American nutrition charity Vitamin Angels has launched a new
campaign to distribute vitamin A supplements to the world's poorest
children at risk from blindness and is relying on corporate aid for
An article that casts doubts on the effectiveness of eye health
supplements has led industry members and scientists to leap to the
defence of lutein and zeaxathin, which they are confident has been
shown to improve the visual function...
Algatechnologies has taken the first step towards increasing
distribution of its AstaPure astaxantin in Europe, entering into a
new partnership with S Black to sell the antioxidant in the UK and
The cost-effective benefits and research standards set to become
international has added to the attraction of outsourcing R&D to
India and China - two developing nations that are set to ease the
ever-increasing cost pressures,...
Supplement makers have been tapping into consumer's eye health
anxieties for the last four years and although product launches
seem to have peaked in 2003, there are no signs of a serious
slow-down, reports Jess Halliday.
Chrysantis is ready to start selling EZ Eyes to dietary supplement
makers following the FDA's acceptance of the marigold-derived
natural zeaxanthin as a new dietary ingredient (NDI), reports
The vitamin A in carrots has long been believed to aid night
vision, but new research from Harvard Medical Center indicates that
the whole spectrum of fruit and vegetables could help preserve
sight by reducing the risk of developing...
Natural astaxanthin is about to join the ingredients jostling for
formulators' attention in the eye care market, as Valensa
International's new dietary ingredient notification (NDI) for
Zanthin is approved by the FDA, reports...
Ball Horticultural-subsidiary Chrysantis has signed a licensing
agreement with ZeaVision for the marketing and selling of
zeaxanthin, a deal which gives it limited, non-exclusive license
store of the supplement maker's patents...
Supplementing infant formula with long-chain polyunsaturated fatty
acid (LCP) throughout the first year of life may help babies see
more clearly, according to scientists at the Retina Foundation of
the Southwest in Dallas, Texas.
Cognis Nutrition & Health is introducing a vegetarian version
of its marigold-derived Xangold 10% microencapsulated lutein ester
beadlets for tablet and dry food formulators seeking to meet the
needs of a burgeoning vegetarian...
New company Chrysantis' plan to bring to market proprietary
marigold extracts with a high natural zeaxanthin content could give
eye health product formulators a new tool to help combat
age-related macular degeneration (ARMD),...
Eye health company Bausch & Lomb has filed a lawsuit against
Inverness Medical Innovations for alleged infringement of its
patent rights to the antioxidant and mineral formula contained in
its Ocuvite PreserVision supplements.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has settled with the seller of a
supplement containing lutein over claims that the product could
restore vision already lost form age related macular degeneration
(AMD) and remove specks, known as...
Consumers may be exposed to increasing amounts of herbals, despite
intentional usage having reached a plateau in recent years, due to
the addition of ingredients such as lutein and lycopene in
multivitamins, say researchers.
Lutein and zeaxanthin, carotenoids found in dark leafy green
vegetables, were nearly 10 times more powerful than the antioxidant
vitamin E in protecting human eye cells from UV-induced damage,
report US researchers.
A supplement combining acetyl L-carnitine, highly concentrated
omega-3 fatty acids and coenzyme Q 10 may support and maintain
visual function in elderly people at increased risk of developing
vision loss, reported researchers last...