Here is the round-up of the latest nutraceutical trends in Asia-Pacific, including how pharmacies are increasingly preferred over supermarkets for natural health products purchase in New Zealand, the growth of electrolyte drinks sector in China, and the...
A five-year long trial from Australia has shown that taking large amounts of vitamin D at 60,000 IU each month will not affect the gut microbiota – a result that is in contrary to findings from a number of previous studies.
South Korean authorities have detected Thai kudzu, a locally banned ingredient, in health functional foods imported from Japan as part of its exercise in tightening the inspection of prohibited ingredients.
Senior leaders from the likes of H&H, Haleon, Mondelez and Melrose Health are preparing to take the stage in Singapore for our Growth Asia Summit 2023, where they will be sharing exclusive insights on day two on active nutrition, protein innovation...
Guangdong-headquartered direct-selling firm Infinitus has invested RMB$8m (US$1.13m) in upgrading one of its testing centres that covers health foods, food products, cosmetics, and personal care products testing.
To keep pace with the changing needs of consumers, the Vietnamese dairy company has secured the expertise of ingredient suppliers including DSM, Beneo and Chr. Hansen as it seeks to bring ‘milk powder closer to the golden standard of breast milk’.
Candy specialist Ricola is benefitting from the growing popularity of sugar-free candies in APAC after ‘quietly’ undergoing a significant reformulation process and despite not shouting about it from the rooftops.
This round-up features LC-Plasma’s potential as adjunctive care for mild COVID-19, Lypo-C’s plans to grow its overseas presence, DyDo DRINCO’s dual-action supplement for eyes and sleep, latest research findings, and more.
When Carl Gibson took at the helm at supplements industry trade body Complementary Medicines Australia in 2013 he was told that the market was saturated and had little prospects for growth. A decade later it has doubled to become a $6bn sector.
China health foods authorities are including soy protein isolate and whey protein to the country’s Health Food Raw Material Directory – Nutrition Supplement, which means that products containing these two ingredients could make specific health claims.
See the latest developments from health and nutrition brands across Asia-Pacific, including Youvit's plans in developing new product formats with investment from Unilever, the formulation of Biostime's China-approved infant formulas, and Turkish...
Turkey-based organic snacks brand Sunny Fruit is focusing on extending its functional dried fruits range, following the debut of its prebiotic- and probiotic- fortified products, with cracking the China market its number one priority.
High prices, “unscrupulous suppliers”, and inadequate identification methods have resulted in adulteration rates of saw palmetto extracts reaching 33% in Japan and as high as 75% in other Asian markets, says BGG World.
The supplementation of vitamin B12 and folic acid in toddlers has reduced their plasma concentrations of fasting total homocysteine (tHcy) – an amino acid that is linked to cardiometabolic diseases when in elevated levels.
Indonesian supplement brand Youvit is innovating with new product formats after expanding significantly in the Malaysian market on the back of funding led by the venture capital and private equity arm of Unilever.
Biostime’s newly approved infant formulas in China are using osteopontin from bovine milk, also known as lactopontin (LPN), as one of the key ingredients, said parent firm Health and Happiness Group (H&H Group).
Senior leaders from the likes of Nestle, Danone, H&H and Haleon are preparing to take the stage in Singapore for our Growth Asia Summit 2023, where they will be sharing exclusive insights on day one on Infant and Childhood Nutrition, Maternal and...
Delhi-based digital retailer Wellversed says evolving from a distributor model to now also creating its own products has been key to gaining a more holistic understanding of the Indian consumer, as it outlines plans to expand its brand portfolio.
GOED (Global Organisation for EPA and DHA Omega-3s) has published a comprehensive overview of the available literature investigating EPA and DHA omega-3s and their impact on brain health, examining areas such as cognition, stress and anxiety, depression,...
Industry body Natural Health Products New Zealand (NHPNZ) has welcomed changes that the government has made to the Therapeutic Products Bill post public consultation, but believes that more needs to be done, such as changing the product authorisation...
This round-up looks at the latest findings from health and nutrition research, including the benefit of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) in lowering cardiovascular disease risk among diabetic patients, γ-tocopherol in reducing premenstrual symptoms such as...
The Taiwan Food and Drug Authority has officially permitted the use of another genetically modified (GM) bacteria strain – the third one so far – for fermenting human milk oligosaccharide (HMO) 2-fucosyllactose (2’-FL).
Sanofi Consumer Healthcare Korea is working with AB-BIOTICS to launch probiotics that deliver benefits beyond gut health in South Korea – a market which is said to have a higher acceptance of using probiotics for a wider range of therapeutic purposes.
Delhi-based microbiome testing company Genefitletics will be offering precision probiotics as part of its service by mid-August 2023, founder and CEO Sushant Kumar revealed to NutraIngredients-Asia in an interview.
South Korea is looking to standardise the regulations governing country-of-origin information mandatory to be displayed food and beverages both produced locally and imported into the country, in an attempt to ease high cost burdens highlighted by manufacturers.