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Chlorella minimizes constipation in pregnancy: Study

By Claudia Adrien

Chlorella supplementation in pregnant patients with low-grade inflammation can decrease the prevalence of constipation and the need to take laxatives, according to a small study which appeared in Food Science & Nutrition.

Zooming in on the current regulatory challenges for active nutrition

Zooming in on the current regulatory challenges for active nutrition

By Olivia Haslam

Educating policymakers on the purpose of sports and active nutrition to achieve positive legislative change is the main challenge for the industry, the vice-chair of ESSNA, the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance, told the audience of NutraIngredients’...

Study sheds light on pomegranate extract’s gut-mediated metabolism

Study sheds light on pomegranate extract’s gut-mediated metabolism

By Asia Sherman

A pharmacokinetics study published in the Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis provides a closer look at how potent phenolic compounds in a standardized pomegranate extract are metabolized by gut microbiota to confer health benefits.

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BioActor study supports microbial benefits of MicrobiomeX

By Nikki Hancocks

New clinical and pre-clinical study results suggest BioActor's MicrobiomeX ingredient, a blend of sweet orange and grapefruit extracts, improves microbiota composition and SCFA production in subjects with metabolic disturbances.

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Postbiotic shows efficacy for immune system support: RCT

By Stephen Daniells

Supplementation with heat-killed Lactobacillus acidophilus L-92 postbiotic may boost antiviral immunity in healthy adults, says results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study from Japan.

Headline news roundup: September 2023

Headline news roundup: September 2023

By Olivia Haslam

From WHO fighting infant formula marketing to enhanced botanical bioavailability with fermentation, September’s news roundup covers the latest developments in health, nutrition, and regulatory changes.

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Chr. Hansen review outlines HMO health benefits

By Nikki Hancocks

In a new systematic review, Chr. Hansen scientists have compiled data from 26 clinical studies on HMOs, concluding there is a wealth of evidence that these are well-tolerated modulators of the gut microbiome providing health benefits.

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