A review has made a case for microalgae as a functional food for mitochondrial protection, due to their “ability to concentrate various active compounds, comprising omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, sterols, phenolic compounds, carotenoids, and others.”
It was observed that better performances in cognitive function tests were associated with increased dietary intakes of α-Carotene and β-Carotene, in a new cross-sectional study utilising elderly participants from the Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).
A new study has found that a formula containing omega-3s, carotenoids and vitamin E had a significant positive effect on measures of cognitive decline among an older cohort suffering from milder Alzheimer’s disease.
Supplemental lycopene, a red carotenoid found in tomatoes, watermelons, and other foodstuffs, may significantly reduce blood pressure in hypertensive people, says a new meta-analysis of clinical trials.
A new player is on the verge of entering the astaxanthin and other markets with the granting of a patent on a ‘dark fermentation’ process for cultivating Haematococcus pluvialis and other algae species.
Using a micromicellar formulation of lutein, zeaxanthin, and meso-zeaxanthin led to significantly higher increases in serum levels of the carotenoids, compared to other formulations, says a new study from Ireland.
A recent review of astaxanthin found evidence to support the safety of dosages of 12 mg up to 24 mg a day. But that applies to only to natural astaxanthin, not to the synthetic forms, the authors said.
A disagreement between researchers and an ingredient supplier about the import of recent carotenoid research raised again the sticky question of when processing steps might convert a natural ingredient into an artificial one.
High dietary intakes of alpha- and beta-carotene are associated with reduced type 2 diabetes risk in generally healthy adults, says data from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition-Netherlands (EPIC-NL).
French scientists, in collaboration with Nestlé Research Centre,
have shown that an in vitro digestion model could be a valuable
tool to quantify potential bioaccessibility of vitamin E and
carotenoids from functional food.
Researchers from Sweden have reported that people suffering from
coronary artery disease (CAD) have low levels of the antioxidant
carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin, and could respond to
Further evidence to support the inclusion of carotenoids in food
formulations comes from the US with a new study showing that high
blood levels of carotenoids, a family of disease-beating
antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables,...
Europe's health food industry has 'under-utilised' the
nutraceutical properties of carotenoids and consumers are still
unaware of their health benefits, finds a new report on the $348.5
million (€291.4m) carotenoid...