Probiotics, Prebiotics & Postbiotics

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IPA in 2023: A significant strategic shift to embrace the biotic world

By George Paraskevakos, MBA, IPA Executive Director

Life is like a box of chocolates, or is it? Not to challenge the expression made famous in the blockbuster hit “Forrest Gump” and reused often, but I feel once a plan is put in place with proper structure and frameworks to follow, you can have more visibility...

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New paper showcases rapid advances in probiotic, postbiotic enumeration

By Stephen Daniells

From flow cytometry to PCR-based techniques, there are several advances for the enumeration of probiotics and the emerging category of postbiotics. A new review explores the various technologies available for quantifying these modulators of the microbiome.

Probiota Pioneers competition winners announced

Probiota Pioneers competition winners announced

By Olivia Haslam

NutraIngredients has unveiled the winners of its highly competitive Probiota Pioneers competition, set to showcase innovations in probiotics, prebiotics, and microbiome research at the next, eagerly anticipated Probiota event in February 2024.

Food Ingredients Europe 2023: Key themes

Food Ingredients Europe 2023: Key themes

By Nikki Hancocks and Olivia Haslam

Cognitive health, digestion+, beauty-from-within and women's health were some of the key health themes that emerged from Food Ingredients Europe, in Frankfurt, last week (Nov 28-30).

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The Gut Feeling: personalised interventions for sustainable change

By Olivia Brown

Tech startup The Gut Feeling is underlining the influence of lifestyle and stress on gut health, with its phone app providing personalised behavioural interventions for those suffering from gut-related issues ranging from dietary advice to sleep health...

Adday: targeting the gut-brain axis for cognitive clarity

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Adday: targeting the gut-brain axis for cognitive clarity

By Olivia Brown

Nutritional supplement company Adday have entered the cognitive health space with the launch of its new ‘Mind Focus’ powdered drink product, which contains an array of science-backed bacterial strains, botanical extracts, vitamins, and minerals to meet...

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Menopause: Nutrition interventions for symptom support

By Olivia Brown

Experts have noted the importance of fibre, polyphenols, and probiotics to support gut health during the menopause, and discussed the growing evidence for vitamin D, omega-3, soy isoflavones, and magnesium supplementation to alleviate associated symptoms.

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Probiotic BG01-4 relieves constipation and discomfort in GI disorders

By Olivia Haslam

Probiotic BG01-4 improves specific symptoms of constipation and related GI dysfunction in people with self-reported functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGID), which affects a significant percentage of the global population, a new study concludes.

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Probiotic shows promise for reducing frequency of common cold symptoms

By Olivia Haslam

Susceptibility to common cold symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing, and sore throat, could be reduced by supplementing with probiotic LAB strain Lactobacillus paragasseri SBT2055 (LG2055), particularly in people with weakened immunity, a new study has...

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Prebiotics consumption reduces risk of allergic rhinitis

By Claudia Adrien

Prebiotics may reduce the risk of allergic rhinitis (AR) by 66%, compared to no prebiotic consumption, says a new study based on data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

World Menopause Day: NPD Launchpad 2023

World Menopause Day: NPD Launchpad 2023

By Olivia Brown

On World Menopause Day, this NPD launchpad special provides an overview of the array of innovations that have entered the market this year to support the many symptoms that menopausal women struggle with.

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Supplements for menopause: what does the science say?

By Olivia Brown

As interest in women’s health grows, supplements containing ingredients ranging from black cohosh to red clover have gained consumer attention for their potential to reduce a range of menopause symptoms, but what is the scientific backing?

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Biotic personalisation for the microbiome: is it worth it?

By Olivia Brown

Experts have highlighted the potential for the ‘hyper-personalisation’ of biotics to suit individual microbiome compositions for targeted health benefits, but expense, lack of scientific data, and regulatory restrictions represent significant barriers....