Every two years, this two-day symposium invites top researchers from across the globe to share current evidence from the probiotic space. Harvard Symposium 2018 focused on gut microbes and probiotics and their impact on health throughout life. Specific periods addressed include pregnancy, infancy, … [Read more...] about Harvard Symposium 2018: IPA Reports from Boston
IPA is excited to be attending “Gut Health, Microbiota & Probiotics throughout the Lifespan: Dietary Influences” at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts this week. The two-day symposium invites top researchers from across the globe to share current evidence related to gut microbes … [Read more...] about IPA Heads to Harvard
PART I: PATENTING PROBIOTICS IN THE U.S. by Ivan Wasserman, IPA Counsel Patents are an important part of the competitive landscape of the food and dietary supplement industries. In probiotics, market players large and small have staked out their claims to proprietary products. But you may also … [Read more...] about Focus on Probiotic Patents: USA
With obesity off the charts, big pharma is racing to bring new drugs to market. Many of the newbie medications tackle the metabolic downsides of obesity: glucose intolerance, high cholesterol and fatty liver. While drugs may be somewhat effective, they can be costly (especially in the United States) … [Read more...] about As Fatty Liver Spreads, Probiotics Enter the Fray
Apparently vaginal health needs a #MeToo moment. Canadian researcher Gregor Reid opines about lack of progress in vaginal health applications in a 2018 review titled: “Has knowledge of the vaginal microbiome altered approaches to health and disease?” Reid writes that “Calls for innovation have … [Read more...] about Probiotics a Neglected Therapy in Vaginal Disorders
As retailers target a wider market, more people are discovering probiotics. Should everyone be consuming probiotics in some form? Or have marketing whizzes overplayed their value? Good questions. Much of the research in the sector deals with effect of probiotics on disorders. Still, many … [Read more...] about Probiotics: Help or Hype for Healthy people?