Global life science business Bioiberica has teamed up with Chinese vitamin and dietary supplements provider ByHealth to expand its joint health product portfolio with the introduction of collagen tablets in China.
The rebound of infant formula demand in China, P&G's launch of VÖOST Vitamins in Singapore, positive findings of a beta-glucan supplement on COVID-19 patients are some of the most-read stories in February.
More than half of parents and pregnant women (51%) surveyed for a new WHO/UNICEF report say they have been targeted with marketing from formula milk companies, much of which is in breach of international standards on infant feeding practices.
The supplementation of Lactiplantibacillus plantarum (L. plantarum) has shown to reduce the frequency of loose stools and other symptoms of functional diarrhoea, according to a 60-day trial conducted in South Korea.
No association was found between dietary choline and betaine intake with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, according to researchers at the Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran.
The supplementation of perilla seed oil and citrus peel powder is reported to have significantly improve age-related cognitive decline in healthy elderly, according to a one-year RCT conducted in Japan.
In this round-up we look at the latest South Korea’s nutraceutical industry developments, including Korea Ginseng Corp taking the top spot for the country’s health functional foods sales chart, and the re-evaluation of co-enzyme Q10 and squalene’s uses...
This industry trends round-up features the state of Japan's functional yogurt market, factors driving the growth of China's 'underdeveloped' adult probiotic sector, and nutricosmetics consumption behaviour in Malaysia.
An investigation into the adulteration of herbal weight loss supplements sold in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) found 17% of such products contain illegally added pharmaceuticals or prescription medicines.
A new study published in Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology has shown that orally administered faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) could lead to the remission of ulcerative colitis, with one of the researchers heading the trial now outlining the...
Kirin Brewery and Kirin Beverage have announced their respective business strategy for the year ahead, with the former focusing on strengthening its craft beer sales, and the latter on growing its immune care pillar.
This round-up features South Korea’s re-evaluation of co-enzyme Q10 and other ingredients use in health functional foods, China’s push for scientific reassessment of certain health foods, and Australia’s refusal to change amygdalin rules.
Commercially available eye health supplements for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) sold in pharmacies and e-commerce platforms in Australia, New Zealand, US, UK and Canada have been found to vary widely in terms of their formulation and pricing,...
The most-read stories last month include 2022 nutrition trends forecast by Nestle, Morinaga, Nestle Malaysia's glucose control supplement launch, an exclusive interview with Culturelle on probiotic trends in China and more.
The quality of clinical trials behind products under Japan’s Foods with Function Claims (FFCs) is undermined by a lack of proper protocols, such as the absence of trial registration and transparent study designs, says a new study.
Here we present the latest research and innovation around skin health, including how processed foods consumption is linked to higher risk of eczema, a Singapore’s firm’s ‘bio-optimised’ collagen shots innovation, and the potential benefits of coix seed...
Prebiotics other functional ingredients, including mandarin peel extract, are creating new product development opportunities in the digestive health category – alongside ongoing innovation with probiotics, according to industry experts.
This round-up features the retail strategies that brands across APAC are using, including the direct-to-consumer channel by Brand’s Suntory, the pros and cons of livestreaming, and the trending categories in pharmacies.
Nearly two in three pregnant women in Vietnam have consumed special milk formulas as they believe that doing so would benefit their unborn children, according to a new study, which questioned ‘aggressive marketing tactics’.
Health foods that claim to strengthen the immunity, aid memory improvement, alleviate physical fatigue etc may need to undergo scientific reassessment, such as redoing animal experiments or human trials, the Chinese authorities have proposed.