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Call to Stop Misinformation on Natural Health Products Bill

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 3:05 pm | Natural Products

A group of manufacturers say they are frustrated with the amount of misinformation circulating about the Natural Health Products Bill, which is resulting in consumers' and the wider sectors' interests being held to ransom by a small group of detractors. ... More >>

Natural Product Industry Award Winners Announced

Friday, 18 March 2016, 10:11 am | Natural Products

Natural Products NZ this evening announced the winners of its annual industry awards, including the inaugural Supreme Award for the best overall entry: More >>

Bill's Pluses Far Outweigh the Minuses

Tuesday, 9 February 2016, 2:40 pm | Natural Products

The industry umbrella group for New Zealand’s natural products manufacturers and marketers says consumers stand to lose in the long run if erroneous claims about the Natural Health and Supplementary Products (NH&SP) Bill end up stalling its ... More >>

Natural Health Industry Hails Bill's Progress

Monday, 23 March 2015, 9:10 pm | Natural Products

New Zealand’s natural health sector has hailed the Ministry of Health’s announcement that the Natural Health and Supplementary Products Bill will progress to its third reading later this year and most likely come into force in 2016. More >>

Natural Products Industry A Significant Contributer

Friday, 20 February 2015, 9:45 am | Natural Products

A report released last night has found that New Zealand’s natural products industry contributes an estimated $1.4 billion per annum to New Zealand’s economy, which represents a 40 per cent increase over the past five years. The Natural Products ... More >>

Dietary supplements a popular choice for GPs and pharmacists

Tuesday, 17 June 2014, 12:24 pm | Natural Products

A recent survey of New Zealand’s general practitioners and pharmacists has found that many regularly recommend dietary supplements to patients/consumers, and also take supplements themselves. More >>

ASB Industry Partnership To Benefit Natural Products Sector

Thursday, 5 June 2014, 4:27 pm | Natural Products

A three-year partnership between ASB Bank and Natural Products NZ will benefit one of this country’s fastest-growing industries and the wider economy. Natural Products NZ (NPNZ) Executive Director Alison Quesnel say ASB Bank’s national and international ... More >>

Better balance needed in vitamin and mineral deabte

Monday, 3 February 2014, 2:30 pm | Natural Products

Media coverage over potential health threats arising from vitamin and mineral consumption could ironically be doing consumers more harm than good according to Natural Products NZ Chief Executive Alison Quesnel. “Natural Products NZ (NPNZ) and our members ... More >>

Dealing With Depression Naturally

Monday, 7 October 2013, 11:46 am | Natural Products

New Zealand has one of the highest rates of depression in the world with one in 10 people being prescribed antidepressants. Conventional antidepressant medications have been under the spotlight in recent years with studies showing some have little ... More >>

Nutrient Coq10 Can Reduce Heart Failure by Half

Friday, 14 June 2013, 11:40 am | Natural Products

Cardiovascular disease is still the leading cause of death in New Zealand, accounting for 40% of deaths annually. Many of these deaths are premature and preventable and there is now hope on the horizon in the form of a little- talked-about nutrient. More >>

Top Five Supplements for Women

Tuesday, 11 December 2012, 6:40 pm | Natural Products

More and more women are choosing the preventative path and taking supplements. However, as scientific evidence continues to emerge it has become more difficult to decide which supplements are best. More >>

Top Five Supplements For Men

Monday, 13 August 2012, 11:57 am | Natural Products

In the past women’s health issues have been given a higher profile and women are naturally more likely to have open discussions about what ails them. But more and more men are taking the prevention path by taking supplements. More >>

Vitamin D May Alleviate Menstural Cramps

Thursday, 28 June 2012, 11:50 am | Natural Products

Women who experience painful menstrual cramps could find relief from high dose Vitamin D according to new research. More >>

Billion Dollar Natural Health Industry Awards its Leaders

Friday, 23 March 2012, 10:33 am | Natural Products

The leaders of the natural products industry were recognised at the New Zealand Natural Products Summit in Rotorua today. The annual awards, held by Natural Products New Zealand and sponsored by James & Wells Intellectual Property, the Cawthron Institute, ... More >>

Industry Likes Introduction Of Natural Health Products Bill

Wednesday, 7 September 2011, 3:38 pm | Natural Products

The New Zealand natural products industry welcomes the Natural Health Products Bill introduced to Parliament today. Michelle Palmer, Executive Director of Natural Products New Zealand says that the industry has worked together with the Government on the ... More >>

Help Save Your Sight With Vitamin C

Thursday, 18 August 2011, 1:06 pm | Natural Products

New research indicates that Vitamin C may be critical to maintaining good eye health and could be protective for those at risk of glaucoma. The study done by Oregon Health & Science University indicates that Vitamin C may be needed for correct functioning ... More >>

Sunshine vitamin lowers risk of depression

Thursday, 20 May 2010, 12:04 pm | Natural Products

A recent joint study from Italy and the United States says there is evidence of a link between insufficient vitamin D, the vitamin generated by sunshine on the skin and the risk of developing depression, particularly in the elderly. More >>

Natural products industry praises top performers

Friday, 23 April 2010, 2:46 pm | Natural Products

Excellence in the New Zealand natural products industry was recognised last night at the Natural Products New Zealand Industry Awards gala dinner in Nelson. More >>

NPNZ clarifies fish oil debate

Thursday, 11 March 2010, 9:17 am | Natural Products

Natural Products New Zealand is surprised at media claims that a single serving of salmon or other fatty fish has the same level of efficacy of taking 40 fish oil capsules. More >>

Dietary supplements improves health

Wednesday, 28 October 2009, 10:12 am | Natural Products

The use of dietary supplements in recommended amounts has been proven to assist people maintain good health by providing nutrients that modern diets may lack. Recent media reports have suggested that taking vitamins can endanger your health and have even ... More >>