Probiotics & prebiotics

Probiota Champions: In conversation with Dr John Bienenstock

Probiota Champions: In conversation with Dr John Bienenstock

By Stephen Daniells

The gut-brain axis is an exciting possibility that is receiving the appropriate intensity of investigation, and despite ‘little bursts of light here and there’ hinting at its potential, says Dr John Bienenstock.

Probiota Champions: In conversation with Nancy Hamren

Probiota Champions: In conversation with Nancy Hamren

By Stephen Daniells

Talking to Nancy Hamren is a delight. In the space of 23 minutes she mentioned One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, being the first yogurt sold in the US to contain live probiotics, Huey Lewis, and the International Probiotics Association…

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Sensus expands chicory root production

By Nikki Hancocks

To keep up with the rising demand for prebiotic food products, global chicory root supplier Sensus has committed to 'significant' expansion of its production capacity starting in 2021.

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Study links microbiome diversity to active vitamin D level

By Nikki Hancocks

The gut microbiome's diversity is strongly linked to levels of active vitamin D in older men, according to new research, suggesting that the body's ability to metabolise vitamin D may be more important than the amount stored.

Probiota Champions: In conversation with Prof Gregor Reid

Probiota Champions: In conversation with Prof Gregor Reid

By Stephen Daniells

From leading the FAO/WHO working group on Probiotics to his pioneering work in Africa, Prof Gregor Reid’s impact on the probiotics, prebiotics, and microbiome fields is immense. We caught up with him to hear his stories, opinions, and thoughts on what’s...