Optimal dose of NMN? According to an Indian study, 600 mg per day increased NAD+ levels and physical performance
The optimal dose of NMN for increasing the body’s nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) level and physical performance is 600 mg per day, according to a 60-day study conducted in India.
The trial compared the effects of NMN supplementation 300 mg, 600 mg, 900 mg per day compared to a placebo.
It was found that blood NAD+ concentration was significantly increased in all groups taking NMN. However, NAD+ levels were highest in those taking either 600 mg or 900 mg of NMN.
Not so terrible? China’s NMN supplier hopeful about US opportunities despite regulatory hurdle
A Shanghai-based nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) ingredient company said it is optimistic about NMN’s application and business prospects in the US, despite USFDA revoking the ingredients’ New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) status in late 2022.
The ingredient is a form of vitamin B3 and is commonly marketed as an anti-aging ingredient. It was approved as an NDI in the US on a case-by-case basis and has been sold as a dietary supplement in the US market.
However, the USFDA changed its position on the use of dietary supplement ingredients after finding out that NMN has been approved for investigation as a new drug.
The first of its kind? A Japanese company is developing an additive that promotes the proliferation of stem cells
A Japanese company said it had developed an olive leaf extract that could be included in health supplements to promote stem cell proliferation.
Tokyo-based Nutrition Act told us that the extract could promote stem cell proliferation by increasing the body’s production of hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF-1).
The extract is commercialized as an ingredient known as HIF1STEM.
And the winners are see who won the top prizes at the NutraIngredients-Asia Awards 2023
AstaReal, Morinaga Milk, Glac Biotech and GNC China were some of the winners of this year’s NutraIngredients-Asia Awards, organized for the brightest and best products, ingredients and initiatives in the nutrition industry.
More than 180 proposals were received for this year’s awards, breaking a new record.
Some of the winners included AstaReal, which won Ingredient of the Year: Beauty from Within, while GNC China won Product of the Year: Omega-3.
More product forms: The Aussie Nutra brand strives to include active ingredients in the pantry
Australian nutritional supplement company Renovatio has included its patented, activated phenolic antioxidants in pantry products in addition to its existing tablet and capsule supplements.
For example, it launched functional apple cider vinegar, available in 500ml bottles across Australia, including Woolworths supermarkets.
The product was developed when the company discovered that activated phenols could enhance the benefits of apple cider vinegar because it was very powerful antioxidant due to high absorption or bioavailability. It had also tested the effects of activated phenols with sweet chili, tomato ketchup and salad dressing.
Advertising Impact: South Korea plans to ban the terms CBD and THC in hemp seed oil
South Korea’s Food and Drug Regulatory Authority announced plans to ban the use of the terms CBD and THC in hemp food products, including hemp seed oil supplements.
These two terms refer to cannabidiol and tetrahydrocannabinol, which are classified as narcotics in South Korea, although CBD is also known to treat epilepsy.
The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) has announced that it wants to ban the use of the two terms to curb the problem of misleading product advertising, citing problematic examples such as high CBD content and CBD 0000mg.
Nutratrendit 2023: Industry experts for healthy aging, beauty, mental health and baby nutrition next
This year, trends in the Asia-Pacific nutraceutical market will be marked by growing demand for nutrients that support anti-aging, chronic disease prevention and a wide range of beauty care needs, a number of industry experts told us earlier this year. .
For example, developing products that prevent the onset of chronic diseases in the mid-40s would be key for companies developing products for healthy aging.
On the other hand, beauty from the inside or beauty to be enjoyed would have to deal with several conditions in addition to just brightening and moisturizing.
A balancing act: Yakult on getting the taste right for a new low-sugar product and research on the gut-brain axis
Yakult launched a reformulated version of its original flagship product in Singapore this year.
The product, known as Yakult Gold, contained less sugar and 1.5 g of vitamin D was also added to it.
It is classified in the country as a Nutri Class B product, which also meant that the company was allowed to advertise the product as the original version is a Nutri Class D product.
The eye health benefits of taurine hold great promise for functional food applications China review
Studies have shown that increasing taurine is key to reducing visual fatigue and maintaining eye health.
According to Chinese researchers, taurine has an important protective effect on the function of the retina.
For example, it could protect retinal photoreceptors, retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), and retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells from oxidative stress damage, inflammation, apoptosis, and ocular neurotoxicity through various pathways, thereby reducing visual fatigue.
Danone China partners with Qingdao University to promote gut health, early childhood education and healthy aging R&D
In March, Danone China and Qingdao University opened an innovation center that aims to promote research and development on gut health, early life nutrition and healthy aging.
Known as the Danone Nutrition and Health Innovation Center of Qingdao University, the center would conduct research related to different stages of life, focusing on the health of the digestive tract and the gut microbiome.
The center would also take into account the unique needs of Chinese consumers to develop new nutritional products for them.
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