Lutein

Cohort finds lutein and zeaxanthin reduce effects of AMD

Cohort finds lutein and zeaxanthin reduce effects of AMD

By Shane Starling

Lutein and zeaxanthin can better reduce the often devastating effects of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) than beta-carotene or omega-3s, a 10-year cohort of almost 3,000 individuals has shown.

The use of artificial tears was significantly reduced by over 75% in the Nutritears group over eight weeks. Image © RealPeopleGroup / Getty Images

OmniActive unveils new formulation for occasional dry eyes

By Stephen Daniells

The new ingredient, called Nutritears, is the first ingredient developed using OmniActive Health Technologies’ new Integrative Actives platform, which facilitates the delivery of multiple actives into concentrated smaller doses.

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Systematic review supports lutein for cognitive health benefits

By Stephen Daniells

Long term consumption of lutein can improve cognitive functions, according to a systematic review of randomized controlled trials, but the potential benefits of astaxanthin are less clear, concluded the scientific authors.

New lutein and zeaxanthin forms launched

New lutein and zeaxanthin forms launched

Ingredient giants DSM and Kemin have debuted forms of lutein and zeaxanthin for use in tablets and soft gels via their partnership on the eye health carotenoids.

Neptune launches NKO Focus backed by clinical data

Neptune launches NKO Focus backed by clinical data

By Stephen DANIELLS

Neptune Technologies & Bioressources has launched a blend of krill and lutein for brain and vision health, with clinical data  showing the absorption of lutein being improved by as much as eight times.

Lutein pills may boost night vision: RCT

Lutein pills may boost night vision: RCT

By Stephen DANIELLS

Daily supplements of lutein may improve vision and help with tasks such as driving at night, say data from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.

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