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Tag: prebiotics

Probiotics on the Skin: An Undiscovered World

For many years, the gut microbiome has been driving the development of novel probiotic treatments. However, as the first scientifically validated products start to hit the market and more data from clinical trials become available (Olle, 2013), interest in other types of microbiomes is increasing.

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Mushroom Polysaccharides: Promising Prebiotics for Healthy Gut Microbiota

Edible fungi or mushrooms are widely used as healthy food and nutraceutical products due to their high nutritive and medicinal value. The world production and consumption of edible and medicinal mushrooms has experienced a steady increase over the last few decades (>25-fold increase in 35 years from 1978  – 2012) and is projected to grow at 9.5% annually from 2014 to 2019, tripling the world GDP growth from 2013 – 2018 (2.5 – 3.0%).

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The Role of Prebiotics and Probiotics in Aquaculture

Physical, chemical and biological stresses are the order of the day for cultured fish. The expansion of aquaculture over the last three decades to complement capture fisheries means that farmers are increasing stocking densities and feed input per production unit.

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Human Milk Oligosaccharides: Powerful, Specific Modulators of the gut Microbiota

The human gut is home to trillions of microorganisms (gut microbiota) that make up a complex ecological community with many more bacterial cells than the total number of human cells. Most of the bacteria in the gut are harmless or beneficial and protect against pathogens, extract nutrients and energy from our diet, and contribute to immune regulatory functions. [1]

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