The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM) has proposed a ‘tentative’ upper maximum limit for beta-carotene in food supplements after a risk assessment suggested in this form it may increase the risk of lung cancer and death in smokers.
London-based startup Bella Berry tells BeverageDaily.com that it is negotiating with buyers with a view to launching the UK’s first mass market collagen-based ‘beauty drink’ by spring 2015.
Lutein-enriched bakery products hold promise, particularly muffins and cookies where bioavailability is strong, say researchers.
EFSA has concluded there are no intake concerns with various forms of lycopene in a post-market assessment published last week.
Neptune Technologies & Bioressources has launched a blend of krill and lutein for brain and vision health, with clinical data showing the absorption of lutein being improved by as much as eight times.
New research from Canada suggests that blueberries and bilberries do not significantly improve night vision in a healthy population, contradicting several previous (though often less well-designed) studies.
The global functional food market is forecast to reach $54bn (€43bn), an increase of 25% compared to the last available data from 2013, says Leatherhead Food Research.
Ingredients giant BASF is leveraging its ‘unique expertise’ in nutrition and pharma in technologies, capabilities, and ingredients for the ‘next generation of dietary supplements’, the company tells NutraIngredients-USA.
Japan will implement a new health claims system that is set to supersede its strict FOSHU regime in April 2015 – just six months away – but what form will it take and will it meet its deadline?
The results of a clinical trial confirming the bioavailability of dried lutein-enriched egg yolk bring Dutch biotech firm Newtricious a step closer to submitting a dossier for an article 14 or 13.5 age-related macular degeneration (AMD) claim in Europe.
Lutein and zeaxanthin may boost visual processing speed even in young people at their peak, says a new study that ties together the eye and brain health benefits of the carotenoids.
DSM, previously focused on synthetic zeaxanthin, has launched a natural version sourced from longtime carotenoid partner Kemin.
Vitamin E and selenium supplementation is unlikely to impact the progression of age-related cataracts in men, as suggested by previous research, according to a study published in JAMA Ophthalmol.
Aker BioMarine Antarctic has been given product approval for its Superba krill oil by the Indian regulators.
Olive and coconut oils may improve the intestinal absorption of lutein, according to research in mice.
Fuji Chemical-owned astaxanthin specialist AstaReal has emphasised differences in the types of the carotenoid not accounted for in a recent EFSA refusal to back intakes at 4 mg a day in the European Union.
The European Union chief science agency has failed to back astaxanthin consumption at levels over 4 mg astaxanthin per day after responding to a novel foods application from Japanese player, Fuji Chemical-owned AstaReal.
An early form of the eye condition age-related macular degeneration (AMD) can occur in people as young as 35, according to German researchers.
Two years ago lutein player Kemin said it was, “baffled and annoyed” when EFSA rejected its eye health claim that was already approved in France. This week the EU’s food science agency has done it again, but Kemin and its lutein partner DSM, say they are unperturbed and will, “continue to invest in science”.
Daily supplements containing Chlorella may reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels in people with mildly elevated cholesterol levels, says a new study from Korea.