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Foods with Function Claims

In recent years, as Japan’s elderly population grows and issues arising from stress and lifestyle-related disease grow more common, interest in self-medication is rising. In line with this increase, demand for Foods with Function Claims that offer effects supported by scientific evidence is also expanding. To meet this demand, Lion is advancing research using the Fundamental Technologies it has cultivated in the development of household products and over-the-counter drugs to develop new, highly Foods with Function Claims.

R&D Case Study

External Presentation—Health Care Products: Foods with Function Claims

  • Japanese Society for food factors (2018)

    Skin Improvement by Sleep Supplement “Sake Yeast”

  • The Japanese Society of Sleep Research (2018)

    Japanese sake yeast improves daytime fatigue

  • the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology and Agrochemistry (2018)

    Establishment of a new in vitro exercise model and its application to analyze the mechanism of beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutylate (HMB) on the contraction-induced protein synthesis

  • The Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry (2018)

    Sleep care supplement including Japanese sake yeast improves daytime fatigue and vitality: a double-blind randomized controlled clinical trial

  • 24th European Sleep Research Society (2018)

    Effects of Japanese sake yeast supplementation on human skin quality and analysis of its mechanism

  • International Society of Food Function (2018)

    Japanese sake yeast supplementation reduces daytime fatigue via sleep quality improvement: a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial

  • Experimental Biology 2018

    Beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate (HMB) augments muscle contraction-induced protein synthesis via mTORC1 signaling in cultured L6 myotubes

  • the european sleep research society (2018)

    Japanese sake yeast improves human sleep quality and daytime fatigue : a double-blind randomised placebo-controlled clinical trial

  • 25th International Conference of FFC (2018)

    Effect of lactoferrin on energy expenditure enhancement in reprogrammed functional brown adipocytes

  • Japanese Pharmacology Therapeitics (2018)

    The sleep enhancement supplement Japanese sake yeast improves skin quality in humans-A randomized, double-blind placebo - controlled clinical trial -

  • Japanese Pharmacology Therapeitics (2018)

    Japanese sake yeast improves human fatigue and vitality: A double-blind, randomized controlled clinical trial

  • Immunology, Endocrine & Metabolic Agents in Medicinal Chemistry (2018)

    Anti-Obesity Effect of Lactoferrin; Subgroup Analysis Excluding Subjects with Obese and/or Hyper-LDL Cholesterolemia

  • FOOD STYLE21 (2018)

    Effects of lactoferrin on lipid metabolism in white adipocytes and brown adipocytes

  • PROSPERO (2018)

    The effects of carotenoids intake for improvement of cognitive functions in healthy adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

  • BioMetals (2018)

    Bovine lactoferrin promotes energy expenditure via the cAMP-PKA signaling pathway in human reprogrammed brown adipocytes