Kappa Bioscience is venturing into the vitamin K2 milk category in China, on top of its existing vitamin K2 nutraceutical business, after its synthetic-origin vitamin K2 MK-7 (menaquinone-7) was approved by China authorities for use in mother and children...
Wisconsin-based UAS Laboratories has finalized a partnership with Lottus, LLC and Dr Pinaki Panigrahi, MD, PhD, a world-renowned pediatric infectious disease expert for the Lactobacillus plantarum PPLP-217 strain.
Spanish biotech company Pharmactive plans to target APAC’s heart health market with its aged black garlic, with launches planned in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Australia and Singapore later this year.
International ingredient firm Wacker says that the use of natural ingredients, such as curcumin and hydroxytyrosol in functional food is gaining steam in Asia, but there is a need to address issues such as low bioavailability.
An antioxidant, astaxanthin has been linked to healthier skin, heart health, joint pain, and now, research suggests it may also reduce depression and stress in healthy subjects as well as improve memory in subjects with mild cognitive decline.
The winner of the 2019 NutraIngredients-Asia award for Ingredient of the Year for Healthy Ageing, Pharmactive Biotech Products, has highlighted South East Asia as one of its biggest growth opportunities.
Enovate Biolife is tapping on its galalnga-based ingredient, EnXtra, which has been backed by three clinical studies, to branch into several applications beyond sports nutrition, including weight loss and cognitive care.
OptiBiotix Health has highlighted India as the gateway to expand its footprint in Asia after winning the Ingredient of the Year award for weight management with its SlimBiome Medical product at the NutraIngredients-Asia Awards.
Innoso, a start-up based in Singapore, has developed a new food ingredient made from the roe of spring-spawning herring fish, one of which is incorporated with astaxanthin for an added antioxidant boost.
Indonesia’s recent banning of products carrying ‘Palm Oil Free’ labels has received a positive response from the local industry, while MNCs Nestle and PepsiCo have reiterated their commitment to use of RSPO-certified palm oil.
Malaysian firm Davos Life Science is interested to find out the efficacy of tocotrienols in alleviating the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in humans, following a recent successful mice study.