Probiotics

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Big opportunities in merging nutra and pharma

By Nikki Hancocks

Consumer trends, technological advancements and business strategies are causing the pharma and nutra markets to merge and this opens opportunities for the players in both industries to cater to consumers looking for the ultimate wellness solutions.

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Microbiome modulation to improve sleep: What does the science say?

By Stephen Daniells

Consumers are increasingly aware of the detrimental effects of not getting enough sleep, and emerging links between the gut microbiota and sleep could create opportunities for prebiotics and probiotics in the booming natural sleep aid category.

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NZMP partners with Sun Genomics on personalized probiotics

By Jim Cornall

NZMP, the ingredient-solutions brand of global dairy company Fonterra, and Sun Genomics, one of the world’s first, made-to-order probiotic companies, have established a partnership to undertake consumer studies to better understand the various health...

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Probiotic may reduce ADHD symptoms in children with Tourette's

By Nikki Hancocks

A new study analysing the impact of a probiotic on the symptoms of children with Tourette syndrome has concluded that probiotics do not have tic-reducing effects but may have benefits on comorbidities such as attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder...

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Fermented soymilk-honey improves bone marker in menopause

By Nikki Hancocks

A new study has found that soymilk-honey fermented with a strain of Lactobacillus plantarum significantly reduces a blood biomarker of osteoporosis in menopausal women, thanks to its synbiotic impact.

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BB-12 probiotic yogurt reduces antibiotic harm, study suggests

By Nikki Hancocks

Daily consumption of a BB-12 probiotic yogurt drink alongside antibiotics significantly reduces the antibiotics' impact on Short Chain Fatty Acid (SCFA) levels and aid a more stable gut microbiota over time, according to new research.

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Must-have ingredients to include in your spring 2022 products

By Danielle Masterson

Our everyday habits and behaviors have dramatically shifted in the past two years and they continue to do so—including our dietary supplements routine. So what trends will be left in 2021 and what will roll over into 2022?

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Parents launch pre- and probiotic snack bar startup

By Nikki Hancocks

A husband and wife team have created a range of cold pressed pre- and probiotic snack bars providing kids and adults with up to 50% of their daily fibre needs, as well as protein and omega-3.

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New prebiotic supplement improves sleep, study finds

By Nikki Hancocks

A new study by FrieslandCampina Ingredients has demonstrated the benefits of its gut health focused supplement in reducing stress and providing a better night’s sleep in healthy adults.

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