Probiotics are distinct types of bacteria that have been clearly defined by health authorities around the world, trade associations, as well as the World Health Organization. However, this definition may have not yet entered mainstream consciousness.
The Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) continues to commission key studies to support the quality and efficacy of omega-3 fatty acids, with recent meta-analyses of the health benefits starting to impact policy and regulatory conversations.
Malaysia-headquartered supplier ExcelVite is forecasting considerable growth for its palm tocotrienol ingredient, EVNol SupraBio, after a new study revealed the novel pathway that promotes hair follicle regeneration.
Professor Alessandra Bordoni is one of the project coordinators of Pathway 27, and leader of the Nutrition Unit at the Campus of FoodScience, University of Bologna. In this NutraIngredients video, she explains the background to Pathway 27, updates us...
Recent clinical findings on the sports nutrition and skincare benefits of astaxanthin, as well as new delivery systems for products aimed at older consumers, are helping fuel growth for AstaReal across the region, according to its Singapore president.
Taiwanese supplement manufacturer Phermpep, which produces kefir-based finished products and ingredients for improved bone and heart health, will launch in its first international markets later this year.
Australia is now China’s second biggest source of imports, behind the US, with industry trade body Complementary Medicines Australia (CMA) confident of continued supplements sales growth in the country as the population ages and incomes rise.
Cross-border e-commerce will remain the dominant channel for supplements sales in China, with the sports nutrition sector being identified as category primed for sustained growth. That’s the view of Jeff Crowther, executive director of the US-China Health...
With sales of supplements growing across Asia Pacific, it's vital pharmacists increase their knowledge of the sector to improve the service they offer to consumers, claims the head of the Blackmores Institute.
Flavour and fragrance firm Symrise has opened a new innovation and technology centre in Singapore, and is now setting its sights on boosting APAC business to account for one-third of its total by 2025.
The Kiwi natural products industry has been in fine form in recent years thanks to sustained exports growth – but according to speakers at the recent Natural Products New Zealand Summit, now is not the time for firms to rest on their laurels.
With a staggering one million Singaporeans forecast to have type 2 diabetes by 2050 – that’ll be one-sixth of the population – this month’s Nutrition Asia video assesses what is arguably South East Asia’s biggest health crisis.
The challenges in the battle to provide adequate infant nutrition across APAC are as diverse as the region itself, with severe micronutrient deficiencies, stunting and, on the other hand, soaring obesity levels being witnessed.
No errors, no mood swings, no sick leave, and she can process three sets of microbiological tests in 14 minutes. Meet Ms Ugene, Singapore’s first two-armed robot microbiologist helping Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), food and nutrition firms ensure...
In the first of our Nutrition Asia video series we take a deep dive into South East Asia's functional foods industry to gauge the state of the market and assess how it can meet the health needs of consumers across the region.
For generations, Southeast Asia has been a black hole for dairy, mainly because lactose has been seen as incompatible with regional physiology. But that is changing, says Sharon Gerdes, a food scientist and author. Ingredients like whey permeates could...
South Korea is Asia’s fastest growing omega-3 market underpinned by new government legislation with high recommended daily intake (RDI) levels but China and Indonesia also hold potential, according to executive director of GOED.
Chinese ingredients firm, Fenchem, has established a strong business presence in the EU and US but has now turned its attention back to its local territory – to target what it says is a region with burgeoning opportunities.