Prebiotics

Gut reaction: How do you build a brand around digestive health?

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Gut reaction: How do you build a brand around digestive health?

By Elaine Watson

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...

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ISAPP experts update definition and scope of ‘Prebiotics’

By Stephen Daniells

An expert panel convened by the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) has updated the definition of “prebiotics” to take into account advances in sequencing technology and the expansion in the use of the ingredients...

Prebiotics help stimulate the growth of good bacteria in the gut

Special edition: Prebiotics

Forget 'prebiotics'. Focus on fiber, say brand experts

By Elaine Watson

While the food and supplements industry has been talking about prebiotics for well over a decade, most US consumers remain pretty clueless about them, according to marketing experts.

Tequila plant shows prebiotic potential

Tequila plant shows prebiotic potential

By Stephen Daniells

Inulin extracted from Agave boosts the populations of beneficial bacteria and may represent an economically interesting alternative to chicory inulin, says a new study.

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