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.
An amino acid based infant formula with synbiotics could help infants allergic to cow’s milk develop tolerance, restore disrupted gut microbiota, and lower their risk of hospitalisation due to infections.
The first wave of products has been approved in recently permitted formats under China’s filing track, as well as those containing raw materials newly added into the Health Foods Raw Materials Directory.
Infant formula companies are exploring new functional ingredients such as human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs), various milk bases such as goat milk and sheep milk and securing organic claims, according to experts who spoke at our Growth Asia Series 2021.
MLM firm K-Link is ramping up its digital strategy in Indonesia to reach out to customers who are stuck within the confines of their homes due to COVID-19 and also to inject new blood – especially young adults – into its dietary supplement business.
Singapore-based biotech start-up Austrianova, which developed the patented probiotics encapsulation technology ‘bac-in-a-box’, has received a seven-figure investment from Japanese venture capital firm Real Tech Fund to expand its operations.
Companies are still seeing opportunities in developing supplements that address the evergreen needs of weight management and skin protection, even as consumers tighten their purse strings and spend more on hygiene and immune health supplements.
Convenience, nutrition and meeting localised needs have been identified by experts as the three top drivers that food firms looking to innovate in the healthy snacking space in Asia need to take note of in a post-COVID-19 world.
There has been an “paradoxical” increase in both exclusive breastfeeding and formula milk consumption in upper-middle-income countries in the last 20 years between 2000 and 2019, according to a new research published in The Lancet.
From major names to start-ups and a dermatologist brand, various new beauty-from-within products using ceramides, pre/probiotics, white tomato extracts, and not forgetting collagen, have made their market entry across APAC in recent months.
All five editions of our groundbreaking Growth Asia interactive broadcast series are now available to view on demand, for free, featuring expert insights across the regions's thriving food, beverage and nutrition categories.