Probiotics, Prebiotics & Postbiotics

Are probiotics beneficial for healthy people?

Are probiotics beneficial for healthy people?

By Claudia Adrien

A new paper published in the journal Advances in Nutrition examines whether the efficacy evidence currently available supports population-based, preventive recommendations for probiotics. This has raised questions within the dietary supplement industry...

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Dietary supplement industry reacts to GLP-1 era

By Danielle Masterson

J.P. Morgan Research predicts that there will be 30 million GLP-1 users in the U.S. by 2030—about 9% of the population. The dietary supplement industry is actively responding to the opportunities presented by the GLP-1 era, with a focus on innovation,...

Asma Ishaq leads charge in ‘mental wellness revolution’

Asma Ishaq leads charge in ‘mental wellness revolution’

By Danielle Masterson

Amare Global recently announced the appointment of Asma Ishaq as Chief Executive Officer. The new CEO said she is determined to position Amare Global as a leader in the mental wellness category through innovative product offerings.

Understanding the value of species-specific biotics for animals

Understanding the value of species-specific biotics for animals

By Claudia Adrien

Dr. Jake Burlet is CEO of Canada-based CanBiocin, a company founded in 1998 that focuses on species-specific probiotics that target animal health. Burlet spoke about the organization and its recent research during this year’s Probiota conference in Salt...

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Spore-forming probiotic may ease URTI symptoms

By Stephen Daniells

Supplementation with a sport forming probiotic may activate the immune system to help suppress symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection (URTI), says a new study from Japan.

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ISAPP to host next public scientific meeting

By Olivia Haslam

The International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) annual scientific meeting is opening to members of the press and public next week.

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Probiotic blend reduces body fat, BMI: Study

By Olivia Haslam

A probiotic blend consisting of Lacticaseibacillus paracasei BEPC22 and Lactiplantibacillus plantarum BELP53 has been found to reduce body fat percentage, weight and BMI in a new placebo-controlled trial.

June Launch Pad

June Launch Pad

By Danielle Masterson

From cognition to intermittent fasting and metabolic support, June is all about brains and beauty.

Taking the consumer pulse in the current biotics market

Taking the consumer pulse in the current biotics market

By Asia Sherman

At the recent IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas event in Salt Lake City, market research firm FMCG Gurus presented the current biotics landscape, painting a picture of a consumer base focused on day-to-day needs and value for money.

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From the experts: Top 3 trends in skin microbiome research

By Cassandra Stern

As consumer interest in microbiome-friendly skin care continues to grow, Dr. Oliver Worsley, CEO and Co-Founder of Sequential, discusses the latest research trends and innovations shaping the future of the cosmetics and personal care industry.

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Applications open for microbiome research grants

By Nikki Hancocks

Microbiome researchers are invited to apply for up to $100,000 in funding as part of the newly launched Global Grants for Gut Health round supported by Yakult and Nature Portfolio.

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Synbiotics may help regulate lipid metabolism: Study

By Olivia DeSmit

The use of a synbiotic supplement helped to modulate miRNA expression and therefore lipid metabolism, according to a recent study. This modulation was observed in participants suffering from dyslipidemia, a metabolic disorder with abnormal blood lipid...

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Probiotic may improve sleep: Study

By Olivia DeSmit

Consuming the probiotic Bifidobacterium adolescentis SBT2786 increased sleep duration and reduced fatigue, according to a study, which also reported associations with an improvement in sleepiness upon waking and feelings of being well-rested during the...