The supplementation of a formulation containing myo-inositol, probiotics, and micronutrients before and during pregnancy could reduce preterm birth, according to a study conducted in Singapore, New Zealand, and UK.
People suffering from diabetes or have a family history of chronic diseases were more willing to adopt novel staple foods, compromising on taste and cost, compared to their healthier peers, according to a study conducted in Singapore.
Singapore-based pili nuts specialist firm Pili Pushers is maximizing the natural health and wellness factor of its products by incorporating botanicals with nutritional and health benefts into its flavour creations.
A number of Thai companies, including CP Foods and DOD Biotech, have stated their intentions in developing new food, supplement and beverages containing hemp, as new regulatory developments unfold in the country.
A Vietnamese health supplements and cosmetics product company is introducing its vegetable powder supplement, formulated to address post-natal constipation and stress, into mum-and-baby stores, after its success in online and hospital channels.
Japanese health supplement, personal care and beauty product retailer Welcia-BHG is on track to expand its offline presence in Singapore, with five new stores planned for this year, despite concerns on how COVID-19 could affect foot traffic.
Philippines company Growrich Manufacturing is planning to expand the market for its virgin coconut oil (VCO) capsules due to the growing demand for immune-health supplements, and rising consumer interest piqued by government-backed studies into the ingredient.
The Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM) is improving the recognition of foreign halal certification bodies by adding on-pack QR codes and new training, moves that come in the wake of a high-profile meat scandal.
A clinical trial has found that supplementation with a women’s health nutraceutical from Max Biocare for 12 weeks could improve menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, and sweating, while improving sleep quality and mood.
Singapore start-up AMiLi (short for Asian Microbiome Library) has launched Bio+ME, its flagship gut microbiome test that comes with personalised nutrition recommendations – claiming it is a first such test in South East Asia (SEA).