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Scandinavian omega-3 supplier green-renovates manufacturing methods

Norwegian omega-3 supplier GC Rieber has introduced methods it says will lead to the replacement of 100% of fossil fuels with ‘waste fatty acids’ produced in the omega-3 refining process.

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Stepan ends years of North American isolationism with strategic European nutrition shift

In 2010, Stepan Company, the New Jersey-based firm that had for decades supplied flavours and emulsifiers, decided to move into nutrition - a decision that led it to buying Dutch...

Omega-3 may prevent or slow osteoarthritis: Animal study

An omega-3 rich diet from fish or flax oil could "substantially and significantly" reduce the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis, according to new research.

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Scalable new sources of omega-3 key to success for algae oils

The omega-3 market needs the new entrants from algae, but the new sources need to be manageable and scalable to ensure success, says the VP of business development for Aurora...

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GOED explains its “big plans” for omega-3 health claims in 2012

With the volume of omega-3 science tripling in 10 years, the world’s leading omega-3 trade group is working with international regulators to have that research reflected in authorised claims –...

Krill wars round two: Neptune patent is ‘invalid’ and ‘unenforceable’, says Enzymotec

Israeli nutritional lipids giant Enzymotec has weighed into the patent infringement row engulfing the krill oil industry with a statement from its boss declaring rival Neptune’s new US patent for...

Supplements for lung injury patients may do more harm than good, suggests study

Supplementation with dietary omea-3 and antioxidants does not improve the primary outcomes of patients with acute lung injury, and may in fact be harmful for such patients, says new research

Krill oil dispute turns ugly as new patent prompts wave of litigation

The biggest players in krill oil are at war again - this time over a US patent awarded to Neptune Technologies & Bioressources, which its arch rival argues should never...

GC Rieber Oils establishes direct platform to North American market

Norwegian supplier GC Rieber Oils AS has established a US office, giving it a direct platform to promote its VivoMega brand of fish oils and high omega-3 concentrates.

Food matches supplements for omega-3 dosing: Study

Consuming omega-3 via capsules or fortified foods produces equal increases in blood levels of the fatty acids, says a new study from Norway.

Omega-3 may ease depression symptoms, slash dementia risk: RCT

Fish oil supplements may reduce symptoms of depression and a subsequent risk of dementia, suggests new data from Australia.

EC expects "smooth adoption" of article 13 health claims list in Q1 2012

The European Commission’s directorate for health and consumer affairs, DG Sanco, has said it is close to finalising the 2758 claim-strong list of generic claims for publication in the European...

Omega-3 supplements show benefits against anxiety: Human data

A daily dose of 2.5 grams of omega-3s may reduce symptoms of anxiety by about 20%, according to new data from the Ohio State University.

Fatty acids can inhibit cancer treatment: Researchers

Fatty acids including omega-3s and omega-6s can inhibit chemotherapy treatments, Dutch researchers have found.

Martek name to disappear as DSM creates new Nutritional Lipids business

Seven months after sealing a billion dollar deal to acquire Martek, DSM has created Nutritional Lipids, a new division that will combine Martek’s algal omega-3 and omega-6 products and DSM...

Maternal omega-3 intake may influence childhood allergy

Omega-3 fatty acids may aid the development of the infant gut and improve how gut immune cells respond to bacteria and foreign substances, making the baby less likely to suffer...

Marine, but not plant, omega-3s may boost heart health for women: Study

Long chain omega-3s from marine sources may reduce the risk of heart disease, but alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) from plant sources offered no such benefits, says a new study from Denmark....

Stable fish oil emulsions possible, says study

The addition of whey protein to fish oil emulsions at high pH can help to create stable emulsions with up to 70% fish oil, according to new research.

Omega-3 market set to boom on demand from food sector

Demand from the food industry will see the market for Omega-3 ingredients rise substantially over the next few years, a report from the market research and consulting firm MarketsandMarkets said.

Omega-3 DHA may reduce the severity of stroke: Study

Consuming the omega-3 DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) may reduce the extent of damage following a stroke by 25%, suggests a new study with mice.

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US military: Low omega-3 levels may boost suicide risk

US troops and service personnel with low levels of omega-3 are at increased risk of suicide, says a new study that potential opens the door to widespread omega-3 supplementation.

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Beyond the heart and brain: Emerging benefits of omega-3

Omega-3 fatty acids have a wide range of reported benefits, some of which have more scientific support than others. As part of our special focus on omega-3’s, NutraIngredients takes a...

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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...

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Algal omega-3 market heats up as new players bid for a slice of the action

The dynamics of the algal omega-3 market are set to change over the next 18 months with the entrance of two new players both promising to trump the competition in...

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Krill set for continued omega-3 stardom

The nascent but rapidly growing krill sector is set to match or exceed 10+% point growth forecast for the entire omega-3 sector, even as public awareness remains relatively low and...