Nutrition Asia Video Series

WATCH: BASF and Nature's Farm on the potential of the APAC omega-3 sector

By Cheryl Tay

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags omega-3 Healthy ageing personalised nutrition

The latest omega-3 research, product innovation spanning combinations of ingredients, and the strengths and weaknesses of consumer understanding across the region are all covered in our latest Nutrition Asia video series, featuring insights form two category experts.


NIA-GOED Omega-3 Summit

NutraIngredients, in conjunction with GOED, will be holding APAC's first ever omega-3 event in Singapore in February 2019, featuring renowned speakers from CSIRO, A*STAR, Japn National Cancer Centre, GOED and more.

Find out how to attend​.

To kick things off, BASF Human Nutrition's global marketing head, Goh Lay Kwan, talks about two key trends in APAC's omega-3 category: the use of omega-3 to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease (especially among older consumers), and personalised nutrition.

She goes on to emphasise the importance of omega-3 uptake — which is perhaps even more vital than intake in influencing omega-3 levels in the body — and how companies can innovate to increase the bioavailability and convenience of such supplements.

She also reveals some of the more promising branches of research stemming from the BASF Newtrition Asia Research Grant, including studies on plant sterols and cardiovascular health.

Next, Nature's Farm product manager Yong Wai Chin sheds light on the emerging trend of non-marine sources of omega-3, as well as the differences between these sources and the impact they have on human health.

She also shares her recommendations on how to optimise omega-3 consumption among the ageing population, including more convenient delivery formats and increased absorption rates.

Finally, Yong addresses common misconceptions about omega-3 in the region, and elaborates on how it can be combined with other nutritious ingredients to offer a wide range of health benefits for users of all ages.

Watch the video for the full story.

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