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Can prebiotics rival drugs for exercise-induced asthma?

Can prebiotics rival drugs for exercise-induced asthma?

Dr Neil Williams

Lecturer in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition - Nottingham Trent University

The ability of prebiotics to reduce exercise-induced asthma – a common ailment among elite and amateur athletes – is exciting the research and sporting worlds alike as a powerful drug alternative or adjunct. An ad hoc trial has already been undertaken by British Olympians.

Published: 22-Feb-2017

All mouth and some action: Oral probiotics still in infancy but promise is there

All mouth and some action: Oral probiotics still in infancy but promise is there

Dr Mette Kristine Keller

Assistant Professor - University of Copenhagen

The emergence of probiotics in oral health has led to an acceleration of research into these friendly bacteria as a potential functional ingredient in gum and mints. 

Published: 21-Feb-2017

Making a deposit: Faecal biobanks have ‘great potential’

Making a deposit: Faecal biobanks have ‘great potential’

Dr Tom Van de Wiele

Associate Professor - Ghent University

The interest in stool transplants or faecal microbial transplants has gathered momentum in recent years giving rise to the concept of faecal biobanks.

Published: 17-Feb-2017

VIDEO: Meet Ms Ugene, the state-of-the-art Singapore robot testing TCM and food products

VIDEO: Meet Ms Ugene, the state-of-the-art Singapore robot testing TCM and food products

No errors, no mood swings, no sick leave, and she can process three sets of microbiological tests in 14 minutes. Meet Ms Ugene, Singapore’s first two-armed robot microbiologist helping Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), food and nutrition firms ensure the quality of their products.

Published: 16-Feb-2017

Microbiome manipulation proposed as way to ‘engineer’ health

Microbiome manipulation proposed as way to ‘engineer’ health

Ihab Boulas

CEO - Unibiome

The advent of synthetic biology, to essentially enhance microorganism capability is the radical approach being proposed to address micronutrient deficiencies and ‘engineer’ health.

Published: 16-Feb-2017

Probiota Insights: Does the prebiotic definition need reworking?

Probiota Insights: Does the prebiotic definition need reworking?

Professor Bob Rastall

A debate is brewing over what exactly constitutes a prebiotic, and whether the established definition needs to be updated. NutraIngredients spoke with leading researcher Professor Bob Rastall to find out more.

Published: 13-Feb-2017

Döhler Cactus Pear-Kiwi functional gummie equivalent to one-and-a-half cups of espresso

Döhler Cactus Pear-Kiwi functional gummies

Antonia Kauter

product manager - Döhler

Döhler has launched a range of gummies and jellies based on 100% ingredients from fruit such as pectin from apple, juice concentrate, and fruit sugars instead of sucrose or glucose syrup.

Published: 06-Feb-2017

'20 to 30 elite sportspeople/teams' involved in ketone research

 ketone research attracts  elite sportspeople teams

Kieran Clarke

Professor of physiological biochemistry - University of Oxford

Oxford researchers behind a novel performance-enhancing ketone drink get around an email a day from sports teams hoping to buy the product – and another 20-30 unnamed professional teams have already been involved in research trials with the product.

Published: 21-Dec-2016

Could energy drinks be cut out of the EU caffeine claim loop?

Could energy drinks be cut out of the EU caffeine claim loop?

Maria Thijssen

Regulatory affairs manager - Nutritional GSK

The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) is lobbying for two different solutions to the EU caffeine claim hold up, one of which could see use of the claims limited to sports supplements only.  

Published: 20-Dec-2016

Alt-protein: Movement answers the call for more protein choice

Alt-protein: Movement answers the call for more protein choice

Tony Askins

Founder - Next Step Foods

With worldwide demand for protein set to reach new heights, what protein alternatives are robust and innovative enough to satisfy consumer appetite?  

Published: 08-Dec-2016

Unilever revamps margarine packaging to promote active plant ingredients

Unilever revamps margarine packaging

Unilever has partnered with Design Bridge design agency to change its Flora ProActiv spread packaging to promote a premium, healthy lifestyle message.

Published: 05-Dec-2016

Link to causality: Industry needs to up prebiotic & probiotic efforts

Eran Segal

Data Scientist - Weizmann Institute

Clinical trials investigating the effects of prebiotics and probiotics on the microbiome have to move from an association to causation if the market is to evolve in the long-term.

Published: 10-Nov-2016

CEO Exclusive: Naturex goes back to start-up roots to drive growth

CEO Exclusive: Naturex goes back to start-up roots to drive growth

Olivier Rigaud

CEO - Naturex

The world’s biggest supplier of botanical extracts, Naturex, is on track to meet the targets of its growth strategy Bright2020 which aims to see 10% of sales coming from new products, according to CEO Olivier Rigaud.

Published: 03-Nov-2016

Dr Jeff Bland: ‘The future of dietary supplements is to marry itself into this scientific wellness revolution’

Dr Jeff Bland: ‘The future of dietary supplements is to marry itself into this scientific wellness revolution’

Technological advances, from genomic testing to real-time data collection from wearables, will open up new opportunities for dietary supplements as wellness moves from a disease-centric to a health-centric model, says Dr Jeffrey Bland.

Published: 03-Nov-2016

Glanbia adds sparkle to iron with new Lactoferrin delivery format

Glanbia adds sparkle to iron with new Lactoferrin delivery format

With athletes in mind, Glanbia partnered with Wisconsin-based PoppingFUN for a new confectionary-inspired delivery format for iron supplements.

Published: 25-Oct-2016

Better omega-3s test will help improve public health outcomes, developer says

Better omega-3s test will help improve public health outcomes, developer says

A streamlined test for omega-3 levels in the blood will help consumers better understand this crucial risk factor, the test’s developer says.

Published: 21-Oct-2016

Stealth carrots: How veggies are finding victory in F&B

Stealth carrots and vegetable ingredients

Carrots might look dull compared to trendy super fruits and leafy vegetables, but the humble vegetable is in demand as a subtle but powerful nutritional boost, as consumers seek to increase their vegetable intake. 

Published: 28-Sep-2016

Tate & Lyle opens oat ingredients facility expansion

Tate & Lyle opens oat ingredients facility expansion

Henrik Schmidt

VP & GM Oat Ingredients - Tate & Lyle

UK-based Tate & Lyle PLC, a global provider of speciality food ingredients and solutions, has officially opened its expanded capacity at its manufacturing facility in Kimstad, Sweden.

Published: 23-Sep-2016

Cornelius’ future suite-smelling as new lab opens for business

Cornelius’ future suite-smelling as new lab opens for business

Darren Spiby, Joy Thomas

CEO, Business technical development manager - Cornelius

Ingredients distributor Cornelius has opened its new research and development facility which the company said would add ‘insight’ and ‘inspiration’ to new product development (NPD).

Published: 06-Sep-2016

Trends in fats and oils: It's all about minimal processing, novel ingredients & changing the plant's genetic profile

Trends in fats and oils: It's all about minimal processing, novel ingredients & changing the plant's genetic profile

Consumers are confused over the healthiness of saturated fats, worried about chemical contaminants in processed oils and turned off by labels cluttered with additives to extend shelf and fry life. So what are the options? At this year’s IFT, FoodNavigator spoke to oil and fat experts who discussed the different ways they are approaching this.

Published: 02-Aug-2016

Dr Ben Goldacre: ‘Does this food cause or prevent cancer? Honestly, there's no need for any more stories like that, they have almost no value’

Bad Science author Dr Ben Goldacre at the IFT show

There was plenty of handwringing at the IFT show this year about the lack of scientific literacy characterizing the debate around food and farming, backed up by scores of press clippings about ‘franken-foods.’ But is the media solely to blame, and what’s the remedy? FoodNavigator-USA editor Elaine Watson caught up with ‘Bad Science’ author Dr Ben Goldacre to find out…

Published: 29-Jul-2016

Macronutrient upgrade: Protein-infused food looks to enhance form & function

Macronutrient upgrade: Protein-infused food looks to enhance form & function

Alexander Kottke

Analyst - Euromonitor

Mars’ decision back in May to infuse larges dose of protein into its bestselling Snickers and Mars chocolate bars signalled to many that protein consumption had hit the mainstream sector.

Published: 21-Jul-2016

Personalised nutrition: Listening to the gut microbiome

Personalised nutrition: Listening to the gut microbiome

Tal Korem

Professor - Weizmann Institute of Science

Personalised diets may provide diabetics with a more natural way of controlling the post-meal spikes in blood sugar glucose that are linked to obesity, hypertension and cardiovascular disease, a study suggests. 

Published: 15-Jul-2016

Personalised nutrition held back by ‘lack of trust and transparency’

Personalised nutrition held back by ‘lack of trust and transparency’

Nard Clabbers

senior business developer, personalised nutrition and health - TNO

The progress of personalised nutrition is being hampered by the food industry’s ‘lack of trust and transparency,’ in product composition and effects on health.

Published: 13-Jul-2016

AFC Ajax look to fine-tune personalised nutrition as club prepare for new season

AFC Ajax look to fine-tune personalised nutrition as club prepare for new season

Peter Res

head of nutrition, AFC Ajax - AFC Ajax

Fine-tuning professional athletes using genetic testing and microbiome analysis may well be the next step in personalised sports nutrition, according to a nutrition expert.

Published: 12-Jul-2016

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