Thai nutraceutical firm 3C Group said it aimed to boost the domestic prebiotics market by providing products for kids nutrition and individuals with gut health issues.
The firm's functional ingredient business unit, Cosmic Concord Corp. Ltd, recently signed an agreement with UK-based Clasado Biosciences for exclusive distribution rights of the latter’s proprietary prebiotic ingredient Bimuno GOS in the Thai market.
“Although the concept of prebiotics was introduced in Thailand more than 10 years ago, most manufacturers and consumers mainly think of prebiotics as ‘good fibres for the gut’. They are also more familiar with common types, such as inulin, fructo-oligosaccharides, and polysaccharides," Nuttapon Songpornprasert, CEO of 3C Group, told NutraIngredients-Asia.
Beyond Chinese diaspora: TCM firm Eu Yan Sang pursues new audience in North America’s health and wellness market
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) company Eu Yan Sang is actively pursuing growth in North America’s health and wellness market, said the company’s Group CEO.
The main aim is to introduce TCM to a wider audience beyond the Chinese diaspora, Dominic Wong, Group CEO at Eu Yan Sang International.
The firm’s decision is driven by the rising interest in alternative medicine, TCM, and non-pharmaceuticals in the continent.
Postbiotics and AMPK activators: Germany’s Princess Luna launches new weight management supplement in China
Germany-based firm Mom's Garden GmbH is pursuing further growth in China with the launch of its new weight management supplement formulated with postbiotics and botanical extracts that act as AMPK (AMP-activated protein kinase) activators.
Known as Princess Luna, the brand gained increased popularity in China after the launch of its probiotic capsule for vaginal health two years ago.
One of its latest launch, Princess Luna Fat Burner Probiotics, claims to reduce abdominal fat and waist circumference with the use of Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis postbiotics and the extracts of bitter orange, climbing vine Jiaogulan (Gynostemma pentaphyllum), and ginger root.
Australia’s Renovatio recently secured a distribution deal with Coles supermarkets, and has outlined wider offline expansion plans as it seeks to increase visibility and accessibility.
It recently secured a deal worth more than AU$5 million (US$3.3 million) with Coles, which is stocking three of its products in 800 stores nationwide. These are Activated Phenolics An Apple A Day tablets, Immunity Plus+ tablets, and Mental Resilience chewables.
Coles agreed to trial its flagship product, Activated Phenolics An Apple A Day tablets, after founder Dr Vincent Candrawinata had reached out to the supplements category manager.
TCM opportunity: China firm Yiling Pharmaceutical tapping Africa’s herbal medicine tradition for commercial partnerships
Yiling Pharmaceutical has secured a deal with Nigeria to provide traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) exports to the country and sees a strong opportunity to partner with African herbal medicine manufacturers for new product development.
The company, behind the TCM Lianhua Qingwen, recently signed a contract with national representatives from Nigeria to provide TCM services and products in the country.
Speaking to NutraIngredients-Asia, general manager of Yiling’s international trade department Xuefei Sun, said that the agreement was targeted at muscular atrophy due to the disease prevalence in the population.