Australian brand Bioclinic Naturals has launched a range of ‘scobiotics’ – consisting prebiotics, probiotics, yeast, spirulina and enzymes – designed to address gastrointestinal problems ranging from inflammation to bringing homeostasis in the gut microflora.
Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) will conduct compliance checks on listed medicines that are based on TCM, Ayurveda or other traditional paradigms, with firms urged to re-evaluate their products.
Regulators from China and importing countries should cooperate to arrest the problem of milk formula not intended for infant consumption being marketed as such in the China market, said an industry observer.
New Zealand sports nutrition firm 2before Performance Nutrition has launched a blackcurrant powder beverage that enhances exercise performance and recovery by providing a balanced amount of pro and antioxidants.
The New Zealand natural health products industry’s combined revenue last year was NZD$2.3bn (US$1.4bn), up 64% from five years ago, but the potential of even greater growth has been hampered by regulatory restrictions and low working capital.
Consuming a New Zealand blackcurrants supplement increases the level of cyclic glycine-proline (cGP) – a compound linked to brain health – in patients with Parkinson’s Disease (PD), a recent study has found.
The probiotic supplement industry has slammed an online beer advertisement for capitalising on therapeutic terms such as ‘pro-biotic’ and ‘good for the gut’ which were permitted for being only “tongue-in-cheek” by an alcohol marketing regulator.