The sequential inoculation of a certain type of yeast in durian pulp fermentation could lead to the development of a new non-dairy durian-based probiotic beverage, say researchers in Singapore and China.
BioCeuticals, the Blackmores-owned practitioner-only supplement firm, has launched a full suite of immunity-boosting medicinal mushroom supplements, produced using a novel growing system and backed by a DNA-testing process.
Food and supplement companies are firmly in the sights of China's Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP), which is demanding a fresh clampdown on illegal advertising for food, drugs and wellness products.
Women who have gestational diabetes are at a higher risk of getting type 2 diabetes, hypertension and ischaemic heart disease later in life, according to a new cohort study penned by a New Zealand academic.
Supplement and functional food manufacturers have around two weeks to submit scientific data to get 34 ingredients currently used in products – including kale powder, plant-sourced vitamin D and kiwi extract – on India’s approved list.
Australian research on animals suggests that folic acid taken in late pregnancy could reduce the natural protection from allergies that offspring have as a result of a common complication in about 10% of pregnancies.
Rule changes in China dominated the regulatory landscape for the supplement and infant nutrition industries in Asia over the past 12 months — and this was clearly reflected in our top five policy stories of 2017.
Supplementation with docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) could alleviate acute pancreatitis via its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, but higher doses could have the opposite effect among people with hyperlipidaemia, say researchers in South Korea.
New research has discovered that early psychosis is associated with nutritional deficiencies, specifically in folate and vitamin D, revealing new avenues for improving the health of millions of people affected worldwide.
Australia is recognised as a premium industry in the complementary medicine sector, and upcoming new regulations will help enhance its reputation for quality, safety and innovation, writes Complementary Medicines Australia (CMA) CEO Carl Gibson.
A group of sugars have been found to aid healing and encourage blood vessel formation, offering a new solution to tackle the increasing number of skin wounds associated with age, poor blood supply, and diabetes.
A combination of fibre and probiotics post-operation could benefit gastric cancer patients by preventing diarrhoea, improving intestinal movement and decreasing intestinal disorders, say researchers in China.
Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and / or omega-3 supplementation, in addition to resistance training, could enhance muscle strength and quality even for individuals on a high-fat diet, say researchers in Korea and the US.
An ingredient in cow's milk has been identified as a potential type 1 diabetes trigger in those with genetic risk factors, but researchers say they have been frustrated in efforts to make the findings available to the wider public.
Gastrointestinal composition could affect the risk of cardiovascular diseases, according to a new review, which calls on greater scientific focus to be devoted to the impact probiotics and prebiotics can have on reducing risk.