Nestlé has released a milk product for adults in China, containing ingredients that support the three pillars of effective mobility – bone health, muscle strength and joint functionality.

The new powdered beverage, which has been launched under the Yiyang Active brand, has been clinically proven to enhance mobility during ageing and is the first product with functional food approval in China.

“This approval is a recognition of the outstanding scientific work done by our teams over a long period of time,” said Catherine Macé, deputy head of the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences.

The product was developed by Nestlé R&D and tested during a clinical study in collaboration with Peking University Third Hospital.

“The results of the clinical study showed that the product in combination with tailored physical activity led to a significant increase in mobility of Chinese seniors with joint discomfort and thus improved their quality of life,” said Marie Noëlle Horcajada, the Nestlé scientist who led the study.

Mayank Trivedi, head of Nestlé’s Dairy Strategic Business Unit, added: “We are very proud to launch our first product in the functional food category. Leveraging our science and expertise, we are looking to expand our offering across our portfolio in China and beyond to provide nutritious great-tasting products with targeted health benefits.”