The market for functional foods containing omega-3 is ripe for innovation in Asia and the Middle East, with one start-up claiming it can provide 250mg of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in 30g of chocolate.
The difficulty in getting a probiotic health claim approved and the botanical stand-off may explain why one in three industry professionals find the current EU framework unhelpful and difficult to navigate.
Research continues to pile up on omega-3s but within that mountain of data, gaps start to appear. Expert Kevin Tipton, PhD, told us about three areas where more research is needed: In muscle growth, in healthy aging and in brain health.
Bioavailability advances in the omega-3 sphere are prone to “over interpretation,” said an expert in lipids chemistry. What really matters is if these chemical changes to base ingredients actually boost the ultimate uptake of EPA and DHA.
The next few years could be a turbulent time for the omega-3 industry with results from several very large randomized control trials due to be published, but regardless of the results the totality of the evidence still supports significant benefits from...
After a journey through various forms of corporate ownership, omega-3 supplier EPAX has come full circle, landing with a company that understands fishing and the business of extracting ingredients from fish, an executive says.