Daily consumption of a pediatric synbiotic supplement may improve the number of spontaneous weekly bowel movements in children with intermittent constipation, says data from a new randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.
A new randomised clinical trial of a medical food composed of omega-3, leucine, and probiotic Lactobacillus paracasei PS23 has concluded that this could be considered as a treatment for sarcopenia in the elderly.
French-headquartered venture capital firm Seventure Partners plans to unlock a third wave of microbiome innovation funds next year, aiming to invest €300 million in more than 20 cutting-edge companies, its CEO says.
Researchers figured out a way to build a synthetic microbiome that housed 100+ human gut strains to form a stable and resilient community – an accomplishment that is helping them learn more about the connections between the microbiome and human health.
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The administration of probiotics and prebiotics may improve sexual function and fertility in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), according to a double-blind, randomised clinical trial has conducted.
New live culture supplements developed by Health & Her for women entering the perimenopause and menopause life stages aim to promote oestrogen metabolism and reduce age-related conditions associated with hormonal imbalance, such as osteoporosis.
A new human clinical trial from South Korea has shown that the supplementation of a probiotic formulation containing two Limosilactobacillus strains for 12 weeks could significantly reduce body fat mass and percentage.
Menopause is shifting out of taboo and into the spotlight as women worldwide seek a deeper understanding on changes during this time, carving out plenty of opportunity for beauty and wellness industries to support, educate and empower.
Consumers are increasingly aware of CFU on probiotic labels, but we may see more products using AFUs, a measure obtained using flow cytometry that is a fast, more accurate, and potentially cost-effective to traditional plate counts.
“I think it’s really important for the field to understand what the baseline understanding and criteria are for these substances so that the whole scientific and commercial and regulatory world can coalesce around definitions that make the most sense,”...
A New Zealand probiotic company is aiming to broaden the health claims applicable for its flagship probiotic strain BLIS K12 in the area of upper respiratory health, following favourable findings published recently.
Daily consumption of three probiotic strains may led to changes in connectivity between various regions of the brain and exert subtle improvements on psychological health, says a new study using a GSK product.
A clinical trial has concluded that a daily cocktail of six probiotic strains can improve metabolic outcomes, gut microbial profiles, and certain inflammatory markers in women with post-gestational diabetes.
Two lactic acid bacteria (LAB) strains found in fermented Malaysian tapioca have shown antimicrobial properties for the prevention of periodontal disease, characterised by inflamed and progressively receding gingival tissue.
Supplementation with Lacticaseibacillus casei 63 (L. casei 63) may help reduce sarcopenia in frail elderly people by promoting insulin sensitivity, metabolic efficiency, and muscle protein anabolism, according to a French study.
Next generation Bifidobacteria probiotics developed using CRISPR gene editing technology are one step closer after a new paper showed how select techniques could be applied in a programmable and strain-dependent manner.
The global gut health is variously estimated at around €15-30 billion and predicted to grow by around 8% annually at least to the end of the decade, but what are the opportunities and hurdles for companies wanting to win in it?
Prolonged addition of a probiotic supplement or food into the diet of seniors may support healthy ageing by shifting their gut microbiota and reducing markers of inflammation, according to results of the Italian ProbioSenior Project.
This round-up will feature scientific findings from big brand names, including Swisse and its study of krill oil supplementation on knee osteoarthritis, Amway’s personalised nutrition, and India’s national research agency’s plans for studying cannabidiol...
The roles of the microbiome and probiotics in supporting the menopause could be a key growth area as the process, combined with healthy ageing and gut health, gives rise to niche products aimed at women navigating this stage of life.
A combination of bacteriophages (phages) may precisely target and suppress gut bacteria associated with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), says a new study from Israel that shows the potential of this emerging class of microbiome modulators.
Thorne HealthTech recently relaunched its Gut Health Test with the inclusion of its patent-pending Microbiome Wipe, eliminating the stool sampling that might be deterring users from testing their microbiome.
The joint development program between Seed and Axial aims to develop next-generation probiotics and therapeutics to modulate the gut microbiota to target areas like anxiety, depression and mental well-being.
Specific probiotics strains have showed immunomodulatory properties in women suffering from chronic inflammatory conditions, such as gestational diabetes and PCOS, according to a review of RCTs conducted by Nestle.
This round-up will look at developments of brands in the health and nutrition industry, including how brands such as Bubs Australia and Bellamy’s Organic have successfully gained access to the infant formula market in US, as well as Nestle Health Science’s...