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Special edition: Algae

Expert says algae's promise still huge despite disappointments in ingredient development

Algae companies have a habit of over promising and under delivering. According to one longtime expert in the field, that’s almost by default, resulting from the organisms’ almost unlimited potential and the limited ability of current technology to realize that promise.

Astaxanthin production has been a success story in the algae sector.

Sea buckthorn seed oil may reduce cardiovascular risk

A new RCT out of India suggests that sea buckthorn seed oil supplementation reduced dyslipidemia, cardiovascular risk factors, and hypertension in a human population.

Prebiotic purveyor offers test kit to measure shift in microbiome

Isothrive, the manufacturer of a new prebiotic finished product, has teamed with gut flora testing firm UBiome to offer a consumers a way to gauge the product’s effects in their own bodies.

New product idea? Study used chia and flaxseeds to encapsulate probiotics

By spray drying, researchers from Chile and Canada encapsulated Lactobacillus plantarum and Bifidobacterium infantis using chia and flaxseed.

Guarana antioxidant capability trumps that of green tea, study finds

Seeds of the native Brazilian shrub guarana have been found to contain antioxidant levels more than ten times that of green tea.

Vegans should take vitamin B12 supplements ‘permanently’: German Nutrition Society

It is “difficult or impossible” for vegans to get enough of nutrients like vitamin B12, the German Nutrition Society (DGE) has said in a position paper now cited by the government.

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