Maternal & infant health

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Sept. 24 Omega-3s webinar

Do omega-3s have place in pandemic plan? Tune in on Thursday to find out

By Hank Schultz

Omega-3s are the one of the oldest and best researched of ingredients, but new science is being done all the time. A NutraIngredients-USA webinar this week will look at some of the emerging evidence in immune health, sports nutrition, cognitive benefits...

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Sustainability picture remains bright for marine sources of omega-3s

By Hank Schultz

Smoke-choked skies from wildfires in the western US and a roiling hurricane season put consumers on edge about the state of the natural world. But omega-3s experts say that gloomy scenario shouldn’t cloud the outlook for omega-3s sustainability, which...

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Guest article

Natural products industry must support supplement expansion

By Jim Emme, CEO of NOW and Board Member of the Natural Products Association

The pandemic has made all Americans more health conscious. Along with social distancing and better hand hygiene, Americans are turning to nutritional supplements as a way to boost their immune systems and support their overall health.

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Probiotics help preterm babies establish a 'normal' microbiome: Study

By Danielle Masterson

Specific strains of probiotic Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus bacteria given to preterm babies in combination with breast milk may help to build microbial populations and gut health that mirror those of full-term babies, suggests data from the Baby-Associated...

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AGA issues guidelines for probiotics for sick, at-risk populations

By Stephen Daniells

The American Gastroenterological Association has released guidelines for a range of conditions, with strong support for necrotizing enterocolitis in infants and for the prevention of C. difficile infection in adults and children who take antibiotics.

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Guest article

The irrationality of probiotic dissension

“The Probiotic Conundrum”, an article published last month in JAMA, has received a lot of criticism from experts in the field. Professor Gregor Reid, PhD, MBA, penned a counterpoint to the article and submitted it to JAMA. The journal rejected his submission....

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96% of the globe may have insufficient access by 2100

Could climate change cause DHA omega-3 from oceans to plummet?

By Stephen Daniells

Warming oceans may deliver a crushing blow to the production of DHA omega-3 by algae, which would ripple up the food chain and slash the global availability of this critical nutrient by 2100, says a scientific paper. But could rapid advances in plant...

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First speakers announced for IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas

By Stephen Daniells

Delegate registration is open for the IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas in Washington DC, with speakers already confirmed covering topics including postbiotics, the changing retail landscape, microbes and the mitochondria, and fermented foods.

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Calling all Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Microbiome start-ups!

Put your start-up center stage with our Probiota Pioneers session

By Stephen Daniells

NutraIngredients-USA is on the hunt for entrepreneurial consumer-facing, science- or technology-based start-ups to join our Probiota Pioneers session and present their company in Washington, DC.

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Food allergy supplement gets Shark Tank investment

By Hank Schultz

A new dietary supplement aimed at food allergy suppression has received an investment as a result of a Shark Tank TV show appearance, which points to the increasing interest in this category of products.

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News in brief

Kaneka gets GRAS status on baby probiotic

By Hank Schultz

Kaneka has announced self affirmed GRAS status on its Baby Colic probiotic dietary supplement meant to ease babies through gut discomfort episodes.