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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 commercial interest. But what does the future have in story for the sector?

Researchers hit back at criticisms of vit B Alzheimer's study

Oxford researchers have defended their study, which found no link between vitamin B and preventing Alzheimer’s, against accusations of being "inaccurate and misleading". 

ESSNA membership: Medix Laboratoires and Smart Nutrition in, HFMA out

The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) sees two new members – Medix Laboratoires and Smart Nutrition – join its ranks after its associate member Health Food Manufacturers Association (HFMA) bows out. 

ASA rules against Herbalveda's 'traditional medicine' health claims

Health claims made by supplement retailer Herbalveda for Himalayan garlic, bitter apricot kernels and gudmar leaves are unsubstantiated and must be removed, says the UK Advertising Standards Agency (ASA).

Eco-friendly innovation will shape the future of the food industry

New technologies and innovative ingredients are likely to structurally change the food supply chain in the near future, says a report by Rabobank.

Food emulsifiers linked to gut bacteria changes and obesity

Emulsifiers used in foods may be altering our gut microbiota composition and driving metabolic changes that lead to inflammatory conditions and obesity, say researchers writing in Nature.

BioCell Collagen may improve recovery following weight training exercise: Study

Supplements containing BioCell Collagen may protect the connective tissue of the musculoskeletal system and enhancing recovery from intense exercise, says preliminary data from a proof-of-concept study.

Breakfast is key for diabetics

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for people with type 2 diabetes, an international study has claimed.

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NutraIngredients Awards now open for entries

NutraIngredients Awards now open for entries

The inaugural NutraIngredients Awards is now open for entries, recognising the best ingredient, product and research innovators...

6 years of hurt: Probiotic heavyweights debate the EU’s health claim blockade
Yakult at Probiota 2015: “We want to be clear that before we invest we need to have some dialogue with EFSA...”

6 years of hurt: Probiotic heavyweights debate the EU’s health claim blockade

Yakult and leading academics expressed frustration at what they see as unfair and opaque scientific requirements around...

New head of Commission’s DG SANTE nutrition unit announced

New head of Commission’s DG SANTE nutrition unit announced

Alexandra Nikolakopoulou has been announced as the new head of the European Commission’s DG SANTE unit for...

Pan-EU max upper limits for caffeine should be set
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First things first Europe: Set pan-EU max limit for caffeine

Europe must push for united mandatory upper caffeine limits for all products with added caffeine if it...

Norway and Denmark warn on vitamins 16 x safe limits

Norway and Denmark warn on dangerous levels of vitamin A and D

The Norwegian and Danish authorities have both issued warnings on the sale of vitamins that exceeded safe...

Game on: Probiotics & sports performance
Cultured views from Probiota 2015 in Amsterdam

Game on: Probiotics & sports performance

Dr Ralf Jäger

Co-founder and partner, Increnovo

Huge potential for botanicals in energy drinks
Special edition: Botanicals

Huge potential for botanicals in energy drinks

Consumers are looking for alternatives to artificial caffeine, meaning even greater opportunities for botanicals in the energy...

Loading fatty foods with vitamins is misleading consumers, says BEUC

Industry creating 'health halos' by adding vitamins, says BEUC

Adding in vitamins and minerals is one way the industry is getting around current health and nutrition...