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Special Edition: Innovations in Delivery Systems

Surviving the stomach takes center stage in world of probiotic innovation

Innovation in delivery modes has been a hallmark of the probiotic space for many years. That’s because researchers saw early on that to deliver on their benefits, probiotics had to survive the death march through the stomach’s acid defenses.

Is one large weekly dose of omega-3 more effective than smaller daily doses?

A big weekly dose of omega-3s may lead to greater omega-3 deposits in body tissues than smaller daily doses, says a new study from Australia.

Control of breeding process set its pea protein apart, says World Food Processing

Iowa-based World Food Processing says its “seed-to-solution” approach sets its pea protein apart as the only such protein grown and processed in the US.

Agave extracts show ability to shift gut microbiota: Ingredion study

Prebiotic extracts from agave may shift the gut population and activity of Bifidobacterium in healthy adults, says data from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.

Probiotics offer potential ‘safe, low cost, non-antibiotic’ strategy for infections

Clostridium difficile infections have been noted by EU and US health authorities as an ‘emerging’ healthcare threat – costing the US $1bn annually. Now, researchers preparing a pilot study are looking at whether probiotics could be a solution. 

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