China: Market & Economic Conditions and How Channels Impact the Future of Supplements

China remains among the biggest and most puzzling markets for brands navigating the global supplements trade. Boasting both a rich ingredients industry and an unfathomably deep consumer base, nothing in the supplement business goes untouched by China. We asked Health Product Association-China Executive Director Jeff Crowther for his take on market conditions, economic conditions and … Read more

NR is a More Efficient Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD+) Precursor to NMN

Findings from a preclinical study, as reported in the peer-reviewed journal International Journal of Molecular Sciences by a team of scientists led by Dr. Yue Yang, Assistant Professor of Research in Pharmacology at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York build on a growing body of research demonstrating that Nicotinamide Mononucleotide (NMN) cannot cross the cell membrane directly … Read more

WonderLab Launched “QiYiDan” Children’s Probiotics

Recently, the probiotics and nutritional supplements brand WonderLab, in collaboration with Tmall Health, launched a brand-new bottled product called “QiYiDan” for children during the Health Brand Day event. For this occasion, WonderLab specially invited Olympic champion Wu Minxia to focus on the mother and baby sector of health supplementation. It is understood that the new … Read more

“Radiation Protection” Health Supplements

Recently, the concept of “radiation protection” has once again grabbed the public’s attention. In China’s functional food directory, the description of related functions includes “anti-radiation” and “auxiliary protective functions against radiation hazards”. There are currently 157 approved health supplements with these related functions. The newly released “Directory of Health Functions Allowed for Claims of Health … Read more

Refining Biome Labeling for Large-scale Microbial Community Samples

Highlights Neural network and transfer learning can improve the biome labeling of microbial communities. Meta-Sorter can consistently classify up to 96.65% of the “Mixed biome” in the EBI-MGnify database. Meta-Sorter prevents the cascading accumulation of inaccurate labels in environmental scientific research. Meta-Sorter enables intelligent and automatic knowledge discovery from microbial communities. Abstract Microbiome research has generated … Read more

Aker BioMarine and Swisse Collaborate to Launch a Ground-breaking Product Under Australia’s Listed Assessed Medicine Category

Oslo, September 2023: Swisse Ultiboost High Strength Krill Oil, which uses Aker BioMarine’s Superba Boost Krill oil, has been included on the Australia Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) with an AUST L(A) 417392 with two specific indications, those being: Decrease/reduce/relieve knee pain and stiffness in mild to moderate osteoarthritis Increase knee physical function in mild … Read more

China Officially Released the Function Evaluation Methods for Health Food: Summary of Key Changes

The Technical Specifications for Testing and Evaluation of Health Food (2003 Version) was abolished in July 2018. After five years, on August 31, 2023, China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) finally released the Directory of Health Functions Available to be Claimed by Health Food – Non-nutrition Supplements (2023 Version) and the supporting documents, including … Read more

Eurmelk Launched New Generation of Prebiotic Yogurt

Eurmelk’s new generation prebiotic yogurt uses a scientifically balanced formula and adds dual prebiotic ingredients of oligofructose and inulin that promote the proliferation of beneficial bacteria in the intestines, helping consumers cultivate their own beneficial microbes. Furthermore, the new generation of prebiotic yogurt takes into consideration the personalized needs of consumers. For the children’s group … Read more

Three Health Food Functions were Removed

The State Administration for Market Regulation, the National Health Commission, and the National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine jointly issued an announcement regarding the “Catalog of Health Functions Allowed for Claims of Health Food – Non-Nutrient Supplements (2023 Edition)” and its supporting documents. This adjustment has reduced the previous 27 health functions to 24, removing … Read more

Sirio Pharma’s Strong Performance with Impressive Overseas Growth

Sirio Pharma released its performance report for the first half of 2023. Sirio Pharma achieved an operating income of RMB 1.545 billion yuan (USD $210 million), with a year-on-year growth of 39%. It’s worth noting that its overseas business generated sales revenue of RMB 747 million yuan (USD $102 million), marking a significant year-on-year growth … Read more