By George Paraskevakos, Executive Director, International Probiotics Association (IPA)
As I celebrated three years at IPA in April, I couldn’t help but reflect on the shape the industry has taken. Going from being sparingly mentioned in the press and fast forward to today and it is almost every other week we see probiotics in the headlines....
New analysis looking into the effect of Lallemand’s Lactobacillus helveticus Lafti L10 probiotic reveals an antioxidant potential that may interest athletes in the periods before or during strenuous exercise.
The Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses will continue to explore work on harmonized probiotic guidelines despite opposition from some delegations and industry trade associations.
Gut dysbiosis is a common feature of the afflictions that come with aging, according a recent Japanese review. The finding opens wider the door for probiotics and prebiotics in a healthy aging positioning.
There is a lot of science supporting both the safety and efficacy of probiotics, and the community should do more to talk about this science, says the new director of scientific affairs at the International Probiotics Association.
In our latest review of Japan's supplement and functional food sectors, we feature DSM's efforts to support healthy ageing, probiotic-rich convenience snacks, the country's first FOSHU-certified nutricosmetics product, and enzyme supplements...