Hot Right Now: See the health and nutrition stories trending on the social media

By Tingmin Koe

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The news on Amway China's plans to internationalise the use of TCM is one of our top stories trending on the social media. ©Amway Global Media Guide
The news on Amway China's plans to internationalise the use of TCM is one of our top stories trending on the social media. ©Amway Global Media Guide

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In this round-up, read about the popular health and nutrition stories trending on our social media right now, including the features on our NutraIngredients-Asia award winners and Amway's plans to internationalise the use of TCM.
WATCH: NutraIngredients-Asia award winner OptiBiotix on APAC expansion plans

OptiBiotix Health has highlighted India as the gateway to expand its footprint in Asia after winning the Ingredient of the Year award for weight management with its SlimBiome Medical product at the NutraIngredients-Asia Awards.

The product promotes weight management by maintaining blood sugar levels, in turn, helping individuals reduce their food cravings and food intake.

Speaking to NutraIngredients-Asia​ during Vitafoods Asia, CEO Stephen Ohara said that the firm had identified India as the base for the firm’s expansion into Asia.

WATCH – NutraIngredients-Asia awards winner Enovate Biolife wants to move beyond sports nutrition

Enovate Biolife is tapping on its galalnga-based ingredient, EnXtra, which has been backed by three clinical studies, to branch into several applications beyond sports nutrition​, including weight loss and cognitive care.

The product received the Ingredient of the Year award in the Sports Nutrition category at the second NutraIngredients-Asia awards held in Singapore.

Speaking to NutraIngredients-Asia​ at Vitafoods Asia, Rostum Irani and Kriti Chaudhary from the company’s international business division said the ingredient was clinically proven to improve alertness and sustain focus for up to five hours.

Amway China partners with government-led R&D project to internationalise TCM

Amway China has entered into a partnership with a government led R&D initiative to promote the use of TCM worldwide.

The partnership will see the firm take part in the country’s 13th​ five-year-plan R&D plan, in order to standardise, modernise, and internationalise the use of TCM. 

The 13th​ five-year-plan runs from 2016 to 2020, and stipulates the objectives and plans for economic and social development​ in China.

Winners revealed! Find out who took home the top prizes at the NutraIngredients-Asia awards 2019

APAC’s brightest and best finished products, ingredients and research projects have been revealed at the second NutraIngredients-Asia awards,​ held in Singapore.

More than 150 industry executives attended the ceremony, held at Marina Bay Sands on the eve of the Vitafoods Asia exhibition.

They were present to find out who took home the top prizes in 12 categories.

Berries for respiratory and skin health: Anagenix to conduct human clinical study in China

New Zealand firm Anagenix will conduct a human clinical study in China this winter​ with its Boysenberry-based health food ingredient.

Trademarked as BerriQi, the ingredient is able to help repair damaged lung tissue and reduce inflammation and mucus production according to pre-clinical in vitro and in vivo research​.

Now, the ingredient has been selected for the first clinical study to be conducted in China under the New Zealand government-backed High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge​ – a 10 year mission to grow the science excellence and knowledge to deliver high-value food products to the world.

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