Taiwanese officials have confirmed that supplements making dental health claims will no longer need to undertake animal studies, and new changes have also been made to human clinical trial requirements.
Probiotic lozenges could be used as a functional food for promoting oral health, with a recent four-week human clinical study showing how daily intake of could reduce pathogens, promote good bacteria growth and increase the production of antibodies.
The South Korean authorities have published a guide to evaluate the functionality of health foods that make respiratory and gum health claims, amid rising consumer and industry interest in such products.
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Oral probiotic firm Blis Technologies is targeting Australia and South East Asia expansion after securing a distribution agreement with iNova Pharmaceuticals (Singapore) for its branded products, and achieving Therapeutic Goods Administration listing...