Italian researchers have come up with a scoring system for supplements aimed at improving male fertility. Their analysis shows among the many ingredients used in such supplements, folic acid, inositol and NAC seemed the most promising.
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 study looking at the autumn olive berry (AOB) - branded by a promoter as Lycoberry - has confirmed the rich assortment of proanthocyanidins and alpha- and gamma- tocopherols in the fruit to go with the previously discovered high levels of lycopene. The...
Lycopene has a growing reputation among the carotenoids, but have we started to see a red revolution in the market? In this special edition article, NutrIngredients asks where the science and the market data stand on the tomato compound.
Supplements of the lycopene, the carotenoid that give tomatoes
their red colour, may be as effective as statins to reduce the
formation of plaques in the arteries that cause atherosclerosis,
says a new study with rabbits.
Phytoene and phytofluene, lesser known compounds from tomatoes,
also accumulate in significant quantities in key organs, and may
play a role in the health benefits previously attributed to
lycopene, suggests a new study with rats.
LycoRed is introducing a new lycopene ingredient in the form of a
dried cherry tomato that is remarkably high in the antioxidant,
enabling foods to be fortified without complex regulatory
situations posing a barrier.
Researchers from Taiwan are eying a combination of gelatin and
poly(-glutamic acid) (-PGA) for the encapsulation of lycopene from
tomato pulp waste, offering alternatives for the ingredient
increasingly in the consumer's eye.
The European market for lycopene as a functional food ingredient
looks to be opening up, since Vitatene gained novel foods approval
for its ingredient derived from the Blakeslea trispora
fungus last year.
PLThomas is set to offer LycoRed's natural colorant line to food
and beverage companies throughout the United States, Canada and
Mexico, in an exclusive deal that expands the distrutors reach with
the natural red antioxidant...
Colourless carotenoids developed by Israeli Biotechnology Research
have been given the green-light for use in foods in Europe; they
are expected to be used in supplement intended to boost outward
appearance from the inside and to...
Los Angeles-based Soft Gel Technologies has paired branded
proprietary ingredients Lyc-o-Mato and CoQsol in a soft gel to
promote cardiovascular health and is counting on the innovative mix
to drive sales.
LycoRed is establishing its first carotenoid manufacturing base in
the US with the acquisition of ingredient supplier H.Reisman
Corporation - allowing it to meet the demands of North American
clients more quickly.
Israel-based LycoRed said last week that its lycopene-rich tomato
powder has been self-affirmed as GRAS (Generally Recognized As
Safe) by an independent panel, paving the way for its use in
Colour does not appear to dictate lycopene content as green, purple
and red tomato ketchups boast similar levels of health promoting
antioxidant lycopene, claim researchers, who also identified dark
red ketchup as boasting the strongest...
Research by DSM Nutritional Products provides further evidence of
the mechanism behind lycopene's protective role against prostate
cancer, giving extra support for its use in functional foods and