Research updates on vitamin D, spearmint, omega-3, lutein, and zeaxanthin
Nutritional Outlook spoke with AlaskOmega representatives about a new pilot study showing that high-DHA fish-oil concentrate may support a healthy immune response in adults.
Aker BioMarine Targets Younger Krill-Oil Customers and Athletes with New Triathlete Study and Research Initiative, Announced at Natural Products Expo West 2018
Aker BioMarine (Oslo, Norway) debuted promising new pilot-study data at last week’s Natural Products Expo West trade show, examining the benefits of the company’s Superba Boost krill oil concentrate for recovery of triathletes following high-intensity exercise.
Results from the pilot study showed that the high-DHA concentrate may indeed modulate human B-cell activity in middle-aged obese adults, but the study’s authors stressed the need for further testing in a larger cohort.
Omega-3s are poised for a comeback, thanks to innovation in the category and new research initiatives.
GOED issued a statement to its members affirming several points, including that the meta-analysis, which showed that omega-3 fatty acid supplementation had no significant associations with CHD death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, any coronary heart disease events, or major vascular events, adds little to the current body of evidence surrounding omega-3s and cardiovascular risk factors.
The acquisition is part of Frutarom’s merger plan to “enable the rapid, efficient, and comprehensive integration of the global activities of both companies.”
The novel omega-3 technology is designed to accelerate the nutrient’s absorption and ensure its delivery to the sites where the body most needs it.
The report has been posted to the Codex Alimentarius Commission website.
The “GOED Best-Practice Guidelines on Oxidation Control” were developed to help GOED members prevent and minimize the risk of oxidation that threatens omega-3 oils at multiple points along the value chain, from processing to the encounter with the consumer.