At Nutraceuticals, we understand that sifting through stacks of legalese and government guidance can leave you with a bit of a headache, so we have taken the key considerations and made them more digestible.
The increasing prevalence of food allergies worldwide means more people than ever are affected by allergies to food. It is predicted that by 2025, half of the entire EU population will be affected by chronic allergic diseases, the UK alone has an estimated 2 million people suffering from a diagnosed food allergy – one of the highest rates of allergic conditions in the world.
If we were offered the chance to take simple steps to change the food system for the better, most of us would jump at the chance. If we were told that these changes also had the potential to positively impact on the climate crisis, stall biodiversity loss and improve soil quality, not to act would seem utterly counter-intuitive.
The Royal College of Physicians of London was founded in the City of London in 1518 and whilst the vision and desire for a medicinal garden existed throughout the history of the College it was not fully realised for almost another 450 years.
The tale of a prized and power giving powder derived from a fungus that grows out of a baby insect and is worth almost the price of gold, sounds more like a story from the Brothers Grimm than the development of a modern-day nutraceutical.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and can be found in our bones, muscles, connective tissue and blood vessels. Collagen is a bit like scaffolding – it holds the body together. Collagen also helps to contribute to the stability of our tissues and organs. However, it is not only limited to human beings, the protein polymer substance can also be harvested from the skin and cartilage of animals, too, such as cows, pigs and fish.