digestive health

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
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
27 Mar 2019
--- Gut health is a well-established area of interest in the nutrition space, with continuously emerging science on the gut microbiome highlighting its importance for overall health, ranging from sleep quality to cognition.... Read More
22 Mar 2019
--- Ingesting higher doses of multispecies probiotic formulations may permit higher, earlier and longer recovery of probiotics in feces of healthy adults, according to a study published in the journal Nutrients. The... Read More
15 Mar 2019
--- Although the use of probiotics for gut health has proliferated among consumers, the complexity of these microbes and the microbiome can leave researchers unsure of how to produce predictable and long-lasting changes for the... Read More
14 Mar 2019
--- Green tea is increasingly recognized for its widening health halo, and US researchers have now linked it to improved gut health. The drink may hold benefits for people at high risk of diabetes and heart disease, note the... Read More
13 Mar 2019
--- Yakult has launched a new synbiotic drink to the South Korean market, this time enriched with MicrobiomeX – an active flavonoid ingredient developed by BioActor, an ingredients company which develops health ingredients... Read More
12 Mar 2019
--- Beverage giant Coca-Cola is debuting Odwalla’s Smoobucha in stores across the US, after having unveiled the line of products at Natural Products Expo in California last week. The beverage fuses smoothies and kombucha... Read More
08 Mar 2019
--- European venture capital firm Seventure Partners has completed the first closing of its second dedicated fund focused on the microbiome and health, nutrition and digital/connected health sectors with a target for the final... Read More
08 Mar 2019
--- Consuming fermented dairy products (FDP) fortified with probiotic microbes can cause rapid positive changes in the gut microbiome, according to research endorsed by PepsiCo R&D Inc. and Knomics LLC, a microbiome research... Read More
06 Mar 2019
--- The boundless opportunities of the microbiome and the power of prebiotics and probiotics have given rise to intense focus from researchers, investors and companies working in both the nutraceutical and pharmaceutical space.... Read More
05 Mar 2019
--- Stevia-based sweeteners have no impact on the gut microbiome, according to new research from Biopharmaceutical Research Inc. (BRI) and funded by sweeteners producer PureCircle. The in vitro study showed that the gut bacteria... Read More
01 Mar 2019
--- Danish-headquartered bioscience company Chr. Hansen has launched nu-trish LGG DA, an adjunct culture that gives a fast and robust fermentation when combined with a starter culture. The new addition to the company’s... Read More
25 Feb 2019
--- Non-caloric sweeteners have a negligible effect on the gut microbiome and are not significantly linked to cancer and diabetes risk, as long as their consumption is in line with the ADI (Acceptable Daily Intake) recommended... Read More
19 Feb 2019
--- Cardiorespiratory fitness influences the diversity of gut microbiota more than body fat percentage or general physical activity, according to new research published yesterday in Experimental Physiology. The findings of the... Read More
15 Feb 2019
--- New research from Maastricht University (UM) has uncovered a novel use for waste from the food processing industry: boosting the microbiome. Using the TNO in vitro model of the colon (TIM-2), research by Carlota Bussolo de... Read More