Digestive

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).

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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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Fun facts to kick off your weekend

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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?

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Prebiotic Ingredients: Nondigestible Oligosaccharides

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

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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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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.

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Can Turmeric Help With Digestive Disorders?

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

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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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