Headlines in the Global Wellness Economy

Global Wellness News™ | September 15th, 2022


Psychobiotics, probiotics that can yield specific benefits to the nervous system, are gaining attention in mental health circles. As consumers look to better their holistic health physically and emotionally, brands are leaning into the benefits gut health can have on a person’s mental wellbeing.

Peloton Becomes Barry McCarthy’s Ride or Die

In case it wasn’t clear before, it is now: Peloton is now very much Barry McCarthy’s show. The former chief financial officer of Netflix and Spotify took the top spot at the troubled connected fitness pioneer seven months ago, kicking off a massive turnaround effort aimed at salvaging Peloton’s business following a sharp reversal of fortune.

Kourtney Kardashian Barker is taking on the wellness industry with her own line of gummies, after reaching a point where she was taking 30 supplements a day

Kourtney Kardashian Barker is launching Lemme on September 27. Lemme is a line of natural vitamin and supplement gummies. Kardashian Barker’s last venture was Poosh, a lifestyle website and ecommerce site, that launched in 2019. Matcha, CBD, Ashwagandha, Lion’s mane.

Wellness travel is still in demand, bringing new resorts to bloom: Travel Weekly

With demand for wellness experiences showing no signs of slowing, pioneering players in the destination wellness space are finding the category ripe for expansion. The Ranch, Sensei and Amrit are opening expansive new properties in the next year. And according to wellness experts, it’s a category in which new product has historically been in short supply.

Is this wellness’s golden gun?

Before launching his latest muscle-pummelling device, Dr Jason Wersland, chiropractor and the founder of Therabody, sought counsel from one of his most trusted patients: Cristiano Ronaldo. Or, rather, one day last year Ronaldo all but begged to try the new vibrating gadget – the “TheraFace PRO”.

Rootine Secures $10M Series A to Optimize Health and Human Performance Through Precision Nutrition

NASHVILLE, Tenn.–()– Rootine, a precision health company relied on by professional athletes like Brian Burns, Brianna Decker, Matt Brown, Lauren Sesselman and Miranda “Fear The” Maverick⁠-and professional team registered dietitians including Jordan Mazur⁠-to optimize their health and human performance through precision nutrition, announced today $10 million in Series A funding led by Nashville-based Relevance Ventures alongside participation from Techstars and DSM Venturing.

Curated Global Wellness News is posted every Tuesday and Thursday on the Industry News section of the GWS website. Catch up on last Thursday’s edition here.

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