Hope on the horizon
A common cause of discomfort in a world where dairy products are so prevalent, lactose intolerance is the subject of ongoing research, and the results could have far-reaching ramifications. Jim Banks looks at the condition and how treatments are evolving, and dietary alternatives are becoming easier to find.
Shaping the future of probiotics and prebiotics
Recent and ongoing developments in microbiome science are enabling new frontiers of research for probiotics and prebiotics. Ingredients Insight presents an edited extract from the ‘Novel Species, Health Targets and Evaluation Frameworks’ paper by Marla Cunningham to examine recent, emerging, and anticipated trends in probiotic and prebiotic science, and create a vision for broad areas of developing influence in the field.
Supplements for brain health
Ingredients Insight presents edited extracts from ‘The Real Deal on Brain Health Supplements: GCBH Recommendations on Vitamins, Minerals, and Other Dietary Supplements’ by the Global Council on Brain Health to show the different research and recommendations on vitamins, minerals and other dietary supplements, investigating whether they do in fact have a scientific effect on brain health.
Challenging perceptions: the rise of CBD
CBD oil remains one of the most talked about health supplements, with demand rising dramatically across the globe. The market has been held back by regulators finding it hard to separate CBD from THC, but the tide is turning. Jim Banks speaks to Daniel Kruse, president of the European Industrial Hemp Association, and Erika Stark, executive director of the National Hemp Association in the US, about what needs to change for the cannabinoids market to fulfil its potential.
From farm to fork
Evolving legislation inevitably poses challenges, but it also poses opportunities – the ingredients industry in general, and industry body the European Flavour Association (EFFA) in particular, being no exception. Martin Morris speaks to EFFA president Antoine Kastler and EFFA policy officer Bo Dohmen to discuss how legislative change is impacting members across Europe.