Virginia-based Bio-Cat, Inc. is sponsoring a clinical trial at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to investigate the efficacy of a digestive enzyme blend designed to improve protein digestion and gastrointestinal tolerance.
French ingredients supplier Nexira is to acquire UNIPEKTIN Ingredients in a deal that taps into the firm’s diversification strategy, which places boosted health and nutrition activity front-and-centre of its plans.
Sweden’s probiotics firm Probi have revealed details of a new collaboration with Perrigo in a pact looking to launch a series of probiotic concepts for digestive and immune health within the European region.
The polyphenols found in acai can survive through the digestive system, potentially bringing prebiotic benefits throughout the gastrointestinal tract down to the colon, according to researchers in the UK.
A possible method of controlling the digestion rate of omega-3 supplements and release of free fatty acids (FFAs) in the gut has been identified in a recent study published in Food Research International.
When a probiotic is co-encapsulated with omega-3-rich tuna oil, not only do the bacteria adhere better on the intestinal wall, but more chemically intact omega-3 fatty acids are released from the oil, researchers in Australia discovered from an in vitro...
The mushroom fibre chitin-glucan has potential as a prebiotic that alters activity in the microbiota and cuts LDL cholesterol, says patent owner KitoZyme as it looks to fund further clinical work and product development.
Uptake of the flavonoid quercetin is generally blocked by intestinal compounds throughout the digestive system, finds a new bioavailability study which suggests oils can offer protection to the nutrient – but warns against it.
An innovative analytical method has provided insights into the emptying, phase separation and distribution of fat in the human gastrointestinal (GI) system, which could pave the way for more effective functional foods that control energy intake and homoeostasis.
The understanding of what happens within the human digestive system has always been hampered by the inability to observe that system in action, leave alone the imperfect understanding of one of the major components of the system, the gut microbiome. ...
New funding and licencing deals will help the UK Institute of Food Research (IRF) to take a significant step closer to the commercial use of its model gut systems by international food and drug companies.
A new model to evaluate probiotic survival in the gut has confirmed that many bacteria strains survive better when consumed in a functional food matrix such as fermented milks – so allowing a greater chance to promote health, say the researchers.
Swedish researchers have identified a compound found in green
leaves that suppresses appetites and boosts weight loss in lab
animals, and could one day be used as a functional ingredient to
help tackle obesity.
Custard could soon be going functional with soy isoflavones or
antioxidants from olive oil, as research from the Netherlands shows
that the popular dessert can easily be enhanced and release these
A chewing gum with the amino acid cysteine aimed at reducing the
risk of alcohol and tobacco smoking related cancers is expected to
launch to market this year, following extensive research at the
University of Helskinki.
Supplement retailer GNC has reformulated its Natural Brand
acidophilus products, taking advantage of Nutraceutix's technology
and processes to give the live organisms a better chance of
surviving the long and perilous journey...