Global Probiotic Trend Update

Keep your eye on expected performers as well as the unexpected, such as opportunities in oral care and household cleaners, says Mintel.


Microbiome and Emerging Research to Unlock Probiotic Mysteries?

We're heading into a new era of understanding how probiotics benefit many facets of health.


New Frontiers for Cranberry

Cranberries show versatility with assist from some helpful bacteria.


New Prebiotic Ingredient Suitable for Small Doses?

Functional ingredients supplier AIDP ventures into the digestive health market with a new prebiotic ingredient, PrecticX.


Cranberry Powder May Be a More Effective Prebiotic Food for Probiotics, Companies Say

CranNaturelle cranberry powder may be a more effective prebiotic for Sabinsa's LactoSpore than commonly used prebiotics such as fructooligosachharides (FOS).


Researchers to Take Probiotic Microencapsulation to Next Level

The goal is to create smaller particle sizes that do not require a capsule carrier.


Friday Fun Fact

Fun facts to kick off your weekend

Yakult, a pioneer of the probiotic drink, launched a new variety, Yakult Light.

Regulatory Concerns Are Shifting the Focus of Digestive Health

How are regulatory concerns in a number of regions, most notably the EU, changing the marketing of digestive-health products?


Prebiotic Ingredients: Nondigestible Oligosaccharides

Nondigestible oligosaccharides act as prebiotics. But are some more effective than others?


Combining Spore-Forming, Non-Spore Probiotic Strains Ensures High CFU Count, Firm Says

Non-spore-formers can benefit from the higher stability spore-formers provide during harsh manufacturing conditions.

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