New research on vitamin D, analysis on a2 milk's long-term growth potential in China, and Sabinsa's trial on curcumin and black pepper supplementation in speeding up recovery in COVID-19 patients are some of the most-read stories in August....
COSMAX NBT is opening its fifth and final personalised nutrition store in October under the South Korean government’s personalised nutrition sandbox project, with the firm believing that the concept is rapidly gaining traction with consumers.
ASX-listed CBD and hemp firm Elixinol plans to focus on the Australian and US markets after reporting that sales in Europe has been on the decline due to regulatory uncertainty and COVID-19 restrictions.
With some energy drinks known for containing high sugar and caffeine content, companies are increasingly seeking to formulate healthier options by using botanicals and low glycemic index (GI) carbohydrates.
This round-up of developments in South Korea's nutraceutical industry features MFDS' increased inspection of imported krill oil products, Amorepacific growing its global green tea probiotics business, and a look into beauty-from-within trends...
South Korea’s Rural Development Administration (RDA) is exploring the use of Platycodon grandiflorum, commonly known as balloon flower or Chinese bellflower, as a health functional food after studies showed that it could lower blood triglyceride levels.
MLM firm K-Link is ramping up its digital strategy in Indonesia to reach out to customers who are stuck within the confines of their homes due to COVID-19 and also to inject new blood – especially young adults – into its dietary supplement business.
From major names to start-ups and a dermatologist brand, various new beauty-from-within products using ceramides, pre/probiotics, white tomato extracts, and not forgetting collagen, have made their market entry across APAC in recent months.
South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) will continue with its high profile crackdown on non-compliant probiotic and krill oil products, with a market expert telling us it is ‘no coincidence’ that these categories remain in the spotlight.
Malaysia’s dietary supplement industry body is pushing for the removal of sales and service tax (SST), import taxes, and the approval of innovative supplement products in its efforts in promoting the use of supplements in the country.
The use of beauty-from-within supplements, or nutricosmetics, is becoming “more acceptable” to dermatologists, but more scientific and safety evidence is needed to encourage widespread use, says a veteran dermatologist.
A New Zealand firm producing gin from Damson plums is expanding into the functional health foods space and has received funding to research and develop nutrition products based on its high amounts of anthocyanins.
Our most-read stories for June include a Philippines COVID-19 trial on how virgin coconut oil could reduce inflammation and provide symptom relief, the role of gut microbiota in affecting vaccine efficacy, and Nestlé Health Science China's launch...
New Delhi-headquartered dietary supplement brand Power Gummies has developed a formula containing chasteberry, vitamin C, passionflower, and citrus bioflavonoids as key ingredients for alleviating premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
The South Korean authorities have proposed new precautionary information for eight functional ingredients, including ginseng and milk thistle, as well as adjusting the daily intake level of indigestible maltodextrin and aloe gel.
This round-up of new scientific developments will feature an upcoming clinical trial in New Zealand on deer milk's benefits for muscle strength in seniors, Philippines' latest findings on virgin coconut oil and COVID-19, and more.
Nestle Malaysia’s new range of adaptogen-enriched teas is set for a nationwide rollout in August 2021, and aims to utilize the functionality of traditional natural ingredients to capture the attention of stressed-out consumers.
Vedix, a brand from India, is giving traditional Ayurveda formulations a modern twist by making them into new dosage formats and adding ingredients which can act synergistically with the age-old formulas.
The ratio of cannabidiol (CBD) to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in medicinal cannabis has shown to play a crucial role in improving the physical and functional wellbeing of brain cancer patients, according to newly published findings in a trial funded by...
There is a lack of scientific evidence from randomised controlled trials (RCTs) for supplements that claim to benefit air travel symptoms such as jetlag and edema, although there is limited support to suggest melatonin and pycnogenol may be worthwhile.
Natural Remedies says that brands and consumers in Asia are increasingly interested in the story behind botanical ingredients used in herbal supplements, which has led to greater attention on how botanical raw materials are sustainably sourced.
In this round-up, we look at how companies have expanded their immune health product range with the use of botanical ingredients, lactoferrin, and vitamins. We also shine the spotlight on research in probiotics for alleviating acne and eczema.
Thailand’s Tipco Foods is diversifying into the herbal dietary supplements and plant-based protein, as it seeks new growth engines amid a shrinking fruit juice market in the domestic market, its CEO told us.
New Zealand-based Leaft Foods has highlighted leaf-based protein as an ideal new plant-based protein source for F&B product manufacturing on the back of taste and solubility advantages, as it gears up to advance its R&D and commercial plans with...
The active nutrition category is increasingly cutting across multiple health needs, including digestive health, weight management, as well as joint and bone health, in addition to the more traditional sports and energy considerations, two experts believe.
MGC Pharma is working on introducing its product that has shown to speed up recovery in COVID-19 patients, as a natural health or ayurvedic product in several Asian countries, including India, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand.
Japan-based Therabiopharma says new findings show its curcumin formulation curcuRouge has displayed impressive bioavailability and is now trialling its efficacy in immunity, cognition and osteoarthritis studies.
Pre-packaged foods for infants, toddlers, and special medical purposes will now need to follow nutrition labelling standards applicable for all pre-packaged foods in Taiwan, the country’s regulator has ruled.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) company Eu Yan Sang has partnered Singapore Post’s (SingPost) Sample Store in expanding its consumer reach, especially to the younger generation, by allowing consumers to try out the company's TCM product before...
Thailand premium fruit juice market leader Tipco Foods is exploring new growth areas in the cannabidiol (CBD) foods, beverages, and herbal product space, the company’s CEO said in an exclusive interview.
Nutrition giant H&H has said it will continue to develop more plant-based products for its dietary supplements and infant formula categories across different brands, with the firm believing consumers are increasingly looking for more sustainable solutions.
Chilean astaxanthin producer Atacama Bio Natural Products S.A has entered into an exclusive distribution partnership with Malaysia-based Nexus Wise to distribute its branded astaxanthin ingredients in Malaysia and Singapore.
Clinical trial findings are becoming ever more important in today’s world as consumers are looking beyond label claims and are actively reading up on the health benefits and evidence of ingredients used in immunity products, according to an expert panel.
In this round-up of new regulatory developments, we look at hemp, CBD, and fish oil related regulatory changes in Thailand, as well as how South Korean and Chinese authorities are coping with non-compliant products.