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.


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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.


SupplySide West: New Prebiotic for Infant Formula and Functional Food, Drinks

Bioligo GL 5700 IMF remains stable during high-temperature processing and low-pH applications.


Can Turmeric Help With Digestive Disorders?

Canadian researchers are planning an extensive review of applicable turmeric studies.


Gluten May Be Causing Celiac ‘Brain Fog’

A yearlong study on celiacs finds gluten may be responsible for cognitive problems in this population group.

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Are Nanoparticles in Supplement Beverages Harmful?

According to study researchers, the nanoparticles in dietary supplement drinks may decrease the number of villi in the small intestine.

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