This year opened with news that France has joined the list of European countries that will allow the use of the term “Probiotic”. As dominoes continue to fall, we look at the opportunities for probiotics across the bloc, particularly supplements in the...
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.
While digestive health remains the leading health position for probiotics in the US, immune support is the second most popular positioning with online reviews growing 26% in the first half of 2020 to hit 179,000 in July, says Lumina Intelligence.
Tackling allergies, improving digestion and aiding immunity are the key pillars for infant nutrition product innovation, says a group of expert panellists from major brand names such as Biostime, Morinaga, and Nuchev.
Do all fermented foods contain probiotics? Do consumers understand what prebiotics are? Are shoppers looking for products that deliver a rapid and discernible effect (to tackle bloating/gas/constipation, or improve regularity) or are they focused on long-term...
An increasing consumer interest in probiotics and the microbiome could be one reason why digestive health has hit the top of the nutraceutical and functional food industry agenda for the first time, say experts.
A survey of over 1,000 consumers in the UK and Spain has helped German ingredients giant BENEO join the dots between its EFSA-approved stool frequency health claim on paper and what consumers look for in digestive health on pack.
Digestive issues are all too familiar to Americans, as roughly nine out of 10 (86%) say they’ve dealt with some type of gastrointestinal or digestive trouble in the past year, according to a recent study from Mintel. But as many take a more proactive...
Most Australian consumers are still not ready to believe the claims made by probiotic products, despite a steady and growing interest in their value for improving digestive health, according to Datamonitor.
As we wind down the online printing presses here at NutraIngredients for 2008, it seems appropriate to cast our eyes forward and locate those trends that are likely to battle for the functional foods and supplements spotlight in the coming year.
Over a third of US respondents in a recent survey said they don't
know if they have consumed products enriched for gastrointenstinal
health in the past 6 months, indicating more awareness is still
needed on this side of the Atlantic.