Multiple stakeholders are gathering to tackle hidden hunger and malnutrition in South Africa.
Mozambique is gearing up for the introduction of mandatory fortification of flour, corn meal, cooking oil, sugar and salt, following milestone legislation designed to combat malnutrition.
A new meta-analysis strongly supports the use of meso-zeaxanthin along with lutein and zeaxanthin for use in eye health formulations.
Research that enhances compounds contained in broccoli may lead to a lower risk of coronary heart disease and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to two studies that reinforce the vegetable’s reputation as a superfood.
Researchers in Ireland have concluded via a long term trial that supplementation with three carotenoids—lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin—can improve the visual performance of subjects who had normal vision to start.
Swedish-Japanese astaxanthin specialist AstaReal is working with its UK brand partners to push awareness of the carotenoid’s skin health benefits – even in the absence of approved health claims.
The German firm Sanner has developed senior-friendly supplement packaging, which it says will secure shopping loyalty from happy elderly customers.
The Global Organization of EPA and DHA Omega-3 (GOED) noted that the finished products market size for 2015 was $31.4 billion.
A new world map of omega-3 levels shows consumption is too low to prevent cardiovascular and cognitive health issues, in many places.
European regulatory restraints have killed off antioxidant health claims as lawyers advise firms to play it safe despite leniency in some EU member states. We round up the legal status of the term, and the impact this has had on the market.
Proanthocyanidins (PACs) from sea buckthorn seeds may protect retinas from harmful light effects, says a new study.
Eye health nutrient lutein may be even more important for brain function, a congress has heard.
Polyphenols present a promising approach to restoring normal endothelial function in people with diabetes, according to a review calling for more research on this potential ‘antioxidant therapy’.
Rimfrost AS is the latest krill player to capitalise on a recent EU approval of high doses of the omega-3 ingredient, a move it hopes will inject life into an otherwise ‘stagnant’ market.
Norwegian omega-3 firms are facing big challenges following a national alignment with EU requirements to separate food and feed fish oil production.
Weight is the top health concern for adults overall, while Russians have their eye on age-related loss of vision, a DSM survey of 7,000 people across Europe, the Middle East and Africa has revealed.
With around 20-25% of global wild caught fish used for fish meal and fish oil production, environmental certification schemes like Friend of the Sea (FoS) and the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) have been putting increasing pressure on the omega-3 sector to improve stock management. The incentive? Brand value and appealing eco-labels. Yet with the majority of omega-3 still non-certified, some have asked whether this soft incentivisation approach is enough to secure real market change.
OmniActive Health Technologies has been granted a European patent for its meso-zeaxanthin-containing Lutemax 2020 carotenoid complex, a coup it hopes will bolster growth in Europe for the eye health ingredient.
The South Korean company Daesang Corp has applied for novel food approval for its DHA-rich algal oil, claiming ‘substantial equivalence’ to an already-approved oil produced by DSM-owned Martek Biosciences.
The future of lighting is LED but what impact does this have on eyesight? US-Indian firm OmniActive has launched a European version of its What’s Your B.L.U.E.? campaign to shed light on the burgeoning health risk, which it says carotenoid supplements can help combat.