Omega-3

NutraCast: Omega-3 Fatty Acids Expert Bill Harris, PhD

NutraCast: Omega-3 Fatty Acids Expert Bill Harris, PhD

By Danielle Masterson

William Harris, PhD, has been researching fatty acids for over 40 years. To date, he has published more than 300 papers on these nutrients. And recently, he has been ranked in the top 2% of scientists worldwide.

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DHA may offset impact of maternal stress on male embryos: Study

By Danielle Masterson

Growing research suggests that gender plays a key role in disease risk. While depression and anxiety affect females more often, neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorders, early onset schizophrenia, and attention deficit hyperactivity,...

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Pet supplement sales surged 21% in 2020: Report

By Stephen Daniells

Mirroring the human dietary supplement category, sales of pet supplements also skyrocketed in 2020, with Packaged Facts reporting that growth rates quadrupling in 2020 from 2019.

NutraCast Podcast: Natures Crops on functional carrier oils

NutraCast Podcast: Natures Crops on functional carrier oils

By Danielle Masterson

Here on the NutraCast, we talk a lot about active ingredients in supplements, but often neglect a very important element: carrier oils. They are often required in formulations to protect, stabilize, and ensure consistent delivery and absorption.

NutraVideo: Attorney Nair on the reasonable consumer

NutraVideo: Attorney Nair on the reasonable consumer

By Danielle Masterson

So-called 'transition' or toddler formulas allegedly trick parents into thinking these products adhere to the same standards as infant formula, according to three separate but nearly identical class action lawsuits.

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High DHA supplement boosts testosterone in overweight men

By Hank Schultz

Researchers have found that a high DHA fish oil supplement raised testosterone levels in a cohort of obese men. The result come from a secondary analysis of data from a larger trial done to look for insulin sensitivity effects.

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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DHA boosts cyclists' power numbers

By Hank Schultz

Amateur cyclists supplemented with a hefty dose of DHA improved their power output, a recent study has concluded.

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Aker further upgrades krill fleet with new support vessel

By Hank Schultz

Norwegian krill oil supplier Aker BioMarine has announced the launch of yet another new vessel, in this case a supply ship that supports the company’s three harvesting vessels operating in Antarctic waters.

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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...

A new population survey has found the Antarctic krill population is stable. Aker Biomarine AS photo.

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...

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Technology fuels omega-3 growth

By Danielle Masterson

Fortune Business Insights’ recent report predicts the increasing demand for omega-3 in nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals and the functional foods sector is creating lucrative growth opportunities for the global omega-3 fatty acids market.

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