Dr. Lucien Harthoorn to clarify the potential of gut-oriented immune health support at Microbiome Movement: Human Nutrition Summit

Clasado Biosciences (‘Clasado’), a global leader in the development of clinically proven prebiotic ingredient and product solutions for the human gut microbiome, has announced that R&D Director Dr. Lucien Harthoorn will be taking to the virtual stage at ‘Microbiome Movement – Human Nutrition’. 

On November 10, Dr. Harthoorn will deliver a talk entitled ‘The Role of the Gut Microbiome on Human Gastrointestinal & Immune Health’. Delegates will learn more about today’s understanding of the gut’s role in human health and disease with a particular focus on gastrointestinal and immune health, using empirical evidence from significant contemporary studies.  

The talk is part of the annual Microbiome Movement event, which aims to answer some of the fundamental questions surrounding the gut microbiome as a key regulator of health and disease. The event combines academic studies in the field of gut health with case studies and research from nutraceutical developers.  

Clasado has previously established its intention to support and enhance gut health education for both the nutrition sector and consumers. The presentation, to be delivered by Dr. Harthoorn, represents another significant step towards accomplishing this.  

Dr. Harthoorn commented: “Health and nutrition discussion must always sit in the context of what the consumer is looking for, because these demands shape and guide new product development. Across the globe, people are taking a much more proactive role in taking care of their physical health and are discovering the important role of the gut microbiome in other areas of physical health, including the immune system. Of course, this has been accelerated in light of COVID-19 as the consumer looks for new ways to support the body’s natural defences.  

“Similarly, the prebiotics category is seeing rapid growth, but what happens beyond the bifidogenic effect? I look forward to another opportunity to present the evidence that surrounds the gut microbiome’s role in modulating immune health, as it’s important that we take an objective look at where prebiotics fit into the equation. Prebiotic and probiotic supplements are a hot-button topic for consumers, which means it’s crucial that we get a fuller understanding of what they do, and how they do it.” 

To find out more about Microbiome Movement – Human Nutrition, view the full list of speakers or to book attendance to the event, click here