Lycored has outlined mechanisms explaining how carotenoids and polyphenols protect the skin against ultraviolet (UV) radiation with a blend of these phytonutrients contributing to skin health and appearance.
Professors at the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), Ireland, have established an independent scientific certification for assessing product label claims in a bid to improve trust and transparency in the carotenoid or omega-3 markets.
A way to extract pigments from microalgae for use in food supplements has been outlined by scientists, who think the method could overcome the difficulties in obtaining such pigments from natural sources.
New research from the Institute of Intelligent Machines (IIM), Hefei Institutes of Physical Science (HFIPS) in China found that the γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) can promote the growth of Haematococcus pluvialis and increase the astaxanthin accumulation.
OmniActive Health Technologies has been granted a European patent for its meso-zeaxanthin-containing Lutemax 2020 carotenoid complex, a coup it hopes will bolster growth in Europe for the eye health ingredient.
Carotenoids like lutein are well-documented to boost eye health yet the approach of the medical fraternity and some regulators lacks vision when it comes to prevention, says a leading professor in the area.
Astaxanthin suppliers have expressed disappointment at last week’s rejection of the carotenoid by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) health claims panel, but said the rejection was not unexpected given the agency’s treatment of other carotenoids...
Vitatene has received an award from Frost & Sullivan for its
proprietary beta-carotene Betanat - signifying a pat on the back
for breaking industry ground and bringing prices for the natural
ingredient in line with synthetic versions.
US government scientists said this week that a genetically modified
fungus that can manufacture the potent antioxidant lycopene from
corn fibre could be a cheaper alternative to sourcing the
carotenoid from tomatoes.
Boosting 'added-value' opportunities for companies working with
corn, new research from government scientists on a fungus could
hold the key to using corn fibre as a factory for the production of
the potent antioxidant lycopene,...
Sabinsa Corporation of the US has introduced a new stabilised
lutein composition called ZeaLutein. The product is a mixture of
natural xanthophyll carotenoid pigments and Bioperine, the
company's patented nutrient bioavailability...