Trendspotting at Natural Products Expo West 2017

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A pop-up city of 80,000+, Natural Products Expo West, once again proved its worth: a dizzying array of innovation shared and leveraged under a sparkling California sun. The 2017 show, produced by New Hope Network, was held March 9-13 at the Anaheim Convention Center and brought together 3,100 exhibiting companies, including more than 500 first-time exhibitors. “Each year, longtime attendees band together … Read More

Sales of Probiotics All Over the Map

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A glance around your local drugstore or supermarket is proof enough that probiotics have become mainstream. Impressive growth in the sector has been fueled by a rise in awareness of their importance in gut health as well as conditions ranging from obesity to mental health. How much growth? When assembling numbers and charts to explain movement in the markets, financial … Read More

IPA and CRN Release Best Practice Guidelines for Probiotics

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Washington, D.C., January 9, 2017—The International Probiotics Association (IPA) an international membership organization of probiotic companies and the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry in the USA, today announce the development of scientifically-based best practices guidelines for the labeling, storing, and stability testing of dietary supplements and functional foods … Read More

IPA Urges FDA to Expand “Grandfathered List” for Probiotics

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The International Probiotics Association has submitted a 14-page document to the FDA in response to the newly revised New Dietary Ingredient draft guidance issued on August 12, 2016.  One of the many points commented on was the request for expansion of the “Grandfathered List” for Probiotics. Other comments and more details are available from NutraIngredients-USA in a December 16, 2016 story written … Read More

George Paraskevakos: Tally of IPA Successes

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International Probiotics Association, under the leadership of Executive Director George Paraskevakos, is happy to report a banner year. New collaborations with stakeholders and industry partners mirrored the probiotics space as it surges ahead in the dietary and food supplement arena. Of special note is this IPA innovation mentioned in the article appearing on NutraIngredients-usa.com and authored by Paraskevakos: a first … Read More

IPA petitions FDA on requiring CFUs for probiotic labeling

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The International Probiotics Association has submitted a citizen petition to the FDA to require the labeling of probiotic ingredients in dietary supplements as colony forming units (CFUs) instead of by weight. For a detailed explanation on why the distinction between CFUs and weight is worth a federal petition, read the informative piece by  Stephen Daniells on nutraingredients.com. David Keller, VP of Scientific … Read More

Colic Relieved by Multi-strain Probiotics

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We can all rest more easily: new research from Italy points to some success with multi-strain probiotics in colic. Remember, colic does not go quietly into that good night. IPA has reported in the past about probiotics for colic:  Colic Soothed by Probiotics is most recent. Lactobacillus reuteri has often been the species of investigation in colic; now many others find … Read More

Prebiotics Aid Elderly, Michelle Alfa PhD tells IPA

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  Age can savage a healthy microbiome. Medications, eating problems and chronic diseases can kill off colonies leading to dysbiosis. Probiotics can help. Unfortunately, older people and those who care for them may steer clear of adding probiotic supplements to the often long list of treatments already taken. Prebiotics or the non-digestible starches which feed probiotics could be a viable … Read More

IPA Goes to DC: 13 Factoids Shared by Nutraingredients

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Missed the IPA workshop in Washington, DC? No worries.  Stephen Daniells recapped the event:  13 things we learned from the IPA’s DC Workshop appears on Nutraingredients website and includes our well-travelled  executive director George Paraskevakos. Daniells reports: “From market sizing to the positions from FDA and FTC on NDIs and claims substantiation, the International Probiotic Association’s DC workshop succeeded in providing a venue for … Read More