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The ASA wants a word with pH Health about its claim-making

UK supplement firm flaunts banned claims

By Shane STARLING

UK supplement firm pH Health is flaunting a ruling that found its health claims for calcium, chlorophyll and other supplements were baseless.

Probiotics benefit protein absorption but emerging research  is hinting at other benefits for sports performance

Cultured views from Probiota 2015 in Amsterdam

Game on: Probiotics & sports performance

By Shane STARLING

Clinical data is building around the role of probiotics to aid athletic performance – from recovery to muscle development to immune defense. We spoke to a leading researcher at Probiota in Amsterdam this month…

6 years of hurt: Probiotic heavyweights debate the EU’s health claim blockade

Yakult at Probiota 2015: “We want to be clear that before we invest we need to have some dialogue with EFSA...”

6 years of hurt: Probiotic heavyweights debate the EU’s health claim blockade

By Shane STARLING

Yakult and leading academics expressed frustration at what they see as unfair and opaque scientific requirements around probiotic health claims in the European Union – but how much is industry to blame and could social media be a data-sharing saviour?

There's a thin line between toxic and healthy, say researchers looking at the shifting perceptions of antioxidants

Healthy or toxic? The conflicting images of antioxidants

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Benefit-risk ratios must be established for each antioxidant separately, considering risk groups and dosage, according to researchers reviewing polarised perceptions of vitamin E and beta-carotene.

The effects of bacteria on the gut will be discussed at the conference

Probiotic industry value set to reach £29bn

By Nicholas Robinson

Sales of probiotic food, drink and supplements are set to reach £29bn by 2018, as consumers seek food-based answers to health issues, according to one expert commentator.

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