Market Opportunities for Prebiotics

Location: Lower Level, North Convention Center

Friday, November 9 | 2-4pm

Probiotics have dominated media attention and consumer awareness in recent years. However, as mechanisms of action become better understood, prebiotic fibers and resistant starches are emerging as key players in areas such as digestive health, immune support and mood. Prebiotics play in important role in the human gut microbiome, supporting a holistic approach to wellness by shifting microbial and metabolic signatures. Fructooligosaccharides (FOS), galactooligosaccharides (GOS), xylooligosaccharides (XOS) and isomaltooligosaccharides (IMOS) have different chemical compositions, impacts and dosage requirements—all of which affects their suitability for synbiotic formulations. 

  • Discover the differences between various types of prebiotics and how they alter the microbiome to benefit health.
  • Gain insight into the category’s growth potential, areas of opportunity and strategies for success.
  • Examine regulatory considerations surrounding prebiotic fiber that impact labeling and claims.


  • Dr. David Heber, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.S.N. / UCLA Center for Human Nutrition; Division of Clinical Nutrition, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Kara Landau, Global Prebiotic Association
  • Len Monheit, Global Prebiotic Association
  • Ivan Wasserman, Amin Talati Upadye


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