Upsher-Smith Laboratories on Monday announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement under which New Jersey-based Vertical Pharmaceuticals has acquired Upsher-Smith's rights to Divigel (estradiol gel) 0.1%, Nexa Plus Rx Prenatal Vitamin, and Provella, a probiotic dietary supplement.
Skinnygirl brand has already made its foray into several categories, including a recent line of water flavor enhancers and a partnership with SodaStream to create new flavors. Now the brand will step into the supplement category with its new Skinnygirl Supplements.
A study published earlier this week in the journal Pediatrics determined that the probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri helped substantially reduce episodes of diarrhea and respiratory tract infections among children in a daycare setting.
As many as 86% of Americans have experienced some type of GI or digestive issue in the past year, but according to recent Mintel research, some 40% of those who suffer from gastrointestinal issues are concerned about the side effects associated with them, the company reported Friday.
Giving an infant a probiotic during the first three months of life appears to reduce the onset of gastrointestinal disorders and result in lower associated costs, according to a study by Flavia Indrio of the Aldo Moro University of Bari, Italy, that was released earlier this week.
Earlier this year, i-Health identified a niche need within the probiotic segment — an adult-strength chewable version of its probiotic brand, called Culturelle Digestive Health Probiotic Chewables, for those consumers in search of alternatives to the tablets and caplets.
What a difference a year will make. While sales of antacid tablets were down 1.3% to $2 billion for the 52 weeks ended July 14 across total U.S. multi-outlets, according to IRI, the entire category ought to have made a significant resurgence by this time next year.
Another new delivery system recently introduced into the antacid space is Tummy Co's Relief OTC Antacid, an orange cream-flavored liquid that offers immediate relief with the ingredients calcium carbonate, potassium bicarbonate and sodium bicarbonate.
According to a recent Prevention survey, 74% of women are interested in knowing more about how their digestive system works, but almost half surveyed believe that digestive health is a taboo subject people are uncomfortable discussing.
A recent survey commissioned by Dannon found that 68% of consumers believe certain probiotics help regulate the digestive system, yet one-third of Americans agree that they don’t get enough probiotics in their average daily diets.
The Greek Gods, a brand of the Hain Celestial Group, a leading natural and organic products company, is adding a new line of delicious, drinkable Kefir, a low-fat, cultured milk, the company announced.
Researchers at the University of Gothenburg along with the Chalmers University of Technology earlier this month demonstrated that an altered gut microbiota in humans is associated with symptomatic atherosclerosis and stroke.