Gut Health

Alana MacFarlane Kempner on stage at Probiota

The Gut Stuff on using the ‘shock factor’ in the right way

By Nikki Hancocks

The Gut Stuff, an education brand founded by sisters from the Zoe TwinsUK microbiome study cohort, is working to spread microbiome science knowledge by cutting through the noise on and offline with an ethical approach to shock factor tactics.

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Are preservatives killing good gut bacteria?

By Donna Eastlake

Research from the University of Chicago has found that one of the most widely used food preservatives, nisin, has a damaging effect on the good bacteria in our gut

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Could eating beans aid cancer prevention?

By Donna Eastlake

Research suggests consuming nutrient and fibre-rich foods, such as beans, which support the health of good bacteria in the gut, could help in the prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer

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Protein, collagen, non-UPF: Bone broth as a functional food

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

Broth has been used for centuries as a component of traditional meals such as soups and stews. But many consumers are now attracted to it for a different reason – it has a range of health benefits, and is non-UPF (ultra-processed food). Startup Freja...

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Pairing aspirin with a probiotic may reduce stomach lining damage

By Olivia Brown

Co-ingestion of aspirin with probiotic strain Bifidobacterium breve Bif195 in a group of healthy adults significantly reduced damage to the stomach lining associated with prolonged or high-dose aspirin consumption, according to a recent study.

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Research reveals potential role of microbiome in fertility

By Olivia Brown

The dominance of bacteria Lactobacillus spp. in the female reproductive tract is associated with improved pregnancy outcomes while vaginal and endometrial dysbiosis may reduce the chances of successful embryonic implantation, according to a new review.

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Study suggests Bimuno prebiotic reduces sleep disturbance impact

By Olivia Brown

New research finds that Clasado Biosciences’ prebiotic Bimuno GOS (B-GOS) significantly improved quality of life measures across areas of gastrointestinal health and sleep in individuals suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and sleep disturbances.

Zoe introduces kefir shot to gut health market

New Zoe Gut Shot a 'big step forward' for gut health market

By Nikki Hancocks

A probiotic kefir shot developed by the personalised nutrition scientists at Zoe has been hailed “a big step forward for the gut-health macro trend”, with industry pundits applauding the science-first product development approach.

Probiota Pioneers competition winners announced

Probiota Pioneers competition winners announced

By Olivia Haslam

NutraIngredients has unveiled the winners of its highly competitive Probiota Pioneers competition, set to showcase innovations in probiotics, prebiotics, and microbiome research at the next, eagerly anticipated Probiota event in February 2024.

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The Gut Feeling: personalised interventions for sustainable change

By Olivia Brown

Tech startup The Gut Feeling is underlining the influence of lifestyle and stress on gut health, with its phone app providing personalised behavioural interventions for those suffering from gut-related issues ranging from dietary advice to sleep health...

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Probiotic BG01-4 relieves constipation and discomfort in GI disorders

By Olivia Haslam

Probiotic BG01-4 improves specific symptoms of constipation and related GI dysfunction in people with self-reported functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGID), which affects a significant percentage of the global population, a new study concludes.

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Prebiotics consumption reduces risk of allergic rhinitis

By Claudia Adrien

Prebiotics may reduce the risk of allergic rhinitis (AR) by 66%, compared to no prebiotic consumption, says a new study based on data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

Myota: Meeting the market gap for targeted prebiotics

Myota: Meeting the market gap for targeted prebiotics

By Olivia Brown

The health-tech startup Myota is meeting the prevalent gap for prebiotic powders within a probiotic-dominated microbiome health market, with its clinically backed blend of fibres accounting for the variability of individual microbiome compositions.

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