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An unbending look at joint health

Ageing populations are experiencing a range of health conditions, with deteriorating joints high on the list. In this special series NutraIngredients looks at the science, supply and regulations of the joint health market.

Mussels and joints: A homegrown Kiwi advantage

Over half a century ago, Ben Winters Sr arrived in New Zealand from the Netherlands and soon established Aroma NZ, a manufacturer of freeze-dried marine products including green lipped mussels.

Aurora Algae ups ante in omega-3 market with plans for Q4, 2012 launch

Aurora Algae – the firm promising to turn up the heat in the algal omega-3 market by producing a concentrated 65% EPA-rich oil on a completely new scale – aims to ship out its first commercial products in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Regulation: Joint sales not hurt by health claim hole

The joint health space is in good shape in most markets globally with (mostly supplement) sales sitting at about $2bn.

Science: The emerging ingredients for joint health

In the fourth part of our series on joint health, we look beyond glucosamine and chondroitin to the next generation of joint health ingredients.

Science: The benefits of glucosamine and omega-3

In the third part of our series on joint health, we look at the sometimes conflicting but always burgeoning science behind the ingredients.

Supply: Joining the glucosamine supply gaps

In the second part of this NutraIngredients focus on joint health, we analyse the elbow work going on in the supply channel.

Glucosamine market reaching maturity

In the first part of a special edition on joint health, looks at the market for the ingredient that far outpaces the others in the pack - glucosamine.