Synthetic chemicals have increased too rapidly over the years, jeopardizing the health of humans and the planet. Now Seed and the Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma are combining microbiome science and epithelial immunology knowledge to thwart these...
Infancy is commonly recognized as a critical time period for microbiota to colonize the gut. And when it comes to adults, it seems there is a new probiotic launched everyday. But what about those in the middle? What do we know about the gut microbiomes...
New research suggests that consistent consumption of Supergut shakes led to improvements in metabolic health, digestion, a health-related quality of life score that included sleep, mood, and energy levels, as well as a validated quality of life measure...
France's General Directorate for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Prevention (DGCCRF), part of its Ministry of the Economy, has announced that the term “probiotic” will be allowed on the labels of food supplements in the country.
In 2011, Google conducted its landmark study that found that 88% of shoppers use what's known as a Zero Moment of Truth — a stage in the buying cycle where a consumer researches a product before buying it. This study is a key reference point in the...
Fatty acids derived from the probiotic Lacticaseibacillus rhamnosus HA-114 suppress age-dependent neurodegeneration, according to a recent study from the CHUM Research Center at the University of Montreal.
Research suggests that a novel synbiotic supplement comprising Bacillus subtilis and L-alanyl-L-glutamine (Ala-Gln) can improve glucose parameters and generate weight loss in individuals with pre-diabetes.
A probiotic isolated from human breast milk may reduce gastrointestinal infections in infants born by Cesarean section by up to 73%, according to recent review published in the Frontiers in Pediatrics journal.
Novozymes, a long time player in industrial enzyme applications, has launched a consumer facing health division that becomes an instant heavy hitter in the category. The head of the division gave NutraIngredients-USA a peek behind the curtain.
Live and heat-killed Lactobacillus paracasei PS23 – a probiotic strain isolated from the feces of healthy humans – may improve physical performance and recovery following exercise-induced muscle damage, suggests a new study.
Three months after introducing its Neuralli psychobiotic, Bened Life remains focused on the science behind its patented PS128 probiotic strain and protecting the specific neurological benefits for the communities it serves.
A doctor has praised the effectiveness of probiotics, saying they are an excellent complementary therapy which could reduce hospitalisation costs and should be considered a medicine, not just a supplement.
Paula Simpson is a nutritional scientist, herbalist and product development expert in the beauty wellness and healthy aging channel. As the Innovation, Product Development & Branding Consultant at Nutribloom Consulting, she is also a sought-after...
New live culture supplements developed by Health & Her for women entering the perimenopause and menopause life stages aim to promote oestrogen metabolism and reduce age-related conditions associated with hormonal imbalance, such as osteoporosis.
A new human clinical trial from South Korea has shown that the supplementation of a probiotic formulation containing two Limosilactobacillus strains for 12 weeks could significantly reduce body fat mass and percentage.
Immune health continues to be a primary concern for consumers of functional beverages, according to a new report from Irish ingredient supplier Kerry. The study also found that consumers are increasingly blurring the distinction between the benefits...
“I think it’s really important for the field to understand what the baseline understanding and criteria are for these substances so that the whole scientific and commercial and regulatory world can coalesce around definitions that make the most sense,”...
Personalized nutrition company Ombre is retail ready, preparing to launch its microbiome home test kit and targeted probiotic supplements to a wider market at Natural Products Expo East later this month.
Italian probiotics heavyweight Probiotical plans to bolster its presence in the US market by riding what the company calls a rising tide of consumer awareness of the importance of gut wellbeing to skin health.
The potential immunomodulatory properties of Akkermansia muciniphila may be linked to a specific type of phosphatidylethanolamine, says a new paper in Nature that deepens our understanding of how this bacterium supports human health.
Global health and wellness brand GNC is adding more products from The Honest Company, a wellness brand started by celebrity Jessica Alba, targeting women’s health needs around sleep, mood, immunity, and hair health.
Inflammation and dysbiosis were the two most studied health conditions for probiotics related research between 2016 and 2020, according to a newly constructed database by a group of Hong Kong researchers.
Sleep-deprived, stressed, and under pressure to perform academically while balancing their newfound freedom, college students are a burgeoning yet underserved market for health and nutrition products, says The Vitamin Shoppe CEO Sharon Leite.
Thorne HealthTech recently relaunched its Gut Health Test with the inclusion of its patent-pending Microbiome Wipe, eliminating the stool sampling that might be deterring users from testing their microbiome.
Swiss researchers at the University of Basel assert that high-dose probiotics can reduce the symptoms of major depressive disorder (MDD) and suggest supplementation as a possible “non-stigmatising” add-on therapy.
Probiotic formulators are increasingly turning to prebiotics like dietary fibres, polyphenols, fructo-oligosaccharides and lactulose, with 51% of probiotic supplements tracked by Lumina Intelligence containing a prebiotic of some kind.
Amway Korea has launched a precision probiotics service where users send in their faecal samples for analysis and receive recommendations on which probiotic to take to improve their gut microbiome and increase the production of beneficial short-chain...