A lactic acid bacteria (Lactobacillus oris) isolated from breast milk and infant faecal material has been identified as a potential effective probiotic for use in functional foods or dietary supplements.
Protein bar brand SOBAR, produced by California-based Zeno Functional Foods, is gearing up to launch in the US and expand into Asia this year with its reformulated products that are said to reduce alcohol absorption.
China authorities have introduced new requirements on calories, protein, carbohydrates, and micronutrient levels permitted in infant and toddler formulas, sparking industry experts to recommend that all NPD quickly switches to the new protocols.
Singapore-based pili nuts specialist firm Pili Pushers is maximizing the natural health and wellness factor of its products by incorporating botanicals with nutritional and health benefts into its flavour creations.
China infant formula firm Feihe said the popularity of its brands Astrobaby and Organic Zhenzhi have helped increase revenue for its infant milk portfolio by 41 per cent in FY2020, but its US dominated supplements business had plunged by 46 per cent.
A number of Thai companies, including CP Foods and DOD Biotech, have stated their intentions in developing new food, supplement and beverages containing hemp, as new regulatory developments unfold in the country.
In this episode of Nutrition Asia, two firms specialising in kids’ supplements – Life-Space and Nutritional Growth Solutions – have revealed their R&D priorities, including probiotics, personalised nutrition, and protein shakes for active children.
South Korean supplement brand Mannas is eyeing an expansion into Singapore, Taiwan and Japan with its dietary supplements for diabetes and obesity, which contain its brown marine algae extract functional ingredient, derived from Ecklonia cava.