Summer is finally here! You spend your free time enjoying the sun and maybe even going to the beach. But do you know that swimming in the ocean can alter the skin microbiota? And in addition, can increase the infection risk? A team of researchers presented clinical results suggesting some interactions between our skin and the ocean at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. This clinical trial was motivated by previous studies showing a correlation between swimming at sea, water quality and the infection risk. Indeed, microbiota changes can cause skin, gastrointestinal, or ENT infections including respiratory or [...]
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Titanium dioxide TiO2 or E171, is a nanoparticulate additive found in certain foodstuffs, including food supplements, as white opacifying and colour. This additive is present in chewing gums, sweets, industrial pastries, toothpastes, sunscreens, caps… Titanium dioxide is currently a very controversial ingredient. Its use should be banned in France by January 1st 2020. Indeed, it would present a risk for the consumer safety. One of the consequences of its ingestion would be an alteration of the intestinal microbiota. E171 has a deleterious effect on the bacterial activity and the intestinal ecosystem balance (dysbiosis), potentially favoring inflammatory diseases or colorectal cancer in [...]
Prebiotics are non-digestible fibers from our diet. Their goal is to selectively stimulate the beneficial bacteria of our intestinal microbiota. Prebiotics are mainly short chains carbohydrates (i.e. sugars). After consumption, prebiotics cross the digestive tract without being digested until the colon. They are used as a substrate by the “good” bacteria, which ferment and turn them into short-chain fatty acids such as butyrate, acetate, lactate or propionate. Inulin and fructooligosaccharides (FOS) are the most represented prebiotics in quantity in our diet. They are found in certain fruits and vegetables (bananas, endive, chicory…), and some cereals (wheat, rye…). However, there are other [...]
Join us at Vitafoods Europe from May 7th to 9th in Geneva! As every year, Vitafoods Europe is the place to be for ingredient suppliers, contract manufacturers, food supplement laboratories and nutraceutical experts. Come and meet us booth J60 to discuss your projects and discover our latest news!
Retrouvez-nous au Vitafoods Europe du 7 au 9 mai à Genève ! Comme chaque année, Vitafoods Europe est l’événement incontournable où les fournisseurs d’ingrédients, les fabricants, les laboratoires de compléments alimentaires et les experts en nutraceutiques se réunissent. Venez nous rencontrer au stand J60 pour discuter de vos projets et découvrir nos dernières nouveautés !
A balanced vaginal microbiota is a crucial component of women’s health warranting particular attention in order to limit infections causing uncomfortable symptoms such as itching, irritation, etc… What is the vaginal microbiota? Discovered by German gynaecologist Albert Döderlein, the vaginal microbiota is dominated by lactic bacteria called Lactobacilli (95%). But it also contains numerous other microorganisms present in lower quantities. Lactobacilli guarantee a healthy, balanced vaginal flora. They form a genuine defence system against infections, via the formation of a protective biofilm on the vaginal mucosa, preventing the proliferation of pathogenic microorganisms. To achieve this, they employ several mechanisms: Stimulation of immune system. Competition with other microorganisms for nutrients and adhesion sites on the vaginal epithelium. [...]
In his latest book, "The Mind-Gut Connection," Emeran Mayer MD, a gastroenterologist and professor at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), denounces the traditional mechanistic and martial approach to treating the disease, which consists of repair the damaged part without looking at the body as a whole and without knowing its origin. Already at the medical school, Emeran Mayer was not convinced by this traditional approach of medicine and it was during his third year he wanted to study how the brain interacts with the body in the hope of better understanding some diseases especially chronic diseases whose functioning [...]
Many bacteria are housed in our intestines, essential to the functioning of the organism and the maintenance of the health. In particular, they have proved their beneficial effects in the context of digestion. Indeed, these bacteria degrade food in nutrients in order to make them usable by our body, essential to the growth of a living being. The microbiota could therefore be an important part in the overall growth process. According to the World Health Organization, more than 155 million children under 5 years old were stunted growth due to malnutrition in 2016. In case of chronic malnutrition, the gut microbiota [...]