Indian entrepreneur incubation hub Biovalley Incubation Council has announced the five start-up products it will fund in the nutrition and biotechnology sectors, among them a high-protein chilli and a novel probiotic technology that speeds up fermentation.
Probiotic and prebiotic products will be the fastest-growing functional foods in Latin America over the next seven years, fueled by consumer desire for general health and wellbeing benefits, says Grand View Research.
Sapporo Holdings is devoting more resources to its health food business, with the opening of a wellness lab firm and further studies on its proprietary heat-treated lactic acid bacterial strain SBL 88.
Researchers in Italy found that ingesting higher doses of a multispecies probiotic formulation was associated with improved fecal recovery, suggesting a link between a high dose formulation and more reliable health benefits.
Bacterial biofilms, blamed for allowing the growth of antibiotic-resistant pathogens, are also an effective way to produce a fermented milk product that can deliver hardy probiotics to the digestive tract, according to new research.
Bacteria in our guts may be impacting human health and disease by telling host genes what to do, say researchers who have uncovered a new mechanism by which our microbiome communicates with and controls the DNA of our own cells.
A survey by Trust Transparency Center has found that despite the cool reception the concept of supplementation historically has received from organizations of dietitians, a majority of the practitioners themselves use dietary supplements regularly.
Brand ethics and transparency are crucial for any entrepreneur looking for success in the health food and wellness space, according to industry experts at the recent Probiota conference in Copenhagen (February 13th-15th).