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Prebiotic ingredients have moved to function 2.0 by serving a dual purpose of feeding beneficial probiotics in guts as well as offering other health benefits, such as cognitive or anti-inflammatory health. Prebiotics’ emerging popularity is among the trends noted by Karen Butler, senior editor, Natural Products INSIDER, at the 2018 SupplySide West show in Las Vegas. In this podcast with Sandy Almendarez, editor in chief, INSIDER, Butler also discusses:
New research on polyphenol that shows their prebiotic and antioxidative effects
Ingredient and finished product companies finding and using functional ingredients from previous waste components
Brands’ increasing efforts to listen and conform to consumer demands for functional, healthy products with clean labels and sustainable sourcing practices.
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editor in chief, Informa
Sandy Almendarez entered the natural products industry in 2009 when she joined Virgo Publishing (now Informa Exhibitions) as an assistant editor. Since then, she's worked her way up to editor in chief where she writes, edits and manages content for INSIDER. Under Sandy’s direction, INSIDER has won editorial awards from Folio: every year since 2014, including B2B Editorial Team of the Year in 2015.
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