Microbiome modulation

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Probiotic shows promise for reducing frequency of common cold symptoms

By Olivia Haslam

Susceptibility to common cold symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing, and sore throat, could be reduced by supplementing with probiotic LAB strain Lactobacillus paragasseri SBT2055 (LG2055), particularly in people with weakened immunity, a new study has...

Myota: Meeting the market gap for targeted prebiotics

Myota: Meeting the market gap for targeted prebiotics

By Olivia Brown

The health-tech startup Myota is meeting the prevalent gap for prebiotic powders within a probiotic-dominated microbiome health market, with its clinically backed blend of fibres accounting for the variability of individual microbiome compositions.

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Biotic personalisation for the microbiome: is it worth it?

By Olivia Brown

Experts have highlighted the potential for the ‘hyper-personalisation’ of biotics to suit individual microbiome compositions for targeted health benefits, but expense, lack of scientific data, and regulatory restrictions represent significant barriers....

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BioActor study supports microbial benefits of MicrobiomeX

By Nikki Hancocks

New clinical and pre-clinical study results suggest BioActor's MicrobiomeX ingredient, a blend of sweet orange and grapefruit extracts, improves microbiota composition and SCFA production in subjects with metabolic disturbances.

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Postbiotic shows efficacy for immune system support: RCT

By Stephen Daniells

Supplementation with heat-killed Lactobacillus acidophilus L-92 postbiotic may boost antiviral immunity in healthy adults, says results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study from Japan.

Headline news roundup: September 2023

Headline news roundup: September 2023

By Olivia Haslam

From WHO fighting infant formula marketing to enhanced botanical bioavailability with fermentation, September’s news roundup covers the latest developments in health, nutrition, and regulatory changes.

September NPD Launchpad

September NPD Launchpad

By Olivia Brown

As we enter autumn, powdered drinks enabling for convenient holistic health dominate new product launches, whilst gummy innovation continues.

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Qina reveals top 10 trends in personalised nutrition

By Nikki Hancocks

Personalised nutrition experts at the Qina consultancy have revealed a top tends report, unveiling a ChatGPT take-over, a merging of food and pharma, an entrance of big tech firms, and new abilities created by at-home blood draws.

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Intake of plant compounds linked to lower COVID-19 risk

By Olivia Haslam

Individuals who consume higher amounts of specific plant-derived compounds, such as polyphenols and particular types of lignans and phytosterols, are at a reduced risk of contracting COVID-19, a new study by authors from Poland has concluded.

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