Posts tagged with ‘astaxanthin’

  • Marine ingredient shows diabetes potential in rat study

    The animal investigation – published in a Journal of Food Science – reports that daily supplementation with astaxanthin significantly reduced inflammatory and oxidative highlight markers in diabetic rats. The researchers, led by Mei-chin Yin of China Medical University, Taiwan, found that astaxanthin intake significantly increasing a levels in blood plasma, and reduced biomarkers of oxidative highlight and inflammation – including obscure […]
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  • Astaxanthin sales surge at Cyanotech in Q1 2011

      Hawaii-based Cyanotech has posted a dramatic rise in sales in the first quarter of 2012 driven by growing demand for natural astaxanthin: a potent red antioxidant that hit the headlines earlier this year following favorable coverage on Dr Oz and Oprah.  Cyanotech is based in Kona, Hawaii. The microalgae specialist, which also makes spirulina – a blue/green nutrient packed […]
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  • Revenues/Profits up for Cyanotech vs. year ago

    Cyanotech Corporation, a NASDAQ-traded leader in microalgae-based, high-value nutrition and health products, headquartered in Kona, Hawaii, has announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2011, ended March 31, 2011. For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011, revenues were $5,218,000 compared to $3,814,000 for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010. Gross profit was $1,798,000, with gross profit margin […]
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  • Algatech to expand astaxanthin capacity based on strong demand

    Israeli astaxanthin supplier Algatech has said it intends to expand production capacity by 30 percent by the end of 2011, and by a further 50 percent in a year’s time, on the back of increased demand in the US and Europe. Astaxanthin sourced from marine algae is a natural red pigment and carotenoid, which has been linked to cardiovascular and skin […]
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  • Astaxanthin shows benefits for obese health

    Daily supplements containing astaxanthin, the pink pigment that gives salmon its color, may boost the body’s antioxidants defenses in obese people, says a new study from South Korea. Researchers from Seoul National University report that daily doses of 5 or 20 milligrams of astaxanthin for three weeks were associated with increases in levels of the body’s own antioxidant defenses, as […]
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  • BioReal doubles AstaREAL astaxanthin production capacity

      Fuji Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. has announced it will double the production capacity for astaxanthin at its wholly owned subsidiary, BioReal AB in Gustavsberg, Sweden. While specific numbers would not be divulged, Dr Ake Lignell, general manager of BioReal, told NutraIngredients that the expansion represented a ‘doubling’ in production of its AstaREAL branded ingredient. The company announced the consolidation […]
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  • MDPI announces publication of new Marine Drugs issue: Volume 9, Issue 3

    MDPI announces publication of the following issue: Mar. Drugs, Volume 9, Issue 3 (March 2011), Pages 294-477 http://www.mdpi.com/1660-3397/9/3/ Table of Contents: Article: Isolation of a New Natural Product and Cytotoxic and Antimicrobial Activities of Extracts from Fungi of Indonesian Marine Habitats Mar. Drugs 2011, 9(3), 294-306; doi:10.3390/md9030294 http://www.mdpi.com/1660-3397/9/3/294   Article: Antinociceptive and Anti-Inflammatory Activity from Algae of the Genus Caulerpa […]
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  • Antimicrobial packaging from shellfish waste under development

    FIS.com:  Researchers at the Gaiker-IK4 Basque technological Center and other research institutes in Mexico and Portugal are working on the development of a food container with antimicrobial and antioxidant properties made from shellfish waste. Scientists aim for this new packaging – made with elements taken from the exoskeleton of shrimp – to prolong the life of food, preserving their original […]
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  • Publication: Marine-derived functional ingredients as potential antioxidants in the food industry–An overview

    Dai-Hung Ngo, Isuru Wijesekara, Thanh-Sang Vo, Quang Van Ta and Se-Kwon Kim Abstract Recently, a great deal of interest has been developed by the consumers towards natural bioactive compounds as functional ingredients in the food products due to their various health beneficial effects. Hence, it can be suggested that antioxidative functional ingredients from marine foods and their by-products are alternative sources […]
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  • Spirulina shows immune boosting power for seniors

    Daily supplements of Hawaiian spirulina may boost the immune system of seniors and offer an opportunity to counter anemia associated with aging, says a new study from UC Davis and Cyanotech. Twelve weeks of spirulina supplementation were associated with increased counts of white blood cells, foot soldiers of the immune system, with older women reported to respond more rapidly, according […]
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