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AnimalBiome fetches $8.6 million investment led by Cargill

By Danielle Masterson

The biotechnology startup recently closed its Series A funding round with $8.6 million investments, led by Cargill. Other investors include SOSV (IndieBio), Moai Capital, Digitalis Ventures, Michelson Found Animals Foundation and R/GA Ventures.

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Must-have ingredients to include in your spring 2022 products

By Danielle Masterson

Our everyday habits and behaviors have dramatically shifted in the past two years and they continue to do so—including our dietary supplements routine. So what trends will be left in 2021 and what will roll over into 2022?

NutraCast: Greg Leyer, PhD, on probiotics for vulnerable populations

NutraCast: Greg Leyer, PhD, on probiotics for vulnerable populations

By Danielle Masterson

The number of preemies receiving probiotics in the US and Canada is increasing steadily, but skeptics say there is potential for harm in this vulnerable population. Greg Leyer, PhD, the Senior Director of Scientific Affairs, at Chr. Hansen says if done...

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L. reuteri strain shows anti-obesity potential in RCT

By Stephen Daniells

Supplementation with a specific Limosilactobacillus strain may help reduce BMI and improve social communication and interaction, and overall development in obese individuals with a genetic condition, says a new study from Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Vitamin D not effective in easing IBS discomfort

By Danielle Masterson

Stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhea and constipation—Today, most doctors recognize symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). However, standardized criteria to diagnose the condition didn't exist until the 1980s.

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Postbiotics see 1,300% increase in Google searches

By Nikki Hancocks

Postbiotics have become the fastest growing area in terms of gut health related Google searches, with a nearly 1,300% increase in the last two years, according to new data from Lumina Intelligence.

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The gut's impact on a good night's sleep

By Nikki Hancocks

With sleep being rated as a top health priority for consumers across the globe in 2021, NutraIngredients speaks to an expert about the research linking the gut microbiome to this health goal.

Highlights from the Beauty from Within webinar

Highlights from the Beauty from Within webinar

By Danielle Masterson

The beauty from within category is resonating in the marketplace as consumers look to maintain a youthful glow and even turn back the clock. The nutri-cosmetics market is forecasted to grow significantly over the next few years and the rising interest...

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US Military supplement use ‘increasing over time’: Study

By Stephen Daniells

Overall use of dietary supplements continues to increase over time in all branches of the US military, says a new survey that shows that 74% of service members reported using at least one supplement at least once a week.

NutraCast: ZOE co-founder Tim Spector on personalized gut health

NutraCast: ZOE co-founder Tim Spector on personalized gut health

By Danielle Masterson

ZOE is a healthcare science company aiming to help people understand their body's responses to food. By using machine learning combined with large scale human studies, the company is decoding the impact of nutrition on health.

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Study unlocks how key bacterium trains infant immune system

By Stephen Daniells

Bifidobacterium infantis EVC001 may influence immune system development in infants, says a new study from Evolve BioSystems that highlights the potential to reduce the risk of allergic and autoimmune conditions later in life.

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SOFAR Americas self-affirms GRAS for AminoAlta probiotics

By Stephen Daniells

The novel combination of two probiotic strains, which has been found to boost the increase the body’s absorption of key amino acids in plant proteins, has achieved self-affirmed GRAS (generally recognized as safe) status.

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