ANKASCIN 568-R has been recognized as a finalist for the Healthy Aging Ingredient of the Year at the Nutraingredients Awards 2023.

🎉We are thrilled to announce that ANKASCIN 568-R has been recognized as a finalist for the Healthy Aging Ingredient of the Year at the Nutraingredients Awards 2023. It is a cutting-edge ingredient that has been clinically proven to support blood glucose management, cardiovascular health, memory, cognitive health, and healthy aging. The uniqueness of ANKASCIN 568-R is that it contains high levels of Monascin and Ankaflavin, two active compounds that address the root cause of aging-related factors like advanced glycation end products, inflammatory cytokines, and reactive oxygen species via PPARγ/Nrf2 pathways. We are honored to be recognized for our commitment to innovation and excellence in the field of health and wellness. With growing public interest in anti-aging nutritional solutions, ANKASCIN 568-R fills a gap in the healthy aging supplement market.💪 Congratulations to all the finalists, and we look forward to continuing to drive innovation in the industry! Want to know more about ANKASCIN 568-R? contact us: or call us at +886-2-2792-9568. #NutraingredientsAwards #HealthyAging #Innovation #ANKASCIN568R #Monascin #Ankaflavin #HealthAndWellness   Disclaimer: This communication is only intended for business-to-business. Nothing on this page is meant to be perceived as an approved claim by regulatory authorities.


ANKASCIN® 568 product has successfully received a health certificate for Anti-aging Support.

According to WHO, currently, more than 55 million people live with dementia worldwide, and there are nearly 10 million new cases every year. The most common type (60-70%) of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease (AD), a progressive disease characterized by memory loss, language breakdown, and eventually, death. The main pathological factor for AD is thought to be the progressive accumulation of amyloid beta (Aβ) peptides in the brain, generated by the cleavage of the amyloid precursor protein (APP) by a combination of β-secretases and γ-secretases. Hyperphosphorylation of tau, a microtubule-associated protein which aggregates to form tangles, also damages the brains of patients with AD. This year, we’re excited to announce that ANKASCIN® 568 product has successfully received a health certificate for “Anti-aging” Support. SunWay research demonstrates the protective effect of ANKASCIN® 568 in 4 aging models: Amyloid β-Infused Rats In this study, the effects of dietary administration of ANKASCIN® 568 on memory and learning abilities are confirmed in an animal model of AD rats infused with Aβ40 into the cerebral ventricle. During continuous Aβ40 infusion for 28 days, ANKASCIN® 568 administration potently reverses the memory deficit in the memory task. Aβ40 infusion increases acetylcholinesterase activity, reactive oxygen species, and lipid peroxidation and decreases total antioxidant status and superoxide dismutase activity in brain, but these damages were potently reversed by ANKASCIN® 568 administration. The protection provided […]

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SunWay Biotech had earned recognition from President Tsai of Taiwan

President Tsai Ing-wen met the 2022 Outstanding Biotechnology Industry Award winners on 23rd February. She emphasized that the government will continue to invest resources and adjust and amend relevant laws and regulations to improve the competitiveness of the biotechnology and medical industry continuously. Thus, technology and medical enterprises will develop more vigorously and create more welfare for the public. SunWay Biotech is committed to applying diverse and effective microorganisms and developing efficient and unique fermentation processes to provide high-quality products that ensure carefree health across the globe. In addition to winning the Taiwan BIO Award-Advanced National Innovation Award” for two consecutive years in 2020 and 2021, SunWay was honored to be awarded the Gold Award of 2022 Taiwan BIO Award! SunWay was invited to meet with President Tsai and discuss with the President and other participants how to continuously improve the competitiveness of the biotechnology and medical industry and become Taiwan’s next trillion-dollar industry! President John Pan of SunWay Biotech also expressed his gratitude to every colleague, customer, shareholder, and the most important technological inventor, Professor Tzu-Ming Pan, for allowing SunWay to create another sacred mountain for Taiwan! Source: Office of the President


Professor Tzu-Ming Pan and SunWay Biotech were triple awarded National Innovation Award Excelsior Award!

With the continuous innovation and advancements in R&D, the project “Study on Application of Red Mold Rice- Improvement of Memory and Learning Abilities of Alzheimer’s Patient and Metabolic Symptom”, researched by Professor Tzu-Ming Pan and SunWay Biotech research team, was triple awarded National Innovation Award Excelsior Award on 23 Dec 2022! For more information:

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Vigiis® 101-LAB probiotic shows benefits to improve gut microflora.

The first clinical study, which has been published in Heliyon, documents that Vigiis® 101-LAB significantly increases the bacterial counts of Bifidobacterium spp. and Lactobacillus spp. in feces in just one week, and maintains those elevated counts for four weeks. Thirty-six healthy subjects completed a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled 4-week study. The administration group took 50 mg Vigiis® 101-LAB /one capsule/day (= 5 billion NTU 101 CFU/day) for four weeks. After just one week of administration, the bacterial counts of Bifidobacterium spp. and Lactobacillus spp. in the feces of the treatment group were significantly higher than the placebo group. After four weeks, the treatment group’s bacterial counts of Bifidobacterium spp. and Lactobacillus spp. were 4.01-fold and 4.25-fold higher than the placebo group. These results indicate that supplementation of Vigiis® 101-LAB significantly increases good bacteria in the gut in just one week and maintains those elevated counts for four weeks. People can benefit from compelling effects of Vigiis® 101-LAB, efficacious and science-supported probiotic. John Pan, President of SunWay Biotech, commented that “It is important to maintain a healthy microbial balance in the gut microbiome with quality and clinically proven ingredients.” For more information, please get in touch with us:   Reference: Effects of Vigiis 101-LAB on a healthy population’s gut microflora, peristalsis, immunity, and anti-oxidative capacity: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study. (link) […]

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SunWay and MISA members provide grants to the “Cochlear Implant Specialty Program” for a better future.

SunWay Biotech has a longstanding commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Last week, SunWay and four other MISA members provided grants to the “Cochlear Implant Specialty Program” of Tri-Service General Hospital this November for patients with severe hearing loss to receive subsidies for cochlear implant surgery. According to statistics from the Ministry of Health and Welfare, until October 2022, there are still more than 20,000 people with severe or extremely severe hearing loss, including young children. They all look forward to hearing more sounds from this world. However, the hardware expenses required for cochlear implant surgery are costly. For many people with hearing loss and their families, it is not only a new hope but also a considerable medical burden. Through our CSR program, SunWay and four other MISA members provide grants to the “Cochlear Implant Specialty Account” of the Tri-Service General Hospital. We truly believe that it can bring those people a better future.

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SunWay donated Rehabus to Liouguei District Public Health Center.

As part of its ongoing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives toward medical relief efforts, SunWay Biotech donated Rehabus to Liouguei District Public Health Center of Kaohsiung City this year to benefit more older adults and people with disabilities. SunWay has been concerned about social welfare for a long time and practiced the concept of “taking from the society and using it for the society.” Considering that medical treatment is not easy to reach in remote areas, learning that there is a need to transport residents of remote areas to the Public Health Center in the Liouguei District. SunWay donated rehabus with US ADA compliant-Wheelchair Platform Lifts to Liouguei District Public Health Center. We hope that it can help the elderly and those with mobility problems in transportation and medical treatment. In the future, SunWay will continue to invest more effort and resources, implement the CSR business philosophy, care for rural medical care with practical actions, and create a vicious circle for our society. #SunWay #CSR #Taiwan #Kaohsiung #healthcenter


【ANNOUNCEMENT SPEECH】Probiotic Regulation and Product Innovation

Save the date! Co-organized by Taiwan CNFI and Thailand F.T.I., the “2022 Taiwan – Thailand Industrial Collaboration Summit” will be held live between 2 venues in Taiwan and Thailand via video conference from September 21st to 22nd. Dr. Pan Tzu-Ming, Vice President of SunWay Biotech was invited to share his lifelong knowledge of probiotics. It will keep you up-to-date on probiotic market trends, regulations, and product development ideas. Welcome to join us! 🎤Topic: Probiotic Regulation and Product Innovation 🗣Speaker: Pan Tzu-Ming, Honorary Director, Taiwan Association for Lactic Acid Bacteria/Vice President of SunWay Biotech 🗓️Time: Sep 21, 2022; 15:15-15:55 (TW)/14:15-14:55(Thai) 📍Location: Taiwan & Thailand (via video conference) Taiwan live conference: Courtyard By Marriott Taipei Downtown Thailand live conference: The Sukosol Hotel 2022 TTICoS schedule👉


Recommendations regarding red yeast rice supplementation

An international panel of lipid experts issued recommendations regarding red yeast rice supplementation that   People who are ❗️ unwilling to take a statin or other lipid-lowering drug or ❗️ with confirmed statin intolerance  may consider red yeast rice supplementation   People who are ❗️ hypersensitivity to monacolin K/lovastatin or any of the excipients ❗️ acute liver disease or severe renal impairment (eGFR <30 mL/min), or ❗️ with a muscle disease 👉should not consider taking traditional red yeast rice supplement. (which means red yeast rice supplement containing monacolin K)   Using only red yeast rice manufactured according to ✅ good manufacturing practices and ✅ containing no more than about 2 ppm of citrinin. (EU’s maximum levels of citrinin: 100 ppb)    SunWay Biotech applies the strictest limit, ANKASCIN 568-R, the only red yeast rice that doesn’t contain any Monacolin K/lovastain in the world. All of its benefits and safety are verified by clinical studies and liver/kidney safety assessments. Thus, consumers do not need to be concerned about drug interactions or overdose. Furthermore, ANKASCIN 568-R goes through a patented extraction process that can comply with the regulations of citrinin for each country. We are guaranteed that this ingredient will start a new page for your consumers.💪💪   Source:


Everybody should know about science! Professor Pan’s New book launch party.

  Professor Pan Tzu-Ming, the international red yeast rice godfather, has launched his new book “The Red Mold Rice Health Laboratory-Using Red Yeast Rice to Reverse 12 Chronic Diseases backed by Scientific Evidence.” Professor Pan translated 138 SCI international publications, which were dedicated more than 20 years of effort, into easy-to-understand Chinese for the public. The new book launch party was also grandly held in the Shangzhou study room, and it is our honor to invite many heavy hitters to share their experiences.   Truly reverse twelve chronic disease Professor Pan and his team conducted animal experiments and clinical trials through rigorous scientific methods. The research on these 12 major chronic diseases has been summarized and organized in his new book. It is mentioned in the book that the yellow pigment of red yeast rice has a significant effect on blood lipid regulation in animal experiments and clinical trials. As for weight loss, studies have shown that both monascin and ankaflavin have the effect of inhibiting the proliferation of 3T3-L1 preadipocytes in vitro. Monascin and ankaflavin have such a significant effect because they can cause lipolysis, which can break down fats into their component fatty acids, which are then reassembled to create triglyceride particles.   Wrong red yeast rice products might cause health risks There are two major concerns in […]