Probiotic Gummies Help the Medicine Go Down

Guest BloggerFrom The Gut, Uncategorized

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

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

Fat-fighting microbes? Prove it with a robust study design.

Guest BloggerIPA In The Lab, Uncategorized

By Josh Baisley, B.Sc., Director of Clinical Trials, Nutrasource Obesity, defined as a body mass index (BMI) ≥30kg/m2, continues to be an important health issue globally, as it is a major risk factor for several diseases, including hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, gall bladder disease, osteoarthritis and some cancers, among others.1,2 Rates of obesity continue to increase across … Read More

IPA inSight for Cool September Days

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IPA inSight heads into September with the best of probiotic news. Enjoy IPA original content, curated buzz from the popular media, and breakthrough research results as well as alerts on engaging events, past and future. Think of us as your one-stop culture club; just a few minutes of your time will grow big benefits. Sign-up now at the bottom of the IPA home page to receive your IPA inSight newsletter each … Read More

Probiotics: Nothing to Sneeze at for Summer Colds

Guest BloggerFrom The Gut, Uncategorized

colds

Summer colds ride in on the baggage of the season: packed flights, aggressive air conditioning, outdoor air pollution, and even the sleep we miss because nighttime sunshine is too sweet to miss. Luckily, because fruits and vegetables taste so good this time of year, we revel in more phytochemicals than the rest of the year. Probiotics should be part of that menu. Research suggests that … Read More

ISAPP Expands and Expounds on Prebiotics

Guest BloggerFrom The Gut, Uncategorized

Garlic, onions, and chicory root among a few others: how often have we hoped for other options in the prebiotic toolbox for clients and consumers ? Behold, our global experts are thinking outside the box: “We anticipate that future prebiotic products will expand current applications, include products administered to many body sites and be developed as non-conventional (or novel) foods, pharmaceuticals … Read More

Scenes from Vitafoods Europe 2017

Guest BloggerFrom The Gut, News, Uncategorized

  George Paraskevakos, Executive Director of IPA chaired a panel at Vitafoods Europe 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland on Tuesday, May 9. Speaking on the KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION: Bridging the knowledge gap in probiotics and prebiotics were: Bradley Saville, PHD, Chief Science and Technology Officer – Prenexus Health Dr Chin-Kun Wang, President – International Society for Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods Dr Gemma … Read More

Probiotics in Clinical Research: Stability Studies Matter

IPA AdminIPA In The Lab, Uncategorized

By Josh Baisley, B.Sc., Associate Director of Clinical Trials, Nutrasource The importance of stability studies is highlighted in cases where a human intervention trial  demonstrates equivocal results, or worse yet, negative results. When there was no evidence to demonstrate that the probiotic survived for the duration of the study period, it could be plausible that results were due the premature expiration … Read More

Probiotics Help Clear Human Papillomavirus

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The human papillomavirus (HPV) gets around. Nearly half of Americans between the ages of 18 and 59 are infected with this sexually transmitted virus, according to a new report from the National Center for Health Statistics. The good news: More than 90% of HPV infections are cleared by the body within 2 years. The immune system may be just part … Read More