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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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From the Editor's Desk

No BBC, probiotics are not 'quite useless'

By Stephen Daniells

A new BBC article dismisses the benefits of probiotics because a study failed to find colonization. It is a serious mistake to confuse colonization with efficacy and we need to get this message across to consumers.

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RCT supports probiotics LGG and BB-12 for teen oral health

By Stephen Daniells

A combination of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) and Bifidobacterium lactis BB-12 may improve the gingival health in adolescents, according to results of a randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial.

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What’s on NutraIngredients-USA's calendar for 2018?

By Stephen Daniells

From weight management to deep dives into sports nutrition, multivitamins, beauty-from-within, personalized nutrition, botanicals, omega-3s, probiotics, and more, Nutraingredients-USA’s 2018 editorial calendar of special editions spans the hottest trends...

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The 18 things we learned from the IPA’s DC Workshop 2017

By Stephen Daniells

From market sizing to the need for global probiotics standards at Codex, the International Probiotic Association’s second DC workshop in collaboration with the US Pharmacopeia succeeded in providing a venue for sharing knowledge and expertise.

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13 personalized nutrition companies on the market today

By Adi Menayang

As more studies on human nutrition suggest 'one-size-fits-all' isn't the way of the future, more companies are springing up peddling personalized nutrition solutions. We collected 13 personalized nutrition services and products that are...

Oral microbiome makeup key link in NO pathway, expert says

Oral microbiome makeup key link in NO pathway, expert says

By Hank Schultz

Boosting nitric oxide in the body has long been a goal in sports nutrition.  But without an understanding of the importance of the proper oral microbiome makeup, it may be a forlorn hope, an expert said recently.

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Organic & Natural Health launches omega-3 field study

By Stephen Daniells

The Organic and Natural Health Association has launched a consumer education campaign to encourage consumers to test their omega-3 levels to identify supplementation needs, following on from the success of its “Power of D” campaign.

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Can a Registry Build Trust?

By Steve Mister, president & CEO, CRN

Trust is a fickle thing. Just ask the political candidates in the recent election. It’s built over time and can be squandered overnight.

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Office of Dietary Supplements outlines five-year strategic plan

By Stephen Daniells

Creating and disseminating analytic tools for biomarkers, seeking to better understand the microbiome, and enhancing consumer to the Dietary Supplement Label Database are just some of the new directions outlined by the Office of Dietary Supplements for...

Collaborations, workshops and continuing outreach: IPA celebrates key achievements

Collaborations, workshops and continuing outreach: IPA celebrates key achievements

By George Paraskevakos, executive director of the International Probiotics Association

In a few months’ time I will be celebrating my two-year anniversary running IPA. Time flies when you are passionate about what you do! From a transition period in 2015 to the significant strides we made in 2016 – we truly are living up to being the Global...

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Migraine sufferers show differences in makeup of oral microbiome

By Hank Schultz

Could migraines be triggered by what’s going on in the mouths of susceptible people? A recent study suggests that the makeup of the oral microbiome could play a role in bringing on the headaches that can debilitate migraine sufferers.

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Regulation of Probiotics in the USA: Dietary Supplements

By Ivan Wasserman, counsel to the International Probiotics Association, and partner at Amin, Talati and Upadhye LLP

The United States Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) regulation of products containing probiotics is complex and largely depends on the claims that are made for the product. For example, they can be regulated as foods, dietary supplements, cosmetics,...