Canada: New potato-derived health product hits store shelves

A potato farming business in the Manitoba province of Canada that successfully launched a natural health product for the hog sector, has now released a second-generation product aimed at the human market. It’s a product clinical trials show can significantly improve the digestive health of humans, particularly seniors. Earl and Derek McLaren, the Carberry-based brothers who own the company, recently saw their new potato-derived digestion-resistant starch supplement hit the shelves in Manitoba at Vita Health Fresh Market outlets. Results from clinical trials show MSPrebiotic significantly reduces bad bacteria and increases good gut bacteria in human subjects, improving digestion and overall gut health in two age groups studied, including participants 70 years old and older and another ages 30 to 50. More