Gut/digestive health

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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.

NutraCast: Tracking pet supplement trends with MarketPlace

NutraCast: Tracking pet supplement trends with MarketPlace

By Danielle Masterson

As we gear up for Expo West, we can expect to see exciting trends like personalized nutrition, biotics and ingredients such as mushrooms—but those trends may not be for the demographic that comes to mind.

NutraCast: Remaining selective in sourcing amid limited fish oil supply

NutraCast: Remaining selective in sourcing amid limited fish oil supply

By Danielle Masterson

From limited supply to the need for more consumer education, the fish oil industry is facing a number of challenges. However, there are still a lot of opportunities in and outside of the sea. This episode examines the state of the fish oil market and...

Tate & Lyle hits the sweet spot

Tate & Lyle hits the sweet spot

By Danielle Masterson

Ingredient solutions firm Tate & Lyle continues to build its sweetener portfolio as consumers shift from full-sugar to reduced-sugar offerings.

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Pairing aspirin with a probiotic may reduce stomach lining damage

By Olivia Brown

Co-ingestion of aspirin with probiotic strain Bifidobacterium breve Bif195 in a group of healthy adults significantly reduced damage to the stomach lining associated with prolonged or high-dose aspirin consumption, according to a recent 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...

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Research reveals potential role of microbiome in fertility

By Olivia Brown

The dominance of bacteria Lactobacillus spp. in the female reproductive tract is associated with improved pregnancy outcomes while vaginal and endometrial dysbiosis may reduce the chances of successful embryonic implantation, according to a new review.

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Study suggests Bimuno prebiotic reduces sleep disturbance impact

By Olivia Brown

New research finds that Clasado Biosciences’ prebiotic Bimuno GOS (B-GOS) significantly improved quality of life measures across areas of gastrointestinal health and sleep in individuals suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and sleep disturbances.

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