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According to Global Market Insights Inc., the probiotic market size is predicted to exceed US$64 billion by 2023. The explosive popularity of probiotics may be due to the wide range of potential health benefits, from supporting the digestive system internally to benefitting skin health outwardly. Strain-specific research and marketing are imperative to launching a successful product.

In addition to the latest in ingredients, applications, research and other probiotic-specific considerations, this issue contains insight from Ingredient Marketplace speakers. Featured at a special Probiotics Marketplace event, April 18-19 in Orlando, Florida, Chris Penet, Steve Lamb, Ph.D., and Anurag Pande, Ph.D., will cover the latest science in health categories, including digestive support; Monica Feldman will address market opportunities; and Ivan Wasserman, Esq., will explore legal issues, including new dietary ingredients (NDIs) and product claims.

Table of Contents

Viewpoint: Probiotic Powerhouses
by Sandy Almendarez

Probiotics’ Benefits Span Beyond the Gut
by Courtney Johnson

Probiotics for Digestive Health
by Sudhir Ahluwalia

Probiotics’ Future in Sports Nutrition
by Melissa DellaBartolomea

Probiotics for IBS
by Anurag Pande, Ph.D.

Use of Bacillus Probiotics to Promote Health and Well-Being
by Chris Penet and Steve Lamb, Ph.D.

A Look at Probiotic Testing
by Tammy Blakemore

Market Opportunities for Probiotics Supplements
by Monica Feldman

Probiotic New Dietary Ingredient Notifications
by Ivan Wasserman, Esq., and Amit Sharma, Esq.

Leaders and Trends in Intellectual Property
by Andreas Baltatzis, Esq., and Gideon Eckhouse, Esq.

Fostering a Culture of Responsibility
by Andrea Wong

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 Takeaways for Your Business

• It’s critical to select the appropriate probiotic strain(s) for a product’s intended health focus.
• Production challenges include stability and cross contamination of the live probiotic organisms.
• Support for immunity, inflammation and protein absorption may lead to sports nutrition applications.