29-Jan-2013 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.
15-May-2012 By Stephen Daniells
Lutein and zeaxanthin may protect the lens of the eye from oxidative stress and reduce the risk of cataracts, says a new study.
The $140 million US eye health market has a new entrant as Unibar Corp. introduces a self-affirmed GRAS free lutein ingredient.
03-Oct-2011 By Stephen Daniells
High dietary intake of lutein and zeaxanthin, compounds with a long history of eye health benefits, may reduce the risk of late-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD), but they show little effect in the early stages of the disease, claims a new...
17-Jun-2011 By Stephen Daniells
The eye health benefits of lutein supplements may extend to protection against the damaging effects of strong light, suggest new findings from a Japanese study with mice.
The nation’s eye health increases – what does this mean for lutein?
12-Jan-2011 By Stephen Daniells
The incidence of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in the US has shrunk to 6.5 percent, from a level of 9.4 percent 15 years ago, says a new survey.
Muffins and bread show lutein carrier potential for eye health
25-Aug-2010 By Stephen Daniells
Fortifying bread and muffins with lutein may be a suitable vehicle to boost intakes of the compound, according to a new study from Spain.
Marigold dominates eye health ingredients supply
Special edition: Eye health
15-Jul-2010 By Stephen Daniells
In the third part of our special series on eye health, NutraIngredients takes a closer look at the supply of the ingredients at the center of the eye health products.
Lutein plus vitamin A may slow vision loss: Study
15-Apr-2010 By Stephen Daniells
A daily supplement of lutein in combination with vitamin A may slow vision loss associated with retinitis pigmentosa, according to the results of a randomized, controlled, double-blind trial.
Kemin and OmniActive settle lutein patent dispute
02-Dec-2009 By Shane Starling
Kemin Foods and OmniActive Health Technologies have settled a long-standing, lutein processing patent dispute that was due to be heard by a Florida court jury in July, 2010.
OmniActive extends eye health range
05-Nov-2009 By staff reporter
A combination ingredient with lutein and zeaxanthin has been launched by OmniActive, as the company eyes the growing visual health market.
Antioxidant supplement shows potential against AMD
24-Jun-2009 By Stephen Daniells
A combination of antioxidant pigments and vitamins may slow down sight loss in elderly people, according to researchers from Queen’s University, Belfast.
OmniActive pushes lutein patents worldwide
11-Mar-2009 By Neil Merrett
OmniActive Health Technologies has extended a patent for technology, which it claims provides high levels of lutein, to a growing number of additional global markets to meet demand for products targeting eye health.
Lutein may protect eyes against long-term computer use: Study
02-Mar-2009 By Stephen Daniells
Supplements of lutein, long-reported to have benefits for eye health, may also protect against the detrimental effects of long-term computer display light exposure, says a new study from China.
Lutein-fortified milk passes bioavailability test: Study
09-Feb-2009 By Stephen Daniells
Fortifying fermented milk with lutein may be a suitable vehicle to boost intakes of the compound, according to a new study from Spain.
Cognis targets beauty foods with new lutein
09-Jul-2008 By Lorraine Heller
Cognis has launched another ingredient in its lutein ester line,
which the firm is positioning for the beauty from within market.
Chrysantis tables zeaxanthin tablet form
11-Jun-2008 By Shane Starling
Rising eye-health ingredient zeaxanthin has been launched in a
tablet-friendly form by one of the world's big three players -
ZMC takes up position in lutein, zeaxanthin market
18-Apr-2008 By Lorraine Heller
Ingredient group ZMC has been granted a lutein and zeaxanthin
patent, which the company hopes will help position it as a leading
global supplier for the two dietary supplement ingredients.
Study questions low-dose lutein for eye health
07-Mar-2008 By Stephen Daniells
Supplements of lutein and a range of antioxidants did not benefit
the health of normal eyes, possibly highlighting the importance of
doses, suggests new research from England.
Lutein, zeaxanthin good for healthy eyes, too
05-Mar-2008 By Stephen Daniells
Supplementation with the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin could
boost retinal health in the eyes, and have benefits for people with
seemingly healthy eyes, says a new study.
Antioxidants and carotenoids linked to AMD improvements
06-Feb-2008 By Stephen Daniells
Supplements of antioxidants and carotenoids may improve retinal
health in people with age-related macular degeneration (AMD),
suggesting a role beyond prevention, suggests a new study from
DSM and Kemin pledge lutein growth
08-Nov-2007 By Alex McNally
Kemin has announced a deal with DSM to strengthen an agreement to
supply lutein aimed at eye health around the world, which will see
DSM step up supply of FloraGLO.
Chrysantis zeaxanthin gets GRAS
18-Oct-2007 By Clarisse Douaud
Chrysantis announced its branded zeaxanthin has achieved Generally
Regarded As Safe (GRAS) status, opening up the potential for the
ingredient to be used in a new category of functional food and
Vitiva makes lutein ester for smaller supplements
06-Aug-2007 By Alex McNally
Vitiva is introducing a lutein ester ingredient extracted from
marigold flowers that is being aimed at enabling higher
dosages in dietary supplements in the US and Europe.
Kemin files suit for lutein patent
30-Jul-2007 By Clarisse Douaud
Kemin Health has filed a patent infringement suit against
OmniActive Health Technologies for methods pertaining to the
isolation and purification of lutein and lutein compositions.
More support for carotenoids for eye health
06-Jul-2007 By Stephen Daniells
Supplementation with meso-zeaxanthin, an unusual and consequently
rare isomer of zeaxanthin, may offer protection against age-related
Skin health could sustain lutein expansion
19-Jun-2007 By Stephen Daniells
The global lutein market is set to hit $124.5 million (€93 million)
in 2013, says a new report from Frost & Sullivan, with skin
health offering a major new avenue for the carotenoid.
Carotenoids more bioaccessible from fruit than green veg - study
22-May-2007 By Stephen Daniells
The bioaccessibility of carotenoids is greater from fruit than dark
green vegetables, says a new study from Ireland that has important
implications for the use of such ingredients in functional foods.
Studies support efficacy of Xangold lutein for eye health
10-May-2007 By Stephen Daniells
A new human study has shown that Cognis' Xangold lutein and
zeaxanthin ingredient is effective at boosting the eye health of
those with early-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Kemin reports strong evidence lutein's skin health benefits
19-Apr-2007 By Stephen Daniells
Oral supplements of lutein and zeaxanthin provided a four-fold
increase in protection from UV radiation-induced skin damage, says
a randomised, double-blind placebo-controlled, multi-centre study,
co-funded by Kemin Health.
Cognis makes lutein ester easier to swallow for formulators
04-Apr-2007 By staff reporter
Cognis Nutrition & Health is doubling the lutein ester content
of its branded Xangold ingredient from 10 to 20 percent, thereby
allowing formulators to make smaller capsules preferred by
Cactus Botanics rolls out high purity lutein
20-Mar-2007 By staff reporter
UK-based Cactus Botanics has announced its high purity lutein
completed its initial bulk production and is now available to
Scientists explain luteins anti-inflammatory role
19-Mar-2007 By staff reporter
Scientists in the US have identified a mechanism that may explain
how lutein acts against inflammation, research that deepens
understanding of the nutrient's benefits.
LycoRed bolsters carotenoid range with space-saving lutein
13-Oct-2006 By staff reporter
LycoRed is introducing a new line of lutein ingredients utilizing
its vegetarian beadlet technology, which is said to reduce overages
and save space in supplement formulations.
An egg a day could keep AMD at bay
26-Sep-2006 By staff reporter
Making the point of getting a daily egg, the yolk of which is a
rich source of lutein and zeaxanthing, could reduce the risk of
developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), suggest two new
studies from the University of Massachusetts.
Chrysantis obtains new zeaxanthin patent
11-Sep-2006 By Clarisse Douaud
Chrysantis has a new utility patent for development of zeaxanthin
esters - an announcement that bodes well for its
soon-to-be-launched extended line of the naturally sourced eye
Blue California innovation for more lutein uses
24-Jul-2006 By staff reporter
Blue California is introducing a new, water-soluble form of Biolut
lutein made possible by microencapsulation technology, which
extends the uses of the company's branded ingredient to chewable,
effervescent and uncoated supplements,...
Study boosts lutein safety rep and finds new research possibilities
20-Jul-2006 By Stephen Daniells
The antioxidant activity and safety of lutein from marigold flowers
have been given a boost by research from a Chinese-Canadian
collaboration - research that has been applauded by lutein
producer, Kemin Health.
ZeaVision to source zeaxanthin from Kalsec
26-May-2006 By Jess Halliday
ZeaVision is planning to support the latest licensee of its
zeaxanthin patent, fulfilling some of its requirements for its
EyePromise supplement line from Kalsec.
Study sheds light on lutein's anti-inflammatory effect
22-May-2006 By Stephen Daniells
Lutein, the carotenoid associated with eye health, protects the
retina from damage by inhibiting inflammation, according to a new
study from Korea.
Zeaxanthin on the eye health map
As Prevent Blindness America observes AMD/Low Vision Awareness
month in February, Jess Halliday speaks to Manuel Pavon of
Chrysantis about the emerging role of zeaxanthin in eye health.
Scientists and industry respond to eye health report
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...
NuTein to start alfalfa lutein scale-up
20-Dec-2005 By Jess Halliday
Eye health supplement makers could soon have another source of
lutein at their disposal, as Minnesota company NuTein starts
scaling up production from alfalfa.
Cognis launches vegetarian Xangold beadlets
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...
High-zeaxanthin marigolds could have major impact on eye health
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),...
Lutein claims at the center of FTC settlement
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...
BI will distribute PIVEG's lutein in North America
California-based BI Nutraceuticals has joined with Mexican raw
materials manufacturer Pigmentos Vegetales del Centro (PIVEG) to
become the North American distributor for the company's
Biolut distributes lutein through Blue California
Mexican firm Biolut has chosen a Southern Californian ingredient
maker to distribute its lutein product line.
Jury rules in favour of Kemin in lutein patent case
A jury has voted to uphold Kemin Industries' patents for the
chemical composition and production process of lutein, in a trial
in Des Moines, Iowa, against Pigmentos Vegetales del Centro.
Kemin wins lutein patent case
A jury in the US has voted to uphold Kemin Industries' patents for
the chemical composition and production process of lutein, in a
trial in Des Moines, Iowa, against Pigmentos Vegetales del Centro.