Plant-based alternative is not only booming in the food and beverage industry, with APAC dietary supplement companies seeing vast opportunities across the omega-3, and vitamins and minerals categories, as consumer demand soars.
Prebiotics other functional ingredients, including mandarin peel extract, are creating new product development opportunities in the digestive health category – alongside ongoing innovation with probiotics, according to industry experts.
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.
New product development for glucose control and diabetes prevention nutrition are cutting across new dosage formats, the use of plant-based ingredients, pre/probiotics, and even the inclusion of artificial intelligence (AI) to make health decisions, according...
Psychobiotics specialist Bened Biomedical will be expanding its business in the US and is also dipping into the pharmaceutical realm by exploring the live biotherapeutic product (LBP) space, the firm’s CEO said.
NutraIngredients-Asia Awards 2021 winner PharmaLinea has outlined how medical detailing is crucial in Asia Pacific for growing its supplement business, including its award-winning iron syrup supplement for children.
Functional gummies are not only for kids, with Swisse and Power Gummies developing products for adults and emphasising how a twist in formats can evoke a sense of ‘happiness’ and make consumers look forward to their daily dose of nutraceuticals.
With some energy drinks known for containing high sugar and caffeine content, companies are increasingly seeking to formulate healthier options by using botanicals and low glycemic index (GI) carbohydrates.
New Zealand botanical and natural health brand Artemis has released a range of liquid plant-based formulations targeting sleep, stress and digestion health, with export markets, including China, in the firm’s sights.
Companies are still seeing opportunities in developing supplements that address the evergreen needs of weight management and skin protection, even as consumers tighten their purse strings and spend more on hygiene and immune health supplements.
From major names to start-ups and a dermatologist brand, various new beauty-from-within products using ceramides, pre/probiotics, white tomato extracts, and not forgetting collagen, have made their market entry across APAC in recent months.
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India’s food and snacks company Timios has introduced front-of-pack and customised QR codes on each of its toddler porridge products to tell the story of food traceability – an area of high concern in the country.
The active nutrition category is increasingly cutting across multiple health needs, including digestive health, weight management, as well as joint and bone health, in addition to the more traditional sports and energy considerations, two experts believe.
The vitamin and mineral (VMS) category will continue to trend towards meeting the needs of individuals of different ages, life stages, and gender, according to GSK consumer healthcare, which highlighted how this is driving its NPD.
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.
Singapore start-up AMiLi (short for Asian Microbiome Library) has launched Bio+ME, its flagship gut microbiome test that comes with personalised nutrition recommendations – claiming it is a first such test in South East Asia (SEA).
Supplement manufacturer Nano Japan is planning to distribute its first eye health supplement, Nano Optivue, to more South East Asian nations, following on from its domestic, Singapore and Malaysia launch in November.
In this month’s edition of Nutrition Asia we shine the spotlight on two firms – Australian brand Activated Probiotics and global supplier Chr Hansen – which are assessing the potential of probiotics to aid immunity, atopic conditions, and sleep.
Nutraceutical firms have reported a higher uptake of sleep aid and stress relief supplements amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to New Zealand brand GO Healthy and Spanish saffron ingredient supplier Pharmactive.
Interest in plant-based omega-3 supplements is gathering momentum, according to Swisse and Vitality Wellness, as more evidence on how its unique omega-3, 6 ratios could lower cardiovascular disease risks and sustainability concerns arise.
South Korea dietary supplement firm AceBiome, the winner of NutraIngredients-Asia Probiotic Product of the Year, is adding new functionality to its portfolio, with a new cognitive health product currently in the works.
New Zealand’s Anagenix, the winner of the prebiotic ingredient of the year award in this year’s NutraIngredients-Asia and USA awards, has revealed new scientific findings on its ingredient, including how it could improve stool form and increased bowel...
Ingredients with poor bioavailability, such as curcumin, can be applied in new nutraceutical product formats, including stick sachets, juice, and oral spray, with the use of advanced delivery technologies.