Gut/digestive health

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Industry responds to Zoe science-backed supplement launch

By Olivia Haslam

Gut health-focused tech firm Zoe has launched its first own brand whole-food supplement designed to be sprinkled on meals to provide a microbiome diversity boost, utilizing an (as yet) unpublished RCT to help market its benefits.

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Spore-forming probiotic may ease URTI symptoms

By Stephen Daniells

Supplementation with a sport forming probiotic may activate the immune system to help suppress symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection (URTI), says a new study from Japan.

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ISAPP to host next public scientific meeting

By Olivia Haslam

The International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) annual scientific meeting is opening to members of the press and public next week.

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How brands are capitalising on gut health

By Donna Eastlake

Gut health is proving to be hugely popular with consumers and enormously profitable for food and beverage manufacturers. In financial terms, it’s the gift that keeps on giving.

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Study: Probiotic and multivit benefits heartburn sufferers

By Matt Chittock

New research suggests a supplement containing the probiotic Lactobacillus acidophilus, alongside bioactive peptides and vitamins, reduces the symptoms associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease, aka acid reflux or heartburn.

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Applications open for microbiome research grants

By Nikki Hancocks

Microbiome researchers are invited to apply for up to $100,000 in funding as part of the newly launched Global Grants for Gut Health round supported by Yakult and Nature Portfolio.

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Synbiotics may help regulate lipid metabolism: Study

By Olivia DeSmit

The use of a synbiotic supplement helped to modulate miRNA expression and therefore lipid metabolism, according to a recent study. This modulation was observed in participants suffering from dyslipidemia, a metabolic disorder with abnormal blood lipid...

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Probiotic may improve sleep: Study

By Olivia DeSmit

Consuming the probiotic Bifidobacterium adolescentis SBT2786 increased sleep duration and reduced fatigue, according to a study, which also reported associations with an improvement in sleepiness upon waking and feelings of being well-rested during the...

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Lion's mane spores 450% Google search growth

By Nikki Hancocks

Google searches for lion's mane surged by up to 450% (week on week) in May in the UK, with industry players assigning the rise in interest to TikTok influencers, health practitioners, and the blockbuster Amazon show Clarkson’s Farm.

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Trends in tech: Vitafoods 2024

By Olivia Haslam

Tech was a hit topic at the Vitafoods tradeshow in Geneva last month, with home testing, tracking and apps soaring in consumer popularity as people seek to reduce epigenetic age.

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How do consumers perceive ‘gut health’ products?

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

Products targeting ‘gut health’ have a range of benefits, yet these are not always clear in marketing. How do consumers understand gut health, and is this understanding congruent with reality?

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Vitafoods Europe highlight: Fucoidan

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