The growing popularity of nootropics and sports nutrition supplements is leading to a boom in unlicensed products being sold online, with Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) recently seizing a raft of items.
Read about Mundipharma entering Vietnam's nutraceutical space, Vitaco's Asian and Middle Eastern ambitions, technological advances in China's CBD sector, and India's newest functional beverage and nutraceutical innovations.
A first-of-its-kind study has found Arjuna Natural's patented curcumin formulation, BCM-95, to be as effective against knee osteoarthritis as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for pain relief.
There is just one month to go until the second Healthy Ageing APAC Summit in Singapore, organised by FoodNavigator-Asia and NutraIngredients-Asia, featuring keynote presentations from Nestlé, PepsiCo, Kirin, BioCeuticals and FANCL.
Indian nutrition brand &Me is eyeing South East Asia with its functional beverages for women, with plans to update its packaging, introduce more product formats, and conduct clinical trials within the next six months.
Read about China's ambitious food safety plans, India's proposal on infant food for special medical purposes, Nestlé Australia and NZ's bid to lower protein content in follow-on formula, and functional health claims in Japan and Korea.
India's Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has developed a novel nutraceutical product from seaweed that is said to be able to combat hypertension, and is now on the lookout for industry partners to help bring it to consumers.