Gut Health Goes Beyond Digestion

To address the needs of the regular consumer, brands can once again turn to pre- and probiotics. Specific prebiotic fibres or bacteria strains may influence cognitive function and help balance mood. By Michelle Teodoro, Associate Director, Food Science, Mintel APAC & Huiqi Ong, Consumer Lifestyles Analyst, Mintel Asia.  When it comes to…

Help From Probiotics In The COVID-19 Era

PSA: Remember that you are not alone, that your microbiota can be of help, and that the billions of conscientiously selected probiotic bacteria from clinically-backed products can support your health in many ways during these trying times. By Nina Vinot area sales manager & product development from Probiotical. We are…

The Key To Formulating Ambient Drinking Yoghurt

With their regional R&D experts, CP Kelco has developed an extensive range of custom solutions as well as ingredients that help with sugar reduction, organic compliance, vegan needs and more to meet clean-label requirements. Drinking yoghurts are fermented beverages with a protein base (dairy or plant-based). This category utilises a…

Drinks For A Healthy Gut: Probiotic Solutions For Asia’s Beverage Markets

With demand for functional beverages growing across Asia-Pacific, John Quilter, VP and General Manager, ProActive Health at Kerry discusses the ever increasing opportunities offered by fortification with spore-forming probiotics   Asia’s growing probiotics market The global probiotics market is expanding – it is estimated to be worth $69 billion by…

Wising Up To That Good Gut Feeling

Asia Pacific drives the global market for probiotic dairy. Consumers are ready for a wider range of probiotic foods to support general health and reduce their risk of disease. By DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences. Healthy living has a lot to do with a large colony of gut-friendly bacteria—this is increasingly…

Mintel: Nutritional Innovations For Asia-Pacific’s Cerebral Age

In Mintel’s latest Big Conversation series, keynote speaker Matthew Crabbe, Regional Trends Director for Asia-Pacific, addressed a range of factors that ‘Power the Mind’, one of which is nutrition. Under the topic, ‘Innovations for Asia-Pacific’s Cerebral Age’, Crabbe highlighted a few interesting food products that are not only perceived as…

Research Update On Paediatric Probiotics

Research shows BifidoB and LactoB provide clear infant health benefits, says Angela Rowan, category marketing manager, paediatrics, NZMP.     It’s well-known that setting infants up with a good immune system helps them through life. Breastfeeding to improve the immune system is best for the baby, but in cases where…

Let’s Talk About Bacteria In Infants And Children

Studies on probiotics indicate that they may actually reduce the need for antibiotics in the future, says Chr. Hansen.   Asia Pacific represents one of the biggest growth regions for vitamins and dietary supplements (VDS) according to a report by Euromonitor in 2017. The retail value of VDS stands at…

Probiotics For Senior Health Support

The world’s populations are ageing day by day, and to sustain our seniors, probiotics might be the answer. By Dr Howard Cash, Senior R&D Scientist; Dr David Keller, VP of Scientific Operations; and April Ryzner, Senior Food Technologist, Ganeden Incorporated
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