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China cross-border e-commerce rules extension a major business boost for industry

Cross border e-commerce sales have been soaring for supplement firms. ©iStock

Supplement and food firms operating in China’s booming cross border e-commerce market have been buoyed by a year-long extension of the existing trade laws, which were due to be replaced on January 1.

Despite TCM's popularity and long history, many remain sceptical of its benefits. ©iStock

Q-markers required to affirm beneficial effects of TCM, say Chinese researchers

DuPont is developing concepts to serve both seniors and children in Asia. ©iStock

DuPont: Ageing Asia creating vast potential but infant formula 'challenging for manufacturers'

The herbal mixture is said to lower blood glucose and insulin resistance. ©iStock

TCM herbal extract mixture helps lower diabetes risk: Chinese mouse study

WATCH – Chr. Hansen: 2017 ‘one of our best ever years’ for probiotics in APAC

WATCH – Chr. Hansen: 2017 ‘one of our best ever years’ for probiotics in APAC

Supplements like omega-3 and prebiotics were found to benefit acute pancreatitis patients. ©iStock

Supplementation and acute pancreatitis: Review reveals potential for 'promising treatment outcomes'

Sports nutrition is one of the key drivers of China's functional product sector. ©iStock

The four key health concerns driving Chinese consumers to spend more on functional foods

The rare plant was tested for its effects on age-related damage. ©iStock

Plant power: Chinese firm files patent for Cistanche tubulosa against muscle loss

Food firms are being urged to follow the lead of supplements and launch more functional products for Asia's seniors. ©iStock

Healthy ageing NPD in Asia: Can functional foods follow supplements’ lead?

WATCH: Kefir's CVD and bone health benefits spur Taiwan manufacturer's first international foray

WATCH: Kefir's CVD and bone health benefits spur Taiwan manufacturer's first international foray

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