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Student’s start-up supplement bars help reduce anaemia in Indian women

A fortified iron supplement bar given to anaemic women in and around Mumbai reduced anaemia with no reported side effects, according to a study by Duke University researchers and collaborators...

Danone’s Aptamil launched in India as part of nutrition and revenue growth plans

Aptamil, one of Danone’s infant formula brands sold in 45 countries, has been launched in India, with the company saying it plans to produce local supply at the company’s Lalru,...

Indian gummy supplements supplier gets new US$1.5m investment

Hyderabad-based nutritional supplements maker Genmedic Healthcare Pvt Ltd received an investment boost from the ad-for-equity investment arm of media firm Bennett, Coleman and Company Ltd (BCCL), Brand Capital. 

Ayurveda extract helps reduce knee pain in elderly: Sabinsa Japanese RCT

A clinical trial evaluating the effects of Sabinsa’s Boswellin Super supplement on knee pain reduction revealed improvements in pain management, a study funded by the company has found.

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Four-out-of-five Indian women have vitamin D deficiency

A four-year survey from India shows that 75-80% of women have inadequate vitamin D levels in their blood. 

India’s new functional food and supplements rules: The key requirements every firm needs to know

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued its long-awaited rules for functional foods and supplements – publishing a 79-page set of criteria on its website.

New India supplements and nutraceuticals rules receive backing of direct-selling industry

The Indian Direct Selling Association (IDSA) has welcomed new rules for supplements and nutraceuticals announced by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), saying it is a crucial...

Focus on food synergies to boost bioavailability, urge researchers

A greater emphasis should be placed on enhancing the bioavailability of key nutrients in foods by focusing on synergies to help fight under nutrition, say researchers from the Indian Council of...

Developing countries with high TB burden need ‘oral vaccine’ of a balanced diet

To ‘continue neglecting nutrition’ is incompatible with the World Health Organization’s goal of reducing tuberculosis (TB) by 90% by 2035, a leading academic from India has claimed.

CVD risks high among low income Pakistani adults on traditional diets: New research

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors including obesity and hypertension are highly prevalent among low income urban Pakistani adults – with those people following a traditional diet most at risk, a...

The top trending Ayurveda ingredients right now…and why they are destined to remain niche products in the West.

Tulsi, ashwagandha and cardamom are three of the hottest Ayurvedic ingredients right now, but the likelihood of them gaining mass appeal in Europe and the US is limited by scepticism...

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Malnutrition affecting child cancer treatment in India

Young cancer patients in Delhi, India, will soon get nutritional support from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) as part of their treatment regime.

Rapid anaemia tests in rural India aim to boost iron and folic acid supplementation

Rapid detection anaemia tests are being rolled-out in Uttar Pradesh, India – a region where as many as one-in-two women are anaemic.

Peanut probiotic: Researchers develop commercially viable lactose-free probiotic ‘yoghurt’

A newly developed peanut-based probiotic ‘yoghurt’ could serve as a functional food for those who follow a vegan diet or have lactose intolerance, say researchers.

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Nationwide strike hits flagship child nutrition project in northern India

A flagship policy to tackle child malnutrition in Uttarakhand, India, has been hit by a nationwide eight-week strike of Aganwadi health workers.

Assam herbs ripe for nutraceutical and functional food development: Study

Twelve edible herbs from Assam, India, are “alluring candidates” for nutraceutical and functional food developments, according to study which highlights their antioxidant capacity.

Sri Lankan firm Apeiron partners with POS to develop plant extract manufacturing site

Canadian company POS Bio-Sciences is partnering with Apeiron Lanka Limited in Sri Lanka to develop a manufacturing facility to extract essential oils. 

Sage extract could offer encapsulation benefits for omega-3: Study

Encapsulating omega-3 supplements with sage polyphenols and gum arabic could be a more healthy and economically viable option than techniques currently used, while also opening up the possibility of boosting...

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Beneo opens in Delhi to cater for fast-growing market

Ingredient firm Beneo has opened a new office in Delhi to serve customers across Indian and Sri Lanka.

Arjuna to launch amla Indian gooseberry ingredient at Europe showcase

Arjuna Natural Extracts Ltd is seeking to tap into the Indian gooseberry superfood trend with the launch of a new amla ingredient – TRILOW.

Himalayan kodo millet found to have nutraceutical and functional food potential

Kodo millet, an underutilised crop plant used as a staple food by Himalayan communities in India, may have wide-reaching potential for nutraceuticals and functional food products, research has discovered.

Indian joint venture launches new nationwide supplements brand

Indian companies Vitalic Health and Athena Life Sciences have signed a joint venture to launch nutraceuticals and dietary supplements under the brand name 'Truuth'. 

Algae omega-3 wins €1m+ Oz research boost

Scientists are using metabolic engineering to scale up omega-3 rich algae production in Australia.

Supplements may help women with antenatal depression, study suggests

Antenatal depression may be linked to poor nutrient intake, causing health risks for mum and baby, say researchers who suggest that supplementation could help.

Indian firm Arjuna to launch 'one shot' high-concentrate Omega-3 product

Indian firm Arjuna Natural Extracts is launching a high-concentrate, "one shot", 90% omega-3 supplement derived from sardines.

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