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RCT: Blueberries may alleviate symptoms of gastrointestinal disorder

By Olivia Brown

A new randomised controlled trial reports that, in subjects suffering from functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs), abdominal symptom relief was significantly greater following consumption of freeze-dried blueberries when compared to a control group....

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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.

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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March 2023 Launch Pad

By Nikki Hancocks

This month's new product launches include a vitamins and minerals range for women, a partnership between sports nutrition and confectionery giants, and omega-3 supplements for all ages.

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Study: Lactiplantibacillus plantarum supports growth in juvenile mice

By Nikki Hancocks

Lactiplantibacillus plantarum supports nutrition optimisation through the improved absorption of amino acids, in both its pro- and postbiotic form, according to a new study in mice, creating opportunities for innovation within children’s growth and healthy...

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Study highlights rapid benefits from DE111 probiotic

By Stephen Daniells

Acute supplementation with ADM’s Bacillus subtilis DE111 probiotic leads to detectable changes on the microbiome within hours, says a new study that supports the efficacy of the strain.

Study observes gut dysbiosis in anaemic women

Study observes gut dysbiosis in anaemic women

By Olivia Brown

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.

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Industry insights from Nizo: Bringing next generation microbes into consumer products

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,...

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