Consuming vitamin B1 (thiamine) supplementation, specifically at doses of 100 to 900mg daily for up to three months, does not improve glycaemic outcomes among Type 2 diabetes patients, according to a recent review.
Chrononutrition has immense potential for improving cardiometabolic health by aligning food intake timings, calories and macronutrient distribution within the circadian rhythm, but more robust RCTs are urgently needed, claim researchers.
Policymakers need to review the current methods of ensuring folate sufficiency among women of childbearing age, said a group of Australian researchers who found that food and supplements could not provide optimal folate intake.
Nestle has launched China’s first Foods for Special Medical Purpose (FSMP) for patients suffering from tumour related conditions, after going through a five-year long approval process from the Chinese regulator.
Our first Mind and Mood Interactive Broadcast has heard that regulators are failing to match consumer demand for natural products to aid mental well-being spanning cognition, sleep, stress and anxiety in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dietary supplementation with two Lactobacillus strains, the Lactobacillus curvatus HY7601 and Lactobacillus plantarum KY1032, could alleviate obesity by modulating and increasing microbiome biodiversity.
Asia is more open than any other market to trying natural products due to its long history of traditional remedies, but scientifically-backed and clinically trialled ingredients are now fast becoming a key consumer demand.
Food and nutrition-based businesses across APAC have reported continued logistics problems plaguing their supply chains due to rising costs and customs delays, some of which still stem from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Indian paediatric experts in the National Consultative Group (NCG) have for the first time recommended the use of probiotics containing Lactobacillus GG (LGG) and potentially Saccharomyces boulardii to treat children with diarrhoea.
BIO & ME, the consumer health brand of Singapore-based gut microbiome firm AMILI, has launched five probiotic formulations to target immunity, well-being, energy, mental health and strength – all tailored to the Asian population.
A set of new nutraceutical regulations operationalised by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) this month will make it easier for companies to innovate and import a broader range of supplements, although there are still some ‘bottlenecks’...
Higher levels of Omega-3 intake, including DHA and EPA, coupled with less junk food consumption, could be two key nutritional factors in explaining Japan’s fewer COVID-19 casualties compared to the US.
A team of international experts has detailed a series of recommendations for trials involving probiotics in active subjects, as scientific interest in how the microbiome impacts athletic outcomes increases.