The year 2019 was a solid one for the omega-3 business, with sales remaining steady. In the US, the market was mostly flat, but strong regional growth in the Asia-Pacific region and other emerging markets led to category growth overall.
Arctic Nutrition is to form a scientific collaboration with Norwegian firm Møreforsking to provide marine lipid and cell study expertise in developing its omega-3 fatty acid-enriched herring roe extract.
Norwegian krill processor Rimfrost is to award a €100m (NOK 1bn) contract to Westcon to build a new krill fishing vessel that enables the production of food supplements at sea immediately after catching.
Clinical trials involving diet are severely under-funded and more difficult to complete than drugs studies, say researchers who warn that nutrition studies are prone to bias, are often too small and of too short duration and regularly change outcome...
An expert panel has recommended an expanded treatment envelope for the EPA drug Vascepa. An expert says the move won’t affect the supplement market directly but does add to recent official recognition of the health benefits of omega-3s.
IADSA (International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Association) is working to boost awareness of the critical importance of Omega 3 and folic acid in maternal and infant nutrition with two new information resources.