Cardiovascular health

New research institute aims to advance omega-3 science

New research institute aims to advance omega-3 science

By Stephen Daniells

Dr William Harris, renowned fatty acid researcher and co-creator of the Omega-3 Index, has founded a new research institute to help build the evidence linking higher omega-3 levels with better health outcomes.

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High flavanol diet may lead to lower blood pressure: Study

By Danielle Masterson

While dietary recommendations for high blood pressure prevention have focused mainly on dietary patterns and macronutrients, increasing attention has been given to bioactives, a group of non-nutritive dietary compounds that are thought to exert a physiological...

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Lonza takes issue with warning about L-carnitine metabolite

By Hank Schultz

Swiss L-carnitine supplier Lonza has said focus on a lone metabolite that has a poorly understood relation to cardiovascular disease presents an incomplete picture of the benefits of the ingredient. The warning about the metabolite figured into a recently...

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Sept. 24 Omega-3s webinar

Do omega-3s have place in pandemic plan? Tune in on Thursday to find out

By Hank Schultz

Omega-3s are the one of the oldest and best researched of ingredients, but new science is being done all the time. A NutraIngredients-USA webinar this week will look at some of the emerging evidence in immune health, sports nutrition, cognitive benefits...

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Sustainability picture remains bright for marine sources of omega-3s

By Hank Schultz

Smoke-choked skies from wildfires in the western US and a roiling hurricane season put consumers on edge about the state of the natural world. But omega-3s experts say that gloomy scenario shouldn’t cloud the outlook for omega-3s sustainability, which...

Adequate levels of vitamin K2 have been shown to help restrict the formation of arterial plaques. ©Getty Images - Rasi Bhadramani

Danish population study further bolsters case for vitamin K2

By Hank Schultz

A new study on cardiovascular health using a protein as a biomarker has bolstered the evidence backing the notion that the benefits of vitamin K2 are so important that the substance should have its own RDI, a Norwegian supplier says.

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Pandemic supply distortions hurt RiceBran Technologies

By Hank Schultz

Not all supplement and food ingredient manufacturers have benefited from pandemic demand upticks. RiceBran Technologies said consumers stocking their pantries with rice meant it had less raw material to work with, which hurt financial results.

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Ahiflower oil gets Health Canada foods approval

By Hank Schultz

Nature’s Crops International, manufacturer of Ahiflower oil, an omega-3 rich plant oil, has announced its product has received Health Canada approval for use in foods.

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