digestive health

17 May 2019
--- An “unnatural and particularly comprehensive” nutrient supply in the human gut is responsible for the decoupling of bacteria from their host organism, thus upsetting the delicate balance of the microbiome and... Read More
16 May 2019
--- Modifying gut microbes through diet can lessen inflammation in the brain of middle-aged male mice and could positively influence brain aging and function, a new study has found. It comes at a time of increasing research into... Read More
16 May 2019
--- Widespread interest in gut health platforms is growing and clinical research continues to place the microbiome at the heart of the health conversation. Probiotics are prominent in this space, but further categories are also... Read More
14 May 2019
--- Could a global logo or seal to communicate the quality of probiotic products could be on the cards, following the publication of an expert opinion in Frontiers in Microbiology? The paper has set out recommendations for the... Read More
14 May 2019
--- Microbiome startup Vedanta Biosciences – developers of a new category of therapies for immune-mediated diseases using live human microbiome-derived bacteria – has raised an additional US$18.5 million in its third... Read More
13 May 2019
--- Functional foods innovators must look beyond the complexities of achieving health claims by communicating directly to early adopters. Furthermore, platforms such as personalized nutrition will accelerate and solutions to... Read More
10 May 2019
--- Researchers from King’s College London in the UK have secured US$1.8 million in funding to research the potential link between food additives and Crohn’s disease. The funding comes from the Leona M. and Harry B.... Read More
06 May 2019
--- A new Cornell University study has found that a person’s genetic makeup could alter their gut bacteria, which in turn impacts how they digest food – in the case of this study, starch. People with a high number of... Read More
30 Apr 2019
--- Danone North America has awarded US$25,000 scholarships each to two graduate students from the University of California Davis and the University of Chicago, in the US, which will fund investigations into the study of... Read More
24 Apr 2019
--- Curcumin, the yellow powder derivative of the turmeric plant (Curcuma longa) that is widely used as a food colorant and flavoring, may also have therapeutic properties in helping prevent and combat stomach cancer. This is... Read More
23 Apr 2019
--- Keto supplements provider, Ketologie has released a new nutritional supplement that is touted as able to boost ketone levels while supporting gut health. The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low carb diet designed to produce... Read More
23 Apr 2019
--- A supplement containing 14 strains of “gut-friendly” bacteria was shown to significantly reduce both the frequency and severity of migraine headaches in adults, according to a study published in Cephalalgia.... Read More
11 Apr 2019
--- Tata Chemicals Ltd and Brenntag Food & Nutrition, a business unit of the Brenntag Group in North America, have announced an agreement for the distribution of prebiotics in the US. Tata NQ, the nutritional solutions... Read More
10 Apr 2019
--- Probiotics, often called “good” or “helpful” bacteria and yeast that live in the stomach, play an essential role in digestive processes – but may influence a host of other biological functions... Read More
09 Apr 2019
--- Carbiotix, a therapeutics company leveraging low-cost gut health testing and microbiome modulators to unlock the health boosting potential of the gut microbiome, has closed its latest funding round. The Sweden-based company... Read More
09 Apr 2019
--- Suppliers Nexira, TIC Gums, Alland & Robert and Importers Service Corporation (ISC) are moving forward with a plan to submit a citizen’s petition to the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to classify gum... Read More
08 Apr 2019
--- The Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB) has launched its first human clinical trial on the effects of phytic acid – found naturally in seeds, nuts and cereals – on gut bacteria. In this study, QIB researchers want... Read More
04 Apr 2019
--- A patent-pending probiotic mix may help shield patients who suffer from gastrointestinal (GI) diseases from harmful biofilms – antibiotic-resistant microbial communities. This is according to a study from the Case... Read More
03 Apr 2019
--- Chr. Hansen’s establishment of a 50/50 joint venture together with Lonza in the live biotherapeutic products (LBPs) industry is the next phase in the evolution of how healthy bacteria are perceived. Announced... Read More
02 Apr 2019
--- Wellness of the mind, body and soul will become a more common concept that consumers adhere to. This consumer dynamic will evolve the narrative surrounding personalized health and nutrition from physical to that of... Read More