The world’s most expensive spice, saffron, has shown potential in improving sleep quality and insomnia in a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study based on Pharmactive’s saffron extract (affron).
The dietary supplement industry bodies in both Australia and New Zealand are seeking clarification that the sector is classed as an ‘essential service’, with both countries imposing movement restriction to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Swisse’s recent entry into India has been described as “the right time” since as the market conditions have ripen, with the the new venture marking a new milestone for the company which turns 50 this year, according to the company’s MD.
Australian adults are consuming less than optimal amounts of potassium, while sodium intake is higher than recommended, which may lead to a higher risk for cardiovascular diseases (CVD), hypertension and other non-communicable diseases.
New Zealand’s Movers in Hemp Innovation (MIHI) has received a $100,000 Māori Food & Beverage Development Grant from the High-Value Nutrition (HVN) National Science Challenge to boost the commercial prospects of the sector in the country.
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New Zealand seafood company Sanford, which has the supplement brand Sea to Me, is building a NZ$20 million (US$13 million) marine extracts centre in Blenheim, New Zealand, to produce high quality nutrition products.
Australian daigou specialist Reach China is striving to get Australian brands in front of more Chinese consumers via a new experiential retail store at Queensland’s Sunshine Coast targeting the cruise ship tourism market.
Australia’s trade body Complementary Medicines Australia (CMA) has urged national regulator Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) to conduct a proper impact assessment amid the latter’s proposal to classify certain sports nutrition as therapeutic goods.
A healthy dietary pattern with frequent intake of fruits, vegetable and fish was associated with lower levels of depressive symptoms in older Australian women, but the association was not significant in men.
Australian hemp snacks company Soul Seed has launched its first convenience-based snack into local supermarkets, which it claims to hit multiple major trends driving the healthy snack industry in the country today.