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For all the science to satisfy your gut, Deerland Probiotics and Enzymes brings you Digestible: A podcast breaking down the trends of the nutraceuticals industry.

Digestible Deerland Probiotics and Enzymes

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For all the science to satisfy your gut, Deerland Probiotics and Enzymes brings you Digestible: A podcast breaking down the trends of the nutraceuticals industry.

    Supplemental Enzymes and The Ecosystem of Gut Health with John Davidson

    Supplemental Enzymes and The Ecosystem of Gut Health with John Davidson

    The global digestive enzyme industry is estimated to be worth $1.2 billion by the year 2026. John Davidson, Director of Education and Innovation, Deerland Probiotics & Enzymes, joined host Daniel Litwin to discuss the role supplemental enzymes play in assisting proper digestion.

    “The enzyme supplement category is very specialized,” Davidson said.

    Davidson's 37 years of expertise and knowledge of the changes in technology in supplemental enzyme development helps him in his efforts to create better and more effective products.

    As consumers become more focused on gut health, has Davidson seen an uptick in the desire for enzyme supplements?

    “We’re seeing a lot of interest in combinations of digestive enzyme supplements with probiotics and even with prebiotics," he said. "Each one is addressing a different phase or aspect of the digestive process, and they can be very complimentary and synergistic with one another.”

    One of the many positives of taking enzyme supplements, Davidson said, is that, “If a person experiences issues with digestion of certain food types, taking the proper enzyme supplement can provide that person with relief right away, not weeks or months.”

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    • 14 min
    The Secret Science To Harnessing the Power of Probiotics using Prebiotics

    The Secret Science To Harnessing the Power of Probiotics using Prebiotics

    Whether you prefer yogurt, kimchi, kefir, or kombucha, probiotics are all around us. But how do we really harness the benefits of this good bacteria, and capitalize on consuming foods that keep us healthy? The answer -- Prebiotics.
    Tackling the science, consumer habits, and marketing behind prebiotics in this episode of Sciences Podcast are scientists John Davidson, Director of Innovation & Education for Deerland, and John Deaton, VP of Science & Technology for Deerland Sciences. We talk about how and why it is important to prime your gut with prebiotics, in order to truly harness the power of probiotics. From a marketing standpoint “probiotics were first out of the gate,” Deaton says, “but it’s not as simple as consuming a probiotic.”
    Probiotic organisms are not very shelf-stable, nor very resilient to our stomach acids. This is why a prebiotic is so important. As non-living organisms, prebiotics are a food source or a compound, and much easier to manage in application. But, for real efficacy, prebiotics must be consumed in large doses. Herein lies the crux that Deerland has tackled head-on.
    How do we provide a prebiotic that is small, consumable, and reduces the main side effect of gas, caused by fermentation in the gut? Davidson explains the groundbreaking science of their prebiotic, which is “based on bacteria phase technology.” Davidson and Deaton have reduced the dosage of necessary prebiotics from over 1 gram, to “Only 15 mg a day required for efficacy.”
    In short, Deerland has “Really revolutionized the whole prebiotic space.” Says Davidson. The science is in, but the hard work isn’t over. “Consumer education is gonna be the key.” Says Davidson. Consumers may love the idea of probiotics, but don’t know that their efforts are futile without the symbiotic help of prebiotics.
    Luckily, the probiotic and prebiotic market is only growing, with business owners taking note of this health phenomenon. Deerland is ready and waiting to bring their prebiotic to the mainstream.

    • 31 min
    Getting the Industry On Board with Enzyme Supplements

    Getting the Industry On Board with Enzyme Supplements

    “You are what you eat” is an old adage that’s really true; educated consumers know it and are extremely conscious of it these days. This awareness is thanks to social media, other consumers, and a rise of those afflicted with a variety of food intolerances to things such as gluten, lactose, sugars, legumes, and other foods, which cause gas and bloating, among other things.
    Good digestion is important, and a lot of products in the that marketplace benefiting gut health include probiotics and enzymes. How is this marketplace responding to an increased interest from consumers?
    John Davidson is the Director of Innovation and Education for Deerland Probiotics and Enzymes. Davidson, a 30-year veteran of the enzyme supplement industry, joined us on the podcast to educate us on what’s new in product development and formulation. He breaks down the current marketplace for probiotic solutions, how consumer demand is driving production and creating growing pains, and why clinical studies are the most difficult-to-surpass but most necessary barrier to entry.

    • 22 min

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