French firm Charles & Alice is making its first foray into North America and markets beyond based on the benefits of a well-known probiotic: BC-30, which was developed by Ganeden, now part of Irish ingredients giant Kerry.
Seattle-based Bulletproof 360 made a name for itself in the nutrition space with MCT-infused coffee. It has since established an empire of functional food, beverage and supplement products. Its latest launch is a prebiotic powder called InnerFuel.
Researchers continue to link diet with gut health as a US team find fruit, vegetable and whole grain consumption results in higher beneficial bacteria whilst diets that include fat, alcohol, and added sugar result in higher harmful bacteria numbers.
While in a coffee shop one day, Canadian entrepreneur Chris Tester realized that there’s an untapped opportunity to distribute supplements and functional ingredients in the inescapable and thriving coffee supply channel.
In today's fast-paced and competitive nutrition market, it's no longer enough to know who your core consumer is. Industry must understand what they believe, think and feel, says the president of HealthFocus International.