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Research sheds light on nature of ancient microbiome

Research sheds light on nature of ancient microbiome

By Hank Schultz

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.

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Dispatches from Experimental Biology 2017

Curcumin may boost recovery and maintain performance during workouts

By Stephen Daniells

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. 

Kiran Krishnan, chief scientific officer of Thrive Probiotic.

Just Thrive Probiotic chosen for HIV trial, company says

By Hank Schultz

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...

Is pharma interest in probiotics a challenge or opportunity?

HIGHLIGHTS FROM PROBIOTA 2017 IN BERLIN

Is pharma interest in probiotics a challenge or opportunity?

By Nathan Gray

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...

Probiota Insights: Is a probiotic EFSA claim possible?

HIGHLIGHTS FROM PROBIOTA 2017 IN BERLIN

Probiota Insights: Is a probiotic EFSA claim possible?

By Nathan Gray

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. 

Can prebiotics rival drugs for exercise-induced asthma?

HIGHLIGHTS FROM PROBIOTA 2017 IN BERLIN

Can prebiotics rival drugs for exercise-induced asthma?

By Shane STARLING

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...

Probiota Insights: Does the prebiotic definition need reworking?

Highlights from Probiota 2017 in Berlin

Probiota Insights: Does the prebiotic definition need reworking?

By Nathan Gray

A debate is brewing over what exactly constitutes a prebiotic, and whether the established definition needs to be updated. NutraIngredients spoke with leading researcher Professor Bob Rastall to find out more.

Last year there were European press reports that the ketone drinks were being used by cyclists at the Tour de France, but this was adamantly by the UK-based Sky team accused.

'20 to 30 elite sportspeople/teams' involved in ketone research

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Oxford researchers behind a novel performance-enhancing ketone drink get around an email a day from sports teams hoping to buy the product – and another 20-30 unnamed professional teams have already been involved in research trials with the product.

'Rather than throwing the baby out with the bathwater we just need to look at it and find a way of making sure the vulnerable consumer is protected,' says GSK. ©iStock/EldadCarin

Dispatches from the #SNC16 congress in Frankfurt

Could energy drinks be cut out of the EU caffeine claim loop?

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) is lobbying for two different solutions to the EU caffeine claim hold up, one of which could see use of the claims limited to sports supplements only.  

CEO Exclusive: Naturex goes back to start-up roots to drive growth

'Naturex was a start-up 20 years ago.'

CEO Exclusive: Naturex goes back to start-up roots to drive growth

By Niamh Michail from Avignon, France

The world’s biggest supplier of botanical extracts, Naturex, is on track to meet the targets of its growth strategy Bright2020 which aims to see 10% of sales coming from new products, according to CEO Olivier Rigaud.

Carrots can offer different levels of sweetness & color: watch the video to learn more

Stealth carrots: How veggies are finding victory in F&B

By Rachel Arthur

Carrots might look dull compared to trendy super fruits and leafy vegetables, but the humble vegetable is in demand as a subtle but powerful nutritional boost, as consumers seek to increase their vegetable intake. 

Kimstad, in Sweden, is the home of Tate & Lyle's oat processing facility, which has just undergone an expansion. Pic: Tate & Lyle

Tate & Lyle opens oat ingredients facility expansion

By Jim Cornall

UK-based Tate & Lyle PLC, a global provider of speciality food ingredients and solutions, has officially opened its expanded capacity at its manufacturing facility in Kimstad, Sweden.

Bad Science author Dr Ben Goldacre at the IFT show

Is food marketing awash with bad science? If so, who is to blame?

Dr Ben Goldacre: ‘Does this food cause or prevent cancer? Honestly, there's no need for any more stories like that, they have almost no value’

By Elaine Watson

There was plenty of handwringing at the IFT show this year about the lack of scientific literacy characterizing the debate around food and farming, backed up by scores of press clippings about ‘franken-foods.’ But is the media solely to blame, and what’s...

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