The development of guidelines and a harmonized framework for probiotics in Codex is necessary to ensure and sustain quality probiotic products on a global scale, says the International Probiotics Association (IPA).
While most work on the microbiome focuses on the bacterial populations in the large intestine, new research suggests it is microbes in the small intestine that may be critical to the absorption and digestion of certain fats.
There is inadequate evidence for long-lasting changes to the gut microbiota after probiotic supplementation, suggests a new study, which argues evidence shows supplementation only results in a transient improvement of supplement-specific bacteria.
Three new patent filings relating to sweet fibres and natural high intensity sweeteners – with improved flavour and microbiome modulating functions – will add further protection to OptiBiotix’s intellectual property, says the firm.
Our gut microbiome environment could impact the effectiveness of dietary changes on blood pressure, say researchers who believe new approaches to reducing blood pressure should consider a person’s microbiological background.