We're currently experiencing a Gut Health revolution. Once a closed-door topic, having a healthy digestive system is now at the forefront of nutrition concerns of the American consumer. The near-universal recognition of the importance of gut health to a reduced risk of certain metabolic issues and diseases, and to increased overall health and well-being, is driving makers of better-for-you foods and beverages to focus not only on probiotics but on the prebiotic ingredients needed to feed and maintain them.
Fibersol® now included on FDA’s list of approved fibers
June 20, 2018
The FDA amended its list after reviewing the totality of scientific evidence, including 20 years’ worth of clinical research on the ingredient in a citizen petition filed by ADM on behalf of ADM/Matsutani LLC JV.
Royal Ingredients’ new HEYLO is a breakthrough, new no-compromise sugar
February 2, 2018
HEYLO is made of only two natural ingredients: water extracted stevia (not chemically extracted) and all-natural dietary fibers from the Acacia tree. HEYLO is a prebiotic that is entirely free from artificial sweeteners. It has no chemicals, no hidden sweeteners, no diuretic effect, zero glycemic index value and zero calories.
GCI Nutrients offers new specialized nutrients that help rebuild intestinal mucosa
September 14, 2016
GCI Nutrients USA, a worldwide ingredient supplier based in Foster City, Calif., is proud to announce its new PlusBiotic line of ingredients that will complement the function of the probiotic and prebiotic categories.
The market for prebiotics and probiotics is said to be booming. Here is a look at recent research supporting the benefits of these ingredients--benefits that range from mineral absorption to weight management.
UAS Laboratories Inc. has recently introduced condition-specific, probiotic blends. UAS Labs’ Premium DDS Probiotic Blends, containing the super strain Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS®-1, have demonstrated condition-specific health benefits.
A recent study by Griffith University and the Australian Institute of Sport supports the health benefits of the Danisco probiotic strain Bifidobacterium lactis Bl-04 in healthy, physically active adults.
The U.S. prebiotics market is poised for growth, but it still lags other areas of the world in terms of sales. Recent developments could propel U.S. consumers to embrace the health-benefitting products.
ON DEMAND: Prebiotics are a key part of a healthy microbiota, working synergistically with probiotics to improve GI health. As the science around prebiotics continues to grow, so does consumer interest — and the opportunities for manufacturers.