Bleary-eyed coders and sleepy gamers are a common sight these days. The digital age has been an eye opener: laptops, phones and tablets stress our visual senses to levels never seen in history. Eye fatigue, pain, blurred vision, dry eyes—all results of our love affair with screens. While the … [Read more...] about Probiotics Tested in Eye Fatigue from Screens
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is not a killer. But this chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease of the central nervous system severely damages the communication between nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord-- leading to pain and debilitation. In essence, a protective sheath called myelin is … [Read more...] about The Microbiome and Multiple Sclerosis: Where Are We?
Tales of gut woes for long-distance runners are well-documented. Runners sometimes cross a finish line only to vomit or collapse onto a stretcher. The usual reason? Excess heat—caused either by outside temperatures or the metabolic fire within—stresses the body, blunting performance. Heat-stressed … [Read more...] about Probiotics Tested in Marathon Runners
The Natural Products Expo West keeps getting bigger. More than 3600 companies were showcased this March in Anaheim, California and an estimated 90,000 attended the event. Two of them, IPA’s George Paraskevakos and Elisa Fernandez travelled to the sunny clime to meet up with members and scope out … [Read more...] about Trendspotting at Natural Products Expo West in California
Cancer is brutal but then so is the treatment. Chemotherapy, often used for late-stage cancers, damages intestinal mucosa causing nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. These side effects may worsen the patient's nutritional status and immune function—vital for fighting cancers-- or sometimes delay the … [Read more...] about Probiotics Reduce Chemotherapy Damages
The IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas 2019 brings together top experts to share insights on scientific and market aspects of the synbiotic field. Probiota Americas is the leading annual event for the prebiotic, probiotic and the microbiota-focused food and pharma industries in … [Read more...] about IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas in Vancouver