Oceangrown to launch marine bioactives

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New company Oceangrown International is counting on the science and
appeal for consumers behind marine-derived nutraceutical
ingredients as it sets out to launch products for the
cosmeceutical, nutrition and weight management markets.

The Utah-based company says it is focussing on marine-based product lines following strong growth in the marine nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals market. "As consumers broaden their interests in marine actives beyond seaweed, our initial product offering Oave, is a skincare line that unites astaxanthin, irish seaweed, icelandic moss and antarctic krill oil to synergistically meet the demanding needs of the skin,"​ said Travis Martin, founding partner of Oceangrown. "We will diversify based on growth, offering nutrition and weight management lines to complete various health needs." ​Oceangrown is beginning with skincare, which it takes from a combined topical and cosmeceutical approach. Oave is a daily skin supplement, containing the carotenoid astaxanthin and Antarctic krill oil for the omega-3s DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid). The company sees opportunities for such ingredients across a wide-range of markets. "OGI is aligning itself with top manufacturers internationally who are investing in marine active science and quality,"​ said Martin. "Research into our oceans as a source of beauty, health and anti-aging products continues to increase, and we look forward to bringing the latest developments to the marketplace." ​Increasingly popular ingredients include astaxanthin and fucoxanthin. Astaxanthin is produced by the haematacoccus pluvialis​ algae when water supplies in its habitat dry up to protect itself against the effects of UV radiation. Fucoxanthin is a compound found in brown seaweed and has been linked to weight loss.

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