“I think it’s really important for the field to understand what the baseline understanding and criteria are for these substances so that the whole scientific and commercial and regulatory world can coalesce around definitions that make the most sense,”...
Belgium start-up MY Health, which specialises in spore-forming probiotics (sporebiotics), is expanding into Asia, with India and greater China in the plans for products that tackle the side-effects of proton pump inhibitor medications.
Probiotics that address inflammation, diabetes, and muscle health received the largest percentage growth in terms of the number of consumer reviews globally last year, showing growing interest amongst consumers in these types of products.
The probiotic supplement industry has slammed an online beer advertisement for capitalising on therapeutic terms such as ‘pro-biotic’ and ‘good for the gut’ which were permitted for being only “tongue-in-cheek” by an alcohol marketing regulator.
A group of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed what they believe is the first probiotic drink made from unsold loaves of bread and has now filed a patent for their creation.
The New Zealand High Value Nutrition (HVN) project has injected funds into a new research that assesses the potential of immune defence proteins (IDP), sourced from cow’s milk, in improving digestive health.
A mother’s gut bacteria and diet are crucial in promoting a healthy pregnancy, with reduced levels of the short-chain fatty acid acetate – produced by fermentation in the gut – being linked to an increase risk of preeclampsia.
Chinese firm Jiangsu WECARE Biotechnology is on a mission to discover novel sources of probiotic strains across China and the overseas markets it operates in, as it strives towards providing precision probiotics.
Here's a recap of our 10 most read nutrition stories in November, featuring innovations in sustainability, agriculture, and gut health, as well as the latest news on some of the hottest topics in China.
Our monthly look at the latest consumer and market trends affecting the supplement and functional food space looks at gut health understanding, the potential for machine-based learning to aid NPD, and how education is fuelling business growth in India.
The mechanisms behind the gut-brain axis in infants should be further explored and better understood, so possible nutritional interventions can be explored to support healthy brain development, according to a Danone-led study.
Kerry believes that clear evidence of growing consumer demand for probiotics, immunity and protein products across APAC will stand the firm in good stead for regional sales success for its functional branded ingredients, not least the patented probiotic...
Two electrolyte beverages have been accepted as Foods for Special Medical Purpose (FSMP) by China's State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) — the first time electrolyte beverages were approved.