What's on the label isn't always what's in the product

Do commercial probiotics need better quality controls?

By Nathan Gray

Probiotic products should have a more stringent quality control process with processes that ensure contents match what is on the label, warns a new position paper.

Kiran Krishnan, chief scientific officer of Thrive Probiotic.

Just Thrive Probiotic chosen for HIV trial, company says

By Hank Schultz

Thrive Probiotic has gathered data on the company’s Just Thrive Probiotic supplement and its effect on leaky gut syndrome. The results, which have yet to be published, were compelling enough that researchers have approached the company to do a trial on...

DSM’s i-Health acquires UP4 probiotics brand

DSM’s i-Health acquires UP4 probiotics brand

By Stephen Daniells

i-Health Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Royal DSM, has entered into an agreement to purchase the UP4 Probiotic brand from Wisconsin-based UAS Laboratories. 

“These data are the first to demonstrate that stress-induced behavioral alterations in affective learning could be “inherited” by infant offspring,” wrote the researchers.  © iStock/maurusone

Probiotics may reverse damage of generational stress

By Stephen Daniells

Taking male rat pups away from their mothers can produce detrimental effects in those rats when they mature, including mental illness, and these effects can then be passed on to the next generation. A new study suggests that probiotics can help reverse...

Collaborations, workshops and continuing outreach: IPA celebrates key achievements

Collaborations, workshops and continuing outreach: IPA celebrates key achievements

By George Paraskevakos, executive director of the International Probiotics Association

In a few months’ time I will be celebrating my two-year anniversary running IPA. Time flies when you are passionate about what you do! From a transition period in 2015 to the significant strides we made in 2016 – we truly are living up to being the Global...


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