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Wild ride over past decade shapes view of coming frenetic year

By Hank Schultz

The dietary supplement industry is a crazy quilt that marries the sublime to the ridiculous and includes players of the highest moral and intellectual standards as well as those participating in the basest grubbing for money.

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Sabinsa gets patent on LactoSpore’s mood benefits

By Hank Schultz

Sabinsa has announced a new patent, this one for the effect of its Lactospore probiotic in the suppression depression symptoms in consumers suffering from gut health issues.

Could probiotics help save the bees … and global food systems?

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Could probiotics help save the bees … and global food systems?

By Nathan Gray

A ‘BioPatty’ containing probiotics could help boost the immune systems of honey bees, so protecting colonies from collapse and maintaining their valuable role as pollinators of crops globally, new research suggests.

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Review: Postbiotics show promise, even if method of action is unclear

By Hank Schultz

The use of postbiotics could be an attractive alternative to prebiotics in immunocompromised children and adults, according to a recent review. But the lack of a definition of the term is still a complicating factor in determining effectiveness, the...

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Global survey reveals shoppers' probiotic perceptions

By Nikki Hancocks

Shoppers believe probiotics provide great health benefits and they want to consume them through food and drink beyond the refrigerator aisle, according to a new survey of more than 11,000 consumers across the world.

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