The companies expect the probiotic will largely be sold through pharmacies.
The seemingly endless relationship between bacteria and good health hints at just how limitless a future probiotic market could be.
LactoSpore is a hardy, shelf-stable probiotic strain suited for use in a variety of foods and beverages, including baked goods and coffee.
The new Bacillus subtilis MB40 from BIO-CAT Microbials is resilient enough for premixes, powders, and baking mixes, with research underway for its use in drinks and extruded foods.
Children with IBS who consumed psyllium for six weeks experienced a greater reduction in mean number of pain episodes than a placebo group, researchers report.
Research on dietary supplements for the elderly is progressing, but we can always use more of it.
The approvals make Probio’Stick the “first and only probiotic with approved health claims in the gut-brain axis area” in Canada, according to Lallemand.
Probi has acquired a license for two probiotics strains from Swedish biotech company Probac for use in functional foods and dairy products especially.
Researchers also found that soy protein ingredients may reduce concentrations of total cholesterol, triglycerides, and atherogenic lipoprotein particles compared to whey protein.
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