The supplementation of the amino acid glycine before bedtime has shown to improve sleep quality, alertness and reduce fatigue in healthy populations, according to findings of a recent review conducted by researchers from Singapore.
Pre-sleep protein is known to improve muscle recovery overnight following exercise-induced muscle damage, but a new study from China suggest its impact is similar to carbohydrate intake following highly intensive sprint interval training (SIT) in swimmers....
The usual energy, protein, and collagen functional bars could be reinvented as snacks for supporting sleep, with two firms from Australia and Malaysia seeing the category benefitting from the influence of Korean dramas.
Japan’s cosmetics and health supplements firm DHC Corp will be studying the benefits of nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) supplementation on sleep and beauty-from-within, the firm told us in an exclusive interview.
Consumers are seeking holistic nutrition support as they become increasingly aware of the relationship between stress, sleep and gut health, although barriers to purchase remain to be overcome, according to a new report by Fonterra’s nutrition brand,...
As the sleep category continues to witness growth, the Vedic Lifesciences wants to steer supplement manufacturers and functional ingredient suppliers in the right direction by breaking down trends, claims, ingredients and more.
New South Wales-based Renovatio Bioscience is expanding its supplement SKUs in supermarket chain Woolworths, with the company recently launching mental wellbeing and skin health supplements exclusively for the chain.
This round-up features the latest scientific findings on how the intake of milk protein and L-theanine could improve sleep quality, a world first oral faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) and its ability to improve ulcerative colitis, and a Danone-funded...
Delegate registration is now open for the IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas in Washington DC, with speakers already for a blockbuster opening session on microbiome modulation to boost immunity and improve COVID outcomes.
BYHEALTH said that milk thistle was its bestseller from its international product range during the recent Double 11 online shopping festival in China, with newly launched melatonin also gaining popularity among consumers.
The consumption of euglena (Euglenagracilis) daily for four weeks was shown to increase beneficial gut bacteria and improve sleep quality in adult men, according to a clinical trial funded by health drink and supplement firm Euglena Co.
New Zealand botanical and natural health brand Artemis has released a range of liquid plant-based formulations targeting sleep, stress and digestion health, with export markets, including China, in the firm’s sights.
There is a lack of scientific evidence from randomised controlled trials (RCTs) for supplements that claim to benefit air travel symptoms such as jetlag and edema, although there is limited support to suggest melatonin and pycnogenol may be worthwhile.
The supplementation of psychobiotic Lactobacillus plantarum PS128 could provide stress, insomnia and gastrointestinal relief among high-stressed workers, in this case IT professionals, according to the findings of an eight-week pilot study.
Yakult Honsha is expanding sales of its Yakult 1000 product – a probiotic drink containing its proprietary Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota and formulated to relive stress and improve sleep across the whole of Japan.
Nutraceutical firms have reported a higher uptake of sleep aid and stress relief supplements amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to New Zealand brand GO Healthy and Spanish saffron ingredient supplier Pharmactive.
The world’s most expensive spice, saffron, has shown potential in improving sleep quality and insomnia in a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study based on Pharmactive’s saffron extract (affron).
Japanese company Health Business Info is on a mission to expand the use of sika deer in dietary supplements, using it as a key ingredient to aid sleep based on a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) concept.
Canadian company Harvest One is eyeing entry into key East Asian markets with its sleep aid supplement, Dream Water, and hopes to eventually reach the rest of the APAC region as well with a range of CBD products.
Lack of melatonin has been widely linked to sleep disorders and disturbances in the human circadian rhythm or body clock. But the hormone may also benefit sleep-related aspects of other conditions, say researchers.