Hot Right Now: Essence of chicken's benefits for working memory and NutraIngredients-Asia awards finalist revealed

By Tingmin Koe

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A meta-analysis which shows the benefits of essence of chicken on working memory is the top trending story on social media right now. ©BRAND's Suntory
A meta-analysis which shows the benefits of essence of chicken on working memory is the top trending story on social media right now. ©BRAND's Suntory

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Read the top stories trending on social media right now, including a meta-analysis which shows the benefits of essence of chicken on working memory, the firms shortlisted for NutraIngredients-Asia awards and more.
Daily consumption of essence of chicken strengthens working memory: Suntory-funded meta-analysis

Consuming essence of chicken (EC) daily has shown to improve the working memory, according to a meta-analysis of seven RCTs.

The meta-analysis funded by BRAND’s Suntory Asia, was conducted by researchers from the National University of Singapore and the National University Hospital of Singapore. It was recently published in Nutritional Neuroscience​.

The researchers studied the effects of consuming essence of chicken daily by analysing seven RCTs and found that​ it could improve working memory.

Nominations revealed: Here’s who made the shortlist for this year’s NutraIngredients-Asia awards

Today we can reveal the ingredient companies, finished product brands and research projects that have made the shortlist for the 2019 NutraIngredients-Asia awards.

We were inundated with entries from across the globe for the second edition of our awards, the winners of which will be announced in Singapore on September 24​, the evening before the Vitafoods Asia exhibition gets underway.

NutraIngredients-Asia​ Editor-in-Chief Gary Scattergood said: “The quality of the entries we received this year was incredibly high and I’d like to thank every company that took the time to enter.

Vitaco says Asian market growth 'top priority' amid NPD and local partnership focus

Aussie-Kiwi supplement firm Vitaco is looking to increase its public visibility​ in Asia and the Middle East, with NPD planned for its four core brands targeting heart health, gut health, musculoskeletal health and immune health.

Formed in 2007 from a merger between two renowned health and wellness firms — Healtheries of New Zealand and Nutra-Life Health and Fitness — Vitaco has a variety of health and nutrition brands in its portfolio, four of which account for the bulk of its business: Healtheries, Nutra-Life, Aussie Bodies and Musashi.

The company manufactures its products at its own plant in New Zealand, and claims to be the largest manufacturer and marketer of vitamins (via Healtheries and Nutra-Life) in the country, with an approximate 23% market share.

Super antioxidant for skin health: Singaporean start-up launches beauty food with SOD-rich lemons

Singaporean start-up Innoso has developed a superoxide dismutase (SOD)-rich beauty food aimed at producing anti-ageing, skin whitening and brightening effects.

SOD is categorised as a primary antioxidant which produces superior antioxidant effect as compared to secondary antioxidants such as vitamin C and CoQ10.

Selling under the brand name Lumina, the firm spent one year fine-tuning the formula consisting of emerald lemon extract – the source of SOD, golden yeast, and beta-glucan, Nutraingredients-Asia learnt from senior product manager Cecilia Ng.

Biting back: How probiotics can help to improve oral health for seniors – DuPont

Probiotics could play a crucial role in improving oral biofilm composition and therefore prevent periodontal disease, especially in combination with traditional dental treatments, according to research from DuPont.

According to DuPont Principal Application Specialist Anders Henriksson, this is especially important for the elderly population as the prevalence of periodontitis has been found to significantly increase in older age and has also been linked with other forms of disease.

“Oral biofilms are formed by bacterial communities [living in] saliva-covered [tissues], and are associated with infectious diseases such as tooth decay and periodontal disease, [which can in turn] lead to other serious health complications,”​ he told the audience​ at our recent Healthy Ageing APAC Summit 2019 in Singapore.

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