Commercial lutein and zeaxanthin supplements for eye health may contain undeclared meso-zeaxathin, say researchers from Ireland, which may challenge a long-held hypothesis in the eye health sector.
Increased levels of lutein and zeaxanthin are associated with a whopping 40% reduced risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to researchers from Harvard and Brown.
DSM will cut 100 nutrition jobs as part of efficiency plans on top of the 900-1100 job losses elsewhere already announced as it set out goals that include greater interest in brands and private label.
Extracting omega-3 from novel algae sources is the mission of a European Union-funded project with multiple partners including the famed nutrition research arm at Wageningen University in the Netherlands.
How does the industry respond when a scientific study comes out that is critical of quality and label claim for an omega-3 fish oil supplement—and in the opinion of many experts, the research is seriously flawed?
Food fortification, supplementation and better nutrition policy making and implementation are keys to addressing ongoing global micronutrient deficiencies in ‘the big 3’ – iron, iodine and vitamin A, Europe’s biggest nutrition congress was told today in Berlin.
There are more people in the world aged over 60 than ever before. Michelle Perrett discovers what the industry needs to do to help them age healthily.
Specific carotenoids are associated with a lower risk of breast cancer, research in China has suggested.
Swedish supplements player New Nordic has had eye health claims slapped down in the UK, even though its ‘Blue Berry Eyebright plus’ product included vision-approved vitamin A.
An over-simplistic image of impoverished, malnutritioned Africa is being used to push the case for genetically modified organisms (GMOs), a senior Harvard professor has warned.
Comparing the sustainability of fisheries is important but this can miss subtle differences in stock health, Adam Ismail, the executive director of the Global Organisation for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) has said.
Korean food giant Daeseng wants to enter the EU omega-3 market and has applied for novel foods approval for an algae-derived DHA (docosahexaenoic acid).
Over one third or 3.5 million tonnes of fish stocks destined for fish oil supplements are ‘poorly managed’, a sustainability report of 24 fisheries has found.
Ingredient giants DSM and Kemin have debuted forms of lutein and zeaxanthin for use in tablets and soft gels via their partnership on the eye health carotenoids.
Astaxanthin manufacturer AstaReal has announced plans to further expand its production facility in Washington State and has followed other producers of the carotenoid into the direct-to-consumer finished products market.
Low blood levels of vitamin D are associated with an increased risk of age-related macular degeneration, says a new study.
Measuring macular pigment offers potential as a biomarker of cognitive health, and Alzheimer’s patients are more likely to be seriously deficient in carotenoids, say data from two new studies.
Taking lutein at 13 months of age does not benefit the child’s cardiometabolic health at six, say researchers.
South African researchers have created new beta carotene- rich sweet potatoes that could offer a solution to rampant vitamin A deficiency.
The American Botanical Council has taken another major step in its Botanical Adulterants Program with the release of a Laboratory Guidance Document on bilberry.
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