Probiotics, Prebiotics & Postbiotics

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.

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Brands ignoring consumer emotion 'missing a trick'

By Olivia Haslam

Gut health industry experts suggest the industry is “missing a trick” during a webinar hosted by Food Ingredients (FI) Global, as they point out purchase decisions are based on emotion, not scientific research.

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Industry insights: Staying ahead in postbiotics

By Olivia Haslam

Gerald Dard, managing director of AB Biotek Human Nutrition and Health (HNH), speaks to NutraIngredients about postbiotic innovation, adaptation, and what’s to come.

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Review hails Akkermansia as “most promising next-gen probiotic”

By Olivia Brown

The recent review spotlights the efficacy of Akkermansia muciniphila in reducing the risk and progression of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes (T2D), suggesting its strong potential for use for targeted dietary interventions within probiotics.

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Postbiotic may protect against leaky gut: Study

By Stephen Daniells

A postbiotic derived from Lactobacillus paracasei CNCM I-5220 may protect the lining of the intestine, even when the gut is subject to a strong inflammatory insult.

Start-up set to showcase sustainable carob fruit innovations

VITAFOODS PREVIEW

Start-up set to showcase sustainable carob fruit innovations

By Olivia Brown

Carobway plans to present both established and under development products utilising carob fruit at Vitafoods Europe next month, including low glycaemic index (GI) natural sweeteners and prebiotic fibres for use within foods and supplements.

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Enriched postbiotic calcium may boost mineral bioavailability: RCT

Calcium enriched in a Lactobacillus-based postbiotic system is associated with higher levels of bioavailability as compared to calcium citrate, while a calcium-enriched yeast-based postbiotic does not influence calcium absorption, according to a new study...

Functional foods for the mind: what are consumers looking for?

Insights from Positive Nutrition Summit

Functional foods for the mind: what are consumers looking for?

By Olivia Brown

A cognitive health innovation panel hosted at the Positive Nutrition summit last week (March 30th), discussed key consumer demands in a crowded market, legislation challenges, and the future potential for the space.

Low dose resistant potato starch shows prebiotic effects in new study

Low dose resistant potato starch shows prebiotic effects in new study

By Olivia Haslam

A new clinical trial has concluded that Solnul, a resistant potato starch (RPS), has prebiotic effects at low dosages, stimulating increases in beneficial health-associated bacteria and reducing diarrhoea and constipation when compared to a placebo group.

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