Botanical extracts in tea format provide unique market opportunities for medicinal herbal infusions, but there are challenges that must be overcome to ensure proper delivery of therapeutic value, say the herbal experts at Traditional Medicinals.
Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has proposed changes to the scheduling of melatonin and green tea extract, with new dosage indications for the former and a completely new entry into the Poisons Standard for the latter.
Kirin is adding the immune-boosting ingredient Lactococcus lactis strain Plasma (Lc-Plasma) into its flagship milk tea and green tea products, with the firm banking on the health angle that has driven the success of its iMuse functional brand to halt...
Herbal iced teas specialist firm Namjai has revealed it is targeting the younger consumer demographic, banking on bright colours and a convenient, healthier product concept to draw attention to its teas.
APAC’s probiotics sector is continuing to soar, but consumers are increasingly seeking applications beyond supplements and dairy, with honey, tea and coffee emerging as potential formats for innovation.
In this scientific round-up, we shine the spotlight on cognitive health, with studies showing how A2 milk could benefit gut and cognitive health in pre-schoolers, the potential of tea and mushrooms in reducing cognitive decline, and how high chilli intake...
There is growing evidence that certain plant-based nutrients in tea and mushroom may help to delay cognitive decline as we age, and may provide more promising focuses for further research after multiple products touted by the pharma sector ended in failure.
The status of green tea as a slimming ingredient in Japan should provide inspiration for companies elsewhere who are looking to use the product across the weight loss category, according to new market research.