Virginia-based Bio-Cat, Inc. is sponsoring a clinical trial at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to investigate the efficacy of a digestive enzyme blend designed to improve protein digestion and gastrointestinal tolerance.
French ingredients supplier Nexira is to acquire UNIPEKTIN Ingredients in a deal that taps into the firm’s diversification strategy, which places boosted health and nutrition activity front-and-centre of its plans.
The US market for low FODMAP foods aimed at helping IBS sufferers is still small and consumer awareness is low, but companies large and small are targeting a category that could be bigger than gluten-free.
Neptune Technologies and Bioressources has extended the application of its MaxSimil omega-3 enhanced absorption fish oils into a new product category—sports nutrition—via an agreement with a high profile Canadian strength trainer.
From fiber to probiotics to enzymes, the $1 billion digestive health category is a dominant force in the dietary supplement industry. But what’s the latest research, or gaps in research, that can take the category to the next level?
The polyphenols found in acai can survive through the digestive system, potentially bringing prebiotic benefits throughout the gastrointestinal tract down to the colon, according to researchers in the UK.
Plant protein, when digested with a patented probiotic strain, increased bioavailability of amino acids in the upper gastrointestinal tract, leading to a healthier colon environment, according to an in vitro study conducted at Maastricht University.
When a probiotic is co-encapsulated with omega-3-rich tuna oil, not only do the bacteria adhere better on the intestinal wall, but more chemically intact omega-3 fatty acids are released from the oil, researchers in Australia discovered from an in vitro...
The mushroom fibre chitin-glucan has potential as a prebiotic that alters activity in the microbiota and cuts LDL cholesterol, says patent owner KitoZyme as it looks to fund further clinical work and product development.
Angus Murray wanted to create something families would love, with fun flavors he described as “totally selfish.” Launched in March, the product is already gaining traction in the US coasts and across the pacific in China and Hong Kong.
For sports nutrition blending proteins to achieve customized delivery profiles is the big trend, and two companies, one from the plant world and the other from the animal kingdom, have joined forces to bring new ingredients to market.
An innovative analytical method has provided insights into the emptying, phase separation and distribution of fat in the human gastrointestinal (GI) system, which could pave the way for more effective functional foods that control energy intake and homoeostasis.
Exercise physiologist Allen Lim, PhD, the founder of sports nutrition brand Skratch Labs, learned what works to fuel athletes in the crucible of one of the most challenging endurance events the world has to offer—the Tour de France. What he took away...
The understanding of what happens within the human digestive system has always been hampered by the inability to observe that system in action, leave alone the imperfect understanding of one of the major components of the system, the gut microbiome. ...
A new method of measuring the heavy metal absorption capacity of foods and food and dietary supplement ingredients has been developed by researcher Mike Adams of the Natural News Forensic Lab. Adams says the method measures the ability of various food...
Deerland Enzymes’ new dietary supplement formula, called ThioZymeYD, has targeted a condition-specific positioning aimed at supporting gut health by promoting a healthy population of yeast in the small intestine.
A new model to evaluate probiotic survival in the gut has confirmed that many bacteria strains survive better when consumed in a functional food matrix such as fermented milks – so allowing a greater chance to promote health, say the researchers.
A model gut designed to help manufacturers more rapidly determine which ingredients will survive the rigors of the digestive tract before spending a fortune on clinical tests has been launched by product development firm International Food Network (IFN).
Answering questions about food structure, the potential of bioactive ingredients, and general safety could be achievable in-house and on the bench top within 18 months, if development of the most advanced model gut continues as planned.