Probiotics and prebiotics

Probiota rescheduled for 28-30 March 2022

NEW DATES! 28-30 March 2022

Probiota rescheduled for 28-30 March 2022

By Will Chu

NutraIngredients’ microbiome-focused event Probiota, has been rescheduled to 28-30 March 2022 in response to current travel restrictions across Europe.

Nouri unleashes immunobiotic beverage

Nouri unleashes immunobiotic beverage

By Danielle Masterson

The gut health brand, perhaps best known for its two-in-one capsules containing probiotics that float inside plant-based omega oil (Ahiflower), has now entered the functional beverage category with the launch of Inner Immune.

BioGaia acquires 80% stake in Nutraceutics Corp

BioGaia acquires 80% stake in Nutraceutics Corp

By Nicola Gordon-Seymour

Swedish probiotic brand, BioGaia has bought a majority stake in Nutraceutics Corporation through a share acquisition valued at €8.6m (SEK8.9m) a new share issue of €4.4m (SEK45.4m) and plan to complete a full takeover within seven years.

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Guest article

The Martian: Cultivating seeds of hope on Earth

By George Paraskevakos, IPA Executive Director

I recently came across, what was dubbed a space movie and recalled one of the reviews which stood out the most; “The Martian is a film about human error, the will to survive, and the responsibility that we have as human beings, not just to the work that...

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Editor's Spotlight: Startup Focus

Industrial engineer turns his AI talent to personalised nutrition

By Nikki Hancocks

An industrial engineer turned serial entrepreneur with an aptitude for AI has created what he hopes will be the most effective microbiome-based personalised nutrition service after only discovering what the microbiome was three years ago.

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Big opportunities in merging nutra and pharma

By Nikki Hancocks

Consumer trends, technological advancements and business strategies are causing the pharma and nutra markets to merge and this opens opportunities for the players in both industries to cater to consumers looking for the ultimate wellness solutions.

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Lactobacillus plantarum improves half marathon recovery

By Nikki Hancocks

Lactobacillus plantarum PS128 supplementation was associated with an improvement in muscle damage, renal damage, and oxidative stress caused by a half marathon, in a study involving eight recreational runners.

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NZMP partners with Sun Genomics on personalized probiotics

By Jim Cornall

NZMP, the ingredient-solutions brand of global dairy company Fonterra, and Sun Genomics, one of the world’s first, made-to-order probiotic companies, have established a partnership to undertake consumer studies to better understand the various health...

Study details how gut microbiome communicates with immune system

Study details how gut microbiome communicates with immune system

By Will Chu

Bath University researchers have put forward an intriguing theory as to how the gut microbiome communicates with the immune system in work that further defines their roles in the onset of Ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease.

VitaKey co-founders Dr Robert Langer and Dr Ana Jaklenec, with researcher Stephanie Tomasic. Pic: VitaKey

Fonterra and VitaKey partner on probiotics

By Jim Cornall

Looking to a future where it is likely that many foods will be more valued for their specific health benefits, Fonterra and VitaKey Inc. have announced a dairy science collaboration on Fonterra’s probiotic strains.