A 12-month RCT conducted in Australia has found that zinc supplementation did not produce significant benefit in preventing diabetes, a finding which is in contrary to the existing body of scientific literature.
With consumers increasingly demanding scientifically-validated nutra products and ingredients, one of the key scientists in Australia’s national research agency has revealed the three factors that are crucial for a high-quality trial.
There were no significant differences in weight, waistline, lipid profiles, and blood pressure in healthy children consuming whole-fat dairy versus those consuming reduced-fat dairy products, according to a study conducted in Australia.
Researchers in Australia are developing new methods for brands to incorporate high-protein ingredients from lupins to aid in the fight against obesity and diabetes, while also complying with strict domestic labelling regulations.
Australian trade body Complementary Medicines Australia says a recent report linking a rise in liver injuries due to supplement intake does not provide sufficient information on the ingredients used or the origins of the products, adding that consumers...
New regulations in Australia is making research on the role of complementary medicine, including Chinese medicine, to manage chronic diseases more attractive, according to a prominent researcher who stars in the 15th episode of our NutraChampion podcast.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) will be conducting investigations on 12 artemisia species permitted for use in the country, following scientific reports on how intake of the botanical may lead to miscarriages.
Swisse and Biostime owner Health and Happiness (H&H) Group saw demand for immunity products surge, especially in China, as it announced an 8.9% increase in net profit in the first half of this year, despite seeing revenues in Australia and New Zealand...
Australia-based supplement company Vmores’ newest launch is a bird’s nest supplement manufactured using its freeze-drying technology, which the firm hopes will provide a more convenient format for consumers beyond the traditional cooking process.
Australian brand Bioclinic Naturals has launched a range of ‘scobiotics’ – consisting prebiotics, probiotics, yeast, spirulina and enzymes – designed to address gastrointestinal problems ranging from inflammation to bringing homeostasis in the gut microflora.
A curcumin and artemisinin-based oral spray has been proposed as a treatment for COVID-19 patients and a clinical trial will be conducted, ASX-listed phytocannabinoid firm MGC Pharmaceuticals has revealed.
Chinese health foods giant BY-HEALTH's FY19 revenue jumped 20.94% to hit RMB$5.2bn (US$748m), however performance from its Australian subsidiary Life-Space failed to meet expectations due to changes in China’s e-commerce law.
Australia’s health foods brands Caruso Natural Health and Juice Plus were recently fined for false claims and advertising breaches respectively, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) announced in a statement.
In this round up, we bring you the latest scientific findings from health foods manufacturers, such as Japanese firm Eminet and Australia's Blackmores, as well as research done by the Chinese and Japanese academia.
A mother’s gut bacteria and diet are crucial in promoting a healthy pregnancy, with reduced levels of the short-chain fatty acid acetate – produced by fermentation in the gut – being linked to an increase risk of preeclampsia.
The authors of a recent study, which looked at how glucosamine - a supplement that is normally taken to help joint pain - could lower the risk of heart disease, should also reveal the association of other supplements with cardiovascular events or death.
Swisse and Biolsland took the top spots for imported brands in China last year, with Australia named the number one exporter to China, according to statistics gathered by the China Chamber of Commerce of Medicines and Health Products Importers and Exporters...
Biosciences firm Probiotics Australia has opened the country's first cGMP- and TGA-certified facility dedicated to probiotic API manufacturing, with an eye on expanding the use of probiotics in food for Chinese consumers.
Pharmaceutical firms are making strides in the Australia's medical cannabis space, but supplement and nutraceutical firms will have to wait a long time before they can do the same, says an industry expert.
Almost 60% of complementary healthcare practitioners in Australia think recent reforms by the Therapeutic Good Administration (TGA) have had an adverse impact on the industry, according to the regulator's own stakeholder survey.
Blackmores' practitioner-only firm BioCeuticals is investing heavily in medicinal cannabis research, recently announcing its $500,000-plus funding of the world's first clinical trial to investigate its effects on brain tumours and the symptoms...
'Health-washing' products with a sprinkling of probiotics risks drawing the sector into disrepute, and could threaten the concerted growth the industry is currently enjoying, claims Blackmores' director of product innovation.
An Australian researcher has expressed concerns about consumers' tendency to 'stack' nootropics — also known as 'smart drugs' — claiming it has unknown effects on health, and urgently requires more research.