Problems with registration and ingredient compliance are some of the most common mistakes that nutraceutical firms have made when exporting their products to South Korea, according to a regulatory consultancy firm.
Singapore dietary supplement brands are seeing a number of key growth opportunities in China, including the demand for eye health products, while women and youths have been identified as the key consumer groups.
A group of Australian naturopathic experts is gathering on-the-ground data from health practitioners on the effectiveness of nutraceuticals in helping to combat COVID-19, and will present the findings to health authorities.
The intake of omega-3 could reduce fatality rates in severe COVID-19 patients, while protein could suppress catabolism and polyphenols could be used to fight inflammation, a group of nutrition experts from China advised.
Australian supplement brand Nature’s Way says its toddler nutrition range Kids Smart has smashed new sales records and was the pivotal in the firm’s overall performance in this year’s Double 11 shopping event in China.
The combined supplementation of the botanical berberine and probiotics has been found to help reduce blood sugar levels in diabetic patients, more so than taking each product alone, says a 12-week RCT conducted in China.
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.
China’s homegrown nutraceutical brand BY-HEALTH smashed sales records under the health and nutrition category across Alibaba-owned Tmall and JD.com during the double 11 Singles’ Day annual shopping event.
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.
In this round-up, we look at new developments in Japan's health foods and nutraceutical market, including the partnership between Nestle and FANCL in launching sachet veggie smoothies and Kirin's relaunch of its iMUSE brand.
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has approved a list of nutrient function claims for edible vegetable oils – a move which a leading expert believes will create more growth opportunities for the nutra industry.
Australia’s recent bill amendment on the country-of-origin labelling will provide “long-term certainty” for supplements that meet the requirements to make the coveted ‘Made in Australia’ claim, said an industry body.
The New Zealand Hemp Industry Association (NZHIA) believes that the country “will miss the bus” if it does not start to quickly develop its cannabidiol (CBD) sector, after a new report suggesting it could become an NZD2bn industry was quickly followed...
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.
A research paper voluntarily retracted last year by the authors after claiming that 60% of New Zealand’s best-selling fish oil supplements contained less omega-3 fatty acids as advertised, has been republished with new data stating that nine in 10 supplements...
Interest in plant-based omega-3 supplements is gathering momentum, according to Swisse and Vitality Wellness, as more evidence on how its unique omega-3, 6 ratios could lower cardiovascular disease risks and sustainability concerns arise.
Brauer Natural Medicines, a 91-year-old homeopathic medicine pioneer from South Australia, has seen its revenue more than doubled since beginning its export business and creating new products that meet market needs two years ago.
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.
Problems with product labelling and advertising are the most common compliance breaches found in listed complementary medicines in Australia, according to new data from the regulator Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).
In this round-up, we look at the new regulatory developments across APAC, including the new sports nutrition regulation in Australia, mandatory fortification for edible oil and milk in India, and more.
Australia’s supplements industry body has described the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s (TGA) decision to class certain sports nutrition products as listed products as an over-regulation, adding that this will result in higher production costs which...
The third NutraIngredients-Asia Awards held last Tuesday (Sep 22) saw 39 finalists vying for 13 award categories. Take a look at what the judges have to say about the winners of the Product of the Year award.
Ingredients with poor bioavailability, such as curcumin, can be applied in new nutraceutical product formats, including stick sachets, juice, and oral spray, with the use of advanced delivery technologies.