Posted 9th December 2019 by Joshua Sewell
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:
Posted 2nd December 2019 by Joshua Sewell
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:
Posted 14th October 2019 by Jane Williams
Presented at this year’s Microbiome Series: Europe, these poster presentations are now available to download and share with your colleagues.
Posted 19th July 2019 by Jane Williams
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.
Posted 12th July 2019 by Jane Williams
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?
Posted 24th June 2019 by Joshua Sewell
Following the Skin Microbiome & Cosmeceuticals Congress: Europe, we have made the following presentation slides from Richard Andrews, Ingmar Claes, Marie Drago & Maya Ivanjesku available.
Posted 25th January 2019 by Joshua Sewell
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: