A probiotic isolated from human breast milk may reduce gastrointestinal infections in infants born by Cesarean section by up to 73%, according to recent review published in the Frontiers in Pediatrics journal.
Responses to probiotic interventions can vary between people, but a new study suggesting that an initial metabologenomic analysis of the gut microbiota may remove the guess work and allow for accurate predictions of the potential effects of a probiotic.
Dilution of the prebiotic message is a concern for the category even as it grows, a trade organization official says. And new methods of constructing prebiotic molecules could further complicate the issue, another expert says.
Growth in the probiotic supplements market has not returned to pre-pandemic levels, and interest in the beneficial microorganisms continues to gather pace, says the executive director of the International Probiotics Association.
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Researchers figured out a way to build a synthetic microbiome that housed 100+ human gut strains to form a stable and resilient community – an accomplishment that is helping them learn more about the connections between the microbiome and human health.
Menopause is yet another area of women’s health that has been hugely under-resourced but there are exciting developments in the scientific world and big opportunities for innovation, especially within the spaces of gut health and sleep.
Immune health continues to be a primary concern for consumers of functional beverages, according to a new report from Irish ingredient supplier Kerry. The study also found that consumers are increasingly blurring the distinction between the benefits...
Consumers are increasingly aware of CFU on probiotic labels, but we may see more products using AFUs, a measure obtained using flow cytometry that is a fast, more accurate, and potentially cost-effective to traditional plate counts.
Hundreds of people with recurrent bowel infections could be treated with gut bacteria taken from a healthy donor’s poo, according to experts at The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
“I think it’s really important for the field to understand what the baseline understanding and criteria are for these substances so that the whole scientific and commercial and regulatory world can coalesce around definitions that make the most sense,”...
Danone discusses the growing knowledge about the link between gut health and infant health, and the steps its formula is taking to ensure adequate nutrition intake for babies during the pivotal first 1000 days of life.
Daily consumption of three probiotic strains may led to changes in connectivity between various regions of the brain and exert subtle improvements on psychological health, says a new study using a GSK product.
A clinical trial has concluded that a daily cocktail of six probiotic strains can improve metabolic outcomes, gut microbial profiles, and certain inflammatory markers in women with post-gestational diabetes.
Supplementation with Lacticaseibacillus casei 63 (L. casei 63) may help reduce sarcopenia in frail elderly people by promoting insulin sensitivity, metabolic efficiency, and muscle protein anabolism, according to a French study.
Düsseldorf-based Cellavent Ingredients has announced the launch of a turmeric ingredient produced by three Lactobacillus strains that is said to offer the benefits of the botanical plus postbiotics and paraprobiotics.
Next generation Bifidobacteria probiotics developed using CRISPR gene editing technology are one step closer after a new paper showed how select techniques could be applied in a programmable and strain-dependent manner.
The global gut health is variously estimated at around €15-30 billion and predicted to grow by around 8% annually at least to the end of the decade, but what are the opportunities and hurdles for companies wanting to win in it?
The potential immunomodulatory properties of Akkermansia muciniphila may be linked to a specific type of phosphatidylethanolamine, says a new paper in Nature that deepens our understanding of how this bacterium supports human health.
Prolonged addition of a probiotic supplement or food into the diet of seniors may support healthy ageing by shifting their gut microbiota and reducing markers of inflammation, according to results of the Italian ProbioSenior Project.
A combination of bacteriophages (phages) may precisely target and suppress gut bacteria associated with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), says a new study from Israel that shows the potential of this emerging class of microbiome modulators.
The joint development program between Seed and Axial aims to develop next-generation probiotics and therapeutics to modulate the gut microbiota to target areas like anxiety, depression and mental well-being.
Daily supplementation with a specific strain of Lactobacillus plantarum may help reduce body weight and a range of other measures including blood lipid levels and liver enzymes, says a new study with mice.