Consumers have become accustomed to linking probiotics to yogurt and other fermented dairy products. Over the past decade, scientists have been studying the effects of probiotics on survival, reproduction, and prebiotics on probiotics. The health benefits of probiotics are also becoming more and more concerned.
According to a 2017 consumer survey conducted by Packaged Facts, about a quarter of American adults are looking for foods and beverages that contain large amounts of yogurt drink with probiotics or prebiotics, which beneficially stimulate probiotics in the food and beverage industry. Innovative applications.
According to Innova Market Insights, from April 2016 to April 2017, 2% of the world's new food and new age beverage products contained probiotics, compared to 3% in the US market. The number of new global probiotic products has increased from less than 100 in 2002 to nearly 1,800 in 2016, with the US market-leading.
There are two main types of probiotics present in the intestine: one is the traditional heat-sensitive active form; the other is the spore, which is in a dormant mode during food processing, allowing the spore to survive at high temperatures.
Studies have shown that the health of the gastrointestinal system is the key to human metabolism and disease prevention, while probiotics and prebiotics are natural solutions. A balanced, beneficial human microbiota is closely linked to the vitality and healthy aging of consumers. Future innovation opportunities in this area will be to further identify and produce a new generation of probiotics and prebiotics that nourish them, and clinical testing is an important part of this.
The desire to develop a new generation of probiotics often faces some unique challenges. Do you know microbial definition?Many related microbial strains do not have any history of commercial production. One of the reasons is that these strains are often difficult to separate, and innovative techniques for cultivating and producing strains make this challenge Breakthrough is possible.
Johansen, based in Copenhagen, has been expanding its pool of potential microbial strains over the past year, said Johan van Hylckama Vlieg, vice president of the microbiome and human health innovation at the company. “We have made great progress in this area, currently About 100 seed strains have been identified from more than 1000 strains screened from human microbial flora and can be developed for a variety of related health products such as gastrointestinal tract, immunity, and metabolism.
For example, since 1985, Ke Hansen has been producing and selling Bifidobacterium bifidobacteria Lactis probiotics, referred to as BB-12, which has been documented in more than 300 scientific journals and has more than 180 studies. Clinical research support.
In September 2016, Hansen acquired the Lactobacillus GG (LGG) business of Valio, Finland, which has at least 200 related clinical studies and related research in more than 800 scientific publications. The description has been shown to have positive health benefits for the gastrointestinal tract and immune system.
With the development of the LGG business, Ke Hansen also acquired more than 3,200 strains for more in-depth application research. With these new assets, the company is launching a children's drinking yogurt solution using LGG.
Dorte Eskesen, global marketing manager for the Hansen fresh dairy business, said, “We have combined LGG probiotic strains with perfectly formulated yogurt to develop a mild and delicious yogurt with lots of probiotics to appeal to young people. The taste buds and health-conscious parents."
More and more health-conscious consumers are aware of the correlation between gut microbiota and physical health, such as weight management and immune health.
In 2016, the global weight loss supplement market was close to $5 billion, and it is still growing. Consumers are not only interested in dieting, but they also want overall health, and this appeal has gradually become a global trend.
DuPont Nutrition and Health has also recently introduced a probiotic formula that has been clinically proven to help weight management in obese adults. In a clinical study, a diet system containing 10 billion Bifidobacterium B420 alone or in combination with 12g of prebiotic fiber polydextrose was effective in reducing caloric intake and maintaining body waist and body fat percentage.
DuPont Global Probiotics Director Anders Gron Norager said probiotic B420 has been proven in vitro to repair the intestinal mucosa (a key part of the digestive tract), while prebiotic fiber polydextrose has been shown in clinical studies to reduce energy intake and reduce postprandial The sense of hunger.
In another clinical trial, the company showed that Bifidobacterium Bl-04 helps maintain the health of respiratory immune function. The results show that the daily intake of 2 billion CFU of probiotics Bl-04 can affect the inflammatory response caused by rhinovirus infection. It can reduce the risk of catching a cold.