The National Association of Health Stores was started in 1931 to represent the growing number of independent health stores in the UK. It is the only organisation in the UK which can claim to speak for such businesses and is run entirely by independent retailers.
The NAHS seeks to promote to the public the benefits of shopping in locally owned, independent health stores and to ensure that there is a good standard of customer advice available in all its member stores.
The NAHS also works with other organisation like Consumers for Health Choice (CHC) and the Health Food Manufacturers Association (HFMA) to ensure the maximum possible availability of health food and nutritional products. To this end in recent years the NAHS started two Judicial Reviews against the government. One on its ban of the popular and safe herbal remedy, Kava Kava, and the second against the European Food Supplements Directive.
The NAHS is completely committed to driving forward the UK health food trade in spite of increasing competition from supermarkets and the internet. We firmly believe that the best place to buy organic and natural products is from your local health store, from people who live and breath these products, and are well trained. Looking for the NAHS logo on the door will be a good start to guaranteeing this.
Please feel free to contact us or use the store search to find your local health store.