Microbiome modulation to improve sleep: What does the science say?

By Stephen Daniells

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NutraIngredients-USA's upcoming webinar will explore the potential to modulate the microbiome to improve sleep
NutraIngredients-USA's upcoming webinar will explore the potential to modulate the microbiome to improve sleep

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Consumers are increasingly aware of the detrimental effects of not getting enough sleep, and emerging links between the gut microbiota and sleep could create opportunities for prebiotics and probiotics in the booming natural sleep aid category.

The gut-brain axis – that bidirectional interaction between the gastrointestinal tract and the nervous system – is gaining increasing attention from scientists and consumers. Research is linking the gut microflora to a range of health indications, from general mood to lower levels of anxiety and depression.

Evidence in the scientific literature shows that partial sleep deprivation may change the microbiota​, while jet lag and shift work can also produce dysbiosis, which in turn can promote obesity and glucose intolerance.

But how does the gut microbiota and microbiome affect sleep? What are the mechanisms? How is this being studied? Are there intervention studies showing how prebiotics or probiotics may improve sleep?

An upcoming FREE webinar hosted by NutraIngredients-USA will explore these questions and more.

The webinar will take place on Thursday, December 9 at 12pm Eastern/ 9am Pacific, and attendees will have the opportunity to ask a burning question about this topic in advance by submitting the question when they register.

For more information and to register, please click HERE​.

Our expert speakers include:

Simone Pyle, PhD, ​Science and Technology Manager - Gut microbiome, Unilever

Monika Fleshner, PhD, ​Professor of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado

Joe Alcock, MD, ​Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of New Mexico

The event is sponsored by:

EpiCor/ Cargill - ​EpiCor fermentate is a first-of-its-kind postbiotic ingredient that taps the natural power of fermentation to deliver the robust immune support benefits consumers crave.

Probi –​ A global company focused exclusively on researching, manufacturing and delivering clinically proven probiotics. Probi are experts at managing stable, live bacteria from R&D through every stage of the manufacturing process and into finished products. Health concepts, formulations and formats are supported by robust clinical documentation.

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