While sports nutrition products remain the top market category for digestive enzymes, data show that digestive enzymes are branching off into more categories.
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A prebiotic and probiotic supplement called Regular Girl may help female athletes better absorb iron, according to a new study.
An animal study found that adding a mung bean protein isolate to a high-fat diet reduced diet-induced weight gain, fat mass accumulation, and hepatic steatosis.
The Natural Products Association (NPA; Washington, DC) did not mince words in its critique of the study.
The ingredient, marketed under the trade name PreticX in North America and promoted for gut health for the general population, is now considered safe to include in food and drinks such as bakery and dairy products, fruit jelly, chocolate, and soy drinks.
Why is fiber testing so challenging? One reason is the sheer gamut of dietary fiber types on the market.
Kaneka also now has exclusive licensing rights to produce and sell AB-Biotics’ products in North America and Japan.
Chicory inulin given to kindergarten children results in improved digestive health, fewer infections
Adding to an already large amount of research on prebiotic fibers, Hungarian researchers just completed a study on prebiotic use in children ages 3 to 6.
Innovation in the fiber market is alive and kicking again now that FDA has accepted citizen petitions to classify inulin and other non-digestible carbohydrates as legal dietary fibers.