Optimism and uncertainty seemed to define the omega-3 universe in 2017, which may seem strange since these two attributes are seemingly at opposite ends of an emotional spectrum. However, when an industry has gone through the type of turbulence the omega-3...
EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids both drive anti-inflammatory gene expression, while DHA is better at lowering triglycerides and decreasing inflammatory markers, according to recent studies that are said to be a “leap forward” in our understanding.
Studies investigating the bioavailability of EPA and DHA from different oil forms are a waste of time, says Aker BioMarine’s chief scientist. A real effort must be put into researching how EPA and DHA from different forms are taken up and used by the...
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)-backed claims linking omega-3 form ALA and cognitive and eye function may be extended to DHA, a recent, specially convened European Commission-hosted meeting has suggested.
Martek is set to give greater focus to DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) products targeted at older adults after a study published this week confirmed the brain health benefits of DHA consumption for that segment of the population.
The USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) is reviewing the approval for omega-3 fatty acid DHA and omega-6 fatty acid ARA to be included in infant formula or baby foods that are certified as organic because, it says, the ingredients have not received...
A comprehensive review of studies on the benefits of omega-3 consumption has led scientists to recommend the establishment of a Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) for EPA and DHA to reduce the risk of heart disease.
A concentrated DHA ingredient that claims to closely resemble DHA found in human breast milk has been launched on the North American market, following a distribution agreement between Spanish firm Brudy and New Jersey-based Xsto Solutions.
Alpha-linolenic acid, (ALA) does not convert to docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) at levels that confer any physiological benefit, according to a summary of omega-3 research conducted by the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL).
Two major players in the US healthy oils market are joining forces
to develop a DHA oil from canola, which could lead to the launch of
a new, cost effective source of the blockbuster ingredient down the
The International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations'
(IADSA) has strengthened its global position with the welcoming of
the Global Organisation for EPA and DHA Omega-3 (GOED) into its
The Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) has been
furthering its aim to build public and professional awareness
surrounding the fatty acids, rallying together an increasing amount
of support since its inception in 2006.
A pre-clinical study, supported by Martek, shows that the omega-3
fatty acid DHA may cut the build-up of a certain protein linked to
Alzheimer's, said to be the first such study to show report such
A study published in the Journal of the American College of
Nutrition concluded that the American Heart Association's
recommended cardioprotective dose of omega-3 fatty acids can lower
triglycerides in patients with coronary...
Bioriginal is launching a new DHA fish oil, BioPure DHA, as the
ingredients manufacturer follows market demand and expands beyond
its portfolio of plant derived essential fatty acids into more
Only 41 percent of mothers and expectant mothers know they should
be consuming omega-3 fatty acids during pregnancy, according to a
recent survey, emphasizing a need for more education as well as an
Natural oils maker Martek Biosciences yesterday announced that its
key product, the omega-3 fatty acid DHA, is to be used in a new
soymilk product, which could allow the manufacturers to stress the
product's eye and brain health...
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) is advising people to
up their consumption of oily fish or start taking fish or algal oil
supplements if they are to receive the health benefits of omega-3
fatty acids, reports Jess Halliday.
Canada's Bioriginal is introducing a new range of essential fatty
acid ingredients in flavored powder form, that will help
formulators incorporate omega-3, -6 and -9 into a wider range of
food products, reports Jess Halliday.
Taking DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) supplements could reduce risk of
children with high cholesterol developing heart disease in later
life, suggests a study carried out at the University of California,
San Francisco and published in...
Martek Biosciences continued to bend a steep growth curve in 1Q
2005, racking up operating profit of $11.1 million - a 363 percent
increase on the prior year period. But instead of resting on its
laurels and watching the cash roll...
Martek Biosciences has signed a non-exclusive license agreement
with Kellogg, under which it will supply the consumer foods giant
with the omega-3 fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) for use in a
new line of fortified foods.
After a successful third quarter, Martek Biosciences will be hoping
that the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) announcement last
week that conventional foods will now be able to display a
qualified health claim for omega-3...