Low-dose aspirin taken with calcium was more effective in preventing the onset of preeclampsia and reducing the risk of pregnancy complications, compared to aspirin alone, according to Chinese researchers.
Twelve weeks of daily supplementation of a dietary supplement containing krill oil, astaxanthin, and lower molecular weight hyaluronic acid has been found to reduce joint pain and improve joint function among individuals with mild osteoarthritis.
Hypertensive and diabetic patients could benefit from diets prepared using low-sodium salt, with blood pressure significantly reduced following an eight-week intervention, findings from a China study showed.
Multi-strain probiotics obtained from the human gut have shown promising effects in reducing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) disease severity, and should be further studied as a potential treatment for the condition, say Korean researchers.
Japan’s vibrant Foods with Function Claims (FFC) sector will need to keep up with the demand for rigorous scientific evidence and ethical advertising for it to continue its phenomenal market growth, say experts from the country’s health foods associations.
The South Korean government has opened three food safety reports on genetically modified soybean, corn and canola for public comment, with the caveat that all opinions submitted must be ‘based on science and logic’ or risk being ignored.
China dairy giant Mengniu believes that the direction for domestic dairy growth lies in the development of localised protein product innovation, especially in the form of ready-to-drink beverage formats.
A supplement brand from Germany-based firm Mom's Garden GmbH is pursuing further growth in China with the launch of its new weight management supplement formulated with postbiotics and botanical extracts that act as AMPK (AMP-activated protein kinase)...
Yiling Pharmaceutical has secured a deal with Nigeria to provide traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) exports to the country and sees a strong opportunity to partner with African herbal medicine manufacturers for new product development.
Chinese researchers say that oral probiotics is a better option than topical probiotics in treating inflammatory skin conditions, as it mediates the intestinal microbiota that in turns help regulate skin health.
A new survey in Japan has found that a fraction of Japanese consumers, especially men and the younger generation, prefer quick and easy meals from convenience stores to preparing their own lunch boxes, spelling major opportunities for firms making RTE...
Supplementation with Korean Red Ginseng could reduce the production of the stress hormone cortisol, according to the findings of an eight-week RCT conducted among 90 men who reported being under stress.
Hong Kong-based NOOCI has launched in United States first through its website and an online distribution platform and is expanding offline via its practitioner’s programme – with over 100 practitioners across the country signed up thus far.
The ability to establish a large database of human health data is key for the personalised nutrition sector to flourish, says the co-founder of HEM Pharma – a South Korean start-up which counts industry big names, including Amway, Amorepacific, CJ Cheiljedang,...
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Adding certain probiotics to protein have shown to increase protease activity and in turn facilitate a higher rate of amino acid absorption, which could be a new point of market differentiation for the crowded protein supplement market, says South Korea’s...
Health claims related to sleep, stress and skin increased in Foods with Function Claims (FFC) notified in FY2022, while those of concern to the ageing population, such as muscle health, are expected to rise in the near future, exclusive new data reveals....
South Korean firm BIFIDO INC says it will focus on oral microbiome and gut-brain axis research in response to post-COVID demands and prevailing evidence on probiotics’ benefits for areas beyond gut health.
South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) is collecting public feedback on changes to consumption warnings, daily intake, and heavy metal limits for health functional foods containing nine kinds of functional raw materials, including oat fibre...
China consumers pay more attention to brand recognition than formulations, ingredients, or scientific evidence when it comes to nutraceuticals, says a leading pharma exec from a firm that has been seeing strong growth from its nutra business.
Chinese consumer spending on health supplements is holding up, against the backdrop of slow economic recovery and dampened spending spanning luxury goods, beauty, and apparel, industry experts have told us.
More Chinese consumers have been taking krill oil supplementation in the past two to three years, with anti-ageing as one of the most common reasons, says CEO of krill oil supplier firm Aker BioMarine.
Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA), which regulates the Foods with Function Claims (FFC) market, is reviewing the methods that companies use to support the science behind their goods, following the recent removal of two products from the market.
Japan dairy company Megmilk Snow Brand believes that it can overcome the strong competition in China’s healthy ageing market through product quality and science-backed evidence, although it admits the process “might take some time”.
The South Korean government has released a nutritional information guidance document in line with new labelling and reporting regulations to assist food and beverage manufacturers throughout the initial phase of transition.