Texas-based Essential Formulas’ Science Director, Ross Pelton, RPh, PhD, CCN, won first place honors for his poster abstract on “Postbiotic Metabolites: The New Frontier in Microbiome Science” during the prestigious “Microbiome & Probiotics Series: USA” annual conference held Oct. 29-30, in San Diego, CA.
Pelton’s scientific abstract was one of 17 preliminary entries chosen by the Microbiome & Probiotics Scientific Committee and showcased during the symposium. The poster abstracts were selected based on a presentation of the most significant developments in the field of microbiome science. Winning first place provided Pelton the opportunity to give an oral presentation to conference attendees, including leading scientists in the microbiome and probiotic arenas.
Postbiotics is a term that refers to the vast array of compounds that are produced by the metabolic activity of probiotic bacteria during the natural fermentation process. These substances are collectively called postbiotic metabolites. They include various vitamins, enzymes, short-chain fatty acids, and other organic acids like fulvic acid, which is key to the absorption and transport of minerals and amino acids.