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).
Probiotic food and drink companies 'should be more angry' about health claim restraints which act as barriers to consumer health, according to a marketing expert who spoke at Probiota Copenhagen last week.
Clorox continues to ride strong results in its nutritional products brands toward a positive overall earnings statement. The contribution of its Nutranext segment offset drops in other categories, such as probiotics and charcoal products.
The development of probiotic nanoparticles for food could be on the cards if previously undiscovered insights into their effects on the intestinal flora can be developed further, according to a German research team.
Nearly every company in the food and nutrition industry wants to get a piece of the ‘microbiome pie’ but collaboration is usually the key to success, says analyst Harini Venkataraman, PhD, in preview of her presentation at Probiota 2019.