Kirin said sales of its proprietary functional ingredient Lactococcus lactis strain Plasma and functional foods containing the ingredient has doubled as it detailed plans for its use in both protein bars and powders.
New Zealand’s High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge (HVN NSC) has published updates on how its digestive, immune, infant and metabolic health research programmes are progressing, all of which are designed to foster exports of local products...
Max Biocare’s polyherbal joint health nutraceutical Tregocel has been shown to significantly improve joint flexibility and walking distance progressively over 36 weeks of supplementation in people with mild knee osteoarthritis.
Fifty-year-old Australian firm Continental Taralli is modernising its marketing and product development approach to stay up-to-date with current food trends such as gluten-free and healthy snacking, as it seeks to solidify its appeal amongst younger consumers.
BYHEALTH said that milk thistle was its bestseller from its international product range during the recent Double 11 online shopping festival in China, with newly launched melatonin also gaining popularity among consumers.
Taiwan is seeking to approve new regulations that will enforce tougher nutritional labelling regulations for all packaged foods in the country once implemented, in a bid to prevent ‘hidden’ or ‘implied’ messages from manufacturers regarding calorific...
An expert panel convened at the Asia Pacific Economic Council (APEC) has highlighted the need to help all firms, both large and small, to embrace digitalisation to ensure survival, and also called upon nations to ‘unwind’ on trade restrictions as soon...
Shiseido believes that China’s ingestible beauty market has become stronger post COVID-19, and the Japanese beauty and skincare giant plans to double down on its efforts with the launch of a new beauty-from-within brand.
People with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) who see the biggest benefits of adhering to a low FODMAP diet, which restricts intake of fermentable carbs, have a distinct gut bacterial profile, new research has revealed.
Japan has urged all local food and beverage brands to ensure that processes are in place to transition to new origin of raw material rules, in order to keep operations running smoothly and avoid ‘disturbances’.
A meta-analysis of 13 clinical trials on more than 500,000 COVID-19 patients revealed no significant association between vitamin D supplementation and improved clinical outcomes based on current evidence.
The biggest-selling supplement brands in China’s mammoth Double 11 shopping festival have been revealed, while insights from Swisse have revealed the growing popularity of TikTok as an e-commerce channel.
Clearer product messaging, science-backed products, and educating consumers and health practitioners are needed to advance Asia’s fledgling liver care category, according to Malaysia’s Nova Laboratories and Singapore start-up DrinkAid.
Holista Colltech has launched a water-soluble vitamin D drop product in Malaysia and plans to launch it in the US soon. The product is said to be more than five times bioavailable than fat-soluble vitamin D.
South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) has completed yet another clampdown exercise – this time round on advertisements of general foods and health functional foods that make claims in improving students’ memory and immunity.
Health and Happiness Group (H&H Group), the parent company of Swisse and Biostime, has reported slowing sales of probiotics in China, although growth remained robust in its infant formula and adult nutrition businesses in the first nine month of this...
There has been much speculation that the gut microbiome may play a causal role in autism spectrum disorder but new research turns this theory on its head - with researchers arguing the difference in microbial population is due to picky eating in autistic...
Regulators across Asia Pacific are paying more attention to the rapidly growing probiotic market and have introduced new policies to keep up with the category’s development, said regulatory specialists on the third day of our Probiota Asia digital summit.
Women who drank between seven to 12 cups of milk per week had a significantly lower risk of ischemic stroke compared to those with an intake of less than two cups a week, a new study from Japan has found.
Canada’s Tait Laboratories is planning to export its digestive health supplement to China as well as pushing the concept of ‘clean’ TCM ingredients in the region on the back of a new patent for its extraction technology for citrus peels.
A new Australian study is challenging the notion that the gut microbiome drives autism, suggesting that it is behaviour and dietary preferences that affect the microbiome, rather than the other way around.
Australian supplements giant Blackmores has detailed the sustainability advances it has made over the past 12 months, spanning carbon reduction, packaging and supply chain improvements, but challenges persist, most notably around waste to landfill.