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Nutritional support for the gut and immune system – podcast

Understanding how nutrition and whole-body health is influenced by both the gut and immune system

Consumers are increasingly aware of how digestive health impacts every part of the body, from the basics of nutrient absorption to the complex interaction with the microbiome. Importantly, gut health impacts general well-being, fighting pathogenesis of many chronic conditions and bolstering the first lines of defense from outside invaders.

The Vitafoods Virtual Summit, taking place 15-17 September, includes three deep-dives into key industry areas. On Tuesday 15 September, the session “Transforming Gut Health: Immune support, synbiotics and future opportunities,” sponsored by Nexira, will directly focus on the interconnection between digestive health and immune function, and the key role of nutrition. Among the featured speakers is Caroline Childs, BSc (Hons) PhD RNutr, lecturer in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Southampton. Dr Childs’ research to date has investigated nutrients including dietary fatty acids, probiotics, and prebiotics.

In this podcast, Dr Childs and Informa’s Heather Granato discuss:

  • The critical nature of supporting a healthy microbiome in immune function and its connection to whole-body wellness.
  • Some of the most important lifestyle and health considerations for consumers seeking to bolster their gut health.
  • Specific ingredients with an important role to play in fostering digestive wellness and immune health.

“Transforming Gut Health”, part of Vitafoods Virtual Summit, will take place on 15 September from 13:00-17:00 BST. Learn more about this presentation and see the full summit agenda.

Got feedback? Email Heather at heather.granato@informa.com.

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