Probiotics, Prebiotics & Postbiotics

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Probiotic blend may boost sleep quality: Human study

By Stephen Daniells

Supplementation with a combination of four probiotic strains led to improved sleep quality, increasing the ability to fall asleep and reducing daytime dysfunction, says a new study.

Studies show gut microbiome influences ovarian aging

Studies show gut microbiome influences ovarian aging

By Claudia Adrien

Mounting evidence suggests a bidirectional relationship between the gut and ovarian aging, according to Chinese researchers who reviewed studies linking the gut microbiota to ovarian function.

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The Gut Stuff on using the ‘shock factor’ in the right way

By Olivia Brown

The Gut Stuff, an education brand founded by sisters from the Zoe TwinsUK microbiome study cohort, is working to spread microbiome science knowledge by cutting through the noise on and offline with an ethical approach to shock factor tactics.

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Review spotlights gaps in pain relief research for children

By Olivia Brown

A new literature review has underlined the nutraceuticals with potential to provide natural pain relief for abdominal conditions in children, stressing the need for further research into potential products of interest.

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Pairing aspirin with a probiotic may reduce stomach lining damage

By Olivia Brown

Co-ingestion of aspirin with probiotic strain Bifidobacterium breve Bif195 in a group of healthy adults significantly reduced damage to the stomach lining associated with prolonged or high-dose aspirin consumption, according to a recent study.

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Research reveals potential role of microbiome in fertility

By Olivia Brown

The dominance of bacteria Lactobacillus spp. in the female reproductive tract is associated with improved pregnancy outcomes while vaginal and endometrial dysbiosis may reduce the chances of successful embryonic implantation, according to a new review.

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UK supermarkets match Danone’s Aptamil baby formula price cuts

By Olivia Brown

Following a recent investigation into soaring infant formula prices, global food company Danone has reduced the wholesale price of its Aptamil infant formula by 7%, and major UK retailers have passed the cost savings on to consumers.

Zoe introduces kefir shot to gut health market

New Zoe Gut Shot a 'big step forward' for gut health market

By Nikki Hancocks

A probiotic kefir shot developed by the personalised nutrition scientists at Zoe has been hailed “a big step forward for the gut-health macro trend”, with industry pundits applauding the science-first product development approach.

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Synbiotic supplementation may ease long COVID: RCT

By Stephen Daniells

Supplementation with a prebiotic-probiotic combination may help with some long COVID problems such as fatigue, memory, concentration and gastrointestinal upset, says a new large study from Hong Kong.

Probiota Day 1: First 1,000 Days & Skin Health

Probiota Day 1: First 1,000 Days & Skin Health

By Stephen Daniells

With just five weeks to go before the start of Probiota in Milan, NutraIngredients previews what attendees can expect each day of this three-day microbiome extravaganza.