The human microbiome is increasingly being recognized for its central role in overall well-being. And rightly so, with the body containing vastly more microbial cells than human cells. While probiotics have enjoyed several strong years of market visibility and consumer acceptance, prebiotics—whether alone or in conjunction with probiotics—are opening new realms of discovery and potential.
The SupplySide West 2018 Workshop “Market Opportunities for Prebiotics,” held Friday, Nov. 9, in Las Vegas, delved deeper into the prebiotic marketplace. Topics ranged from the lab and retail landscape to labeling and regulatory considerations.
This slide show was adapted from presentations by David Heber, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.S.N., of UCLA; Robert Hutkins, Ph.D., of University of Nebraska; Kara Landau, APD, AN, of Uplift Food; and Len Monheit of the Global Prebiotic Association.