For millennia, humans have been reliant on microorganisms for optimal health; it has only been in the recent past that we have understood the critical role of the microbiome. The gut microbiome in particular has been a target, with researchers looking at the potential to increase levels of beneficial organisms and support their function.
In this Vitafoods Europe edition of the Vitafoods Insights podcast, Professor Alojz Bomba, head of the Institute of Experimental Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, at Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice Slovakia, and president of the International Scientific Conference on Probiotics and Prebiotics, discusses how modulating the gut microbiome could optimise human health. Prof Bomba will be speaking at Vitafoods Europe as part of the “Fixing the gut” workshop in the Conference program; his talk, “Modulating the gut microbiota for improved health, disease prevention and treatment,” will take place at 10:30am on Wednesday 2 September.
In this podcast, Prof Bomba and Informa’s Heather Granato discuss:
- The critical connection between the gut microbiota and the maintenance of good health, as well as how dysbiosis in the gut impacts disease pathology.
- Different types of natural substances that could augment the actions of beneficial microorganisms in addressing gut dysbiosis.
- Formulation considerations when looking at potential product development.
Learn more about “Fixing the gut: Functional ingredients and microbiome research” in the Vitafoods Europe conference by visiting https://www.vitafoods.eu.com/en/conference/agenda.html and reviewing the agenda for Wednesday 2 September.
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