Health and wellness brands will need to take on “disruptive” innovations to sustain consumers’ increased uptake of vitamins and supplements as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, says Swisse, OLLY, and IsoWhey distributor DKSH.
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.
We look at how infant nutrition brands are taking on an omnichannel retail approach for their operations in China, the problem of infant formula marketing in Vietnam, as well as how probiotic brand BioGaia is seeing potential in practitioner channels.
Nutraceutical ingredient suppliers and manufacturers are continuing to ramp-up their inventory to keep their supply chain stable amid ongoing uncertainties brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, including port closures and delayed vessels.
This round-up of new scientific findings looks at how probiotics could be used to reduce insomnia symptoms, how omega-3 and nanocurcumin could alleviate migraine, and new product development potential based on the concept of chrono-nutrition.
The Probiota Asia 2021 Digital Summit will return next month to bring together experts from the worlds of business and science to discuss the latest developments in prebiotics, probiotics and microbiome modulation for better human health.
The supplementation of both omega-3 and nanocurcumin could decrease the incidence and severity of episodic migraine by reducing the genetic expression of a particular molecule in the body, based on the findings of a two-month RCT.
A multi-strain probiotic formula was shown to significantly reduce symptoms of vagina candidiasis – including vagina discharge and irritation – in pregnant women, according to an eight-week RCT conducted in Malaysia.
This round-up looks at the latest financial performance of nutraceutical and infant formula brands, including PERKii, The a2 Milk Company, Blackmores, Swisse's parent company H&H Group, and CBD specialist Elixinol.
Long term millet consumption can lower blood glucose levels in diabetic individuals and revert those in pre-diabetic people to normal levels, according to results from a systematic review and meta-analysis.
The a2 Milk Company is banking on offline and local e-commerce retail in China to make up for its losses in daigou and cross-border e-commerce due to COVID-19, after seeing overall revenues slump by 30 per cent and profits by 79 per cent.
New research on vitamin D, analysis on a2 milk's long-term growth potential in China, and Sabinsa's trial on curcumin and black pepper supplementation in speeding up recovery in COVID-19 patients are some of the most-read stories in August....
A company specialising in crocodile products is attempting to expand into the sports nutrition market for its supplement product – a capsule containing pure crocodile blood – after a recent human clinical research yielded favourable results.
The half-year financial performance of major Japanese health foods companies, including Suntory, Meiji, and Kirin, as well as a new study on umami and stress reduction by Ajinomoto are featured in this Japan industry round-up.
Health and Happiness (H&H) Group said offline expansion in China, including introducing its infant formulas to more mother-and-baby stores, as well as the launch of more blue-hat certified health foods in offline trade, has pushed up its revenue for...
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.
The human milk oligosaccharide (HMO) 2’-fucosyllactose (2’-FL) is generally the most abundant in colostrum, however, this is not the case for colostrum produced by mothers who are Malaysian Chinese, Japanese, and Samoans, said a review.
Diets with novel plant-based products tend to fall below the daily requirements for calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc and vitamin B12, while often exceeding saturated fat, sodium and sugar levels, according to a new study.
Kirin is adding the immune-boosting ingredient Lactococcus lactis strain Plasma (Lc-Plasma) into its flagship milk tea and green tea products, with the firm banking on the health angle that has driven the success of its iMuse functional brand to halt...
Novel food product development is rapidly outpacing regulation and consumer understanding, with experts calling for better communication and policy advances to ensure innovation leads to commercialisation.