Supplements

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

Finisngs showed that among mild asthmatics, vitamin E reduced sputum eosinophils and mucins – both markers of airway inflammation. ©iStock

Steroid-free asthma hope? Vitamin E holds anti-inflammation promise: Human Trial

The company rose 40 places since its Change the World debut last year.

DSM takes second spot on Fortune’s Change the World list

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'

Kefir is said to be able to improve sports performance. ©iStock

APAC consumer understanding of how probiotics aid sports nutrition on the rise

The extract is said to boost glucose and fat metabolism. ©iStock

Black gold? Rhizome extract said to have anti-ageing and anti-diabetic effects

WATCH: Can saffron star in Japan? Supplement firm’s CEO on his personal mission to promote cognitive health benefits

WATCH: Can saffron star in Japan? Supplement firm’s CEO on his personal mission to promote cognitive health benefits

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?

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