New in: Probiotic beer, immune health probiotic, omega-3 refills

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This round-up will the spotlight on new or upcoming launches, including a probiotic beer from Singapore. ©Getty Images
This round-up will the spotlight on new or upcoming launches, including a probiotic beer from Singapore. ©Getty Images

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This round-up will feature some of the new innovations in the nutrition space, including the launch of probiotic beer by Singapore start-up Probicient, the upcoming launch of a probiotic tested on COVID-19 patients, Watsons’ launch of omega-3 refillable pack in Singapore and more.
‘Grown up Yakult’: Probiotic beer debuts in Singapore with clinical trial suggests positive microbiota results

A probiotic beer developed by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has finally hit the market, launched by start-up Probicient in collaboration with bar and restaurant chain Brewerkz.

Containing one billion of Lactobacillus paracasei​ L26 per serving, the beer, which contains 4.5 per cent alcohol by volume (ABV), is available in all Brewerkz outlets on tap since March 1.

It is sold as ‘Red Billion Probiotic Raspberry Sour Beer’ in the outlets.  

Re-use and refill: Watsons retails Singapore’s first omega-3 refillable supplement pack

Watsons Singapore has introduced a refillable omega-3 supplement pack for the first time in the country – with local supplement brand Ocean Health.

Retailing at SGD$29.90 (US$21.95), each refillable pack contains 190 soft gels, with each containing 1000mg of omega 3.

Prior to the launch, the product was sold at SGD$21.60 (US$15.86) for a regular bottle of 60 soft gels and SGD$32.50 (US$23.86) for a large bottle of 180 soft gels.

‘Significant positive effects’: South Korea’s AceBiome launching immune probiotic tested on COVID-19 patients

South Korea probiotic firm AceBiome will be launching an immune formula in April that was the subject of a clinical trial involving COVID-19 patients.

The product is a collaboration with ingredient supplier AB Biotics and will contain the firm’s four-strain probiotic blend AB21.

The blend has been shown in a clinical trial to improve COVID-19 in patients, including reduction of viral load, shorten the duration of symptoms and improve the rate of remission.

Adaptogens and nootropics combined: Aussie start-up debuts with supplement addressing burnout, fatigue

Australian start-up AusVitality has made its debut with an ‘adaptropic’ – a supplement combining both adaptogens and nootropics to address burnout and fatigue.

Known as Mindlift, the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG)-listed tablet product contains ashwagandha (Withania somnifera​) root extract and Rhodiola rosea ​root extract as the adaptogens, while Bacopa monnieri ​whole plant extract is used as the nootropics.

It claims to “improve mental focus, clarity, and energy”​ and “reduces cognitive fatigue, symptoms of stress and mild anxiety”. 

The spice is right: Indian spice producer targets the global stage with B2C nutra brand​                                                                            

One of the world’s largest spice producers, Synthite, has set sights on becoming a global nutraceutical consumer brand, with its market expansion plans gathering pace.

The Kerala-headquartered conglomerate also owns a chocolate business known as Paul and Mike and a real estate business known as Synthite Realty.

Its nutraceutical brand, known as NatXtra – which means “natural extract”, introduced four new products last month, including Ginger for Digestive Wellness, Green Tea for Slim and Detox, Brahmi for Memory Enhancing, and CoQ10 for Fertility Enhancing.

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