The global market for products to support digestion and overall gut health is burgeoning, as a range of products in a variety of formats is supporting a plethora of gut-related health effects.
Functional beverages exist for so many need-states that it almost seems like science fiction. Need an immune boost? Can’t focus? Want brighter, more tightened skin? There’s a beverage for that.
From the science, definition and regulatory environment to product development and market opportunity, global interest in prebiotics is on the rise.
Science finds probiotics improve mental health and reduce risks of cardiovascular disease.
The future mission of product developers is to focus on effectively formulating with both prebiotics and probiotics.
Prebiotics that serve dual functions, ingredients from previous waste streams and consumer pressure among SupplySide West 2018 trends.
In the past five years, plant-based ingredients that have become popular in digestive health products include mushrooms and turmeric, among others.
The increased humanization of pets is driving innovation in the animal nutrition segment.
Advances in human microbiome science are demonstrating the gut microbiota’s etiological significance for cardiovascular health.
A truly holistic approach to digestion includes both probiotic and enzymatic support, but formulating and testing such a formula is a complex process.