More evidence is needed to determine if supplementation with calcium and / or cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) can increase skeletal muscle strength and serum testosterone in young adult men, say researchers in India.
Minerals and trace elements from deep oceans may have potential as supplement ingredients to improve the response and recovery of middle-aged men during and after exercise, according to a study led by the University of Taipei.
Herbalife says it is successfully emerging from the pall cast by an investigation and subsequent fine levied by the US Federal Trade Commission. The network marketing giant said fourth quarter earnings showed that business is trending back up after taking...
Focusing too much on the innovation behind a new product and not grounding it in the benefits for the consumer is one of the main reasons why a high proportion of new supplement and functional food products fail to achieve sales success, according to...
NutraIngredients-Asia and FoodNavigator-Asia are bringing together business leaders, policymakers and academics to debate how industry can meet the food and nutritional challenges brought about by Asia-Pacific's rapidly ageing population.
Research done on finished formulations and a commitment to a positioning as a dietary supplement are the cornerstones of his brand's success, says the head of fast-growing fitness beverage manufacturer Celsius.
Dietary habits and supplement consumption among Paralympic athletes must be better studied in order to help them maximise their performance, academics say, after a new study revealed several micronutrient deficiencies.
Rule changes in China dominated the regulatory landscape for the supplement and infant nutrition industries in Asia over the past 12 months — and this was clearly reflected in our top five policy stories of 2017.
Video interviews with senior industry leaders from the likes of Danone, DSM and DuPont proved highly popular throughout 2017, as we tackled on film some of the biggest health and nutrition challenges in Asia-Pacific.
Early results from a new study led by The Australian National University (ANU) indicate that people in their 60s and early 70s could lower their risk of dementia by maintaining healthy weight and muscle mass.
Australian contract manufacturer Vitex Pharmaceuticals has opened a new A$100m facility in Eastern Creek, Sydney, to better meet ever-growing global demand for Australian-made vitamins and supplements.
Australia is recognised as a premium industry in the complementary medicine sector, and upcoming new regulations will help enhance its reputation for quality, safety and innovation, writes Complementary Medicines Australia (CMA) CEO Carl Gibson.
Herbalife's direct-selling model is aiding its contribution towards the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals by enabling action to be taken at the grassroots level, according to one of its senior APAC leaders.
Indian supplier VAV Life Sciences is targeting sales growth for its Lipova egg yolk powders for supplements, functional foods, infant formula and sports nutrition products, after moving to a new GMP-certified facility earlier this year.
Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and / or omega-3 supplementation, in addition to resistance training, could enhance muscle strength and quality even for individuals on a high-fat diet, say researchers in Korea and the US.
Probiotic supplier Ganden says its recent acquisition by Kerry Group will allow it to fast-track the growth of its products in Asia, with China and India having bene identified as two markets that are "impossible to ignore".
Blackmores' long-term fortunes in China will be dependent on establishing a successful retail business alongside its current thriving cross-border e-commerce sales, its new CEO told us in an exclusive interview.
Glanbia has showcased three ready-to-manufacture concepts designed to tap into China's rising sports and active lifestyle nutrition sectors, which is still largely dominated by pre- and post-exercise powders.
China’s amino acids manufacturers are expanding their production and application scope to include a broader range of supplements and pharmaceuticals, but overcapacity and environmental pollution are continuously adding high pressure on the future development.
More evidence of the potential for sports nutrition firms to boost business in China has been highlighted by a new Mintel survey, which reveals that three in four (76%) urban Chinese consumers are now regularly taking part in sport and fitness activities....
The rise of sports nutrition, complex regulatory and sourcing issues, and the ongoing surge in cross border e-commerce is driving trade association membership in China, as more international firms begin to tap into opportunities in the country.
Major Japanese sports nutrition firm BodyPlus International has received BSCG (Banned Substances Control Group) drug-free certification for a number of its products as it seeks to boost its quality credentials in the build-up to the 2020 Olympics.
Recent clinical findings on the sports nutrition and skincare benefits of astaxanthin, as well as new delivery systems for products aimed at older consumers, are helping fuel growth for AstaReal across the region, according to its Singapore president.
Demand for functional food and drink has shot up in APAC, particularly in China, where 80% of the population claims to want to make their diets more healthy. And four key health concerns are driving sales.
Supplement and functional food firms must appeal to consumers’ emotions if they want new products to sell well in Asia's more developed nations, according to Frost & Sullivan’s Asia-Pacific director Natasha Telles D’Costa.