Gaining Traction, Gut Health Could be a $71.95 Billion Market Opportunity

Globally, gut health is only expected to gain traction, which could be beneficial for companies such as Psyched Wellness Ltd. (CSE:PSYC)(OTC:PSYCF), Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM), General Mills Inc. (NYSE:GIS), Nestle (OTC:NSRGY), and Danone (OTC:DANOY).

At the moment, according to Euromonitor International, “about one-quarter of consumers globally suffer from lower digestive health issues. In half of those cases, consumers claim that this has a moderate or even severe impact on their overall health. Gut health goes far beyond solely digestive health, encompassing immunity support and weight management. Gut health refers to a well-balanced microbiota in the gastrointestinal tract and is shown to impact physical and mental wellbeing. Gut health is also related to numerous diseases, such as diabetes, obesity or autoimmune disease, and recent research even suggests an impact on mood due to the so-called gut-brain axis.”

Going forward, adds Fortune Business Insights, the digestive health market could reach $71.95 billion by 2027 with rising gut health awareness.

Psyched Wellness Studying AME-1 Extract for Gut Health, For Example

Psyched Wellness Ltd. (CSE:PSYC)(OTC:PSYCF), a life sciences company focused on the production and distribution of artisanal functional and psychedelic mushrooms, is pleased to announce the company has signed an additional agreement with its CRO partner, KGK Science to further study the anti-inflammatory nature of AME-1.

KGK Science specializes in nutraceutical product testing and development and is leading the pre-clinical trials for Psyched. This new agreement will further advance the preliminary findings indicating an anti-inflammatory property of the AME-1 extract. This study will be the first to further explore the anti-inflammatory nature of the AME-1 extract from the Amanita Muscaria mushroom with a particular focus on gut health. When gut health is damaged, it can lead to inflammation thus promoting a chronic condition of the gut lining and impairment of barrier function of the digestive tract. The aim of the study is to explore the anti-inflammatory properties of AME-1 extract and demonstrate activities that may enhance digestive barrier function and immunity. This is significant as gut health and immunity promotion is substantial for health and wellness.

“This is a key first step in the health and wellness studies of AME-1, which lay the groundwork for future preclinical research,” said Brian Tancowny, scientific advisor to Psyched Wellness.

Other related developments from around the markets include:

Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. announced a series of new stores, including four with a new, smaller format in line with previously announced strategy, and one store relocation. The healthy grocer will open approximately 20 stores this year. Sprouts is known for offering a unique farmer’s market experience through an open layout fostering customer engagement, and a curated selection of innovative and responsibly sourced healthy products. “This year, Sprouts will densify its footprint with more stores opening in California, Florida and Texas,” said Dave McGlinchey, Sprouts Chief Format Officer. “We’re excited to introduce our newest format in four stores in the second half of 2021 and plan to feature this format with even more stores next year, when we will be expanding at unit growth of 10% or more.”

General Mills Inc. reported results for the third quarter ended February 28, 2021. “We continued to execute well and delivered profitable growth in the third quarter,” said General Mills Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Harmening. “We’ve made good progress on our fiscal 2021 priorities, including competing effectively, fueling investment in our brands and capabilities, and reducing our leverage. With our balance sheet in a strong position, we have resumed share repurchase activity in the fourth quarter. We’re continuing to advance our Accelerate strategy, including yesterday’s announcement of our proposed divestiture of our European Yoplait business. Looking ahead, we remain focused on strengthening our momentum and emerging from the pandemic a stronger company, even better positioned to drive long-term shareholder value.”

Nestle published its 2020 Annual Report. The report highlights the company’s financial and non-financial performance for the year and gives an update on strategy, innovation, digitalization and sustainability. Nestlé has also sent the Annual General Meeting (AGM) invitation and agenda to shareholders. Despite the challenges in 2020, Nestlé delivered strong results, achieving improvements in organic sales growth, profitability and capital efficiency for the third year in a row. Nestlé also continued to make progress on its portfolio transformation through targeted acquisitions and divestments that focus on attractive, high-growth businesses. A key contributor to Nestlé's growth is its consumer-driven innovation that also strives to reduce the company's environmental footprint. Some examples highlighted in the report include the launch of Sensational Vuna, a plant-based tuna alternative, and the increased use of paper packaging for brands such as Maggi. The company further reduced the average time to market of such innovative products by another 10% and increased the number of multi-market launches by 23%.

Danone’s Board has decided that Emmanuel Faber will step down as Chairman and CEO. As a consequence, it has appointed Gilles Schnepp as Chairman of the Board with immediate effect. Second, the Board has decided to appoint Ve´ronique Penchienati-Bosetta, currently Chief Executive Officer International, and Shane Grant, currently Chief Executive Officer North America, to jointly lead the business while the search for a new CEO is underway. Ve´ronique Penchienati-Bosetta (CEO) and Shane Grant (deputy CEO) will work together, with a focused attention on operational execution and delivery.

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