The industry needs to better equip Asia’s community pharmacists with knowledge about probiotics so they can advise their consumers more effectively, according to Joy Chong, principal clinical pharmacist at Watson's.
Insufficient vitamin D has been associated with diabetes by way of altering insulin secretion and resistance, but individual differences in vitamin D sensitivity mean that there are variations in its effect.
Synbiotics — a combination of probiotics and prebiotics — are providing one of the most promising opportunities to modulate the gut health of infants born via C-section, thereby lowering their risk and incidence of developing allergies.
China’s amino acids manufacturers are expanding their production and application scope to include a broader range of supplements and pharmaceuticals, but overcapacity and environmental pollution are continuously adding high pressure on the future development.
Product quality, effectiveness and continual evolution: These are the three keys to e-commerce supplement success in China, according to Australian probiotic firm Evolution Health, which has recorded huge sales increases since entering the market in 2014.