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.
A new study published in Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology has shown that orally administered faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) could lead to the remission of ulcerative colitis, with one of the researchers heading the trial now outlining the...
Almost nine-out-of-10 people surveyed online in Japan have not heard of Health Support Pharmacies (HSPs), a new category of pharmacies that provide consultations on diet, nutrition, health foods and nursing care, alongside prescription medication.
US-based Prolacta Bioscience, best known for its human milk-based nutritional fortifiers, is conducting a clinical trial assessing the effect of its products on the growth of premature infants in Japan.
We spoke with industry experts from Nestle, Morinaga, Max Biocare and Shiseido to find out their 2022 predictions for health and nutrition trends, spanning insights across healthy ageing, infant nutrition, kids’, women’s, and men’s health.
See our 10 most-read regulatory stories of 2021, including Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) policies in India, South Korea’s monitoring of krill oil and probiotics, and new standards for fish oil in Thailand.
The 10 most-read COVID-19 related stories for this year include a RCT finding on the use of TCM Lianhua Qingwen and research on various COVID-19 adjuvant therapies across the region, such as the use of honey and black cumin, and virgin coconut oil.
Yiling Pharmaceutical’s Lianhua Qingwen, NMN market boom, Nestle China’s ‘blue-hat’ certified health foods for seniors, and a2 milk market potential are some of the most popular China-related stories this year.
Supplementation with vitamins A, B, C, D, and E could improve the inflammatory response and decrease the severity of disease among intensive care patients with COVID-19, according to a new trial from Iran.
Eighty per cent of knee osteoarthritis patients on a ketogenic low energy diet and exercise regime experienced improvements in pain and an average of 10 per cent in loss of body weight, a new trial has reported.
See the 10 most-read stories in the month of November, including Nestle China's insights on the country's infant liquid milk market, Malaysia's Holista Colltech NPD plans for its highly popular probiotic brand Lacto-5, consumption trends...
The biggest-selling supplement brands in China’s mammoth Double 11 shopping festival have been revealed, while insights from Swisse have revealed the growing popularity of TikTok as an e-commerce channel.