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Published December 12, 2014
Research shows that, of 11 popular supplements analyzed, 7 do not adhere to proven formulas. Read More »
Bausch+Lomb Adds Ocuvite BioLutein
Published November 24, 2014
Bausch+Lomb, Rochester, NY, has added a new offering to its line of Ocuvite eye health supplements. Ocuvite BioLutein is based on the essential nutrients identified in the AREDS trials, including omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and zinc, plus lutei… Read More »
Published October 1, 2014
Kemin, Des Moines, IA, and DSM, Parsippany, NJ, have launched OPTISHARP Natural brand zeaxanthin. Kemin, creator of FloraGLO Lutein, and DSM, developer of OPTISHARP Zeaxanthin, are expanding their longtime lutein partnership to deliver naturally-sour… Read More »
Published August 1, 2014
OmniActive Health Technologies recently made public findings that examined lutein’s role on visual function and carbohydrate metabolism in STZ-induced diabetic rats. The study was conducted by leading research experts at the National Institute… Read More »
Published July 28, 2014
ALPHAEON Corporation has acquired Physician Recommended Nutriceuticals, a developer of specialty omega-3s, products for dry eye and macular degeneration. Read More »
Published July 28, 2014
In the age group of 35- to 44-year-olds, 3.8% of the subjects in the Gutenberg Health Study were found to be suffering from age-related macular degeneration. Read More »
VitaEgg Flatbread Sandwich Provides Nutrients Eggs Without the Cholesterol
Published July 24, 2014
Many health conscious consumers opt for egg whites to avoid cholesterol, fat and calories, despite the fact that yolks are rich in nutrients such as lutein for eye health, choline for brain health and omega-3 DHA for heart health. Vitalicious, New Yo… Read More »
Published July 23, 2014
DSM, Parsippany, NJ, will facilitate the next International Carotenoid Society (ICS) conference, set to take place in Lucerne, Switzerland from July 9-14 2017. The symposium will bring together international scientific experts to present and discuss… Read More »
Botanical Boom
By Lisa Olivo, Associate Editor
Published July 1, 2014
Roots run deep for consumer interest in herbal products. Read More »
Diana Cowland Analyzes the Healthy Aging Market at Vitafoods Europe
Published June 5, 2014
Euromonitor Senior Analyst says top consumer concerns include bone/joint health and cardiovascular health, along with niche brain and vision health. Read More »
Strengthening the Men’s Health Market
By Sean Moloughney, Editor
Published June 2, 2014
It’s not just sex that sells; scientific advances are leading men to wellness on all fronts. Read More »
Published June 2, 2014
Capsugel has introduced a new range of its Licaps liquid-filled hard capsules available for 10 “ready-to-go” finished-dosage nutritional products. Containing scientifically-backed, high-quality supplement compounds, the ingr… Read More »
Functional Food & Drink Trends in Europe
By Sean Moloughney, Editor
Published May 27, 2014
Datamonitor survey highlights ripe opportunities for brands. Read More »
Published May 22, 2014
Archer Daniels Midland Company, Decatur, IL, and Synthetic Genomics, Inc., La Jolla, CA,  have entered into a long-term agreement to commercialize omega-3 docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) from algae. As part of the agreement, omega-3 DHA will be produ… Read More »
Published May 2, 2014
Eye Health Insights, a new education series designed to deliver the latest nutrition science and news to eye health professionals, has been launched by Morristown, NJ-based OmniActive Health Technologies and its Lutein For Every Age campaign, in coll… Read More »
Frost & Sullivan Report Focuses on ARED Prevention & Healthcare Savings
Published May 1, 2014
Supplementation with lutein and zeaxanthin may decrease the risk of age-related eye disease and reduce individual and societal healthcare costs. Read More »
Growing Consumer Acceptance Drives Omega-3 Demand
By Nilesh Patankar, Senior Analyst, Grand View Research
Published April 22, 2014
A favorable regulatory landscape and demand from developing countries will offer growth opportunities over the next six years. Read More »
Published April 1, 2014
Nutraceutical: Multivitamin Indication: Cataracts/Age-Related Macular Degeneration Source: Ophthalmology, Vol. 121, Issue 2; 525-534, February 2014 Research: This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was designed to test whether long… Read More »
Slideshow: Six Antioxidants on the Rise
By Sean Moloughney, Editor
Published March 10, 2014
Look for these ingredients to continue on a positive trajectory. Read More »
Published March 3, 2014
While dairy products have latched on to omega-3 claims in recent years, Innova Market Insights reported the number of new dairy launches featuring omega-3 claims have been in decline. Despite the popularity of such dairy products, particularly yellow… Read More »
Antioxidants Update: Following Science to Success
By Sean Moloughney, Editor
Published March 3, 2014
Continued research supporting product use for specific conditions will help grow consumer awareness and offer long-lasting, added value to the category. Read More »
Published February 24, 2014
A study of nearly 15,000 male physicians determined that long-term daily multivitamin use may lower cataract risk in men. Read More »
Protecting Eyes with EyePromise DVS
Published February 12, 2014
ZeaVision LLC., Chesterfield, MO, has designed EyePromise DVS to support healthy retinal metabolism, structure and function.With a combination of ingredients with documented effects for eye health,EyePromiseDVS was formulated to promote blood vessel… Read More »
Published January 9, 2014
While dairy products have latched on to omega 3 claims in recent years, Innova Market Insights has reported that the number of new dairy launches featuring omega 3 claims has been in decline. Read More »
State of the Industry Review & Outlook
Published December 3, 2013
Experts and opinion leaders offer perspective on critical issues affecting the nutraceuticals industry. Read More »
Published November 25, 2013
Doctor's Best, San Clemente, CA, is focusing in on eye health with the addition of Best Natural Vision Enhancers to its dietary supplement line. The new product is available in a bottle of 60 softgels, and offers nutrients that are… Read More »
The New Age of Marine Nutraceuticals
By Alan Richman, Contributing Writer
Published November 1, 2013
It’s not just about fish when it comes to nutrition sourced from the sea. Read More »
Published October 4, 2013
Kemin, Des Moines, IA, maker of FloraGLO Lutein and ZeaONE Zeaxanthin, applauded the findings of a new study released Sept. 23, which suggested that the use of supplements containing lutein and zeaxanthin could result in $7.4 billion in health care s… Read More »
Reading the Compass: Up-and-Coming Market Trends
By Dr. A. Elizabeth Sloan & Dr. Catherine Adams Hutt, RD, Sloan Trends, Inc.
Published October 1, 2013
A comprehensive guide to what’s hot, what’s not, where you should place your bets and what to expect next. Read More »
Weight Management: The Lifestyle Battle
By Lisa Olivo, Associate Editor
Published September 9, 2013
Functional products find their role in helping consumers fight the growing obesity epidemic. Read More »
Published August 9, 2013
The creator of FloraGLO brand lutein, Kemin, has extended its eye health line with the launch of ZeaONE — a dietary, free-form zeaxanthin ingredient naturally sourced from marigolds.   Zeaxanthin, like lutein, acts as a protective antioxid… Read More »
Vitamin E & Disease Prevention: Myth or Reality?
By Dilip Ghosh, Director, nutriConnect
Published July 29, 2013
More research aimed at defining the uses and dosage of different tocopherols and tocotrienols is warranted. Read More »
Consumer Health Products: Accessible OTC Healthcare
By Lisa Olivo, Associate Editor
Published July 29, 2013
Worldwide consumers are looking for simple, over-the-counter solutions to issues like aging, weight gain and preventing chronic disease. Read More »
Flavors & Colors: The ‘Cleaner’ the Better
By Lisa Olivo, Associate Editor
Published July 1, 2013
Clean labels with functional ingredients will advance the market forward. Read More »
Preventative Care Spotlight: Reducing Healthcare Costs with the Cleveland Clinic
By Lisa Olivo, Associate Editor
Published June 13, 2013
Dr. Mike Roizen of the Dr. Oz. Show discussed how improving the health and social culture of the Cleveland Clinic decreased insurance costs for its employees. Read More »
Published June 10, 2013
Kemin Industries and DSM Nutritional Products Europe Ltd., hosted a Vision Congress in Lisbon with world-renowned experts presenting results and insights from the latest research on lutein and eye health. Jeff Flora, president of Kemin Industries&rsq… Read More »
Published June 3, 2013
Innova Market Insights has identified the top five health claims for functional foods and drinks marketed to older consumers. Health optimization has become an increasing focus for an aging population, driven by rising consumer understanding of the r… Read More »
Published June 3, 2013
Nutraceutical: Lutein/Zeaxanthin Indication: Cataract Surgery Source: JAMA Ophthalmology, 2013; 1-7 Research: Age-related cataract is a leading cause of visual impairment in the U.S. The prevalence of age-related cataract is increasing, with an es… Read More »
Published June 3, 2013
Nutraceutical: AREDS 2 Formula (Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Omega 3 Fatty Acids) Indication: Age-Related MacularDegeneration Source: JAMA 2013;309(19):2005-2015 Research: Oral supplementation with the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) formulation (ant… Read More »
Published May 30, 2013
Kemin, Des Moines, IA, manufacturer of FloraGLO brand lutein, has sponsored the Ocular Nutrition Society (ONS) with the aim of increasing awareness for essential eye nutrients and true scientific investigation.The sponsorship coincides with the… Read More »
Published May 17, 2013
Citicoline is well known as a brain health nutrient, and now is being counted as a supplement that may significantly slow the progression of visual acuity loss due to glaucoma.   Researchers at the Sao Paolo Hospital Eye Clinic at the University… Read More »
Published May 6, 2013
Researchers found no extra benefit to adding lutein and zeaxanthin, omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, or both to the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) formulation, which already included antioxidant vitamins C and E, beta-carotene and zinc, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Read More »
Published May 2, 2013
Health optimization has become an increasing focus for an aging population, driven by rising consumer understanding of the role of a healthy diet in extending the active years. Read More »
A Positive Outlook for Eye Health
By Sean Moloughney, Editor
Published May 1, 2013
With consumer education campaigns in place, the future looks bright for nutrients designed to support vision and prevent eye diseases. Read More »
Getting Ahead of the Curve: Nutrition, Eye Health & Vision
By Dr. A. Elizabeth Sloan & Dr. Catherine Adams Hutt, RD, Sloan Trends, Inc.
Published May 1, 2013
The nutritional eye health/vision market is set to explode and it’s already on a roll. Read More »
Published April 1, 2013
Dietary supplement users reported motivations related to overall health more commonly than for supplementing nutrients from food intake, and use was related to more favorable health and lifestyle choices, according to research published recently in J… Read More »
Published March 13, 2013
Supplement users are more likely to report very good or excellent health, have health insurance, use alcohol moderately, eschew cigarette smoking and exercise more frequently than non-users, according to research in published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Read More »
Market Maturation: Innovation & Science Drive Antioxidants Forward
By Mark Becker, Contributing Writer
Published March 1, 2013
More sophisticated, condition-specific, clinically validated products are engaging knowledgeable consumers focused on health and wellness. Read More »
Published February 13, 2013
Dr. Jodi Luchs, an ophthalmologist from Long Island, NY, has developed OJO, the world’s first beverage that provides the therapeutic benefits of the vitamins specified in the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS), conducted by the Federal Gover… Read More »
By Michael McBurney, PhD, Head of Scientific Affairs, DSM Nutritional Products LLC
Published February 13, 2013
Knowledge is power. But keeping up with the onslaught of new research is challenging. Like the adage, it can feel like drinking from a fire hose. Another analogy is trying to stay upright while crossing an ice-cold, raging, mountain stream.  In… Read More »
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