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Probiotics may have taken some time to seep into consumer consciousness, especially in the US, but digestive health last year entered the top three fastest growing functional food categories. And with developments in science and technology also come greater opportunities to widen the category beyond the traditional dairy application.

LactoSpore rodent study suggests the probiotic strain may have anti-diarrheal properties

A study conducted by Sabinsa researchers found that, at the correct amount, B. coagulans MTCC 5856 (LactoSpore)’s anti-diarrheal properties on fecal output of castor oil-induced diarrhea in rodents was similar...

Summer new launches: From probiotic flavored waters to vegan protein powders

Probiotics are hitting the market by storm, appearing in novel applications such as post-workout chocolate, vegan meal replacement shakes, and flavored water.

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Fruit d'Or debuts probiotic gummy at Probiota Americas event

Ingredient developer Fruit d’Or officially launched what it billed as the world’s first cranberry probiotic gummy product at the recent IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas event. ...

Whole, natural fiber works best to protect gut mucosal layer, researcher says

Dietary fiber plays an important role in protecting the gut’s mucosal layer, according to research presented at the recent Probiota Americas event.

Multispecies approach builds a better probiotic team, Winclove believes

The gut microbiota consists of hundreds of species, and probiotics supplier Winclove believes a multispecies formula is the best way to boost that community.

Concept of healthy microbiome gaining acceptance among MDs

The concept of a healthy microbiome has gained some traction among physicians, an expert told attendees at the recent IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas event in Chicago.

White House announces $121 million National Microbiome Initiative

The Obama administration announced a multi-million investment to accelerate better understanding of microbiomes in all fields of the life sciences. 

May 31 to June 2 2016, Chicago, Illinois. 270+ signed up

IPA & Probiota Americas partnership set to break records this week

Chicago will witness the biggest ever meeting of experts from the global pre- and probiotics industry, running today (May 31) until Thursday (June 2). The combined IPA World Congress and...

Fruit d'Or to highlight cranberry probiotic in confection prototype at Healthy & Natural Show

Fruit d’Or is following the lead of some other probiotics suppliers by pushing its LactoCran cranberry seed powder/probiotic combination into the confectionary category.

Strain specificity key to probiotic quality, but expert says generic products will still populate bottom of market

Strain specificity is the name of the game in probiotics if you want to really connect a product’s health benefits to the science, said consultant Ralf Jaeger, PhD. But as...

Spring 2016 Launches: From melatonin joint care tablets to probiotic gummies for kids

What's in store for the supplements market this spring? We've gathered some new releases from the past month or due to launch soon, and they run the gambit: From iron...

New ISO standard for flow cytometry with probiotics

Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, present in yogurt and other dairy products, are used as probiotics, or “friendly bacteria,” to maintain a healthy digestive tract.

IPA challenges article's assertion that science behind probiotics is 'shaky'

A recent online article that labeled the science backing probiotics as “shaky” was criticized by the International Proibiotics Association as lacking context and a basic understanding of the industry and...

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Suja to debut probiotic-infused functional waters range at Target in 2016

HPP (high pressure processed) juice pioneer Suja is moving into new territory next year with the launch of a line of enhanced waters with organic fruit & veg and probiotics...

Synbiotic supplement targets women who are at particular risk for low fiber intake, dietitian says

Registered dietitian Felicia Stoler, a consultant on the newly launched Regular Girl synbiotic dietary supplement, doesn’t mince words when it comes to why she believes the product is needed.

Capsugel expands veggie DRcaps line to make capsules suitable for liquid-fill needs

Global capsule leader Capsugel has extended its line of vegetarian capsule offerings with a technology that makes its DRcaps line suitable for liquid fill applications.

Yakult USA confident of "eventual and ultimate vindication" in probiotics class action

Probiotic specialist Yakult USA has challenged allegations in a class action alleging it is misleading US shoppers about the digestive health benefits of its fermented drinks and says it is confident...

Probiotic growth engine to continue humming for near future, UAS Labs exec says

UAS Labs is well positioned to ride the wave of probiotic popularity and has responded with a tripling of its manufacturing capacity, CEO Kevin Mehring said.

Prebiotics improve gut microbiota in obese kids: Study

A prebiotic-rich diet may shift the gut microbiota profiles of obese children to a more beneficial profile, regardless of whether the obesity was related to lifestyle or genetics, says a...

Putting the probiotics where your mouth is: Probiotics may help oral thrush

Probiotics may help older people tackle antibiotic-induced oral Candida, says industry backed research.

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...

Probiotic pair may improve lipid metabolism: Human data

Supplements containing Lactobacillus curvatus HY7601 and Lactobacillus plantarum KY1032 may reduce triglyceride levels, and improve other markers of heart health, says a new study from Korea.

DuPont: ‘Our ability to remove gluten from our probiotic reinforces the strength of our science & expertise’

DuPont Nutrition & Health has confirmed its entire probiotic range is produced from raw materials that do not contain gluten.

Probiota Americas

New gut models facilitating microbiome research

The understanding of what happens within the human digestive system has always been hampered by the inability to observe that system in action, leave alone the imperfect understanding of one...

Medical Nutrition

Tailored gut microbiota holds promise for lethal ammonia in liver disease: Mouse data

Altering the bacterial make-up of the gut could help to reduce potentially lethal high circulating levels of ammonia in people with liver disease, say researchers.

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