Existing research on human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) is only at the tip of the iceberg and there are vast opportunities for developing new pre/probiotics/synbiotics with HMOs, says an expert specialising in this field.
Nutraceutical firms have reported a higher uptake of sleep aid and stress relief supplements amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to New Zealand brand GO Healthy and Spanish saffron ingredient supplier Pharmactive.
The ever-changing China health foods industry is seeing new waves of trends, with a sudden interest in nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN), the prevalence of livestreaming in product marketing, and the potential for further e-commerce growth.
In this round-up of new developments across nutrition brands, we look at Herbalife's plans to engage the healthcare professionals in nutrition education, Morinaga further expanding the use of its flagship probiotic strain in infant products and more.
Singapore-based health supplement brand Kinohitmitsu says consumers’ spending on beauty supplement, especially collagen, remained high amid COVID-19 as it saw double digit growth across all catgeories.
The active nutrition market in APAC is growing fast, with industry experts from Herbalife, aland, USDEC, Glanbia and Beneo citing higher consumer demand for natural ingredients, more varied dosage formats, and more occasions where they could consume the...
Tackling allergies, improving digestion and aiding immunity are the key pillars for infant nutrition product innovation, says a group of expert panellists from major brand names such as Biostime, Morinaga, and Nuchev.
A series of COVID-19 related lockdowns and travel restrictions has weakened the daigou retail channel for several health and nutrition brands in Australia, with brands such as Swisse, Bubs, and Nuchev, reporting sales slumps from the once lucrative channel.
China consumers are placing more trust in traditional Chinese medicines (TCM), with a declining interest in overseas supplement brands and functional foods with health claims, said a consumer survey funded by the High-Value Nutrition National Science...
Chinese dairy giant Yili believes that local dairy consumption is on an upward curve due to a rise in consumer understanding of its health benefits due to COVID-19, as well as the advantages technology is bring in advancing innovation within the sector.
The high frequency of vitamin C deficiency in people with respiratory infections has led researchers to call for levels to be tested on Covid-19 patients, followed by either intravenous or oral supplementation.
In this round-up of industry developments in China, we will look at beauty and nutrition consumption trends, how the country has become Asia’s probiotic powerhouse, and a new scientific research project linked to COVID-19.
Duopharma, the Malaysia pharma company behind the vitamin brand Flavettes, has outlined its strategies in growing the consumer healthcare business - including expanding the flagship brand across South East Asia and developing new immunity and energy products.
Experts have weighed in on the importance of educating consumers on the concept of healthy ageing, and upcoming innovations in ingredients and delivery formats to drive the concept in the rapidly ageing Asia-Pacific region.
Australian health and wellness company Eve Investments is launching its honey and tea tree oil sold under the brand Meluka Australia into more parts of APAC amid high growth in China on the back of consumer immunity concerns.
See September's 10 most read stories, including the launch of probiotic curd from Indian brand Milky Mist, the most commonly reported side effects of probiotics, omega-3 supplementation in South Korea and more.
New Zealand’s Anagenix, the winner of the prebiotic ingredient of the year award in this year’s NutraIngredients-Asia and USA awards, has revealed new scientific findings on its ingredient, including how it could improve stool form and increased bowel...
In this round-up of new scientific findings, we look at how probiotics supplementation could bring about cardio benefits, how companies such as Anagenix has turned to online arrangements for its clinical trial and more.
Moving fast and quick is crucial to tap on the “tremendous opportunities” that the South East Asia (SEA) market presents, according to Bayer’s ASEAN head who also spoke about the firm’s recent partnership with an airline and its promotional Tiktok dance...
Supplement and functional food firm Amado Thailand is consolidating the benefits of both online and offline as it remains on course to hit its annual sales target of THB$2500m (US$79m), despite the economic challenges brought by COVID-19.
MGC Pharma is registering a botanical and vitamin supplement that is currently being trialled on COVID-19 patients for sale in Slovenia, while the long-term goal is to launch it as a pharmaceutical product.
The outbreak of COVID-19 has led a number of ASEAN countries in “fully recognising the importance of health supplements” in optimising or maintaining the public health, according to a regional trade association.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was China’s biggest export destination for dietary supplement ingredients and products in the first half of this year, while the Middle East is likely to offer further growth potential, says a report...
Swisse and Biostime owner Health and Happiness (H&H) Group saw demand for immunity products surge, especially in China, as it announced an 8.9% increase in net profit in the first half of this year, despite seeing revenues in Australia and New Zealand...
Blackmores’ top priority now is to tap into strong growth in Asia by shifting some manpower resources from Australia to strategic markets such as China and South East Asia, the company said as it announced a 66.1% drop in net profit on Tuesday (August...
There is a revival in consumers’ trust of ayurvedic herbs, as well as a spike in the sales of apple cider vinegar in India, as interest in products with purported immunity benefits gather pace amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dietary supplement brands which sell through pharmacies are reluctant or finding it difficult to establish their own e-commerce operations, despite the importance of a digital presence in the COVID-19 era, according to the country’s health supplement...
In this round-up, we look at how Danone is banking on new HMO, A2 toddler formulas for success in China, financial performance from BY-HEALTH in the first six months of 2020, and the expansion plans of probiotics firm Scitop Bio-tech.
See July's 10 most read stories, including new findings on the types of health supplements that could reduce COVID-19 severity, products that consumers in China have been taking during the COVID-19 lockdown, as well as brand stories.
In this round-up, we highlight the ongoing trends in the health and nutrition industry, including the best-selling vitamin, calcium, Q10 brands in China, how India is leading APAC in terms of new immune health foods launch and more.