Supplementation of curcumin extract has shown to reduce body mass index (BMI), body weight, as well as the waistline more effectively than whole compounds or bioavailability-enhanced forms, according to a meta-analysis conducted by researchers from Thailand.
China dairy firm Junlebao has launched a new milk powder targeted at supporting calcium absorption in middle and old-aged consumers, and hopes to rejuvenate the well-established category by improving bio-accessibility and bioavailability.
Japan-based Therabiopharma says new findings show its curcumin formulation curcuRouge has displayed impressive bioavailability and is now trialling its efficacy in immunity, cognition and osteoarthritis studies.
India’s national research institute, the Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM), will conduct a clinical trial on a zinc supplement that it claims has a higher bioavailability to support recovery in COVID-19 patients.
International ingredient firm Wacker says that the use of natural ingredients, such as curcumin and hydroxytyrosol in functional food is gaining steam in Asia, but there is a need to address issues such as low bioavailability.
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Indian firm Pure Nutrition is bringing what it claims is higher bioavailability in ayurvedic nutraceuticals to adults aged 32 to 60, while also planning to open up to 100 retail outlets in the country.
Omega-3 fats delivered using a proprietary self-micro-emulsifying system may be more bioavailable to the human body than the standard ethyl ester formulation, according to a new study funded by Pharmavite.