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Consuming live microbes could benefit cardiovascular health: study

By Olivia DeSmit

Regular consumption of foods containing moderate and high levels of live microbes is correlated with a reduction in cardiovascular health risk, according to a team of researchers from Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Jinan, China.

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How BoobyBiome is unlocking the mysterious breast milk biome

By Nikki Hancocks

Doctors Lydia Mapstone, Sioned Fôn Jones and Tara O'Driscoll founded Boobybiome in 2019 on a mission to better preserve beneficial breast milk bacteria and develop synbiotic supplements to support the infant microbiome.

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Probiotic blend may boost sleep quality: Human study

By Stephen Daniells

Supplementation with a combination of four probiotic strains led to improved sleep quality, increasing the ability to fall asleep and reducing daytime dysfunction, says a new study.

The impact of modern living on microbiome profile and allergies

The impact of modern living on microbiome profile and allergies

By Claudia Adrien

A new review by Australia-based researchers suggests there is a shortage of proven and reliable microbiome-based interventions for allergic disorders. Writing in the World Allergy Organization Journal, the scientists connect this to the interaction between...

Probiota Day 1: First 1,000 Days & Skin Health

Probiota Day 1: First 1,000 Days & Skin Health

By Stephen Daniells

With just five weeks to go before the start of Probiota in Milan, NutraIngredients previews what attendees can expect each day of this three-day microbiome extravaganza.

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Guest Article

IPA in 2023: A significant strategic shift to embrace the biotic world

By George Paraskevakos, MBA, IPA Executive Director

Life is like a box of chocolates, or is it? Not to challenge the expression made famous in the blockbuster hit “Forrest Gump” and reused often, but I feel once a plan is put in place with proper structure and frameworks to follow, you can have more visibility...

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New paper showcases rapid advances in probiotic, postbiotic enumeration

By Stephen Daniells

From flow cytometry to PCR-based techniques, there are several advances for the enumeration of probiotics and the emerging category of postbiotics. A new review explores the various technologies available for quantifying these modulators of the microbiome.

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...

Adday: targeting the gut-brain axis for cognitive clarity

Cognitive Health Special

Adday: targeting the gut-brain axis for cognitive clarity

By Olivia Brown

Nutritional supplement company Adday have entered the cognitive health space with the launch of its new ‘Mind Focus’ powdered drink product, which contains an array of science-backed bacterial strains, botanical extracts, vitamins, and minerals to meet...

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Probiotic shows promise for reducing frequency of common cold symptoms

By Olivia Haslam

Susceptibility to common cold symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing, and sore throat, could be reduced by supplementing with probiotic LAB strain Lactobacillus paragasseri SBT2055 (LG2055), particularly in people with weakened immunity, a new study has...


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