The supplementation of leucine-enriched whey protein drink, together with resistance exercise, was shown to improve cardiometabolic health, such as a lower LDL-cholesterol and serum insulin, according to a 16-week clinical trial.
A pilot study from Japan found that astaxanthin supplementation for three months can suppress oxidative stress and improve cardiac function and exercise tolerance in patients suffering from heart failure.
Spanish biotech company Pharmactive plans to target APAC’s heart health market with its aged black garlic, with launches planned in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Australia and Singapore later this year.
A new lab partnership will help drive omega-3s research in the Asia Pacific region, according to OmegaQuant, a firm that has developed a simple blood test to measure levels of these important nutrients.
The year 2019 was a solid one for the omega-3 business, with sales remaining steady. In the US, the market was mostly flat, but strong regional growth in the Asia-Pacific region and other emerging markets led to category growth overall.