Probiotics and prebiotics

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Probiotic may reduce ADHD symptoms in children with Tourette's

By Nikki Hancocks

A new study analysing the impact of a probiotic on the symptoms of children with Tourette syndrome has concluded that probiotics do not have tic-reducing effects but may have benefits on comorbidities such as attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder...

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Fermented soymilk-honey improves bone marker in menopause

By Nikki Hancocks

A new study has found that soymilk-honey fermented with a strain of Lactobacillus plantarum significantly reduces a blood biomarker of osteoporosis in menopausal women, thanks to its synbiotic impact.

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Elite athlete says he was 'saved' by Bifidobacteria

By Nikki Hancocks

Professional footballer Yuto Nagatomo has spoken out about how a ‘Bifidobacteria Training’ programme changed his gut microbiota leading to improvements in his digestive system and his speed of recovery.

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Fermented milk speeds microbiome recovery after PPI therapy

By Nikki Hancocks

In Helicobacter pylori patients undergoing proton pump inhibitor treatment, the consumption of a multi-strain fermented milk can induce a faster recovery of the microbiota composition and SCFA production and limit the increase of pathogenic bacteria,...

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Are omega-3 fatty acids prebiotic ingredients?

By Stephen Daniells

Omega-3s may beneficially alter the composition of the gut microbiome and lead to increases in the production of short chain fatty acids, says a study from King’s College London.

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BB-12 probiotic yogurt reduces antibiotic harm, study suggests

By Nikki Hancocks

Daily consumption of a BB-12 probiotic yogurt drink alongside antibiotics significantly reduces the antibiotics' impact on Short Chain Fatty Acid (SCFA) levels and aid a more stable gut microbiota over time, according to new research.

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Must-have ingredients to include in your spring 2022 products

By Danielle Masterson

Our everyday habits and behaviors have dramatically shifted in the past two years and they continue to do so—including our dietary supplements routine. So what trends will be left in 2021 and what will roll over into 2022?

NutraCast: Greg Leyer, PhD, on probiotics for vulnerable populations

NutraCast: Greg Leyer, PhD, on probiotics for vulnerable populations

By Danielle Masterson

The number of preemies receiving probiotics in the US and Canada is increasing steadily, but skeptics say there is potential for harm in this vulnerable population. Greg Leyer, PhD, the Senior Director of Scientific Affairs, at Chr. Hansen says if done...