The traditional botanical drink ayahuasca causes more than two thirds of the consumers negative physical symptoms, and over half of them acute mental health troubles, Australian and international researchers have reported.
Australian trade body Complementary Medicines Australia says a recent report linking a rise in liver injuries due to supplement intake does not provide sufficient information on the ingredients used or the origins of the products, adding that consumers...
Thailand’s Tipco Foods is diversifying into the herbal dietary supplements and plant-based protein, as it seeks new growth engines amid a shrinking fruit juice market in the domestic market, its CEO told us.
Consumers in Asia-Pacific are increasing looking for new formats beyond traditional tablets, soft gels and capsules as they increasingly tap into botanicals and herbals for their immune health benefits.
Researchers from Asia, the Middle East, and the West are now trialling omega-3, honey, and even potato resistant starch, on top of vitamins and zinc, as they race to find products that could contribute to the fight against COVID-19 and its symptoms.
A new publication on rhodiola outlines the common adulterants or species misidentifications associated with this increasingly popular herb. It’s part of the expanding Botanical Adulterants Program’s list of publications.