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BetterYou has welcomed new research highlighting the need for the older generation to supplement the sunshine vitamin. A study published in European Journal of Heart Failure1 reported that…
Last month saw the UK launch of health supplement range Nature’s Bounty, which has been designed to help people with complicated schedules look after their health.
Founded in 1971, Nature’s Bounty has nearly 50 years of expertise and is an established market leader in the US. Combining innovation with fine ingredients, the supplements are high quality, yet good value.
The launch includes a series of adult gummy formulations including Adult Multivitamin Gummies containing 17 key nutrients including energy vitamin B12 and vitamin D3, vitamin C and zinc for all round optimal support; Cran-Max® Cranberry Gummies providing 500 mg of clinically-studied Cran-Max® made from cranberry whole fruit extract; and Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies with key nutrients for healthy skin, nails and hair including biotin and collagen, as well as zinc, selenium and vitamins C and E.
Outside of the gummy formulations there is also a range of high quality products that have been tested and created to support healthy lifestyles including Mini Omega-3 450 mg EPA/DHA and Multi-Digestive Enzymes with Betaine Hydrochloride.
The Active Hemp Skin Care and Health Supplement range of products from Carun are now distributed by Sigma Pharmaceuticals. “This is a great opportunity to reach customers with a portfolio of high grade complementary medicine products that really work. We have a loyal group of consumers who understand the benefits of Active Hemp and the power of personal experiences is gathering pace,” says Michal Takac, Carun UK founder. “We see a whole range of disorders and problems helped or managed by our products and we see mainstream medicine now producing prescription medicines based on cannabinoids, the active ingredient in Active Hemp.”
“Our plants are classified as industrial hemp with no psychoactive compounds,” says Takac. “The active ingredients, among others, are wide spectrum cannabinoids and terpenes. They have been used for centuries in traditional medicines all over the world because of their properties and we are committed to helping as many people as possible in the UK.”
Carun products provide pharmacists with a new option for a whole range of conditions – a natural and complementary medicine range with functional credentials that offer a significant profit opportunity to the retailer.
Urinary tract infections can make life a misery for many women and the chances of a woman getting a urinary tract infection and cystitis-like symptoms (UTI) at some time in their lives is high. Many women head straight for the GPs surgery to get a prescription for an antibiotic, but Bio-Health has introduced a natural alternative to meet this need.
Cranberries contain antioxidant compounds and clinical trials suggested that they may help reduce the risk of UTIs and recurrent UTIs. D-Mannose is a naturally occurring sugar found in cranberries and other fruits such as oranges and blueberries. Preliminary trials in Europe show that D-mannose may treat or prevent urinary tract infections. Simicina is a nutraceutical food supplement containing organic cranberry capsules in one container and D-Mannose capsules in the other.
Urologist Ashwani Kumar Sood was consulted on the development of Simicina and is excited by its launch: “In the patients that I see who suffer recurrent UTIs and cystitis-like symptoms, I would expect approximately 7 out of 10 of those taking cranberry and D-mannose to respond well, which may avoid the need for multiple courses of antibiotics in the future.” Contact Bio-Health or your preferred wholesaler for wholesale enquiries.
Pukka Herbs is introducing Lean Matcha Green, a new tea to naturally boost metabolism, balance blood sugar levels and help maintain healthy body composition.
Lean Matcha Green is blended with organic medicinal-grade herbs including metabolism-boosting, thermogenic (fat-burning) ingredients such as oolong tea and matcha tea. This new blend in Pukka’s green tea repertoire also includes spices such as cinnamon which helps to balance blood sugar levels and turmeric which acts as an anti-inflammatory, reducing irritation, heat or pain within the digestive tract. The result is a warming tea with strong notes of fennel, ginger and black pepper.
Lean Matcha Green will be available from January 2018, from www.pukkaherbs.com and independent health food stores at an RRP of £2.79.
Weleda sponsored one of the 2017 P.E.A. Awards (People. Environment. Achievement) which recognise sustainable advances or achievements and shine the spotlight on sustainable superheroes all over the UK.
Weleda sponsored the 2017 Green Pioneer Award, an accolade presented to an individual, group, community, business or organisation in the UK that has been fearless enough to rip up the rulebook: the winner will have pioneered a new and more sustainable approach to a particular project or initiative, or implemented ideas that have improved sustainability.
The 2017 accolade was awarded to MacRebur, who have found a pioneering use for waste plastics: its product goes into roads, acting as a binder and replacing some of the oil-based bitumen. This creates road surfaces that have proved (in independent tests) stronger than the current asphalt mix. The product has lots more potential uses.