Swisse Wellness' parent company, H&H (Health & Happiness) Group — formerly Biostime — has bought back the vitamin firm's distribution rights from PGT Healthcare for $131m, including those for the key China market.
A combination of fibre and probiotics post-operation could benefit gastric cancer patients by preventing diarrhoea, improving intestinal movement and decreasing intestinal disorders, say researchers in China.
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".
Danone Nutricia is to further explore the benefits of probiotics in preventing infant allergies, after an initial trial showed that supplementation restored the microbiota diversity of babies delivered via C-section.
Continuous innovation, new product launches, and comprehensive education services have seen BioCeuticals — the Blackmores-owned practitioner-only supplement firm — double its sales over the past four years, says its MD.
Diabetes and other metabolic disorders are providing fertile ground for new probiotic research, says a DuPont expert who has highlighted new findings on supplementation and a reduced risk of gestational diabetes.