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Study: Probiotic can reduce sore throat and fever in children

By Nikki Hancocks

A supplement of two L. reuteri probiotic strains can significantly reduce days of fever and severity of pain in children being treated for upper respiratory tract infections thanks to their anti-inflammatory effects, according to a new clinical trial.

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Back to the Future and the reset called 2021

By George Paraskevakos, IPA Executive Director

Contemplating the year that was and in the classical fashion of penning articles tied to movie titles, I must say, it was difficult to choose one which depicted the year IPA and the world of probiotics has gone through.

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News in Brief

ANVISA grants novel food certification for Levagen

By Stephen Daniells

Gencor’s Levagen, a clinically studied form of palmitolethanolamide (PEA), has been granted novel foods certification by Brazil’s National Health Surveillance Agency ANVISA.

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Apsen launches 'first psychobiotic' in Brazil

São Paulo-based Apsen has partnered with Lallemand Health Solutions to launch a probiotic formulation for the brain-gut axis on the Brazilian market, with approved health claims by the Brazilian Health Authorities, ANVISA.

Global probiotics market grows 8%, says IPA’s Paraskevakos

Global probiotics market grows 8%, says IPA’s Paraskevakos

By Stephen Daniells

As consumers seek out immune-support products, probiotics are one of the categories to have experienced sales growth in 2020. The science to substantiate the claims has been key, said George Paraskevakos, Executive Director of the International Probiotics...

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Wiley Companies launches omega-3 concentrates powder

By Natasha Spencer

As Omega-3 fish oil concentrates producer, Wiley Companies, formulates its first omega-3 concentrate in powder form, NutraIngredients-LATAM spoke to the company’s Director of Nutrition Education and Research, Gretchen Vannice, about its new release and...