As part of the European Food Safety Authority's (EFSA; Parma, Italy) ongoing series of public consultations on health claims guidance, the agency has announced that it will hold a meeting on scientific requirements for gut health and immune function health claims on December 2, 2010, in Amsterdam.
Bayer Consumer Care, a division of Bayer HealthCare LLC), is calling its new Phillips...-brand Colon Health Probiotic + Fiber a 'two-in-one' supplement that combines three probiotic strains and inulin prebiotic fiber to maintain the digestive system...s 'natural balance' and help defend against digestive disturbances, including against occasional diarrhea, constipation, gas, and bloating.
While 30% of consumers say they make it a point to eat naturally fiber-rich foods, studies show that most Americans are failing to meet their recommended daily fiber intake, said market researcher Mintel International, according to a recent survey taken.
Mintel said that the lack of fiber in the American diet may be attributed to a negative taste perception of fiber. In the survey, 27% of respondents indicated their belief that food with added fiber usually has an 'unpleasant' taste.
Some individuals have rather specific digestive issues. For example, some populations have difficulty digesting dairy products. In the United States, nearly 10% of the population is considered lactose intolerant. Some populations have even higher incidence of intolerance, such as Native Americans, with rates as high as 80% in adults.
Find yourself suffering from a “food coma” after consuming a big meal? Enzyme specialist National Enzyme Co. (Forsyth, MO) may have a solution. At this weekend’s Natural MarketPlace trade show in Las Vegas, the company will debut ZIP eX2—a new “three-tiered” supplement solution that combines enzymes, herbs, and vitamins to help consumers both increase nutrient absorption and fight the feelings of fatigue that can come from “energy-zapping digestive stress.”
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