Immigrants and refugees moving from Southeast Asia to the US demonstrate a ‘westernisation’ of their gut microbiota, a study finds, that could provide insight into metabolic health issues affecting newcomers.
When marketing probiotics, delivery system technology is still mostly a B2B tool, according to data from Lumina Intelligence. But as consumers scrutinize efficacy more, it may become an important marketing tool.
Companies seeking to commercialise a probiotic product across the globe face a 'daunting task', which is why trade association the International Probitics Association (IPA) is vowing not to let up in its efforts to achieve a more consistent...
Parkinson’s disease (PD) ‘starts in the gut’ says an expert, who spoke of a study that identifies the gut-brain axis and change in microbiome environment as playing key roles in disease onset and progression.
The Nagoya Protocol, the big changes coming for Lactobacillus classification, and how to boost your chances of success with an NDI notification were just some of the topic covered during the third annual IPA Workshop in DC.
The prime purchasing decision of fortified and nutritional products amongst the elderly remains the efficacy of the active ingredients contained within the product, according to a survey carried out by DuPont Nutrition & Health.
The translation of microbiome science into commercially viable applications remains an ongoing challenge that needs addressing before consumers are able to reap the mental and physical health benefits.
The International Probiotics Association (IPA) has urged the industry to support its efforts to bring consistency to the global regulatory landscape, so that the rules can keep pace with technology and scientific advancement.
'Health-washing' products with a sprinkling of probiotics risks drawing the sector into disrepute, and could threaten the concerted growth the industry is currently enjoying, claims Blackmores' director of product innovation.
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The importance of digital technology and machine learning as a means to provide precise, tailored nutrition took centre-stage at Probiota Asia 2018, as Danone revealed some of the pioneering research it is undertaking in Singapore.
Firms looking to capitalise on probiotic interest should look to documentaries and the power of social media as channels to educate the consumer of the benefits live bacteria and yeasts’ give to the digestive system.