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Indian carotenoid player enters Europe

Bangalore-based lutein and carotenoid specialist Katra Phyto has enlisted UK-based ingredient player and distributor Gee Lawson as its European partner.

Better omega-3s test will help improve public health outcomes, developer says

A streamlined test for omega-3 levels in the blood will help consumers better understand this crucial risk factor, the test’s developer says.

'An unexplored niche': Edible petals as a promising nutrient source

Edible petals offer a promising source of bioactive nutrients, Portuguese researchers have said.

'We've made big pills a thing of the past.'

Big investment, small pills: DSM invests €27m in omega-3 technology

DSM has invested over €27 million in its ‘3C technology’ which concentrates DHA and EPA up to 85% and helps reduce capsule size by up to three times.

BASF picks Germany to boost global vitamin A capacity

Vitamin giant BASF is expanding its vitamin A production capacity by 1,500 metric tons to meet growing global demand for the micronutrient.

Pakistan: UK-funded fortification programme targets women & children

A £48m (€55m) five-year, large-scale fortification programme is being rolled out this month in Pakistan in a bid to combat malnutrition in women and children.

New carotenoid source? Purslane plant gets nitrogen nutrition boost

Researchers have found a way to boost the nutritional properties of leafy green purslane, increasing carotenoid and chlorophyll concentrations in the plant by providing additional nitrogen.

Which supplements should women take during pregnancy?

The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) is seeking insights into general public opinion on supplementation in pregnancy.

South Africa sets nutrition goals for 2025

Multiple stakeholders are gathering to tackle hidden hunger and malnutrition in South Africa.

Landmark law: Mozambique brings in mandatory food fortification

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.

Meta-analysis concludes meso-zeaxanthin improves performance of eye health formulations

A new meta-analysis strongly supports the use of meso-zeaxanthin along with lutein and zeaxanthin for use in eye health formulations.

Studies look to enhance broccoli’s ability to ward off disease

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.

Study shows 3-carotenoid formula boosts visual performance for non-impaired subjects

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.

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British campaign takes astaxanthin to the people

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.

Easy-to-open: German firm seeks to open lid on senior supplement market

The German firm Sanner has developed senior-friendly supplement packaging, which it says will secure shopping loyalty from happy elderly customers.

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New GOED report summarizes global market for EPA and DHA finished products

The Global Organization of EPA and DHA Omega-3 (GOED) noted that the finished products market size for 2015 was $31.4 billion.

298 studies reviewed

Omega-3 intake map shows vast deficiencies & health risks

A new world map of omega-3 levels shows consumption is too low to prevent cardiovascular and cognitive health issues, in many places.


Why antioxidant claims have been killed off in the EU

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.

Sea buckthorn compounds show eye health support

Proanthocyanidins (PACs) from sea buckthorn seeds may protect retinas from harmful light effects, says a new study.

Researcher: 'Lutein could be more important than vitamin C.'

Lutein shows brain health promise beyond ‘Alzheimer’s of the eye’

Eye health nutrient lutein may be even more important for brain function, a congress has heard.

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