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We need to address infant gut deficiency now, researchers warn

By Danielle Masterson

Initially thought to play a limited role, evidence shows the gut microbiome performs essential duties related to digestion and metabolism, immune system development and neurotransmitter production that affect behavior and cognitive function—from the moment...

NutraCast Podcast: Sun Genomics on personalized probiotics

NutraCast Podcast: Sun Genomics on personalized probiotics

By Danielle Masterson

Sun Genomics is a custom probiotics startup that uses personalized science to improve gut health. The company's first consumer product, Floré, analyzes the microflora of stool and uses the results to craft a custom probiotic. Through DNA sequencing,...

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January Launch Pad: Babies, women, pets in focus

By Danielle Masterson

It may be a new year, but immunity is still the name of the game. From functional beverages to powders, we’re seeing immunity run the gamut in January launches. The month also welcomed some unexpected formats and even something for the fur babies.

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Twin study suggests microbial influence on food allergies

By Nikki Hancocks

Healthy and allergic twins exhibit distinct faecal microbial profiles, adding weight to idea that the microbiome may play a protective role in food allergies, according to a new study conducted by the University of Chicago and Stanford University,.

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Prebiotic wellness brand Muniq secures $8.2M in series A round

By Danielle Masterson

Muniq, a company offering a functional nutrition line that promotes blood sugar control and gut health, recently closed a new round of funding — a move the company said will allow them to expand their line and get their product into the hands of people...

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Study links microbiome diversity to active vitamin D level

By Nikki Hancocks

The gut microbiome's diversity is strongly linked to levels of active vitamin D in older men, according to new research, suggesting that the body's ability to metabolise vitamin D may be more important than the amount stored.

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Lallemand zeros in on gut-brain axis

By Danielle Masterson

Disruptions in the gut or brain as they codevelop may subsequently predispose children to stress-related disorders later on in adulthood.

NutraVideo: Probiotic found to promote cardiovascular health

NutraVideo: Probiotic found to promote cardiovascular health

By Danielle Masterson

We all know that probiotics are beneficial to the gut. But what about advantages that extend to other parts of the body? Deerland Probiotics and Enzymes recently announced exciting results from a study that found one specific probiotic strain that does...

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Ingredients by Nature and Galam introduce new prebiotic fiber

By Danielle Masterson

California-based Ingredients by Nature (IBN) recently announced its partnership with Israel-based Galam to distribute a new prebiotic fiber, GOFOS. IBN said they will be distributing the ingredient solely to the nutraceutical industry.

Today! IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas Digital Summit

Today! IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas Digital Summit

By Stephen Daniells

Kicking off at 12pm Eastern, the three-day event will combine dynamic live broadcasts with exclusive on-demand content about probiotics, prebiotics, and the microbiome. There is still time to register for FREE.

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ADM announces new investment in microbiome-focused fund

By Will Chu

ADM Ventures is to invest in Seventure’s European Health For Life Capital (HFLC) Fund II, which counts Danone and Novartis as investors in the health, nutrition and microbiota microbiome-based fund.

NutraCast Podcast: Evolve Biosystems on infant probiotics

NutraCast Podcast: Evolve Biosystems on infant probiotics

By Danielle Masterson

The process of prenatal development of the infant microbiome is significant. In order to correct immunological and physiological development, timing and the selecting the right strain play a major role.

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Kid-centric products dominate October

By Danielle Masterson

While immune support products have been on trend during the entire pandemic, developers have shifted their focus to children. Immune-supporting ingredients like elderberry and zinc lead the way, along with probiotics, multis, and even a magnesium supplement...

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Gut microbiome changes in high-protein diet offer weight loss insights

By Nikki Hancocks

A high protein, calorie restricted diet (HPD) leads to a more diverse gut microbiome in obesity and different microbial change as compared to that seen in response to a normal protein, calorie restricted diet (NPD), which may indicate the reason behind...

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Host genetics, gut microbiota play role in MS severity: Mouse study

By Danielle Masterson

Scientists have found that the state of the gut microbiome is often altered in those with chronic conditions, which has further spurred the popularity of probiotics to restore the gut microbiome. However, researchers from the University of Vermont (UVM)...

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SmartyPants unveils new line for multifunctional immune support

By Danielle Masterson

SmartyPants recently announced it is expanding its product lines with the launch of its new immunity series of supplements. The immune support formulas work with a combination of clinically-proven ingredients and are taken to compliment daily multivitamins.

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Prebiotics improve glucose homeostasis: Study

By Danielle Masterson

The gut-brain axis plays a key role in the regulation of sugar in the blood. However, those with diabetes experience significantly higher sugar levels because the condition causes the regulation process to malfunction.

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