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Research sheds light on nature of ancient microbiome

Research sheds light on nature of ancient microbiome

Is there a goal to shoot for when trying to alter consumers’ microbiomes?  Researcher Jeff Leach is trying to answer that question with work he is doing among hunter gather groups in Africa.

Published: 22-Jun-2017

There's opportunity in new probiotic enumeration technology, says expert

DuPont: There's opportunity in new probiotic enumeration technology

Analyzing and identifying probiotic strains in a finished product is becoming increasingly crucial as probiotic-infused food, beverages, and supplements climb further into consumer interest.

Published: 21-Jun-2017

Prebiotics promote satiety, but it's hard to make the claim, expert says

Prebiotics promote satiety, but it's hard to make the claim, expert says

Satiety is one of the best-supported effects of prebiotic supplementation, an expert says.  But translating that into claims can be tricky.

Published: 20-Jun-2017

Blend of probiotics and prebiotics has weight management benefits, DuPont research finds

DuPont Nutrition and Health explains study backing Howaru Shape

Study participants who consumed a combination of two ingredients—a prebiotic and probiotic—experienced more body fat and waist circumference reduction compared to a placebo, a study funded by DuPont Nutrition & Health found.

Published: 19-Jun-2017

Lallemand furthers study on probiotic intervention among individuals newly diagnosed with depression

Science builds for probiotics' effects on depression symptoms

More studies looking at the link between a human’s microbiome and depression are underway. It’s not entirely a novel connection, according to Dr. Thomas Tompkins, research director at Lallemand Health Solutions, and there’s opportunity for probiotics to positively affect patients who are newly diagnosed with depression.

Published: 16-Jun-2017

Seaweed swell: European interest turns tide in superfood’s favour?

Seaweed swell: European interest turns tide in superfood’s favour?

Dr Craig Rose

Managing Director - Seaweed and Co

Long considered a staple food in the Far East, seaweed and algae may finally be making gains in Europe with consumers eager to sample a nutritionally superior food with strong sustainable qualities.

Published: 24-May-2017

EU botanical health claims: Plant-based dialogue finally blossoming?

EU botanical health claims: Plant-based dialogue finally blossoming?

Patrick Coppens

Director, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs - Food Supplements Europe

European Commission work to achieve botanical health claim clarity may finally be on track after a seven-year delay, with a number of public and industry consultations reaching conclusion.

Published: 23-May-2017

Fun and tasty gummy bears are not just for kids, say Anlit

Fun and tasty gummy bears are not just for kids, say Anlit

Shai Karlinski

VP Sales and Marketing - Anlit

Curcumin and omega-3 filled gummy bears and chews were on offer from Israeli children's supplement specialists, Anlit, at Vitafoods this year.

Published: 22-May-2017

Responsible fishing: Sustainably sourcing the marine’s treasure trove

Responsible fishing: Sustainably sourcing the marine’s treasure trove

Camiel Derichs

European Regional Director - Marine Stewardship Council

A growing demand for fully traceable sea-based products has placed the spotlight on the marine supply chain, encouraging retailers and manufacturers to further disclose their sourcing methods.

Published: 19-May-2017

Curcumin may boost recovery and maintain performance during workouts

Curcumin may boost recovery and maintain performance during workouts

Dietary supplements formulated with highly bioavailable curcumin may allow for faster recovery after competition-level training, and blunt training-related decreases in performance , says new data presented at Experimental Biology 2017. 

Published: 27-Apr-2017

VIDEO: From earthquakes to sourcing strife - the challenges to open the world’s newest omega-3 fish oil refinery

VIDEO: From earthquakes to sourcing strife - the challenges to open the world’s newest omega-3 fish oil refinery

Omega-3 fish oil supplier SeaDragon overcame a raft of challenges to open the world's newest refinery, with the firm now hopeful it can start recouping some of its NZ$11m investment.

Published: 10-Apr-2017

Nutraceutical innovation around boosting or reducing nitric oxide

Nutraceutical innovation around boosting or reducing nitric oxide

Industry interest in boosting nitric oxide, a potent vasodilator, has been increasing, with companies exploring the potential to boost levels for heart health or sports nutrition products.

Published: 24-Mar-2017

Milk protein producer not ready throw in towel to whey

Milk protein producer not ready throw in towel to whey

Milk proteins continue to carve out a strong niche in sports nutrition despite’s whey protein’s dominance, supplier Milk Specialties Global said.

Published: 22-Mar-2017

Just Thrive Probiotic chosen for HIV trial, company says

Just Thrive Probiotic chosen for HIV trial, company says

Thrive Probiotic has gathered data on the company’s Just Thrive Probiotic supplement and its effect on leaky gut syndrome. The results, which have yet to be published, were compelling enough that researchers have approached the company to do a trial on HIV patients, a company officer said.

Published: 21-Mar-2017

Synbio ingredients have vast market penetration, new list shows

Synbio ingredients have vast market penetration, new list shows

Synthetic biology, or GMO 2.0 as some are calling it, has vastly more penetration in the marketplace than was previously believed. That’s the takeaway from the assembly of the first list of such ingredients.

Published: 17-Mar-2017

FOODVISION: Trust and ethics key to reaching consumer hearts and minds

FOODVISION: Trust and ethics key to reaching consumer hearts and minds

Erin Boyd Kappelhof

Managing Partner - Eat Well Global

Trusted sources of food and nutritional advice are being overlooked in preference to instant, real-time interactions with celebrities and bloggers, according to a communications expert.

Published: 14-Mar-2017

FOODVISION: DNA testing just ‘one part of the jigsaw’

FOODVISION: DNA testing just ‘one part of the jigsaw’

Andrew Steele

Head of Product Development - DNAFit

Advances in DNA testing mean deeper insights can be made into how people use food for fuel, or how fast a nutrient is metabolised.

Published: 13-Mar-2017

Subscription snacking: How Love with Food is gathering consumer opinions through its products

Subscription snacking: How Love with Food is gathering consumer opinions through its products

Aihui Ong

CEO - Love with Food

Love with Food is a subscription service that allows food companies to gain consumer feedback on their products.

Published: 08-Mar-2017

From marketing to taste: How virtual reality will change the food industry

From marketing to taste: How virtual reality will change the food industry

Virtual reality has arrived and is set to change the way the food industry engages with consumers and even the way consumers taste food by creating multisensory experiences, according to one digital marketing expert.

Published: 07-Mar-2017

Is pharma interest in probiotics a challenge or opportunity?

Is pharma interest in probiotics a challenge or opportunity?

The probiotic category continues to grow rapidly on a global basis. And with growth comes increased interest probiotics and microbiome modulation therapies from the pharmaceutical sector. But is this increased interest a good thing for the traditional probiotic players?

Published: 06-Mar-2017

Food Vision: Insights and highlights from day one in London

Food Vision: Insights and highlights from day one in London

Food Vision kicked off yesterday with insights from innovation specialists and trailblazing startups. Join our team of editors as we discuss the key take-away's and highlights from the first day.

Published: 02-Mar-2017

Probiota Insights: Which probiotic formats hold the most exciting future potential?

Probiota Insights: Which probiotic formats hold the most exciting future potential?

There is a huge focus on finding 'the next big thing' in terms of probiotic delivery formats. But which ones do our Probiota community think hold the most potential?

Published: 01-Mar-2017

Probiota Insights: Is a probiotic EFSA claim possible?

Probiota Insights: Is a probiotic EFSA claim possible?

We've seen hundreds of rejections in the past 10 years. But industry remains bullish that an EFSA-approved health claim is not only possible ... but getting very close. 

Published: 24-Feb-2017

Probiota Insights: What have the last five years taught us about probiotics?

Probiota Insights: What have the last five years taught us about probiotics?

There has been a revolution in technology. But what do we now know about probiotics that we didn’t know five years ago?

Published: 23-Feb-2017

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

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