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.
From major names to start-ups and a dermatologist brand, various new beauty-from-within products using ceramides, pre/probiotics, white tomato extracts, and not forgetting collagen, have made their market entry across APAC in recent months.
Here's a recap of our 10 most read nutrition stories in May, featuring nutraceutical advancements in India, probiotic innovations across APAC, and the latest regulatory, infant nutrition, and nutricosmetics news in China.
South Korean firm Xation is targeting South East Asia with its very first edible skincare and haircare brand, 241 Balance, prioritising Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand as its initial entry points in the region.
News on vitamin C's anti-cancer effects, hemp's omega-3 benefits, vegan probiotic yoghurt from Israel and nutricosmetics from Switzerland were among the top five trending stories on social media this past month.
Here's a recap of our 10 most read nutrition stories in February, featuring Blackmores' financials, regulatory news from China, new innovations from Japan, and emerging research from New Zealand and India.
Read about the how omega-3 can benefit eye health, what companies are doing in the nutricosmetics and functional beverage spaces, and how one lingerie brand landed in hot soup for selling a 'date rape drug' in our latest Japan news line-up.
In our latest review of Japan's supplement and functional food sectors, we feature DSM's efforts to support healthy ageing, probiotic-rich convenience snacks, the country's first FOSHU-certified nutricosmetics product, and enzyme supplements...
ChromaDex has been expanding steadily in Asia-Pacific, first launching its signature nicotinamide riboside (NR) supplement, TRU NIAGEN, in Hong Kong and Macau last year, followed by Singapore early this year and most recently, New Zealand.
US-based BioCell Technology has set its sights on Japan and South Korea as the next big Asian markets for its patented BioCell Collagen, thanks to opportunities presented by the ageing population and 'beauty from within' trend in both countries.
There's building research supporting the benefits of vitamin E supplementation for skin health and hair growth, according to the CEO of ExcelVite Sdn. Bhd., a Malaysia-based supplier of palm-derived vitamin E.