New Zealand researchers are beginning a six-month study in Auckland exploring feijoa powder’s ability to prevent diabetes, and says that health claim would support the country’s export ambitions in Asia for the backyard staple.
New Zealand-based FMCG company Red Shoots says consumers are increasingly looking for products with functional benefits in supermarkets, which has sparked partnership opportunities with major retailers.
Precision probiotics firm Biome Australia says that giving practitioners a foundational understanding of microbiome modulation, before reinforcing efficacy via clinical trials, will be key to its ongoing growth objectives in the market.
A correlation between curcumin, turmeric consumption and liver injury risk does not imply causation, trade body Complementary Medicines Australia (CMA) has pointed out, in response to reports on how the ingredient could have been linked to a fatal outcome.
There are few bigger industry buzzwords these days than sustainability, but one small New Zealand therapeutic oils firm can boast an impressive track record spanning more than three decades, having embarked on its mission ‘before sustainability was even...
New Zealand’s Alps 2 Ocean Foods is launching a protein-rich and nutrient-fortified beef bar made from male calves that are otherwise killed shortly after birth or made into lower-value ground beef – a move that the firm believes is more sustainable for...
New Zealand mead brand Lone Bee is hoping to strengthen its exports to South East Asia by entering a major supermarket, and is on the lookout for regional partners for potential new flavour collaborations.
Fonterra says the microbiome is increasingly taking the centre stage when it comes to human health, with its new nutrition science venture arm identifying China and US as key investment targets for personalised solutions.
Both New Zealand’s natural health product industry body and several opposition members of parliament have voiced concerns over the Therapeutic Products Bill, which will regulate natural health products in the country.
A five-year long trial from Australia has shown that taking large amounts of vitamin D at 60,000 IU each month will not affect the gut microbiota – a result that is in contrary to findings from a number of previous studies.
Industry body Natural Health Products New Zealand (NHPNZ) has welcomed changes that the government has made to the Therapeutic Products Bill post public consultation, but believes that more needs to be done, such as changing the product authorisation...
The natural health products sector in New Zealand is hoping that lightning doesn’t strike twice and its lengthy campaign for an updated regulatory regime isn’t once again derailed by a forthcoming general election.
New Zealand biotech firm NewFish is looking to accelerate the development and commercialisation of microalgae-based products through strategic partnerships, with the ambition of creating a “whole new category” in the future.
New Zealand biotech firm SRW is capitalising on global partnerships to stretch the R&D and NPD potential in the healthy ageing space, and says growing APAC demand is coming from China and South East Asia.
New Zealand’s consumer watchdog has published data showing that 80% of those surveyed had taken a supplement in the last year, but doubts over the regulatory regime and its future persist among industry and consumers.
FrieslandCampina Ingredients said that consumer-led demand for prebiotics and the importance placed on gut health in Australia led the company to file for regulatory approval of its GOS prebiotic ingredient.
Australian pet supplement brand Nectar of the dogs is tackling the knowledge gap in the pet nutrition space with extensive consumer education efforts, while also outlining plans to expand NPD and distribution.
The Australian nutraceutical market is poised for growth, especially in the areas of mental health and sleep aid products, while consumers are preferring big value-packs and increasing their basket sizes, according to Blackmores, Swisse, and Herbs of...
Australian practitioner-only brand Bioconcepts is seeking to establish itself as a market leader in HASTA-certified (Human and Supplement Testing Australia) supplements at home and abroad, with the ultimate goal of being the official supplier for the...
A narrative review investigating the benefits and risks of high-dose folic acid for women with pre-existing diabetes in periconception concludes doses of 4mg folate a day or 5mg every second day are warranted, taking individualised needs into consideration.
A leading researcher from New Zealand’s Massey University has detailed how new findings show that deer milk could be promising base for a healthy ageing formula, as well as revealing plans to study the impact of vegan and vegetarian diets on bone health.
A new review led by the University of Queensland prompts further research into capsaicin —a molecule derived from red chili peppers—for the prevention of cognitive decline in the aging and obese. It highlights a particular ingredient as a potentially...
Australian upcycling firm Nutri V – a partnership between vegetable producer Fresh Select and Australia’s national science agency CSIRO – has taken its first steps into the B2C snacking space, with its CEO stating there is more product innovation on the...
New Zealand’s market for pea protein will grow 10-fold in the next decade, with key sectors being sports nutrition, infant formula, and plant-based dairy and meat alternatives, according to a report from trade officials.
Australian plant-based formula firm Sprout Organic is debuting its global expansion in Saudi Arabia and Malaysia, and eyes growth opportunity of dairy-free infant formula market in Asia-Pacific (APAC).