Probiotics, Prebiotics & Postbiotics

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RCT supports probiotic’s cardiometabolic health potential

By Stephen Daniells

Dietary supplementation with a specific Lacticaseibacillus paracasei probiotic strain may improve the function of the endothelium and overall heart health in people with metabolic syndrome (MetS), says a new study.

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Probiotics may regulate glucolipid metabolism, review finds

By Olivia Brown

A new meta-analysis and systematic review finds that supplementation with Lactobacillus and/or Bifidobacterium may significantly decrease BMI, fasting glucose, insulin, triglycerides, and cholesterol levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D).

July NPD Launchpad

July NPD Launchpad

By Olivia Brown

Mid-summer launches have seen substantial additions to the plant-based category, with supplements to support women’s and cardiovascular health, whilst the consumer demand for novel protein sources continues.

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Connection between autism and the microbiome established

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

A growing body of research suggests that what happens in the gut can affect the brain – a connection known as the gut-brain axis. A lot of prior research has suggested – inconclusively – a connection between autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the gut...

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Bimuno prebiotic may boost immune health for elite rugby players

By Stephen Daniells

Supplementing the diet of elite athletes with prebiotic galactooligosaccharide (GOS) may reduce the duration of upper respiratory symptoms and support gut health, says a new study that may improve the athletes’ availability to train and compete.

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The evidence on supplements for COVID-19 immunity

By Olivia Brown

Vitamin D, zinc, and selenium supplements have significant evidence to suggest intakes reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection and associated severe outcomes, whilst probiotics may enhance symptomatic and viral clearance.

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Microbiome Briefing

The Growth of Probiotics in Europe

By Stephen Daniells

This year opened with news that France has joined the list of European countries that will allow the use of the term “Probiotic”. As dominoes continue to fall, we look at the opportunities for probiotics across the bloc, particularly supplements in the...

Supplements launchpad: Cognitive health, hydration, immunity and protein

June 2023 Launch pad

By Olivia Brown

Nootropics and natural energy alternatives to support cognition have dominated product launches throughout June, whilst players in protein and immunity categories hold strong.

New use, new opportunity: Mood support that starts in the gut

New use, new opportunity: Mood support that starts in the gut

By Danielle Masterson

As consumers get more comfortable with probiotics for gut health, “probiotics plus” is emerging as a key motif. The idea of probiotics for mood support, or psychobiotics, is picking up steam as growing research shows the digestive aids hold promise for...

Active Nutrition Summit: First speakers revealed!

Active Nutrition Summit: First speakers revealed!

By Nikki Hancocks

As we come close to the Early Bird ticket deadline for NI's Active Nutrition Summit 2023, we reveal some of the first confirmed speakers to join the agenda, which is already packed with diverse and engaging content.

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Podcast: Ensuring the continued success of the postbiotic market

By Olivia Brown

Aubrey Levitt, CEO and co-founder of Postbiotics Plus Research, speaks to NutraIngredients about the current market growth of postbiotics, but underlines the key areas that should be addressed by the industry to ensure the continued success of the category....

The role microbiota-gut-brain axis plays in stress management

Microbiome Briefing

The role microbiota-gut-brain axis plays in stress management

By Stephen Daniells

The rise of dietary supplements to help manage stress was one of the big success stories from the pandemic years. While much of this success was linked to products containing adaptogenic herbs (we’re looking at you, Ashwagandha), the past couple of years...

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Probiotics + vitamin D3 may boost performance in MMA athletes

By Stephen Daniells

Four-weeks of supplementation with a combination of five probiotic strains and vitamin D3 enhanced lactate utilization and offered anaerobic performance benefits for in mixed martial artists, says a new study from Poland.

Vitafoods 2023 Highlight: Holistic Health

Vitafoods 2023 Highlight: Holistic Health

By Olivia Haslam

Holistic health solutions can provide a comprehensive and integrated approach to wellness aligning with consumer preferences for natural solutions and preventive health strategies, evidenced by innovations showcased at Vitafoods.