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Sabinsa gets patent on LactoSpore’s mood benefits

By Hank Schultz

Sabinsa has announced a new patent, this one for the effect of its Lactospore probiotic in the suppression depression symptoms in consumers suffering from gut health issues.

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Big innovations of 2019: A look back at the trend-setting startups

By Nikki Hancocks

NutraIngredients has spoken to a startup founder every week this year to keep our readers up to date with the newest innovations on the market. As the year comes to a close, we take a look back at some of the most trend-setting startups of 2019.

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Review: Postbiotics show promise, even if method of action is unclear

By Hank Schultz

The use of postbiotics could be an attractive alternative to prebiotics in immunocompromised children and adults, according to a recent review. But the lack of a definition of the term is still a complicating factor in determining effectiveness, the...

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Prebiotics group concurs with $5.5 billion figure on global market

By Hank Schultz

Growing consumer awareness along with demand in animal nutrition is driving the overall growth of prebiotics, which a trade group says will account for $5.5 billion in sales in 2019. Better messaging can help maintain that momentum, the group says.

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BASF joins the HMO club with 2’-FL launch

By Stephen Daniells

Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) are the “hot new thing” said an expert recently, as BASF announced the US launch of its 2’-FL (2’-fucosyllactose) ingredient, which is branded Prebilac.

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