Our first Mind and Mood Interactive Broadcast has heard that regulators are failing to match consumer demand for natural products to aid mental well-being spanning cognition, sleep, stress and anxiety in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Psychobiotics specialist Bened Biomedical will be expanding its business in the US and is also dipping into the pharmaceutical realm by exploring the live biotherapeutic product (LBP) space, the firm’s CEO said.
The supplementation of psychobiotic Lactobacillus plantarum PS128 could provide stress, insomnia and gastrointestinal relief among high-stressed workers, in this case IT professionals, according to the findings of an eight-week pilot study.
Bened Biomedical is making inroads into the study of psychobiotics as it embarks on a human clinical trial that looks at its flagship strain Lactobacillus plantarum PS128 on Tourette syndrome and Rett syndrome.
The gut-brain axis is a hot topic amongst scientists, doctors, and dietary supplement businesses today, but this was not the case just five years ago, where the idea of using probiotics to address mental and cognitive health issues was met with much scepticism.
Cannabis-based nutraceuticals and their APAC applications, probiotic innovations for mental and metabolic health, and the changing bone and joint health supplement sector make up our five most read stories on social media over the past month.
Taiwan's Bened Biomedical is expanding its psychobiotic business from APAC to Europe, with a new proprietary probiotic strain, as well as recent research on its established PS128 product, driving the firm's continued growth.