For a microorganism to be considered probiotic, it must, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) be “live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.” Now a new paper has translated this … [Read more...] about Criteria to ensure the proper use of the word probiotic
Clinical studies supporting beneficial characteristics of microbes are mandatory for establishing relevant use of probiotics in target populations. A new study investigated which clinical studies with probiotics have been registered and where, and if the design, characteristics and quality of the … [Read more...] about Must-read: Global analysis of clinical trials with probiotics
A widely viewed television program named “60 Minutes” recently posed the question “Do Probiotics Actually Do Anything?” Be sure to watch the 13 minute piece which aired on June 28, 2020 here. IPA with its Scientific Committee immediately addressed the concerns and inconsistencies in the segment. … [Read more...] about IPA Responds to “60 Minutes” Video
World Microbiome Day is celebrated on June 27th this year. Diversity is the theme: the event will celebrate diversity of microbes, microbiome habitats and diets to feed microbiomes. In addition, diversity among microbiome researchers will be spotlighted. World Microbiome Day 2020 will … [Read more...] about World Microbiome Day Spotlights Diversity
In addition to offering exclusive content on its website, the International Probiotics Association educates across other platforms. The latest offering is Probiotics Show Promise in Parkinson’s Disease, an article that appears on Whole Foods magazine online. The trade magazine showcases and informs … [Read more...] about IPA Explores Parkinson’s at WholeFoods Magazine
On June 22, 2020, IPA will host a free webinar titled: Lacto…WHAT…cillus? What happened to my Lactobacillus probiotics? REGISTER NOW FOR THE FREE WEBINAR By 2019, there were over 255 species of the genus Lactobacillus that had been named for the same common property of lactic acid production … [Read more...] about Lacto…WHAT…cillus? What happened to my Lactobacillus probiotics?