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The ecology of the gut and what this means for product development

What is the importance of and the implications of gut microbiome diversity?  Dr. Walter has done a great deal of work in this area.  He has authored studies on the gut microbiome makeup of populations from Papua New Guinea and of inhabitants of the Venezuelan rainforest. Which species are missing from the modern gut?
Should probiotics formulators be seeking to reintroduce these?  Dr. Walter will investigate these and other questions. 


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JumpStart your Digestive Health

Digestive Health is one of the top 5 health concerns today. It is a concern shared by both aging population as well as millennials. Our life style with our dietary habits have changed in last couple of years,  today we are “Overfed and Undernourished”,  more processed food, less fiber and nutrients in our diet, which has not only affected our health but also microbiota which resides in our gut and plays important role in maintaining the digestive health. In this presentation, we will be looking at some of the key strategies to supplement our digestive health using enzymes, selective herbs and probiotics.


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Kiwifruit Whole Food Innovation for Gut Health

AIDP has an extensive portfolio of gut health ingredients which includes its PreticX™ XOS prebiotic, collection of GOS and FOS prebiotics, line of probiotics, and kiwifruit ingredients. Actazin® and Livaux® are clinically proven cold-pressed powder whole kiwifruit concentrates that are natural sources of fibers, polyphenols and enzymes which support healthy bowel function and prebiotic benefits. Kiwifruit used in the production of these ingredients are grown in New Zealand, non-GMO Project verified, and contain no added sugar or preservatives. A human study additionally demonstrates the kiwifruit ingredient prebiotic effects in boosting the beneficial probiotic Faecalibacterium prausnitzii.

 


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Probiotics: putting flesh on the bones

From nowhere to everywhere in less than 15 years, probiotics have come a long way. But, we need reminding how the concept was created, and not by Metchnikoff in Bulgaria. We must understand the importance of the definition. Companies use the term on labels, but too many simply add bacteria or yeast to a bottle and call it a probiotic without the necessity of human studies. The probioticchart.ca site tells consumers the starting point to purchase a probiotic, but it should also alert companies to make sure all their products are proven. This webinar will take the viewer from conception to how we think probiotics work and where the future lies for their application to planetary health.

  • Gregor Reid
  • Gregor Reid
  • Director of Canadian R&D Centre for Human Microbiome and Probiotics
  • Lawson Health Research Institute

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Panel discussion – current challenges and future opportunities in digestive health

Our expert panel will discuss a number of topics of burning interest for probiotics and prebiotics developers, marketers and formulators.  Where is the market heading?  What do consumers understand about these ingredients, and what kind of benefits are they looking for? What kinds of products are ‘hot,’ and which could use a boost?  What is the state of claims enforcement, and where do prebiotics stand in light of FDA’s fiber guidance?
These and other questions will form the basis for a lively discussion with a live Q&A session at the end.