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Biochemists discover what makes olive oil help with weight loss

Biochemist researchers at Virginia Tech have uncovered the compounds responsible for olive oil’s ability to help with weight loss, shedding new light on the health benefits of a Mediterranean diet.


Fish oil may help your genes to ward off inflammation

The role of omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 LC-PUFAs) in inflammatory diseases involves a diverse and complex set of mechanisms, reports a recent study in Nutrition.

AlaskOmega launches DHA omega-3 concentrates

Ohio-based Organic Technologies, producer of the AlaskOmega brand of fish oils, omega-3 and omega-7 concentrates, has launched new DHA-rich oils.

Amarin's ITC case against omega-3s players decried as attempt to corner EPA market

As the concentration levels of omega-3 dietary supplement products have steadily risen, pharmaceutical manufacturer Amarin has moved to protect its competitive turf by filing a trade complaint against a number of suppliers and finished goods brands. Some trade groups alleged the move was a de-facto attempt to create a near monopoly in high concentrate EPA products.

How can firms enhance and improve omega-3 fish oil extraction?

There is much room to improve omega-3 fish oil’s green credentials for environmental, health and economic reasons as firms seek to shift from energy intensive extraction methods and organic solvent use. 

BASF teams up with InsideTracker for personalized nutrition & supplementation recommendations

BASF and Segterra have announced a collaboration for BASF’s health ingredients brand, Newtrition, to provide personalized nutrition and dietary supplementation recommendations and scientific support for Segterra’s InsideTracker.

Guest article

The Supplement OWL seeks to improve transparency

At Pharmavite, we pride ourselves in the work we do and the products we make. Since 1971, we’ve been a leader in the health and wellness industry, and, with our Nature Made brand, have earned the trust of consumers, healthcare practitioners, retailers, regulators, and everyone in between. Like all responsible companies, we’re committed to helping people live healthier lives by focusing on quality and consistency in our manufacturing practices. We recognize the importance of continuous improvement—both as an individual company and as part of the bigger supplement industry.

Special Edition: Personalized Nutrition

Personalization cracks open can of worms in manufacturing operations, experts say

True personalization of dietary supplements could run up against formidable manufacturing compliance challenges, consultants say.

Special Edition: Personalized Nutrition

Push toward personalization will create new legal risks to manage, experts say

Offering personalized dietary supplements could open manufacturers up to legal risks, some of which go beyond those they are already subject to, experts say.

Milk fat globule membranes in infant formula could boost IQ and immunity

The addition of milk fat globule membranes to infant formula is linked to a child’s brain development, improved nutrient absorption and strengthening of the immune system, a review concludes.

DSM finishes sale of pharma assets to US firm

DSM has completed a major milestone in its restructuring into a smaller, more profitable and more focused company as it finalized the sale of its pharmaceutical manufacturing assets to US-based Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

Aker shuts lone krill oil plant due to Houston flooding

Widespread flooding in Houston has caused Aker BioMarine to close its lone krill oil processing facility there as a precautionary measure, the company announced today.

Rimfrost says review of two of Aker's US patents gives it leverage

A ruling by the US Patent and Trademark Office has reignited the krill wars, with Norwegian company Rimfrost AS claiming the ruling could invalidate all of the claims relating to two patents held by rival Aker BioMarine AS.

Online curriculum could boost supplement knowledge among doctors, paper finds

Online training of physicians in integrative medicine could help boost the number of family doctors educated in the value of dietary supplements in health and prevention.

Omega-3 supplements may slash cardiac death risk: Meta-analysis

Consumption of omega-3 supplements may reduce the risk of cardiac death by an average of 8%, according to results of a new meta-analysis that pooled data from over 70,000 people.

Aker buys bulk krill oil business from Neptune

The krill oil market has been transformed with the announcement today that Aker BioMarine has bought the bulk oil supply end of Neptune Technologies & Bioressources for $34 million USD.

Low omega-3 levels linked to prenatal depression: Taiwan study

Omega-3 deficiency and heightened inflammation are associated with prenatal depression (PND), with the former resulting in longer depressive episodes, according to a recent Taiwanese study.

Meta-analysis supports potential of omega-3s for ADHD

Omega-3s fatty acid supplements may improve symptoms and cognitive performance in children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a meta-analysis of gold standard clinical trials.

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Fruit d'Or gets 'health maintenance' claim in Canada for cranberry seed oil

Fruit d’ Or has announced approval by Health Canada for the omega-3 and omega-6 content of its multifunctional cranberry seed oil ingredient.  The approved claim wording includes “for the maintenance of good health.”

GM plant-derived omega-3 successfully cultivated on commercial scale

Commercial production of omega-3 supplements sourced from genetically modified plants is the subject of research that could ease the pressure on traditional marine-derived supplies of fish oils.

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