Omniactive Health Technologies has passed a milestone with the enrollment of more than 10,000 farmers in its lutein supply program, the company said Wednesday at the Vitafoods Europe trade show in Geneva, Switzerland.
The UK's Food Standards Agency (FSA) has urged Twitter users to help it spread the word on the dangers of toxic fat burner DNP after a young woman died last month.
According to Euromonitor International, fortified or functional food and drink sales jumped by 25% between 2008 and 2013 to reach $267.6bn (€249bn). But what does this industry term really mean to consumers anyway and what are the motivators behind such purchases?
Health apps, home tests and other digitek are the future of nutrition research and public health strategies, according to top researchers in the field.
A lack of attention on key bioactives like lutein and DHA, misinformation from the internet, and the medical community's focus on treatment rather than prevention are just a few of the issues that need to be addressed to promote healthy aging, says a leading researcher of aging.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has established vitamin A population reference intakes (PRIs) in the EU, recommending 750 μg for men and 650 μg for women.
Two years of supplementation with lutein and zeaxanthin may boost macular pigment optical density (MPOD) and retinal sensitivity in people with early age-related macular degeneration (AMD), says a new study.
Increased intakes of lutein may not only have a direct beneficial role in the macula of the eye, but may also affect inflammation, says a new study.
Croda has added two new flavours to its omega-3 syrup range that are easier to swallow than capsules for pregnant women and children.
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.