UK's OptiBiotix and Taiwan's Bened Biomedical unite for ‘psychobiotic’ expansion

The deal follow extensive research into the link between the brain and the gut microbiome. ©iStock

UK firm OptiBiotix has signed a deal with Taiwan-based probiotic research company Bened Biomedical, marking the former’s foray into the gut-brain axis area of microbiome research.

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

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

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 Japanese nutraceutical firm has touted its astaxanthin's anti-ageing benefits. ©iStock

Astaxanthin supplementation offers anti-ageing skincare potential: AstaReal study

A fermented paste of fruits, vegetables and other ingredients could prevent infectious diseases. ©iStock

Fermented functional food, Xeniji, increases immunity: Malaysian mouse study

Glucoraphanin —  found in foods like broccoli — was found to lower blood glucose and plasma insulin in obese mice. ©iStock

Glucoraphanin shows preventive effects against obesity and type 2 diabetes

Acetone extract from QGB bark could reduce inflammation and shrink kidney stones.

Evergreen oak bark extract aids kidney stone treatment: South Korean study

Probiotics did not significantly increase haemoglobin in chronic kidney patients. ©iStock

Probiotics have limited effects on anaemia in kidney failure patients: Iranian study

Resveratrol could be beneficial for endometriosis patients. ©iStock

Resveratrol a safe and effective option for endometriosis treatment: Review

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