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Essential brain health nutrient choline flies under formulation radar

Choline has been an overlooked nutrient in cognitive health, one that theoretically could help forestall cognitive decline later in life, a prominent supplier says.

Omega-3 ingredient from local US fishery debuts

A new fish oil supplier has debuted on the market with a high DHA and EPA ingredient sourced from livers harvested from a local US fishery.

Ingredient recently highlighted at conference gets GRAS status

Nutrition 21 announced recently that it has attained self-affirmed GRAS status on is Velositol dietary supplement ingredient, which made a splash at a recent sports nutrition conference.

Carbon 14 verification sets curcumin ingredient apart, supplier says

A curcumin supplier is boosting the differentiation of its ingredient via carbon tracking verification and is popularizing it in the marketplace with the release of a consumer brand.

Microbial fermentation could offer cost effective production method for anthocyanins, say researchers

Microbes can convert sugar into the red anthocyanin pigments found in fruits via a fermentation process that – when perfected – could prove to be much more efficient than extracting...

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Lonza completes Capsugel acquisition for $5.5 billion

Switzerland’s Lonza has completed the acquisition of Capsugel S.A. from KKR after receiving all the required regulatory approvals.

Presentation on Vitamin K2 research supports Brazil market entry

A presentation to cardiologists provided an important point of entry into the Brazilian market for Vitamin K2, a supplier says.

OmniActive targets six-fold increase in APAC business, continues acquisition hunt

OmniActive has signalled its intention to “aggressively expand” across APAC, with plans to open an office in Singapore and increase the region’s share of its global business from around 5%...

Bilberry extract may bring tears to your eyes

Mirtoselect, a natural standardised form of bilberry extract, improves tear flow in people with dry eyes, according to an Indena study.

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Cardax's synthetic astaxanthin in line for anti-aging trial

Cardax, a Hawaii-based developer of synthetic astaxanthin, announced that the company’s proprietary carotenoid compound has been chosen for a National Institute on Aging test program.

Prinova expands global manufacturing with acquisition of Lycored's premix business

Food ingredients giant Prinova is accelerating its global expansion strategy with the acquition of Lycored's premix business. Lycored, in turn, will expedite its move toward concentration in its carotenoid and...

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FMC to sell omega-3 business to Pelagia

The Epax omega-3 business is being sold by FMC Corporation to Pelagia AS. 

Dosage and delivery shine in a generic sports nutrition market

Improvements in delivery formats and dosage forms has been a hallmark of the sports nutrition space for a number of years now as demands of an athlete require food to be...

Algarithm Ingredients Inc. launches with new algae-derived omega-3 ingredients

In response to market demand for plant-based omega-3s, Algarithm Ingredients Inc. has spun out of POS Bio-Sciences and is offering vegetarian DHA ingredients from algal oil.

What’s old is new again: Big brand interest in chromium picolinate increasing, says Nutrition 21 president

After several years of being “overlooked” as fad ingredients took the spotlight, industry attention is returning to chromium picolinate, an ingredient with dozens of clinical trials to substantiate its benefits...

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Deerland announces infusion of private capital

Deerland Enzymes & Probiotics announced a private equity investment from RoundTable Health Partners.

Enzymotec launches higher concentrate krill oil that trades on purity message

Enzymotec has expanded on its krill purity message with a new, higher concentrate form of its K-Real ingredient.

Dietary supplement industry promotes self-regulation, need for increased access on Capitol Hill

More than 75 members of the Council for Responsible Nutrition and the American Herbal Products Association will “fly-in” to Capitol Hill today to meet with members of Congress and their...

Ganeden bets on inactivated probiotic ingredient for new applications

Probiotic giant Ganeden says its new immune ingredient looks to take the benefits of its validated strain into categories and areas that probiotics cannot be used.

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Blend of probiotics and prebiotics has weight management benefits, DuPont research finds

Study participants who consumed a combination of two ingredients—a prebiotic and probiotic—experienced more body fat and waist circumference reduction compared to a placebo, a study funded by DuPont Nutrition &...

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Aker BioMarine named as Norway’s ‘most innovative business’

Krill player Aker BioMarine has been named as Norway’s most innovative company by leading magazine Innovasjonsmagasinet, the company said.

Algatech Opens US Subsidiary, names Seguine as new US Head

Israeli microalgae experts Algatech has opened Algatech Inc., a New York City-based subsidiary, and appointed industry veteran Ken Seguine to lead the new operation.

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NattoPharma partners with Nutriangels to expand Brazil presence

A new partnership between vitamin K2 supplier NattoPharma and innovative Brazilian nutraceutical brand is further expanding the presence of MenaQ7 Vitamin K2 as MK-7 in Brazil, the company announced.

Astaxanthin supplements may improve heart rates during exercise

Daily supplements containing astaxanthin may lower the heart rate of recreational athletes during exercise, says a new study.

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Valensa joins Algae Biomass Organization, eyes next gen microalgae nutraceuticals

Florida-based Valensa International has joined the Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), as the company recognizes algae as a source of sustainable and innovative nutraceuticals.