Altered Microbiome in Cystic Fibrosis

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Cystic fibrosis (CF) causes severe damage to the lungs, digestive system and other organs in the body. The disease is inherited when both parents carry the recessive gene. A defective gene makes mucus, sweat and digestive juices thick and sticky instead of thin and slippery; tubes and ducts, especially in the lungs and pancreas become blocked. Microbiota Impacted The gut … Read More

Probiotics in Clinical Research: Stability Studies Matter

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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

Say Cheese, and Add Probiotics to Fend Off Oral Thrush

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Teeth wear out long before we do. Dentures offer a decent solution but are prime breeding sites for Candida albicans, a fungus which when overgrown in the oral cavity is called thrush. Probiotics may be an alternative to antifungal agents in the prevention and treatment of oral candida. Research described in an IPA blog Probiotics May Fight Candida in Dentures … Read More

Probiotics and Memory: A Conflicted Study

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Coming across less than stellar news about probiotics is rare, like reading about Mother Teresa’s doubts on her faith. However accustomed as we are to the rushing train of probiotic and prebiotic benefits rolling through our labs, microbial science is still a track of discovery where conflicting or negative results deserve ample attention. Researchers at University of New South Wales … Read More

IPA’s George Paraskevakos Reports from Expo West

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IPA Executive Director George Paraskevakos recently journeyed into the vast halls of Natural Foods Expo West to discover that probiotics too have come far in the marketplace. “Probiotics have truly arrived. From Dr. Oz earlier this year, to the Natural Product Expo West show in Anaheim, one might say it is the invasion of the microorganism armies.  As I walked … Read More

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

Keystone: Microbiome in Health and Disease

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by Dr. Matthew A. Roberts, Ph.D., MBA,  Chief Scientific Officer – KGK Science USA   The human microbiota is a complex ecosystem living with its host and is responsive to the human condition capturing information on lifestyle, exposure to environmental factors, and our association with other humans as well as pets. We recently attended the Microbiome in Health and Disease … Read More