The food technology company 4GOLD, founded by a pro-athlete trio, have launched a new LiFT lipid supplement combining long-chain triglycerides (LCTs) and medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) for a fast and lasting energy release to fuel athletic performance.
Japanese researchers found that the ‘high bread and low rice’ dietary pattern leads to higher serum low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol for both sexes, while the ‘high confectioneries and low alcohol’ diet did the same only for men.
Sustainable marine products producer Grontvedt has launched a new brand of Norwegian Herring fish oil, completely smell- and taste-free, and rich in cetoleic acid, with immediate processing from “fish to oil in 30 minutes”.
MIT researchers have outlined the importance of nutrient availability in cancer cell development, as a study suggests a calorie reduced diet restricts fatty acid availability that is linked to tumour growth.
UK researchers have detailed the creation of an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered model that predicts whether certain flavonoids or fatty acids have the ability to promote healthy ageing and extend lifespan.
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.
Researchers in Japan found that study participants who consumed linseed oil enriched with diacylglycerol experienced higher fat oxidation than after consuming regular linseed oil, suggesting that the modified linseed oil may be beneficial to combat obesity....
Researchers investigating the healthiness of DuPont’s GM soybean oil Plenish versus other oils have found coconut may be best – beating even olive oil. But it’s best to have a diverse diet with oil from many sources, they say.
Coating iron with chitosan nanostructured lipid carriers is a superior protection method when fortifying milk, with researchers also predicting its suitability for fruit juices, yogurts and traditional drinks.
Omega-3 supplementation may only have a minor effect on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), say researchers who add that the gut microbiota and the use of probiotics may have long-term promise.
The type of fat used as a carrier for phytosterol in fortified foods and drinks could have a major impact on the ability of the ingredient to lower cholesterol, according to a new meta-analysis of trials.
The long term stability of Rimfrost’s Pristine krill powder at room temperature has been confirmed in two studies, allaying concerns about krill’s viability as a supplement ingredient due to stability issues.
Dow AgroSciences is a step closer to commercializing oil from canola plants bred to produce meaningful amounts of the coveted long-chain omega-3 fatty acids DHA (3.7%) and EPA (0.7%), which are currently only found in fish, fungi or microalgae, according...
Switching from saturated fat to vegetable oils that are rich in linoleic acid reduces cholesterol but actually increases the incidence of heart attacks and heart disease, according to a recent review of a data collected nearly 50 years ago.
Transparency in the supply chain rests on reliable tests to verify the provenance of ingredients, but proving beyond doubt where an oil came from has been a problem in the omega-3s space. A new test method being brought to market by the company OmegaVeritas...
Yet another study questioning omega-3 efficacy has been picked up by the mainstream press. Why finger the nutrient when the dosage is all wrong? argues Adam Ismail, executive director of the Global Organisation for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED), in this...
Stepan Co. had high hopes when it acquired a brace of branded lipid nutritional ingredients - Clarinol and Marinol - in 2011. But the company growth projections have been frustrated as several factors have conspired to drive down demand and revenues in...