Chinese consumers see health benefits in probiotics, with probiotics in fermented dairy and beverages most popular, but misconceptions about the fast-rising ingredient are also rife, said a newly released consumers report.
A Singapore-based online customised supplement firm says the COVID-19 pandemic has helped consumers overcome scepticism to subscription services in the nutra space, after recording 60% year-on-year boost in sales over the last 30 days.
The future of microbiome and immunity research should delve deeper into the mechanisms of probiotics through clinical trials, focus on the broader role of metabolites, and consider the use of multi-omics, said an expert panel.
In this round-up, we look at new developments from both big and local brands, such as Australia's Jatenergy's launch of lactoferrin-enriched milk powder, Swisse's plans to roll out supplements with upcycled grape seed extract, and Dabur...
Singapore-based LVL Life and its plant-based superfood powder blends have seen sales surge during the COVID-19 outbreak with rising consumer demand and a resilient e-commerce strategy combining for its success.
Plant extract companies in China are seeing more demand for immune-related raw materials, but most are adopting a cautious stance when it comes to capacity building due to trade uncertainties brought on by COVID-19.
A two-week clinical trial led by renowned Chinese pulmonologist Zhong Nanshan has shown that consuming the botanical TCM product Lianhua Qingwen (LH) capsules and undergoing the standard therapy can speed up recovery in COVID-19 patients.
VitaHealth is tapping into growing demand among Singapore’s myopic population to push sales of its eye health supplements, with screen use increasing as more people work from home and join virtual meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic.