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Omega-3 supplements could prevent skin cancer: Study

Consumption of omega-3 rich fish oils could help to protect against skin cancer, according to new findings from the UK.

UK venture capitalists eye expansion at Israeli antioxidant specialists

Southern Israel-based algae-sourced astanxanthin specialists Algatechnologies has won investment from a UK venture capitalist in a move that will broaden its capacity, R&D and distribution scope for the eye and skin health carotenoid.

Milk thistle compound backed for UV skin protection

Silibinin, a major active compound from milk thistle extract, could help to protect against UV-induced skin cancer, according to new research.

Green tea supplements may benefit skin from within

Oral supplements containing extracts from green tea may help protect against sunburn and the longer-term effects of UV damage, says a new study from the UK.

Special edition: Innovations in minerals

Zinc benefitting from EU health claims game

Used in cigarette filters, as a corrosive, pigment and in the manufacture of rubber and concrete, zinc forms like zinc oxide and zinc suphate are also important nutrients for physiological wellbeing. And 18 new European Union health claims – the most of any mineral – may open new avenues.

West African sorghum extract shows anti-inflammatory and immune health benefits

An extract from West African sorghum may provide anti-inflammatory effects and immune benefits, as well as offer food color and nutricosmetic potential, according to new data.

Vitamins: A centenary of essential nutrients

Looking forward: The emerging evidence for vitamins and health

In the last 100 years vitamins have been found to play vital roles in our health and wellbeing, but the full benefits of many vitamins is yet to be elucidated.In this special edition article NutraIngredients looks at some of the areas of vitamin research that are showing promise for the future.

New patent covers pairing of Ayurvedic workhorses

Nutragenesis, a Brattleboro, Vt.-based ingredient supplier with a history of experience with Ayurvedic ingredients, has obtained a U.S. patent in the area of women’s health for an ashwagandha/Indian gooseberry combination called Sendara.

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Tocotrienol/palm oil symposium set for Utah

Science and sustainability will take center stage at theinaugural ‘Palm Oil and Tocotrienol Symposium’, to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, on September 11th, 2012.

Novel supplement range targeting cancer patients fills ‘huge void’ in marketplace

OncoQOL, a new range of dietary supplements specifically designed to meet the nutritional needs of people undergoing cancer treatment, has been launched by Thorne Research and The Helsinn Group.

Kemin enters natural zeaxanthin market: ‘It’s a natural thing for us to do’

FloraGLO lutein supplier Kemin has bolstered its presence in the eye health market with a deal to secure exclusive access to a natural source of potent yellow antioxidant zeaxanthin.

Coffee consumption could cut skin cancer risk

The consumption of caffeinated coffee may be associated with a reduction in the risk of the most common form of skin cancer, say researchers.

Big Interview: Peter Haferman, president, Improve USA

Improve USA: Aloe is already the biggest botanical on the planet, but it’s about to get even bigger…

It might be gracing the functional beverages aisles in Costco and Trader Joe’s, but if you “ask Joe in the street what Aloe Vera is, he’ll still say it’s something you put on your skin when you have sunburn”, says the new boss of Aloe ingredients expert Improve USA.

News in brief

Last call to register for SkinCare Ingredients 2012

SkinCare Ingredients 2012 is preparing to open its virtual doors tomorrow at 2pm Central European Time and now is the last call for registrants.

NASA slams spaced-out media claims it developed 'wrinkle reducing' superfruit drink

The North American Space Agency (NASA) has told BeverageDaily.com that it has nothing to do with wonder ‘space drink’ AS10, but the brand’s UK distributor insists the agency did co-develop a 'NASA Quintet’ of superfruits used in the beverage.

Beyond ORAC in an overcrowded antioxidant market: The evolution of Oligonol

While Maypro Industries can reel off impressive ORAC scores for its polyphenol-packed ingredient Oligonol, its true potential has started to emerge in more specific areas such as sports recovery and weight management as bosses have moved beyond positioning it as a 'super-absorbed antioxidant', says the firm.

Phytochem International introduces new 15% and 25% oleuropein olive leaf extracts

Botanical extracts distributor Phytochem International has introduced two new olive leaf extracts to its range in the US on the back of a recent surge in interest in olive-based ingredients.

Potent anti-inflammatory from olive juice bids for functional food and beverage fame

A suite of novel functional food and beverage concepts containing Hidrox - a potent anti-inflammatory ingredient from olive juice - is being developed by California-based CreAgri as it seeks to build on its success in the dietary supplements arena.

Oral supplements just one tool in armory vs sun damage, says new market entrant

While it would be irresponsible to suggest you can pop some pills and spend all day in intense sunlight without damaging your skin, there is a growing market for supplements that can protect skin from ‘incidental’ exposure to sunlight, says one new entrant to the nutri-cosmetics market.

Biotech firm launches bid to turn L-Ergothioneine into household name as ‘EGT’

Energy drinks and foods, eye health supplements and skin creams are just some of the products likely to emerge from an LA-based firm on a mission to turn L-Ergothioneine – an antioxidant it claims has “unparalleled” benefits – into a household name.

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