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Two clinical trials into B vitamin supplementation have been carried out at Swinburne. ©iStock

Vitamin B clinical trials first to use neuroimaging technology

By Gary Scattergood

Supplementation with B vitamins significantly improves general mental health, reduces subjective stress and increases vigour and overall mood in mentally demanding situations, according to research from Melbourne’s Swinburne University.

China dominates the global production of seaweed. ©iStock

Soaring seaweed demand raises environmental concerns for Asia

By Gary Scattergood

Asia’s booming seaweed industry – buoyed by demand for nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, and antimicrobial products – needs to avoid the ecological and societal pitfalls experienced in agriculture and fish farming, according to a UN university institute.

FIA says progress is being made around GDA labelling in Asia

Singapore and Malaysia lead the way with voluntary GDA labelling roll-out

By Gary Scattergood

‘Significant progress’ has been made in rolling-out voluntary Guideline Daily Amounts (GDA) nutrition labelling in Asia over the past four years, but more work is needed to educate consumers and emphasise their benefits to small and medium-sized enterprises...

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