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Kiwi for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) - Source: Mintel


IBS affects many people and the causes may be quite different for each person. Researchers recently identified Kiwifruit extract, Actazin which uses four-way action to support digestive health and well-being. Key causes and symptoms of IBS sparks opportunities in vitamins & minerals ..

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Growing futures: Kiwifruit extract for gut health


By The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Ltd There is increasing demand for products that benefit human health which, combined with consumer preference for products based on natural produce, presents a global opportunity for the functional food market. A key target is dige..

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Kiwifruit to rival prunes & probiotics in digestive health?


By Ewa Hudson, Head of Health and Wellness Research, Euromonitor International. With the high-protein trend gaining, digestive products containing proteolytic enzymes could gain importance. Fiber and probiotics have long been dominant as natural digestive aids, but now there is a newco..

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Keep it moving: A digestive system breakthrough


By Fred Pescatore, M.D., Logical Health Alternatives. I know this isn’t exactly the sexiest topic to discuss, but it’s one of the most common problems among my patients, especially women. And it shouldn’t be ignored... I’m talking about constipation. Not only is it simply annoying and ..

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Actazin Kiwifruit extract for inner health


By Giellepi, Nutrafoods, Volume 14 No.1. The composition of the gut microflora has been found to play important roles in human health and disease. Some polysaccharides, which are slow or non-digestible by humans, are considered as prebiotics because they are selectively fermented by gut bact..

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Kiwifruit-derived supplements may boost bowel health for healthy people: RCT data


By Stephen Daniells. Daily consumption of supplements containing kiwifruit-derived nutritional ingredients may increase bowel movements in healthy individuals, says a new study from New Zealand. Four weeks of taking supplements containing Actazin or Gold kiwifruit-derived ingredients in..

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Anagenix partners with US-based distributor


A New Zealand nutritional ingredients producer expects to make multi-million dollar sales over the next few years following a deal with a major US-based distributor. Wellington-based Anagenix has partnered up with Stratum Nutrition to launch two of its kiwifruit based supplement products ..

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From the Corners of the World: Kiwi, Acai, Acerola, Oh My! Analyzing three impressive superfruits


By Paul Altaffer & Grant Washington-Smith. There is no shortage of “superfruits” in the nutraceuticals and functional foods marketplace, with many fruits being introduced or re-introduced. Superfruit is a term that describes a new generation of fruit products that hold the promise of “su..

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From the Corners of the World: Probiotic Paradox


By Paul Altaffer & Grant Washington-Smith. There continues to be sustained growth in antibacterial soaps and detergents used around the home, as well as rapid growth in the new personal care category of hand sanitizers. Interest in antibacterial products has increased dramatically over t..

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