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Why don’t more consumers use omega-3s?

By Hank Schultz

A recent panel discussion hosted by NutraIngredients-USA pointed out that the omega-3s market is robust, albeit slowly growing, but also that it could be so much more.

Lutein for dietary supplements is extracted from marigolds. Image © Getty Images / PaulPaladin

Lutein levels linked to better memory in adults: Study

By Stephen Daniells

Serum levels of the carotenoid lutein are linked to improved memory function in overweight and obese adults, but other carotenoids are not, says a new study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Lutein. The Next New Vitamin?

Lutein. The Next New Vitamin?

Out of the 600 or more carotenoids found in nature, only three are found in the macula of the eye—lutein, RR-zeaxanthin and RS (meso)-zeaxanthin. These...