Despite the cooling fortunes of coconut as a healthful culinary oil, the prospects for its medium chain triglyceride derivative have never been brighter. Stepan has added to its MCT line, boosting a trend of product development in this area.
There are just two weeks to go until the region’s leading probiotic and microbiome event, Probiota Asia, gets underway in Singapore, with a stellar line-up of speakers from the likes of Blackmores, Danone, Herbalife and Life-Space set to take to the stage.
Bifodan has expanded its microbiology laboratory facilities increasing production capacity with a view to including fermentation capabilities and bulk powder manufacturing as part of the firm’s future offerings.
Dietary supplementation with Fibersol-2, a fermentable functional fiber, may boost levels of beneficial bifidobacteria levels in the intestine and feces and increase stool bulk, says a new clinical trial.
A forward-thinking approach to infant formula is required to properly benefit both industry and consumers in Asia-Pacific's diverse markets, and must be supported by extensive research and strong co-operation with regulators.
Supplement critic Dr Pieter Cohen has trained his sights on probiotics for a new opinion paper, stating that the sector has spun hundreds of small studies favorably and also practices creative advertising.