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Unlocking microbial functionality to understand the impact of functional ingredients

By Robyn Eijlander and Guus Kortman, Scientists and Project Managers at NIZO

As consumers continue to turn towards more natural ways to maintain their health, the market for probiotics and other ingredients that promote a healthy gut microbiome continues to grow. But how can a manufacturer be sure their pre-, pro- or postbiotic...

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Scientists construct complex, complete prototype for the microbiome

By Danielle Masterson

Researchers figured out a way to build a synthetic microbiome that housed 100+ human gut strains to form a stable and resilient community – an accomplishment that is helping them learn more about the connections between the microbiome and human health.

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Doctor praises probiotics' potential in surgical setting

By Nikki Hancocks

A doctor has praised the effectiveness of probiotics, saying they are an excellent complementary therapy which could reduce hospitalisation costs and should be considered a medicine, not just a supplement.

Personalised nutrition guru on women's role in research

Personalised nutrition guru on women's role in research

By Danielle Masterson

Mariëtte Abrahams is the CEO and founder of Qina – a platform that helps companies connect and innovate in personalized nutrition. Qina provides market intelligence, research and innovation services through products and specialist consultancy services...

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Natural solution developed to combat bacterial spores in beverages

By Nicola Gordon-Seymour

Biotech start-up, Resorcix, and Israeli beverage manufacturer, Gat Foods, have developed a natural botanical to eliminate Thermophilic Acidophilic Bacteria (TAB) that reduce product shelf-life and affect the flavour of ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages,...

Grenade's co-founder on building a disruptive brand

Grenade's co-founder on building a disruptive brand

By Danielle Masterson

Juliet Barratt founded the protein bar maker Grenade with husband Alan Barratt, which launched in the UK market in 2010. When the couple built their self-funded business in their spare bedroom, they had no idea that their hobby-turned-business would make...

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Clinical Microbiomics acquires MS-Omics

By Nikki Hancocks

Pioneering Danish microbiome research company Clinical Microbiomics A/S has announced its acquisition of MS-Omics, a leading metabolomics provider.

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Study: Carrot-derived extract improves immune response

By Nicola Gordon-Seymour

Carrot-derived rhamnogalacturonan-I (cRG-I) increases natural killer (NK) cell function and immune responses that mitigate the symptoms of a common cold and improve quality of life, according to research funded and supported by BeniCaros producer, NutriLeads.

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dōTERRA zeroes in on metabolism support

By Danielle Masterson

The multi-level marketing company based in Pleasant Grove, Utah, recently launched the MetaPWR Metabolic System, a six-part product system formulated to support a healthy metabolism.

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Securing success in personalised nutrition

By Nikki Hancocks

Personalised nutrition has moved forward so quickly that customers are no longer satisfied with simple online questionnaires and basic product recommendations - they need collaboration between the science, product and tech which can better service long-term...

Gatorade introduces new gummies, overshadowed by bottle

Gatorade introduces new gummies, overshadowed by bottle

By Danielle Masterson

As part of an effort to expand its ‘beyond-the-beverage’ Gx System product portfolio, Gatorade recently entered the dietary supplement space by unleashing two functional gummy products, an updated app, and a smart bottle that lights up and connects to...

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