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The Future is Bright for Microbiome Metabolites and Drugs Derived From Probiotics

Some of the claims made about Probiotics can be hard to believe, and often even harder to reliably prove. However, the science surrounding the development of these products is exciting, and some of the more extraordinary claims can be quantified.

Here a few examples from some of the presentations at the Microbiome & Prebiotics Series: USA:

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The Future is Bright for Probiotics

I am extremely sceptical of all claims about probiotics. For the last 10 years of running Probiotics.org, companies have been sending me questionable products with extraordinarily impossible to believe claims.

But, after Global Engage’s 4th Probiotic & Prebiotics Congress, here’s what I strongly believe:

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Poster Presentations Release: Microbiome Series Europe

Presented at this year’s Microbiome Series: Europe, these poster presentations are now available to download and share with your colleagues.

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Increasing plant protein digestion in an in vitro model

Population increases and patterns of consumption will put pressure on animal protein supply and price over the coming decades. Plant proteins are a viable alternative, but have a lower digestibility then animal proteins.

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The benefits of lysates vs live probiotic cultures in skincare

Numerous skincare brands incorporate lysates in their formulas. However, few brands are able to harness live and active bacteria in addition to the lysates. Neither is an easy task when it comes to formulation however, we can all acknowledge and appreciate the difficulty in working with live probiotics. So, what are the benefits and is this extra challenge worth the effort?

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Probiotics Congress: Europe Presentation Slides

Following the Probiotics Congress: Europe, we have made the following presentation slides from Jean-Francois Brugère, Grégory Lambert, Bruno Pot and Koen Venema available.

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The Skin Microbiome & Cosmeceuticals Congress presentation slides

Following the Skin Microbiome & Cosmeceuticals Congress: Europe, we have made the following presentation slides from Richard Andrews, Ingmar Claes, Marie Drago & Maya Ivanjesku available.

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5 things I learned about gut dysbiosis after a major environmental disaster

In December 2014, a major flood in north-eastern Peninsular Malaysia affected more than 200,000 people leaving them homeless, with no clean water, and sick with diseases including dengue fever, typhoid, leptospirosis and acute gastroenteritis (approximately 30% of flood-affected population). After 6 months, many were still affected by illness including persistent abdominal pain and diarrhoea. We investigated two of the worst flood-affected communities (Figure A) on their microbiota profile and if a probiotic can help. Following are 5 points I have learned from this invaluable experience:

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