Probiotics may have taken some time to seep into consumer consciousness, especially in the US, but digestive health last year entered the top three fastest growing functional food categories. And with developments in science and technology also come greater opportunities to widen the category beyond the traditional dairy application.
A blend of probiotics, magnesium, vitamins and minerals can reduce stress and fatigue even after users stop taking it, a study has shown.
The €73m acquisition of a library of 3,200 probiotic strains will open up opportunities in children’s immune health, Chr Hansen’s CEO says as the firm posts 13% profit growth from last year. ...
"Soy is good, but lactofermented soy is better," says French firm Sojami which predicts its patented process for creating plant-based cheese will lead to a vegan cheese industry as rich and...
The European Commission has asked the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to consider concerns raised by Swedish supplier Probi about the treatment of its rejected probiotic health claim.
Four companies have come together to form the biotech network Sacco System, with probiotic quality one of their core focus areas.
Croatian supplier of probiotic chocolates Milsing has added a prenatal product to its range of supplements, a move which follows investment from several big players in pregnancy probiotics.
A dedicated supplement and health food price comparison site is seeking to give UK consumers clarity in a busy, specialist market place.
Synbiotics can lead to significant clinical improvement in slow transit constipation, a Chinese trial has shown.
New research characterising kefir has detected genes that could be responsible for health benefits of the fermented dairy beverage popular in eastern Europe and the Middle East.
OMNi-BiOTiC HETOX, an eight-strain probiotic formulation from Institut Allergosan, is the first product to present a therapeutic alternative to organ transplants for sufferers of liver disease.
Science continues to build supporting Stratum Nutrition and Blis Technologies’ BLIS K12 probiotic strain and its oral hygiene benefits. This latest study focuses on children with bad breath.
Personalising probiotics could result in a greater chance of long-term alterations to the gut microbial ecosystem, according to a study, even six months after administration.
The transfer of stool from a healthy donor into a patient suffering from a bowel infection is a safe and effective treatment option, researchers from Germany have said.
Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), whose diets were supplemented with probiotics, demonstrated a reduction in the severity of their condition as well as improvements to mental health.
Business is booming at nutraceutical and pharma delivery system giant Capsugel as it reaps the benefits of a shift ‘outside the capsule’ for the first time.
The functional food ingredients market in Asia Pacific is being tipped to rise from $2.85bn at the end of 2016 to $5.04bn in 2026 with probiotics projected to be the...
The type of bacteria in human faeces could decide how much dangerous fat is stored in the body, a study from Kings College, London has concluded.
High gluten intake before the age of two carries coeliac disease risk, researchers say, challenging coeliac development links with breastfeeding and age.
The use of a modified alginate and hi-maize starch encapsulation technique could help to increase the survival rate of probiotics, say Thai researchers.
Probiotics given to liver cirrhosis sufferers boosted neopterin levels and reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, but had no significant effect on white blood cells’ ability to consume bacteria, the original aim of...
Danish probiotics and enzymes leader Chr Hansen has paid €73m in cash to acquire the Lactobacillus rhamnosus-based LGG suite of probiotic strains from Finnish dairy group, Valio.
Gut bacteria is likely to play a role in the immune recovery of HIV patients, a study has found
Strategies to tackle cardiovascular disease (CVD) need to move away from statins and cholesterol reduction and focus on reducing inflammation and increasing HDL cholesterol through dietary intervention, urges a leading...
The UK-China Joint Centre for Probiotics Research is focusing on specific probiotic applications, and plans to use GM techniques to engineer highly targeted microorganisms to fight specific pathogens.
Consuming fermented soymilk products may help protect against ultraviolet radiation damage by increasing the number of isoflavone compounds in the body, according to a study on mice.