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RCT: Blueberries may alleviate symptoms of gastrointestinal disorder

By Olivia Brown

A new randomised controlled trial reports that, in subjects suffering from functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs), abdominal symptom relief was significantly greater following consumption of freeze-dried blueberries when compared to a control group....

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Probiotics + vitamin D3 may boost performance in MMA athletes

By Stephen Daniells

Four-weeks of supplementation with a combination of five probiotic strains and vitamin D3 enhanced lactate utilization and offered anaerobic performance benefits for in mixed martial artists, says a new study from Poland.

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Next-gen probiotic gets FDA no objection GRAS

By Stephen Daniells

Netherlands-based Caelus Health has received a letter of no objection from the US FDA regarding the GRAS (generally recognized as safe) status for a next-generation microbe.

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Brands ignoring consumer emotion 'missing a trick'

By Olivia Haslam

Gut health industry experts suggest the industry is “missing a trick” during a webinar hosted by Food Ingredients (FI) Global, as they point out purchase decisions are based on emotion, not scientific research.

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Review hails Akkermansia as “most promising next-gen probiotic”

By Olivia Brown

The recent review spotlights the efficacy of Akkermansia muciniphila in reducing the risk and progression of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes (T2D), suggesting its strong potential for use for targeted dietary interventions within probiotics.

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Study: Lactiplantibacillus plantarum supports growth in juvenile mice

By Nikki Hancocks

Lactiplantibacillus plantarum supports nutrition optimisation through the improved absorption of amino acids, in both its pro- and postbiotic form, according to a new study in mice, creating opportunities for innovation within children’s growth and healthy...

VIDEO: Postbiotic scientific discoveries boost consumer awareness

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VIDEO: Postbiotic scientific discoveries boost consumer awareness

By Nikki Hancocks

Postbiotics are increasingly seen as an ideal focus for innovators in the world of microbiome modulation but hurdles are created by the lack of use of the word, by both consumers and the industry itself, according to industry experts at Probiota.

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