All news articles for January 2018

©iStock

PEEK INSIDE: IPAWC + PROBIOTA 2018, BARCELONA 7-9 FEBRUARY

The microbiome in mind: Probiotic futures point to gut-brain axis leading the way

By Will Chu

The gut-brain axis holds great promise for a future in which probiotics could be capable of slowing down the progression of neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, says Dr Ger Rijkers ahead of his appearance at the IPA World...

Rhodiola rosea is one of nine well-researched adaptogens. Image © iStock / Maasik

Confusion abounds for adaptogens, says expert

By Stephen Daniells

Industry and consumer interest in adaptogens is on the rise, but the list of actual adaptogens may be a lot smaller than many think, says a leading expert.

Consumers are looking online for insight but are confused by the answers they are finding ©iStock/ArtemSam

Are fragmenting attitudes to health a threat to food brands?

By Katy Askew

New research finds that consumers are increasingly confused by the numerous – and sometimes contradictory – messages about food and health. A loss of trust in traditional sources of information adds to the chaos and stands as a barrier to the development...

© iStock/ aquarius 83men

Could melatonin promote healthy ageing?

By Tim Cutcliffe

Lack of melatonin has been widely linked to sleep disorders and disturbances in the human circadian rhythm or body clock. But the hormone may also benefit sleep-related aspects of other conditions, say researchers.

Follow us

Featured Events

View more

Products

View more

Webinars