Probiotics: Probiotic Skincare - The Latest Beauty Trend - Global Strategic Business Report 2012-2018

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Dublin, Oct. 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Probiotics - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering.

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Probiotics in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

The report profiles 105 companies including many key and niche players such as BioGaia AB, Chr. Hansen A/S, Danisco A/S, Groupe Danone, Lallemand-Institut Rosell, Lifeway Foods, Inc., Natren, Inc., Nestlé Nutrition, Probi AB, Seven Seas Ireland Ltd., Stonyfield Farm, Valio Ltd., and Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

Key Topics Covered:

I. Introduction, Methodology & Product Definitions

  • Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
  • Disclaimers I-2
  • Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
  • Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-2
  • Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

II. Executive Summary


  • A Primer II-1
  • Probiotics Sustain Growth with Minor Hiccup Due to Recession II-1
  • Probiotic Transformation II-2
  • Threat from Genetically Modified Cultures II-2
  • Increasing Number of Probiotic Products Grace the Marketplace II-3
  • Lactose Intolerance Sufferers Provide Fillip to Probiotics Market II-3
  • Versatile Applicability Ensures Sunny Prospects for Probiotics II-3
  • Weight Management II-4
  • Oral Care II-4
  • Beauty II-4
  • Probiotics - Future Directions II-4
  • Market Dynamics II-4
  • Companies Vie for New Delivery Technologies to Boost Probiotics Consumption II-5
  • Biopolymer Protection Forecast to Augment Probiotic Industry II-5
  • Current & Future Analysis II-6


  • Growing Consumer Awareness II-7
  • Probiotic Skincare - The Latest Beauty Trend II-7
  • Little Bottles Garner More Appeal II-7
  • Scientific and Clinical Validation Key to Growth II-7
  • Culture Wars II-8
  • Emergence of Probiotic Cereals and Chocolate Bars II-8
  • Probiotics to Add Zing to Chilled Beverages II-8
  • Misleading Health Claims Dampen Demand II-9
  • Formulation and Production of Probiotic Products - Major Technical Issues II-9
  • Multi-Level Marketing Networks Grow In Vogue II-10
  • Regulations to Shape Future Market II-10


  • Introduction II-11
  • Probiotics Defined II-11
  • Probiotic Functioning Mechanism II-12
  • Concept of Prebiotics II-12
  • Synbiotics II-12
  • Probiotic Products - A Briefing II-13
  • Probiotic Strains II-13
  • Lactobacillus Acidophilus II-13
  • Bifidiobacterium Bifidum II-14
  • Bifidiobacterium Longum II-14
  • Lactobacillus GG II-14
  • Lactobacillus Bulgaricus II-15
  • Lactobacillus Casei II-15
  • Lactobacillus Reuteri II-15
  • Major Species/Strains of Select Probiotics Bacteria II-15
  • Lactobacillus II-15
  • Bifidobacteria II-16
  • Dairy Products - A Popular Probiotic Delivery Vehicle II-16
  • Health Benefits of Probiotics II-17
  • Intestinal Complaints II-17
  • Lifestyle-related Disorders II-18
  • Effects of Pro and Prebiotics on Human Gut Health II-18
  • Microbial Function II-18
  • Gut Flora Composition II-19
  • Benefits of Probiotics & Prebiotics II-19
  • Hypocholesterol Action II-19
  • Bowel Cancer II-20
  • Effect of Pathogens II-20
  • Reduction in Virulence II-20
  • Tips to Customers II-21
  • Species II-21
  • Potency II-21
  • Refrigeration II-21
  • Desiccants II-22
  • Stability II-22
  • Fructo-oligosaccharides II-22
  • Method of Consumption II-22
  • Dosage II-22
  • Probiotic Risk Factors II-22
  • A Need for Consultation II-23
  • Safety Measures II-23
  • Prospects for Probiotics II-23
  • Microbes for Health II-24
  • Probiotics - A Historical Note II-24


  • Evaluation of Probiotics in Food - A Systematic Approach II-25
  • Guidelines by Joint FAO/WHO Working Group II-25
  • Introduction II-25
  • Guidelines for Probiotics II-25
  • Genus/Species/Strain II-25
  • In Vitro Tests to Screen Potential Probiotics II-26
  • Safety Considerations II-26
  • In Vivo Studies Using Animals and Humans II-27
  • Health Claims and Labeling II-27
  • Recommendations II-28
  • Growing Regulatory Control II-28


  • Recent Research Findings II-30
  • Probiotics May Help Combat the Flu II-30
  • Compelling Scientific Validation II-30
  • Study II-30
  • Danisco Probiotics Shown to Reduce Bloating in Patients with Functional Bowel Disorder II-30
  • Key Results II-31
  • Probiotics Research - Varying Considerations II-31
  • Microencapsulation Technology II-31
  • Biopolymers for Stabilization of Probiotics in Foods II-32
  • Other Major Research Findings II-33
  • Researchers Keen to Improve Probiotics Viability and Survival II-33
  • Probiotics Improve Iron Absorption II-33
  • Probiotics Helpful in Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome II-33
  • Probiotics Reduces Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea Among Infants II-34
  • Probiotics Help Children Fight Atopic Dermatitis II-34
  • Probiotics Help Reduce Common Cold II-34
  • Probiotics Helpful in Liver Disease II-34
  • Infant Probiotics - Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus II-34
  • Probiotics in Pediatric Gastrointestinal (GI) Therapy II-35
  • Improving Intestinal Immune Function in Broilers - The Probiotic Way II-35
  • Probiotic Research - A Historical Perspective II-35
  • Research Validity II-35
  • Application Effectiveness: Pulse and Rotation Methods II-36


  • Dupont Nutrition and Health Introduces Probiotic Culture Laban II-37
  • Lifeway Foods Unveils Greek Fro-Yo, Lifeway Frozen Kefir and Frozen ProBugs Push Ups II-37
  • Heinz and Probi Introduce Golden Circle Healthy LifeTM Probiotic Juice in Australia II-37
  • Stonyfield Launches Organic Activia Yogurt II-38
  • Danisco Introduces HOWARU® Balance II-38
  • Chr. Hansen Introduces Supplements with Probiotics and Fibers II-39
  • Chr. Hansen Unveils Natural Color Solutions and New Probiotics II-39


  • Chobani Greek Yogurt Launches Chobani Champions II-40
  • Douglas Laboratories Launches InfaSkin Probiotic II-40
  • IR-L and LHI Launch Cysbiotic Women's Dietary Supplement II-40
  • Oragenics Introduces EvoraKids™ II-40
  • Probi Launches Dietary Supplements in South Africa in Collaboration with Camox II-41
  • Alpharma Animal Health Launches Proflora™ II-41
  • Amerifit Unveils Newer Version of Culturelle for Kids II-41
  • BioGaia Introduces Probiotic Products as Pharmaceuticals in India II-41
  • Attune Foods Introduces Probiotic Bar Flavors II-41
  • Ascent Nutrition Introduces Probiotic Beauty Supplement II-42
  • doTERRA Introduces PB Assist™ II-42
  • Institut Rosell-Lallemand Introduces New Flavorless Formulation of ProbioKid® II-42
  • Medical Nutrition USA Introduces Diff-Stat™ II-42
  • Nestle Introduces BISTROV® Prebio II-43
  • Danisco and Anlit Unveil HOWARU® Probiotic Yogurt Bears II-43
  • Energetix Introduces Flora 12+ II-43
  • Enzymedica Launches Digest Gold +PROBIOTICS™ II-43
  • Ganeden Biotech Launches GanPro™ II-43
  • Ganeden Biotech and Max Muscle Launch Pioneering Probiotics Protein Crunch Bar II-43
  • Kibow Biotech Introduces Kibow Biotics® II-44
  • Mars Introduces Chocolate Flavored Probiotic Drink II-44
  • Procter & Gamble Introduces Align Probiotic II-44
  • USANA Health Sciences Introduces Probiotic Plus II-44
  • Oragenics Introduces Teddys Pride Pet Oral Care II-44
  • Ilovehealthychocolate Unveils XoBiotic II-44
  • Iams Veterinary Formulas Introduces ProStora MAX for Dogs II-45
  • Skånemejerier and Probi Unveil Bravo Friscus II-45
  • Sanofi Aventis Unveils Protecflor™ as 'ErcéFlora Supra' in Belgium II-45
  • Sunny Crunch Launches Probiotic Chewy Cereal Bars II-45
  • YoCream Launches First Soft Server Frozen Yogurt in the US II-46


  • BioGaia and Unilab Group Enter into Agreement II-47
  • BioGaia and Nestlé Ink Agreement II-47
  • BioGaia and Victus Enter into Distribution Agreement II-47
  • Probi Enters into Distribution Agreement with USV II-47
  • Yakult to Expand Operations to China, Brazil, and India II-48
  • DuPont Takes Over Danisco II-48
  • Nestlé Establishes Production Facility for Nutrition Products II-48


  • Lifeway Foods Expands Distribution Channel II-49
  • Probi Enters into Long-Term License Agreement with Danone II-49
  • BioGaia Joins Hands with Interbat for Probiotics Drop Sales in Indonesia II-49
  • BioGaia Sets Foot in Argentina in Collaboration with Ferring Pharmaceuticals II-50
  • China-Biotics Commences Commercial Production In New Facility II-50
  • Institut Rosell-Lallemand Enhances Probiotic Portfolio with LAFTI Acquisition II-50
  • Lallemand Health Ingredients Merges with LalFood Entities II-50
  • Martek Biosciences Acquires Amerifit Brands II-51
  • BioGaia Joins Hands with Pharma Nord and Laboratoires BIOETHIC II-51
  • BioGaia Conducts Successful Clinical Study for Probiotic Chewable Tablets II-51
  • BioGaia Joins Forces with Tablets India to Manufacture and Sell Probiotic Products II-51
  • CapAble Inks Agreement with Aqua Scandik II-51
  • Ewopharma to Sell BioGaia's Products in Croatia and Serbia II-52
  • China-Biotics Signs Supply Agreement with Dabeinong Group II-52
  • Atrium Innovation Takes Over Nutri-Health Supplements II-52
  • Lifeway Foods Takes Over Fresh Made Dairy II-52
  • Chr. Hansen takes over Urex Biotech II-52
  • NXT Nutritional, Inc. Becomes Subsidiary of NXT Nutritional Holdings II-53
  • Encap Drug Delivery and Probac Enter into Collaboration Agreement II-53
  • Caleco Pharma Inks Agreement with Puleva Biotech II-53
  • Attune Foods Purchases Cereal Brands II-53
  • Lifeway Foods Adds 7-Eleven Convenience Store Chain to Expand Distribution Channels II-53
  • NXT Nutritionals Selects Kroger II-54
  • Semper Secures Distribution Rights for BioGaia's Integrated Probiotic ORS II-54


  • BioGaia AB (Sweden) II-55
  • Chr. Hansen A/S (Denmark) II-55
  • Danisco A/S (Denmark) II-55
  • Groupe Danone (France) II-56
  • Lallemand-Institut Rosell (Canada) II-56
  • Lifeway Foods, Inc. (USA) II-56
  • Natren, Inc. (USA) II-57
  • Nestlé Nutrition (Switzerland) II-57
  • Probi AB (Sweden) II-57
  • Seven Seas Ireland Ltd. (Ireland) II-58
  • Stonyfield Farm (USA) II-58
  • Valio Ltd. (Finland) II-58
  • Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-58


III. Market

IV. Competitive Landscape

Total Companies Profiled: 105 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 119)

  • The United States (64)
  • Canada (5)
  • Japan (3)
  • Europe (32 ()
  • - France (2)
  • - Germany (1)
  • - The United Kingdom (7)
  • - Spain (2)
  • - Rest of Europe (20)
  • Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (14)
  • Latin America (1)

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