When kombucha is consumed with a high-GI meal there is a clinically significant reduction in postprandial glycemic and insulin index (GI and II) response, when compared with water, according to new research.
The importance of microbial diversity in the gut for athletic performance was highlighted at ‘Probiota’ last week, with recent pilot studies highlighting the potential to pre-empt reductions with targeted dietary interventions.
Adam Baker, director of science at Chr. Hansen, discussed recent in-house clinical trials observing an amplified response following administration of probiotics with HMOs, compared with pre- or probiotics given alone, at Probiota last week.
Consumers are seeking holistic nutrition support as they become increasingly aware of the relationship between stress, sleep and gut health, although barriers to purchase remain to be overcome, according to a new report by Fonterra’s nutrition brand,...
Significant differences were noted in the intestinal bacterial populations of iron-deficient anaemic (IDA) women compared with healthy controls, with Faecalibacterium species displaying the greatest reductions, a new metabolomics study finds.
A scale-up company offering “the microbiome’s most powerful innovation platform” will attend NutraIngredients’ Probiota event next month (Feb 6-8) to showcase its pioneering technology to the gut health industry.
Food manufacturer Puratos has launched a new ingredient to boost prebiotic benefits of food for consumers in light of new research finding fermented hydrolysed AXOS can significantly improve the gut health benefits of bread.
By Bart Smit and Anneloes Groenenboom, Principal Scientist Fermentation and Project Manager Fermentation, Nizo
The market for beneficial microbes is increasingly diverse, with next generation probiotics and commensal bacteria being added to the possibilities. NIZO’s Bart Smit, principal scientist fermentation, and Anneloes Groenenboom, project manager fermentation,...
Probiotic supplementation was found to reduce weight gain and decrease accumulation of fat in the livers of lab mice fed a high-fat diet, according to a new study from the China Agricultural University in Beijing.
Daily supplementation with the bacterium A. muciniphila prevented negative consequences of consumption of dietary emulsifiers in a recent study of mice, with researchers postulating this was due to a direct 'shifting' of microbiota composition.
Consumers are increasingly aware of the detrimental effects of not getting enough sleep, and emerging links between the gut microbiota and sleep present opportunities for pre-, pro-, and postbiotics in the booming natural sleep aid category.
A startup company providing the nutraceuticals industry with fast and affordable ingredient screening via AI nematode analysis has been chosen as a Probiota Pioneer for the global event taking place in Barcelona next month.
The supplementation of Bifidobacterium longum BB536 has been shown to improve bowel movement, specifically stool frequency, in elderly with chronic constipation, according to a four-week RCT conducted in Japan.
The 2023 NutraIngredients Awards are back with new categories but the same commitment to honour the best and brightest in ingredients, finished products, companies, people, and initiatives in food supplements and functional food & beverage.
A new review observes that polyphenols influence the gut microbiota by shifting populations to beneficial strains, thereby influencing the microbial metabolites produced and influencing the central nervous system via the gut-brain axis.
Lallemand is joining the steering committee of the Grand Défi Ferments du Futur, a ‘highly strategic’ program that aims to accelerate research and innovation in ferments and fermented foods to meet the challenges of agronomy, an ecological transition...
By George Paraskevakos, MBA, IPA Executive Director
As an observer of the dietary supplement industry for close to 20 years, it always felt we are shifting to accommodate “Winds of Change". There are always new concepts and ingredients which capture our attention even if it is for a small moment in...
Long-term supplementation with a specific probiotic strain may improve gut health and lower inflammation in elderly women with low bone mineral density, says a new study. The data suggests this may lead to beneficial effects on bone metabolism.
The big opportunities within supplements in 2023 and beyond will be within prediabetes, brain health, fermentates, and bacterial phages, according to predictions from white label supplements firm PharmaLinea.
France's TargEDys has signed an exclusive partnership with Germany’s SymbioPharm to market and distribute SymbioLife Satylia, a food supplement based on TargEDys’ next-generation probiotic Hafnia alvei HA4597.
A probiotic isolated from human breast milk may reduce gastrointestinal infections in infants born by Cesarean section by up to 73%, according to recent review published in the Frontiers in Pediatrics journal.