with religious practices, but industry is taking note of how these target groups are being reexamined. Moreover, halal and kosher certifications meet... Read More
26 Jun 2020
--- In nutrition news this week, Lactalis Nestlé launched a new range of high-protein dairy consisting half of whey and half of casein. Meanwhile, Aurea Biolabs released a new ginger ingredient aiming to improve... Read More
25 Jun 2020
--- Singapore-based TurtleTree Labs has completed a fresh round of funding from global investors, raising US$3.2 million. The biotechnology company can create real milk from any mammal, without the need for animals. While its... Read More
25 Jun 2020
--- Health and wellness brand GNC has filed a voluntary petition for a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case. Having been under financial pressure for several years, US-based GNC suffered a further “dramatic negative impact”... Read More
25 Jun 2020
--- Effervescent curcumin will now be available to consumers in the form of Holland & Barrett’s Vitaboost Turmeric. The product contains Pharmako Biotechnologies’ HydroCurc for joint health, as well as vitamin C... Read More
25 Jun 2020
--- DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences (DuPont N&B) has gained Non-GMO Project Verified certification for its SeaGel CAP101 and CAP203 animal-free soft capsule technologies. The company highlights that the dietary supplement... Read More
24 Jun 2020
--- To preserve the active ingredients in premixed vitamin waters, US-based Karma Water has employed cap technology that releases the nutrients in the drinks moments before consumption. Karma Cap ensures that the nutritional... Read More
24 Jun 2020
--- The fiber space is ripe for innovation and many of its staple trends such as organic, clean label, gut health, as well as sugar reduction, are enjoying renewed popularity due to COVID-19 leading wellness demands. This is... Read More
23 Jun 2020
--- Scientists have completed large-scale tests on a new type of five-minute urine test that measures the health of a person’s diet, and produces an individual’s unique urine “fingerprint.” The... Read More
23 Jun 2020
--- Tiered fixed sugar tax designs can produce substantial health gains, as well as lower health costs in the US, according to a simulation model of different designs of taxes on sugary drinks. The study was carried out by Tufts... Read More
22 Jun 2020
--- As COVID-19 measures begin to loosen globally, the nutrition industry is examining the effects the outbreak and its subsequent lockdowns have had on consumers’ eating habits. A British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) survey... Read More
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