The heath foods market was valued at £2.08bn in 2002 but current uncertainty with vitamins, supplements and natural remedies is likely to have a negative effect on sales.

The heath foods market was valued at £2.08bn in 2002 but current uncertainty with vitamins, supplements and natural remedies is likely to have a negative effect on sales.










(PRWEB) August 29, 2003

Research and Markets have announced the addition of the “Health Foods Market Report Plus 2003” report to their offering.

The value of the health food market covered in this report amounted to £2.08bn in 2002. This represented an increase of just over 10% on the 2001 figure, compared with considerably higher growth rates during the previous 2 years. The four key sectors consist of organic foods; functional foods; vitamins, minerals and supplements (VMS); and alternative remedies.

The slowdown was most marked in the organic and functional foods sectors, both of which have previously experienced unusually high growth, and are displaying some signs of maturation. The VMS sector has been growing slowly, while sales of natural remedies have continued to increase at a steady rate.

The prospect of European legislation has affected, or will affect, most sectors of the health food market in various ways, and has already taken up considerable resources, as manufacturers and retailers fight to make sure their views are properly represented. Arguably, the most urgent issue concerns the Food Supplements Directive, which covers ingredients and dosage levels in vitamin and mineral preparations, and is due to come into force in July 2003. A report from the Food Standards Agency, published in 2003, indicating that high doses of some vitamins and minerals could be harmful will deal a further setback to the specialist health foods industry.

On the corporate front, much of the activity during 2002 has indicated that it is the larger specialist companies that are in the best position to capitalise on the health foods market as it is at present. A number of large mainstream companies have scaled back their operations in health food sectors, while at the other end of the range there have been several acquisitions of small specialist companies by larger ones.

The current uncertainty in the market for vitamins, supplements and natural remedies is likely to have a negative effect on future sales, at least in the short term. Sales of organic food have begun to slow down as the market matures, while the market for functional foods will continue to grow at a steady, but unexceptional, rate.

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REPORT DATA SUMMARY:

Health Foods Market Report Plus 2003

Category: Food

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Bonavitas Products Target Consumers That Are Self Educated About Natural Hormones Supplements And Nutrition As They Seek More Natural Solutions For Their Long Term Health

Bonavitas Products Target Consumers That Are Self Educated About Natural Hormones Supplements And Nutrition As They Seek More Natural Solutions For Their Long Term Health













Bonavitas Products


Provo, UT (PRWEB) August 19, 2011

Bonavitas, the good life fitness company, today announced it is finding new ways to solve old problems without taking risks with people’s long term health. 

For example, conventional recovery wisdom is that a recovery drink should come with a high dose of sugars, that raise blood sugar and spike insulin. Bonavitas uses a slow release sugar so that people can keep burning fat post exercise. Since one creates free radicals during exercise and the body starts to repair during rest, Bonavitas products provide antioxidants to the body right in that window and challenge conventional industry wisdom about what is expedient and create effective products that do not compromise on delivering good, healthy long term results.

“Bonavitas products are designed to provide a clear benefit now, without sacrificing what your body needs to keep working and age gracefully. None of our products contain artificial flavors, artificial colors or artificial sweeteners,” said Alexandra Paul, the scientist behind Bonavitas product line. 

“Guess what, they taste like citrus fruits, like cinnamon, like honey, like cayenne pepper – like real food. Remember those? Foods, vitamins, minerals – The things your body was built to digest. They don’t taste like ice cream or bubble gum. They don’t look like radiator fluid but they give you real fuel, nutrition and antioxidants to keep powering the real you,” she added.

Read our labels – no aspartame, no acesulfame potassium, no sucralose – because sugar molecules should not have chlorine molecules attached to them.

Bonavitas products will be distributed on-line and a combination of retail channels depending on the appropriate landscape for each particular product. For example, energy shots will be distributed FDM, convenience, natural/health foods and online, whereas the recovery drink and hydration powder mixes will be distributed in natural/health food and online only.

For more information, please visit our website at http://www.bonavitas.com.

ABOUT BONAVITAS

Headquartered in Provo, Utah, Bonavitas is a worldwide provider of functional food and supplement options designed to meet the needs of tired people interested in products that do not contain artificial colors, artificial sweeteners or artificial flavors. The company was designed to meet the needs of tired people. Tiredness in all of its various forms and expressions is the number one complaint made to primary care physicians. Bonavitas offers powdered drink mixes and ready to drink products that address the underlying causes of consumer tiredness. http://www.bonavitas.com

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NMI Study Finds that Consumers Seek Specific Health Claims in Their Food and Nutritional Supplements

NMI Study Finds that Consumers Seek Specific Health Claims in Their Food and Nutritional Supplements










Harleysville, PA (PRWEB) June 7, 2006

The Natural Marketing Institute (NMI), the leading provider of strategic consulting, consumer insights and market research services for the health, wellness and sustainability marketplace, today expanded on one of the key trends it has identified as having a significant impact in 2006.

According to NMI’s Health & Wellness Trends Database™, 2006 will see the continued propagation of specific nutrient platform drivers across food/beverages and nutritional supplements. The desire for specificity is evident as 57% of all U.S. consumers indicate they are looking for foods that have a specific health claim and about half prefer to buy vitamins/minerals/herbals/dietary supplements that have a specific health claim. Use of functional foods and condition-specific supplements are also on the rise, showing 5-year compound annual growth rates of 17% and 16% respectively.

“This desire for health claims is evident across many consumer packaged goods. For example, with over 29 million people (adults and children) suffering from food allergies, allergen-free foods will continue to experience solid growth. Introductions of gluten-free foods alone have shown a 50% compound annual growth over the past six years and generate U.S. retail sales in excess of $ 400 million. Another nutrient to watch in 2006 is probiotics, which has shown annual awareness increases of 27% since 2002,” according to NMI President Maryellen Molyneaux.

Manufacturers are integrating specific nutrients into foods and supplements related to certain health conditions such as heart disease and digestive health. These nutrients include fish oil, omega 3, lutein, lycopene, probiotics plant sterols, among others. “While consumers may lack understanding of the specific health benefits of some nutrients, savvy manufacturers and marketers will use this opportunity for continued education to raise the value of their nutrient-rich products in the eyes of the consumers,” says Molyneaux.

NMI is a strategic consulting, market research, and business development company specializing in the health, wellness, and sustainable marketplace. For more information on NMI’s trend reports, proprietary databases and other services, visit NMI’s web site at http://www.NMIsolutions.com.

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Nutri-Health Supplements Adds Sleep Wave – A Natural Sleep Support Formula – To Its Premium Product Line

Nutri-Health Supplements Adds Sleep Wave – A Natural Sleep Support Formula – To Its Premium Product Line











Sleep Wave™ – An All-Natural Sleep Support Formula


Cottonwood, AZ (PRWEB) July 26, 2011

Nutri-Health Supplements LLC, formulator and distributor of the best-selling Flora Source Multi-Probiotic, has introduced Sleep Wave – a natural sleep support formula – to its popular line of premium natural health supplements.

“Poor sleep quality isn’t just an inconvenience. It can disrupt relationships, lead to poor performance at work, and can even prove dangerous,” said Michael Lee, product development director for Nutri-Health.

Sleep problems are especially common in older adults. According to the National Sleep Foundation’s 2003 Sleep in America poll, 44% of older persons experience one or more of the nighttime symptoms of insomnia at least a few nights per week or more.

“We found that statistic very startling,” Lee said. “Many of our customers are baby boomers or older, and we’re always on the lookout for ways to address their health concerns.”

Nutri-Health developed Sleep Wave, an all-natural sleep support formula that contains a targeted, synergistic blend of herbs, vitamins and nutrients to deliver relaxation and relief from occasional sleepless nights.

Quality Sleep: The Key to Well-Being

Healthy sleep may well be the key to whole-body well-being. Recent studies have shown it’s not just fatigue that results when we don’t get our needed rest. Improving sleep quality will help to:*


Support memory function
Increase mental alertness
Maintain a healthy weight
Support a healthy heart
Support healthy levels of blood sugar
Maintain healthy blood pressure levels
Support a healthy mood

A Dual-Action Sleep Formula

Sleep Wave is formulated to work in two ways to deliver real results:*

A synergistic blend of valerian, lemon balm and other herbs, as well as essential melatonin, works to promote sleep and improve sleep quality.
GABA, L-theanine, chamomile and passionflower promote relaxation, helping to calm the “brain-spinning” mind chatter that can prevent onset of sleep.

According to Lee, a major factor in Sleep Wave’s effectiveness originates in studies which have shown that certain botanicals that promote sleep are more effective when taken together. And, recent advances in research and technology allow natural substances to provide support for healthy sleep cycles at the lowest (and safest) possible doses.

“Sleep Wave contains clinically studied combinations of herbs for restful sleep including valerian root, lemon balm, hops, passion flower, and chamomile,” Lee said. “Supporting this targeted formula are Vitamins B6 and C, along with melatonin and the relaxing effects of GABA and L-theanine.”

For more information on Nutri-Health Supplements, visit http://www.nutri-health.com or call 800-914-6311.

About Nutri-Health Supplements

Nutri-Health Supplements, LLC, a subsidiary of Atrium Innovations Inc. (TSX: ATB), is a leading developer and marketer of probiotic, enzymes and other specialty supplements products. Its premium line of nutraceuticals consists of proprietary Multi-Probiotic® blends, supplement and enzyme formulations designed to address the specific health needs of consumers, predominantly digestive and immune health. The company primarily offers its products directly to health-conscious consumers across the United States. Its products are manufactured at a state-of-the-art, National Science Foundation Good Manufacturing Practices (NSF GMP) registered facility and tested in an ISO 9001:2008 certified and ISO 17025 accredited laboratory.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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