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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.

Israeli firm targets military ration packs: 'We’ll sell to anybody'

Israeli company Easy Line says its products hold military ration pack potential, and it will be angling for export to any national military.

Responsible supply: IFFO changes fish oil and fishmeal sourcing rules

Non-members of the International Fishmeal and Fish Oil Organization (IFFO) are able to apply for ‘responsible supply’ (RS) certification, after the body altered its criteria recently.

Frutarom jumps into the omega-3 sea

The health division of Swiss ingredients player Frutarom has launched omega-3s for the first time with the company noting their potential in heart, brain and eye health along with inflammation...

Vegans respond ‘robustly’ to algal-derived omega-3 fatty acid supplement

The omega-3 index of vegans is low, but no lower than the levels measured in omnivores, says a new study, which also supports the efficacy of an algal-derived omega-3 supplement...

Huge demand for omega-3 liquid products driving delivery innovations: Virun CEO

Consumers like the delivery of omega-3 fatty acids in a liquid, and many innovative products are already on shelves, but what technology is being used, what are the challenges, and...

Omega-3 sustainability drive steps up a gear

Functional food and supplement producer Bio-Life SPRL claims to have become the first company in Belgium and France to offer fish oil derived omega-3 supplements with sustainability certification, as the...

Did the AREDS2 study set the cut-off for benefits too high?

AREDS2 data finds omega-3s ineffective for heart health, but subgroup analysis suggests big benefits for healthy individuals

Daily dietary supplements of omega-3s do not affect cardiovascular disease risk in elderly patients with the eye disease age-related macular degeneration, says a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine....

Wiley’s Finest CEO: ‘We’re elevating the conversation on sustainability and transparency on omega-3s’

Wiley’s Finest Wild Alaskan Fish Oil is growing rapidly from a small start two years ago, with the messages of sustainability, quality and being 100% USA resonating with American consumers,...

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Something smells fishy: Why the media silence over the blood pressure benefits of omega-3s?

It was big news… and positive: A new meta-analysis of 70 randomized clinical trials – the gold standard – showed that omega-3s from supplements and fortified foods could significantly improve...

Healthy eating may reduce the risk of preterm delivery: Population data

A healthy diet packed with fruit, vegetables, and omega-3 rich fish could help to reduce the risk of pre-term babies, according to new research.

‘Significant clinical impact’: Meta-analysis finds omega-3s equal lifestyle changes for blood pressure benefits

Consuming omega-3 supplements or omega-3-rich food may be as effective as reducing sodium or alcohol, or increasing exercise for reducing blood pressure, says a new meta-analysis of 70 randomized controlled...

High consumption of omega-3 fish oils may reduce artery calcification

An intake of omega-3 fatty acids comparable to those of people living in Japan may be linked to protection against artery calcification and heart disease, according to new research.

Omega-3 supplements may boost neuropsychological measures for kids who need most support

Daily supplements of omega-3 fatty acids may improve attention, processing speed, executive function and hand-to-eye coordination in malnourished children, scientists report.

Is the omega-3 sector in decline?

Growth in fish oil sales have been described by the CEO of Vitamin Shoppe as ‘softening’, while data from GOED indicates that 12 million users have left the category in...

Lonza and DSM settle omega-3 patent dispute

Ingredients giants DSM and Lonza have settled a patent dispute over production of algal-sourced omega-3 oils (DHA) that lasted for almost ten years.

Omega-3 backed for Alzheimer’s disease potential

Supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids could help to prevent and even reverse the progression of Alzheimer’s disease by stimulating newly identified ‘resolution pathways’, according to research outlining an ‘entirely new’...

Dr Alex Richardson Q&A: Nutritional Lipids for Mood and Behaviour

On the back of huge interest and too little time in her presentation and following Q&A session at yesterday's Nutritional Lipids and Oils online event, we put some more of...

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Can EPA-rich supplements help brains work 'less hard' and boost mental performance?

Omega-3 supplements rich in EPA may improve cognitive performance with a reduction in neural activity observed, indicating that the brain worked ‘less hard’, report researchers from Australia.

Omega-3 and metabolism: DHA may reduce risk of metabolic conditions, study suggests

Omega-3 fatty acids, especially in the form of DHA, may be of ‘significant value’ in reducing the risk of metabolic conditions including fatty liver disease, according to new research.

Omega-3 rich diet linked to more developed brain networks: Monkey data

Monkeys that consume a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids have more developed neural networks than those who do not, according to new research.

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IFOS opens certification door to omega-3 suppliers

Croda has become the first omega-3 supplier to win a QC certification from the voluntary International Fish Oil Standards (IFOS) which has previously focused on branded products.

Plant-sourced omega-3 science builds but don’t fry fish oil supply, says IFFO

An international marine ingredients group says overfishing is a concern, but one that is being managed, and fish will remain a sustainable and reliable omega-3 source in the long term...

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