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Could malformed mushrooms be the next big sports nutrition ingredient?

Mushrooms have been hailed as the perfect ingredient for new sports drinks, with researchers in Australia claiming they could be key to refuelling after a workout.

Kefir the key ingredient for a dairy-based sports drink that cancer survivors can stomach

Kefir could be a beneficial dairy-based sports nutrition ingredient for cancer survivors who may be wary of trying products containing milk due to concerns about stomach upsets.

Regulatory battle: New Zealand manufacturers hit out at health bill ‘detractors’

Five major New Zealand manufacturers – backed by trade body Natural Products New Zealand (NPNZ) – have hit out at a "small group of detractors” which they claim is creating "misinformation" about...

Australian supplements exports to China double in two years

More than half of all Australia’s supplements exports are now going to China or to Hong Kong, with the overall value of industry exports doubling in the past two years....

Watch: Sports nutrition ready to rocket in China as e-commerce sales continue to set the pace

Cross-border e-commerce will remain the dominant channel for supplements sales in China, with the sports nutrition sector being identified as category primed for sustained growth. That’s the view of Jeff Crowther,...

Video: China still booming for Aussie firms, but two new targets in industry’s sights

Australia is now China’s second biggest source of imports, behind the US, with industry trade body Complementary Medicines Australia (CMA) confident of continued supplements sales growth in the country as...

Supplements in Singapore: What’s hot and what’s not as sales rise in the City State

Supplements sales in Singapore rose 4% to $574m by the end of last year amid growing health concerns and increasing consumer spending.

Powerful protein: Edible insects packing a punch

Michi Abe, founder of Abundance Food, launched the ProPro energy bar last year in Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. 

Sales of sugar-containing sports drinks facing a ban in some of Australia's leisure centres

Stopping sales of 'unhealthy soft drinks' in Australian sports centres leads to increases in purchases of healthier beverages and the same level of total dollar transactions, claims new research, with...

VITAFOODS 2017

Sports nutrition scoring in the mainstream: The latest trends driving the sector’s growth

The blurring of boundaries between sports nutrition and mainstream food and beverages is fuelling the sector’s growth, alongside new product development (NPD) tackling consumer needs according to their age, gender...

Personalised nutrition: Cost and lack of experts slowing uptake in Asia Pacific

The cost of testing and not having enough experts in the field are holding back the growth of nutrigenomics-based personalised nutrition in Asia-Pacific.

The three main health factors powering protein and active nutrition in APAC

Three main factors are driving growth in the protein and active nutrition space in Asia-Pacific, according to research firm Frost & Sullivan. 

Energy drink 'risk' revealed for teenagers with genetic heart disease

Caffeinated energy drinks can trigger serious cardiac events in young people with a genetic heart disease, Australian researchers claim.

China summit brings together top level experts to discuss latest nutrition regulations and trends

A raft of high-level speakers will be taking to the stage at the second annual China International Nutrition and Health Industry Summit, with the latest regulatory issues, trends, and omega-3...

Protein power: Consumers in emerging Asian markets increasingly understand the benefits

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.

Kiwi contract manufacturer completes multi-million-dollar renovation as ‘brand New Zealand’ maintains marketing popularity

New Zealand contract manufacturer Alaron has undertaken a multi-million-dollar expansion and renovation project at its Nelson site, with the firm hopeful of growth for its customers in South East Asia...

News in brief

Herbalife announces two-year deal to sponsor Indian Special Olympics organisation

Herbalife has announced a two-year partnership with Special Olympics Bharat, which manages the Special Olympics programmes in India.

Six Japan food, nutrition and consumer trends set to shape 2017

We pinpoint six of the must-know food, nutrition and consumer trends taking shape in Japan, from superfoods to sports nutrition, ahead of one of the country's biggest trade shows, FoodEx...

Carbs ‘better than antioxidants’ to boost immunity and recovery after exercise: Australia review

Consuming carb-heavy bars or gels either during or immediately after intense exercise helps cut immune disturbances and can aid the body’s recovery, but there is insufficient evidence to support the...

Whey out? Could cricket protein rival whey as a sports nutrition and functional drinks ingredient?

Crickets could become a functional protein ingredient to rival casein and whey in nutritional beverages and sports drinks, researchers suggest.

Singapore centre seeks to increase science standards for home-grown supplements, TCM and food firms

A recently established Singapore centre is seeking to increase the standard of evidence-based data for SMEs in the supplements, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and functional foods space.

Indian tree bark extract shows may improve athletic performance: Study

A proprietary extract from the bark of Terminalia arjuna may boost cardiovascular efficiency and improve athletic performance in young healthy male adults, says a new study.

China private equity firm acquires 80% stake in Kiwi supplement manufacturer

New Zealand supplement firm Better Health Co, which owns the GO Healthy brand, has sold an 80% stake to an Asian private equity fund to help it tap into international markets.

Last chance to enter the NutraIngredients Awards 2017

Friday is your last chance to enter your innovative ingredients, products, research and services to one of the 13 categories in our NutraIngredients Awards 2017.

Curcumin can be ‘as big as omega-3’ with correct science and marketing: OmniActive MD

Curcumin can become as big as omega-3, according to the boss of Indian nutraceutical supplier OmniActive, which has recently received a significant funding boost and made a high-level acquisition.  ...