Whether fish-derived or vegetarian, omega-3 has become a household term. Supplement sales continue to grow, and more and more foods are being fortified with the healthy fatty acids. But getting omega-3 foods into the mainstream remains a challenge.
Omega-3 fatty acids in the re-esterified triglyceride form may be the most bioavailable, according to a new study by omega-3 pioneer Jorn Dyerberg.
Daily supplements of krill oil may reduce the symptoms of arthritis, with the benefits linked to the omega-3 and antioxidant content of the ingredient, suggests a new study.
The safety of an EPA-rich oil from genetically modified yeast is “comparable to that of GRAS fish oil”, says a new study from DuPont.
An Australian study has found herbal preparations and omega-3s are effective treatments against an array of illnesses including osteoarthritis, heart disease and depression and could save the country more than...
NutraIngredient’s Snack Size Science brings you the week's top science every two weeks. This week we cast our net for the newest science on sourcing fish oil from plants.
In a reverse of what we see in nature - krill gobbling up fish - Trygg Pharma has entered into an agreement to purchase Epax Holding AS from Austevoll Seafood.
Daily consumption of a soybean oil rich in stearidonic acid (SDA) increased levels of omega-3 in blood cells after 12 weeks, says a new study from Monsanto and Solae.
Omega-3 spread maker Unilever says a 40 month study that found omega-3 spreads don’t protect elderly heart attack sufferers from further cardiac events, requires further analysis and won’t affect approved...
Norwegian omega-3 specialist Smartfish is set to launch an omega-3 drink with more than 1000mg of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), as the company adds a medical wing...
In the fourth excerpt from a NutraIngredients health claims roundtable, our experts discuss the possibility that the 2006 nutrition and health claims regulation may end up being challenged in an...
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) says there are no grounds for amending the omega-3 cognitive function health claim rejection it issued to UK omega-3 supplements brand, Equazen Eye Q,...
Omega-3-rich supplements may improve blood lipid levels of people with metabolic syndrome, reducing the risks of developing serious health problems, says a new study.
The omenga-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA may have gender-specific effects on blood platelet aggregation, researchers in Australia have found.
Researchers have developed a new way to stabilise omega-3 nutraceuticals, using elecrosprayed zein encapsulation.
A new study has identified and sequenced antioxidant proteins in yogurt that could be used as stabilizers in functional foods, following on from previous research on their potential.
A new study suggests that a deficiency in alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3) coupled with a chronic excess of linoleic acid (omega-6) could lead to ‘inherited obesity’.
TNO has teamed up with industrial algae producer Ingrepro Renewables for a two year research project investigating the extraction of proteins, healthy oils, and possible carbohydrates from algae.
New research suggests that naturally occurring antioxidant peptides could be used to prevent oxidation of omega-3 in functional foods.
A “flood of scientific evidence” for omega-3 forms DHA and EPA, positive press, elevated consumer awareness and proactive industry representation will drive 60%+ omega-3 growth in coming years, according to...
A national press campaign for omega-3 food supplements that claimed they could, “cure reflux, severe eczema and arthritis” has been challenged by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).
UK-based Oxford Nutrascience has teamed up with Ocean Nutrition Canada (ONC) to develop omega-3 chews, which it plans to supply to dietary supplement firms around Europe for their own-label lines.
A new global Omega-3 Innovation Centre to boost innovation by co-ordinating research into incorporating the fatty acids into human and fish diets is due to open near Oslo, Norway next...
An oil rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids from sea buckthorn may reduce symptoms of dry eye syndrome, says a new study from the University of Turku.
The heart health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA may be related to their ability to reduce oxidative stress, suggests new research.
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)-backed claims linking omega-3 form ALA and cognitive and eye function may be extended to DHA, a recent, specially convened European Commission-hosted meeting has suggested.