Italian researchers have come up with a scoring system for supplements aimed at improving male fertility. Their analysis shows among the many ingredients used in such supplements, folic acid, inositol and NAC seemed the most promising.
Supplemental lycopene, a red carotenoid found in tomatoes, watermelons, and other foodstuffs, may significantly reduce blood pressure in hypertensive people, says a new meta-analysis of clinical trials.
A recent study has found that whole tomato powder does better than the extracted carotenoid lycopene in quelling post exercise inflammation. But an expert cautions that the study’s small scale makes drawing large conclusions difficult.
Global ingredient supplier Lycored has secured its US patent for compositions containing omega-3 fatty acids and tomato-derived lycopene, which it plans to develop into products and formulations marketed for brain health.
Many ingredient suppliers have invested in research exploring how ingesting carotenoids may protect skin from UV damage, but as warning letters from the FDA sent out last week show, sun protection is not a claim dietary supplements can make.
A new study looking at the autumn olive berry (AOB) - branded by a promoter as Lycoberry - has confirmed the rich assortment of proanthocyanidins and alpha- and gamma- tocopherols in the fruit to go with the previously discovered high levels of lycopene. The...
Plandai Biotechnology is the latest nutraceutical company to seek its fortunes in the seemingly greener pastures of the medical marijuana trade. The company announced the formation of a wholly-owned subsidiary called Cannabis Biosciences, Inc. for the...
Lycopene has a growing reputation among the carotenoids, but have we started to see a red revolution in the market? In this special edition article, NutrIngredients asks where the science and the market data stand on the tomato compound.
LycoRed has “very strong evidence” that Indian firm EID Parry and Valensa International – which distributes Parry's natural tomato lycopene in the US - are infringing three of its patents, its bosses have claimed.
A new firm promising to take the plant extracts market by storm with never-before-seen levels of bioavailability for green tea, citrus and lycopene extracts, says its first products will be commercially available in 2013 under the Phytofare brand.
Michigan-based Telos Ceuticals, LLC has launched a new carotenoid-rich extract from Momordica cochinchinensis Spreng, offering 76 times the amount of lycopene in tomatoes, 60 times the vitamin C in oranges, and 10 times the beta-carotene in carrots.
Supplements of the lycopene, the carotenoid that give tomatoes
their red colour, may be as effective as statins to reduce the
formation of plaques in the arteries that cause atherosclerosis,
says a new study with rabbits.
Phytoene and phytofluene, lesser known compounds from tomatoes,
also accumulate in significant quantities in key organs, and may
play a role in the health benefits previously attributed to
lycopene, suggests a new study with rats.
LycoRed is introducing a new lycopene ingredient in the form of a
dried cherry tomato that is remarkably high in the antioxidant,
enabling foods to be fortified without complex regulatory
situations posing a barrier.
Researchers from Taiwan are eying a combination of gelatin and
poly(-glutamic acid) (-PGA) for the encapsulation of lycopene from
tomato pulp waste, offering alternatives for the ingredient
increasingly in the consumer's eye.
The European market for lycopene as a functional food ingredient
looks to be opening up, since Vitatene gained novel foods approval
for its ingredient derived from the Blakeslea trispora
fungus last year.
PLThomas is set to offer LycoRed's natural colorant line to food
and beverage companies throughout the United States, Canada and
Mexico, in an exclusive deal that expands the distrutors reach with
the natural red antioxidant...
Colourless carotenoids developed by Israeli Biotechnology Research
have been given the green-light for use in foods in Europe; they
are expected to be used in supplement intended to boost outward
appearance from the inside and to...
Los Angeles-based Soft Gel Technologies has paired branded
proprietary ingredients Lyc-o-Mato and CoQsol in a soft gel to
promote cardiovascular health and is counting on the innovative mix
to drive sales.
LycoRed is establishing its first carotenoid manufacturing base in
the US with the acquisition of ingredient supplier H.Reisman
Corporation - allowing it to meet the demands of North American
clients more quickly.