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

gummi bears

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

IPA Live From Natural Products Expo West 2018

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Natural Products Expo West 2018

Anaheim in California usually evokes mouse ears, storybook characters and other Disney fantasia. In March though, many thousands flock there for dreams of success in being or finding the next big thing in the natural product sector. IPA’s George Paraskevakos and Elisa Fernandez travelled to the Natural Products Expo West in March to sample the wares and connect with new ideas and established vendors … Read More

IPA World Congress + Probiota in Barcelona, February 7-9, 2018

Guest BloggerIPA News, Market Trends

IPA’s George Paraskevakos and Elisa Fernandez travelled to Barcelona, Spain (tough job) in early February to kick-off IPA World Congress + Probiota. On the agenda this year were engaging sessions on modulating the microbiome for sports performance, consumer understanding of pre- and probiotics, the importance of the microbiota in the first 1000 days of life, plus a look at the … Read More