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Better together? Co-encapsulation study shows potential for stable omega-3 and probiotic mix

New research describing the stable co-encapsulation of omega-3 rich oil with probiotic bacteria could be a boon for manufacturers looking to incorporate the functional ingredients in to foods and supplements, say researchers.

Bill Gates Foundation backs microbiome engineering to boost infant health

Gut microbiome engineering can reduce stunting and other infant health issues and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is funding research into the nascent area.

Sports drinks aren’t enough to boost performance - salt may help: Research

Salt supplementation may improve exercise performance according to Spanish researchers – but health claims for sodium are still not authorised.

107 St John’s Wort products pulled from Amazon UK

107 unlicensed St John’s Wort products were removed from the UK Amazon website this week following a joint investigation by the MHRA and HFMA.

Academics and industry clash over WHO sugar advice

Academics have welcomed the WHO’s recommendation to slash added sugar intake to 5-10% of calories – but the food industry has said it is misleading and based on weak evidence.

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Expert insights: What is the future for probiotics and prebiotics?
Cultured views from Probiota 2015 in Amsterdam

Expert insights: What is the future for probiotics and prebiotics?

Probiotics, prebiotics, and microbiome science are big business, and already generate a great deal of scientific and...

ASA rejects LighterLife Fast complaint: 100% of RDAs in just 600 kcal?

ASA rejects LighterLife Fast complaint: It's hard to get 100% of RDAs with 600 kcal of ‘ordinary' food

It would be extremely difficult for consumers to devise a 600 calorie diet providing 100% of vitamin and mineral...

ESSNA non-compliance campaign

ESSNA non-compliance campaign is ‘coming of age’ for sports nutrition sector

The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance’s (ESSNA) campaign against non-compliance has already seen its membership double and more...

What are the top 10 botanicals in Europe?
Special edition: Botanicals

What are the top 10 botanicals in Europe?

Botanical supplements are popular among consumers of all ages in Europe, but what are the most popular?...

Lycotec to resubmit L-tug cholesterol-lowering chocolate health claim

Lycotec to resubmit rejected EFSA health claim for 'cholesterol-lowering' chocolate

Biotec firm Lycotec will prepare another dossier to support claims its L-tug ingredient lowers cholesterol after EFSA...

Biased by industry? Do academic and business collaborations work?
CULTURED VIEWS FROM PROBIOTA 2015 IN AMSTERDAM

Biased by industry? Do academic and business collaborations work?

Like many areas of nutrition research, probiotic and prebiotic science relies on strong collaboration between academic experts...