Growth in the health supplements space is being "slowed down" by outdated regulations in Indonesia, with industry players clamouring for new rules.
Consumer understanding of the nutritional benefits of protein is soaring in Asia, according to research from NZMP, the ingredients brand of New Zealand-based dairy manufacturer Fonterra.
Food manufacturers and health officials have to overcome significant barriers to encourage the consumption of disease-fighting whole grains among young Singaporean adults, a new study has found.
Brain health supplements manufacturer Senescence Life Sciences has launched its second product on the Singapore market.
Alternative sources of protein and a greater focus on ‘food before supplements’ is shaping the sports nutrition practices of Singapore’s elite athletes.
The most effective way to boost nutrition through fortification is by targetting people as consumers, not merely recipients of a donation or a public policy programme.
Supplement firms who view South East Asia as one homogenous market are doomed to failure, but there are four key consumer trends common to all markets, according to analysts.
According to analysts at BCC research, the nutraceutical ingredients market will be led by the phytochemical and plant extracts segment, followed by prebiotics and probiotics,...
From functional food trends in Thailand and Indonesia, to Singapore’s war on diabetes, and the baby water boom in China, here’s a recap of March’s top stories.
A collaboration between four institutes aims to arm Malaysian pharmacists with more knowledge and understanding of complementary medicine.
Nutrient gummies drew the most visitors to Softigel’s booth at the recent HI SEA 2017 show in Jakarta – with the company identifying several markets for business growth.
It was the lure of Indonesia’s exotic fruits and their potential as functional ingredients that has convinced Taiwan-based TCI Co to set up an office in Jakarta.
China-based Jiangsu Aoxin Biotechnology wants to make sure all its ingredients, such as D-Glucosamine, chitosan and marine chitosan, are halal certified to boost its chances of success in South East...
Indonesia’s supplements association hopes the harmonisation of regulations across South East Asia will take a significant step forward this year, providing a much-needed boost to exports and consumer awareness.
Misleading health claims are still rife in Indonesia despite tighter functional food rules, claims a new association set up to ‘professionalise the industry’.
There is vast scope to improve glycaemic control among type 2 diabetics in Malaysia by boosting nutrition knowledge and the intake of dairy, a cross-sectional study has found.
Tea consumption halves the risk of cognitive impairment for people 55 years old and above, and also dramatically reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease among those at greater genetic risk.
Fortifying wheat flour used for making instant noodles has the potential to improve nutrient intakes in Asia, a review showed.
From consumer spending to retailer awareness, we pinpoint six of the most pressing functional food and supplement trends ahead of next week’s HI South East Asia exhibition and conference in...
Indian wellness and beauty company VLCC plans to acquire three new companies, including a nutraceutical firm.
Healthy ageing, natural supplements and personalised nutrition: these are three emerging trends in Thailand offering ample opportunities for industry growth.
Gaining a greater understanding of Singaporeans' understanding of supplements – and the types of services and advice they want pharmacists to provide – has become a key focus for Blackmores...
More infants in Vietnam received complementary foods thanks to a widespread social franchising, marketing and branding campaign that targeted new mothers, providing 'rigorous evidence' that such strategies can help combat malnutrition....
New meta-analysis suggests that vitamin D deficiency is a risk factor for TB, not something that is caused by the condition, while the role played by ethnicity in this relationship...
Nutraceuticals have the ability to boost the effectiveness of traditional anti-depressive medications, according a new review.