Fish oils, and particularly cod liver oil, are proving to be the
mainstay of the UK's dietary supplements market, providing growth
in a market where profits are continually eroded by price
The standard fish oils and omega-3 fish oil concentrates produced
by Ocean Nutrition Canada (ONC) have become the first ingredients
to be certified under the United States Pharmacopeia's (USP) new
ingredient verification program.
Operating income fell by more than half for leading omega 3 fatty
acid supplier Omega Protein in 2003 as reduced fish stocks and oil
yields impact the bottom line through higher per unit cost
inventories and a decline in product availability.
Fish oil capsules are much lower in contaminants than farmed fish,
reports Canadian paper The Globe and Mail and CTV News
today, following results of research commissioned by the news
services last month.
Taking fish oil supplements appears to significantly reduce the
severity in elite athletes of a condition which reduces lung
function after exercise and narrows the airways, report researchers
from universities in the US and Cardiff,...
Omega-3 fish oil and specialty fish meal products producer Omega
Protein Corporation, last week reported net income for the first
quarter of 2003 of $2.6 million compared with a net income of $2.7
million for the first quarter of...
A researcher from the Institute for Nutrition Research at the
University of Oslo in Norway claims that fatty fish could have the
power to destroy cancer cells. The fatty acids from fish oils and
fatty fish can destroy the power station...
The UK Food Standards Agency has published the results of a survey
of dioxin and dioxin-like PCBs in 33 branded fish oil supplements
bought from UK retailers, and has withdrawn two batches from sale
after they were found to contain...
Omega Protein Corporation, the leading producer of omega-3 fish oil
and specialty fish meal products in the US, has reported net income
of $2.7 million (€2.98m) for the first quarter of 2002, a return to
profitability after net losses...