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Whether fish-derived or vegetarian, omega-3 has become a household term. Supplement sales continue to grow, and more and more foods are being fortified with the healthy fatty acids. But getting omega-3 foods into the mainstream remains a challenge.

AHA advisory on omega-3s effectiveness for CVD sufferers seen as win for industry

A recent advisory by the American Heart Association on the role of omega-3 fatty acids in the prevention of heart disease is seen as a significant win by industry stakeholders.

BlueOcean nears finish line on shrimp oil omega-3s finished products

BlueOcean NutraSciences is making progress toward full market entry with an improved line of finished products based on its omega-3s oil sourced from cold water shrimp.

Human nutrition trends are translating to pets, says CEO of The Honest Kitchen

From Ayurvedic botanicals to whole food nutrient sources, more US pet owners in urban and coastal areas are looking past the pellets, says pet wellness expert Lucy Postins.

Omega-3 could decrease mortality rate in postmenopausal women, study suggests

Women with a high omega-3 status are up to 20% less likely to die from any cause, compared to those with low levels of DHA and EPA, finds a new study.

Continued buzz about mercury in fish could bolster omega-3 supplements

The gravity of questions about mercury in fish seems to depend on the particular expert’s point of view, with neurologists high on the concern curve. But those concerns could bolster...

Updated: Aker finally achieving necessary scale in krill business, CEO says

If you want to play in the krill game, you have to go big, says Aker BioMarine CEO Matts Johansen. And after years of development and investment, Aker BioMarine is...

Omega Protein starts dividend program

Omega Protein has come through the tumult of a proxy fight and has announced a plan to distribute some of the cash generated by the business to shareholders via dividends....

Omega-3, resveratrol, vitamin D, and berry antioxidant beverage offers immulogic approach to aging-related cognitive impairment, says UCLA study

Supplementation with omega-3s, antioxidants, and resveratrol in a beverage significantly improved Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) scores, a questionnaire used to measure cognitive impairment in 18 patients, researchers found.

‘A compelling story’: Meta-analysis supports omega-3s for heart disease risk reduction

EPA and DHA omega-3s from food and supplements may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), according to results of a new meta-analysis.

Expanded quota shows Peruvian fishery recovering from El Niño

After several fishing seasons of well below normal catch the Peruvian anchovy fishery—by far the most important source of omega-3s—appears to be returning to normal with the release of an...

Krill fishery unaffected (for now)

Fishing banned in world’s largest Marine Protected Area in Antarctica

Fishing will be banned in a newly protected area of the Southern Ocean in Antarctica the size of the UK and France combined following an agreement at a Commission for the Conservation...

Practitioner channel specialist among first to use Neptune's new fish oil technology

Xymogen, a Florida-based dietary supplement manufacturer that specializes in the practitioner channel, has been among the first to launch an omega-3s line based on Neptune’s new concentration technology.

Aker files patent suit against new Chinese krill oil competitor

Litigation in the krill sphere continues to proliferate, with a new suit from Aker BioMarine against Chinese firm Luhua BioMarine. 

RCT supports bioavailability of Coromega omega-3 supplements

A single dose of Coromega Big Squeeze or Coromega Omega3 Squeeze produces significant increases in blood levels of the omega-3 EPA, says a new study that supports the bioavailability of...

Aker, Neptune reach landmark krill oil licensing agreement

The Thirty Years War that reshaped Europe featured myriad twists and turns. The Krill Wars have, too, with the latest being a final, formal burying of the hatchet between the...

KD Pharma, Marine Ingredients merge to form world's third-biggest omega-3s supplier

A powerful new omega-3s player will enter the market with the announcement of a merger between KD Pharma and Marine Ingredients.  The combination will form the third-biggest company in the...

Acetone process key to Neptune's new krill oil with more omega-3s

Neptune has joined the higher concentration krill fray with its NKO Omega Plus ingredient, which it claims offers the 30% more omega-3s than standard krill offerings.

With NDI in hand and production sorted out, organic algal DHA is ready for prime time

Armed with a successful New Dietary Ingredient notification and good results on production development, Canadian company Solarvest BioEnergy said it is ready to launch its organic algal DHA product into...

Study supports bioavailability of omega-3s from wax ester-rich marine oil

Calanus oil is a highly bioavailable source of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, says a new study that supports its potential as a suitable alternative source of omega-3s....

Aker gets highest rating in one fisheries report; challenges conclusions of another

Aker BioMarine has received an endorsement from a fisheries monitor even as the harvest of Antarctic krill was bitterly criticized by a report from an environmental group.

Special edition: Algae

Algal omega-3s sustainability message should be additive, not predatory, GOED director says

Algal omega-3s are a growing sector of the market, but companies need to be careful of how they sell the benefits of that source, said one expert.

Omega Protein shareholders elect Wynnefield's slate of board candidates

The management of Omega Protein Corporation has lost its defensive battle with Wynnefield Capital as the investment’s firm’s preferred board nominees were overwhelmingly elected by shareholders on Tuesday. ...

Krill players battle counterfeit material

New kid on the krill block OmegaVeritas has launched a verification method after tests showed mislabelled material on-market.

Tomorrow! NutraIngredients-USA's Omega-3 Forum

Experts from GOED, NBTY, Wiley’s Finest, Cornell University, and will discuss the market forces, science, supply chain, and future opportunities in omega-3s in a FREE forum hosted by NutraIngredients-USA....

Special edition: Omega-3s

After a bleak couple of years, omega-3 sales are back in the black

After a bleak couple of years, omega-3 sales are back on the rise, said GOED executive director Adam Ismail.

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