Scientists are just beginning to scratch the surface of this expansive arena. And while the opportunities seem endless, many challenges still need resolution.
Fermented beverages like kombucha have surged in popularity in recent years, but here’s why kefir drinks—and their dairy-free iterations—are poised to steal the show.
Emerging research supports probiotics for a range of conditions, from allergies to oral health.
As research continues to mount about prebiotics’ myriad health benefits—and as consumers become more aware of gut health writ large—AIDP is continuing to invest in what it considers to be a very promising space.
The company rolled out several botanical-based concepts centered on these two hot-topic health areas.
This ingredient offers benefits such as low glycemic and insulin response and healthy bowel function.
The probiotic energy tablet the company is exhibiting at SupplySide West contains 2 billion CFU of probiotics per tablet, but the firm says it can also manufacture other probiotic chewables that contain up to 25 billion CFU probiotic/tablet.
The new format is a stick pack containing probiotic powder that melts directly in the mouth—no water needed, the company says.
“The key to continued probiotic growth is to expand the user base—have it go more mainstream,” says Dupont’s Megan DeStefano. “To do this, we need to attract new consumers through new and different benefits beyond immune and digestive health.”
Where do probiotic foods, beverages, and supplements stand today?