NEW: IPA Probiotics Guide for SupplySide West 2018

Guest BloggerIPA News

The upcoming SupplySide West 2018 (SSW) in Las Vegas, Nevada will be a prominent stage for the IPA Probiotics Resource Center.   The IPA Probiotics Resource Center, organized in association with the International Probiotics Association (IPA) and sponsored by Nutrasource Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Services, offers SupplySide West attendees a high-profile location to learn about key issues in the probiotics market. … Read More

IPA Bets Big on SupplySide West in Las Vegas Nov 6-10

Guest BloggerIPA News, Microbiome Environment, Uncategorized

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Strategy meets science as more than 16,000 ingredient buyers and suppliers from a wide-range of industries gather at SupplySide West  this November. Leaders in dietary supplement, beverage, functional food, personal care and sports nutrition will share expertise in product development for the global economy. Over 1,300 exhibitors and 140 hours of educational and conference programming will spotlight new trends. Held at the beautiful … Read More

IPA Raises Concerns about Flaws and Press Sensationalism of Recent Negative Probiotic Research

Guest BloggerClinical Corner, IPA News

CONTACT: George Paraskevakos Executive Director, International Probiotics Association (514) 571-5949 george@internationalprobiotics.org   For Immediate Release   IPA Raises Concerns about Flaws and Press Sensationalism of Recent Negative Probiotic Research Los Angeles–September 13, 2018–Study flaws and press sensationalism are causing unwarranted consumer confusion about function and efficacy of probiotics, according to experts and representatives from the International Probiotics Association (IPA) regarding … Read More

IPA Regulatory Workshop in DC: October 25, 2018

Guest BloggerIPA News, Market Trends

IPA’s popular one-day regulatory and scientific workshop is set to return to Washington DC for a third consecutive year. Probiotics are unique. Whether considering manufacture, storage, stability or analysis, probiotics are different than other food and dietary supplement categories. As such, industry standards and guidelines for probiotics should not be written under their umbrella. Careful consideration must be given when … Read More

Flow Cytometry as a Potential Method of Measuring Bacterial Viability in Probiotic Products

Guest BloggerClinical Corner, IPA News, Microbiome Environment

Martin G. Wilkinson

Flow Cytometry as a Potential Method of Measuring Bacterial Viability in Probiotic Products: A Comprehensive Review   Martin G. Wilkinson, University of Limerick, Ireland Presented at Probiota 2018, February 7-9, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain This paper was commissioned by International Probiotics Association   The measurement of cell viability in foods has traditionally been carried out by assessing the ability of … Read More

Lecture Lineup for Probiotics Resource Center at Vitafoods Europe

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Probiotics Resource Center – Lecture Schedule VitaFoods Europe May 15-18, 2018 Day 1: Tuesday, May 15th 2018  11:00 – 11:30: Interaction between gut microbiota and the immune system Over 1000 clinical studies with probiotics have addressed over 700 different conditions. Past studies focused on gastrointestinal diseases and infections. Planned and recruiting studies now are (also) targeting metabolic and neurological conditions. … Read More

Probiotic Gummies Help the Medicine Go Down

Guest BloggerIPA News, Market Trends

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Mary Poppins got it right: a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Gummi candy infused with Vitamin C was originally marketed to please picky children. Now it seems adults too like a little sugarcoating on their supplements. Probiotic gummies have arrived in a big way—a loop around last month’s Natural Foods Product Expo in California confirms it. The last … Read More

Trendspotting @ Natural Products Expo West 2018

Guest BloggerIPA News, Market Trends

With more than 3500 exhibitors and 80,000 bodies, the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California is no day at the beach. But it’s close—about 10 miles as the seagull flies. And palm trees, yoga breaks, and eternal sunshine are all part of this amazing expo where trends are hatched. IPA’s hungry reporter shares the latest on natural products in 2018: Plants: … Read More