Probiotics

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What your child’s gut health says about their behavior

By Danielle Masterson

If your child misbehaves, you may only have yourself to blame, a new study suggests. Recent research indicates the gut microbiome could be a potential determinant of how a child’s environment ultimately impacts their neurobiological function and mental...

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Gut microbial strains and cohabitation: Twin study

By Danielle Masterson

Complex commensal microbial communities are an integral aspect of human health, with the human gut microbiome development beginning even before birth. A number of factors are thought to impact the stability of microbial strains in the gut, such as mode...

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Kaneka gets GRAS status on baby probiotic

By Hank Schultz

Kaneka has announced self affirmed GRAS status on its Baby Colic probiotic dietary supplement meant to ease babies through gut discomfort episodes.

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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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