Functional foods & beverages

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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.

Start-up set to showcase sustainable carob fruit innovations

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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.

Future foods programme: collaborating for functional food success

Insights from Positive Nutrition Summit

Future foods programme: collaborating for functional food success

By Olivia Brown

The leader of the Welsh government funded Future Foods programme at Aberystwyth University, discussed his mission to collaborate with brands to optimise food functionality, during the Positive Nutrition Summit last week (March 30th)

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.

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How to critically inspect a study report?

By Nikki Hancocks

Reading scientific study reports is part and parcel of working in this industry but many have not come from a scientific background, making it difficult to confidently read reports and critically analyse how robust and impactful findings really are. This...

Health drinks startup provides personalised nutrition to pro-athletes

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Health drinks startup provides personalised nutrition to pro-athletes

By Olivia Haslam

Three-year-young cold-pressed health drink startup, Exalt, is set to provide bespoke recovery drinks to the premier league football club Tottenham Hotspur, with regular nutrition reformulations based on athletes' health stats and targets.

Suanfarma sets up new UK subsidiary

Suanfarma sets up new UK subsidiary

By Olivia Brown

Spanish life science partner in the pharmaceutical, veterinary and nutraceutical industries Suanfarma has created a new UK division, showcasing its commitment to expansion within the British market.

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Nutricia launches new plant-based Fortimel drink

By Olivia Haslam

Nutricia has launched a new plant-based medical nutrition drink under the Fortimel range, to provide the same nutritional benefits to patients with specific dietary preferences.

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Study: Prebiotic fiber shows promise for Type 2 diabetes support

By Danielle Masterson

New research suggests that consistent consumption of Supergut shakes led to improvements in metabolic health, digestion, a health-related quality of life score that included sleep, mood, and energy levels, as well as a validated quality of life measure...

BioActor acquisition brings new product potential for Solabia

BioActor acquisition brings new product potential for Solabia

By Olivia Brown

Solabia looks set to grow their current active ingredient range after obtaining a majority stake in BioActor, a leading innovator in extracted polyphenol production from fruits and plants with clinically proven health benefits.

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