There are just two weeks left to submit entries to the second NutraIngredients-Asia Awards, which offer brands, suppliers and researchers the chance to be crowned the region's brightest and best ahead of Vitafoods Asia.
Early studies on animals have linked consumption of polyphenol-rich berries to improvements in some cognitive markers. This has warranted studies on humans, and results are shedding more light on how berries may benefit our brain health.
South Korean firm Xation is targeting South East Asia with its very first edible skincare and haircare brand, 241 Balance, prioritising Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand as its initial entry points in the region.
Singapore start-up Nutrixin has launched its first functional beverage on the market, an apple peel essence containing five times the polyphenol content of conventional juices and 100 times more quercetin than a fresh apple.
More than half (53.7%) of the Chinese consumers surveyed said they bought imported nutrition supplements, while only 7.9% preferred to buy local products, according to a white paper released by the Chinese Nutrition Society.
Nootropics in New Zealand, cordyceps in South Korea, and the impact of China's daigou clampdown on companies like Swisse owner H&H all feature among our five most read stories on social media this month.
Read about food fortification, illegal diet pills and an 11-year-old dairy ban in India, health claims under scrutiny in Singapore, and yet more infant formula controversy plaguing Nestlé in our news regulatory round-up.
India's recently formed Expert Nutraceutical Advocacy Council (ENAC) has launched its website and named its advocacy board members as it ramps up its mission to become an independent voice for the nutrition industry in the country.