Results from two studies suggest that elderberry, with its constituent antioxidant flavonoids, may help strengthen prebiotic and probiotic formulations.
Curcumin—no longer merely a culinary spice or folk medicine, but an ingredient with a track record of research-backed health benefits—is set for another big year in 2018.
With new delivery formats, increased consumer awareness, and benefits beyond gut health, probiotics' star continues to rise.
The results showed that supplementation with Bacillus subtilis DE111 can improve occasional constipation and/or diarrhea in healthy individuals.
An update on branded immune-support ingredients.
According to a statement from Evolve BioSystems, the study “marks a major milestone in gut health as it’s the first ever to demonstrate that a probiotic can substantially and beneficially remodel and protect a baby’s gut.”
From skin benefits to digestive system support, aloe has much to offer.
Results from the animal new study showed that a full-spectrum palm tocotrienol complex exerts a protective effect on gastric tissues similar to that of the omeprazole drug, but through action on important growth factors.
Results showed that polydextrose supplementation significantly reduced food intake, fasting plasma triglycerides and total cholesterol levels.
As consumer demand for natural ingredients continues to grow, lesser–known botanicals, backed by millennia-old healing traditions and supported by contemporary research, are poised to steal the spotlight in 2018.