Antioxidants/carotenoids

Lutein for dietary supplements is extracted from marigolds. Image © Getty Images / PaulPaladin

Lutein levels linked to better memory in adults: Study

By Stephen Daniells

Serum levels of the carotenoid lutein are linked to improved memory function in overweight and obese adults, but other carotenoids are not, says a new study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Revealed: Find out who won at the NutraIngredients Awards 2019

And the winners of the NutraIngredients Awards 2019 are...

Revealed: Find out who won at the NutraIngredients Awards 2019

By Nathan Gray

More than 270 industry leaders helped 34 finalists in 12 categories to celebrate success and innovation across the nutrition and wellness industry … as the NutraIngredients Awards 2019 shone a light on nutrition’s brightest stars.

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Are proprietary blends useful tools, or the bane of the industry?

By Hank Schultz

The move toward transparency can run up against competitive concerns when it comes to blends. Participants at a recent botanicals conference had taken to referring to proprietary blends as the ‘bane of the industry.’

Delivery by design: How can companies approach delivery systems more rationally?

ENCAPSULATION TECHNOLOGIES: BEYOND SUPPLEMENTS

Delivery by design: How can companies approach delivery systems more rationally?

By Nathan Gray

While there has been an explosion in interest over colloidal delivery systems in recent years there has also been disconnect between primary research and commercialisation, says one expert who believes a novel ‘delivery by design’ approach could speed...

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Lutein. The Next New Vitamin?

Lutein. The Next New Vitamin?

Out of the 600 or more carotenoids found in nature, only three are found in the macula of the eye—lutein, RR-zeaxanthin and RS (meso)-zeaxanthin. These...