Oral intake of Kemin’s Neumentix spearmint extract may preserve the activity and viability of ganglion cells in the retina and support an expanded role for the nootropic for neural tissues beyond the brain.
A new study suggests that Euromed S. A.’s pomegranate extract, Pomanox (PMX), may exhibit significant anti-inflammatory benefits within an in vitro model of human reconstituted corneal epithelial cells.
A combination of astaxanthin, lutein and zeaxanthin – all shown to improve some parameters of eye health on their own – increased eye-hand coordination after visual display terminal (VDT) use, according to a recent study.
Consumption of a bilberry and fish oil combination supplement for three months improved severe dry eye symptoms in young and middle-aged adults, according to a study led by researchers from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Commercially available eye health supplements for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) sold in pharmacies and e-commerce platforms in Australia, New Zealand, US, UK and Canada have been found to vary widely in terms of their formulation and pricing,...
Eating a small portion of dried goji berries on a regular basis could delay the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) or prevent it altogether among healthy middle-aged people, according to a new study.
Regular high caffeine consumption is associated with a higher risk of developing glaucoma in people with a genetic predisposition to elevated intraocular pressure (IOP), according to a new large-scale study.
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.
The EyeMuse-branded ingredient is supported by published studies, giving formulators a new option for products for consumers with digital device-related eye fatigue, from everyday professionals to gamers.
Wolfberry, also known as Goji Berry or Fructus lycii, is being touted as a credible dietary supplement for maintaining eye health, particularly in preventing or delaying common retinal diseases among the ageing population.
Aker BioMarine has debuted a new ingredient developed from krill oil. The new product, which features EPA and DHA bound to a lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC) backbone, is based on cutting edge research and breaks ground in the area of brain and eye health,...
The supplementation of lutein and zeaxanthin for preserving eye health is more effective in individuals with healthy BMI (lower than 25kg/m2), a 16-week human clinical trial conducted in Japan has shown.
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.
Video gaming has exploded during the coronavirus pandemic as consumers shelter in place, but the eSports opportunity for dietary supplement brands and ingredient firms has been around for a while. Will more brands pivot and what do they need to know?
The winner of the 2019 NutraIngredients-Asia award for Ingredient of the Year for Healthy Ageing, Pharmactive Biotech Products, has highlighted South East Asia as one of its biggest growth opportunities.
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.
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.
The eye health benefits of astaxanthin will steadily increase demand for this already red-hot ingredient, says Rudi Moerck, PhD, CEO of Valensa, one of the major suppliers. This benefit is tied into an aging demographic; few younger consumers think about...
Over half of eye health supplements on the French market fraudulently contained meso-zeaxanthin, a cheaper and unauthorised stereoisomer of regular zeaxanthin, according to a two-year investigation by a French watchdog.
Chinese ingredients supplier Fenchem reports that sales of eye health carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin have doubled in a year to break the million-dollar mark for the first time – even as a marigold shortage sets in.
One of the nutrition industry’s biggest sellers – vitamin C – may help nerve cells in the eye to function properly, says a new study that suggests the vitamin may also be important for brain function, too.
In the second part of our special series on eye health, NutraIngredients takes a closer look at the science behind lutein, omega-3 and the other ingredients eyeing a place on the podium for eye health.
Long-term supplementation with a synthetic zeaxanthin product
significantly increased plasma levels of the carotenoid, thought to
protect against degeneration of eye health, report researchers from
DSM Nutritional Products.
The American Optometric Association (AOA) has added a new
functionality to its website which is designed to allow visitors to
asses whether their diet is putting them at risk of eye problems
such as cataracts.