Sumac, a spice and medicinal herb has beneficial properties that can ease inflammation of the gastric epithelium and is a useful food supplement in preventing anti-inflammatory based gastric diseases induced by H. pylori, a study has shown.
Efforts to mine for hugely beneficial new strains of probiotics are gaining momentum across the globe, but the food industry is its own worst enemy when it comes to aiding consumer acceptance of new technologies, according to experts at the recent IPA...
A University of Copenhagen research project into the use of phages to manipulate gut microbiota is one of 164 “promising projects” to receive funding from the Danish Council for Independent Research (DFF).
The US Food and Drug Administration is developing a next-generation toolbox for analyzing live microbial products, including DNA microarrays, metagenomic sequencing and analysis, and a whole genome database development.
Better Lactobacilli genetic screening, biomarker development, better pregnancy support and better engagement with health professionals were just a few of many actions proposed to improved women’s health at a recent Amsterdam congress focused on the female...
Ganeden Biotech - the Ohio-based company behind ultra-resilient probiotic BC30 (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086) - has announced the issuance of a US patent covering the use of all Bacillus coagulans strains (including BC30) in coffee, tea and cereal.
The gut starts at the mouth, so it should be no surprise that probiotics, those beneficial bacteria, are a growing presence in the oral health category. But which strains show the most potential, where does the science stand, and how do they work?
A nanoparticle that can hold and release an antimicrobial agent could be sprayed directly onto food or packaging to extend the shelf life of products at risk from Listeria monocytogenes, said new research.
A combination of cranberry powder and probiotic bacteria for the management of urinary tract infections (UTI) has been released by Lallemand Health Ingredients and Institut Rosell-Lallemand with guaranteed extended shelf life.
A combination of different probiotics strains reduces the ability
of potentially pathogenic bacteria to colonise the gut more than
single strains, says new research that proposes industry should
look to expand research in this area.
Institute Rosell has signed two new agreements for use of the Probi
probiotic in supplement products to be launched in Greece, the
Czech Republic, and Slovenia - developments that will help build
use of the bacteria in the category.
Supplement retailer GNC has reformulated its Natural Brand
acidophilus products, taking advantage of Nutraceutix's technology
and processes to give the live organisms a better chance of
surviving the long and perilous journey...
Raspberries and another berry commercially grown in Finland, the
cloudberry, contain a compound that inhibits the growth of harmful
intestinal bacteria, report researchers at VTT Biotechnology and
the University of Helsinki.
A panel of European experts has for the first time drawn up
guidelines for quality standards for probiotic products in a bid to
improve the quality of the increasing numbers of supplements and
probiotic foods on the market.
Cheese makers could improve the end product as new DNA tools lead
French scientists to identify that refrigerating raw milk for as
little as 24 hours can cut levels of bacteria responsible for the
development of desirable qualities...