Posts tagged with ‘astaxanthin’

  • Israel: Algatechnologies Obtains FDA GRAS Status for AstaPure Product

    Algatechnologies, Israel, specializing in microalgae cultivation and a leading manufacturer of natural astaxanthin has announced that its AstaPure brand has obtained GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) status from the FDA for use in food and beverages applications. “Our AstaPure brand has been successfully applied for several years as an active ingredient in dietary supplements, foods and beverages in Japan,” says […]
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  • Astaxanthin shows potential for brain health: Human study

    Daily supplements of astaxanthin – the pigment that gives salmon its pink color – may reduce the abnormal accumulation of compounds associated with dementia, says a new study from Japan. Twelve weeks of supplementation with astaxanthin were associated with significant reductions in levels of compounds called phospholipid hydroperoxides (PLOOH), known to accumulate abnormally in the red blood cells (erythrocytes) of […]
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  • CANADA: Shrimp shell processing facility to be built in Newfoundland

    A shrimp shell processing facility will be established in Twillingate with the help of a $500,000 loan from the provincial government, it was announced today. The initiative is expected to create up to 19 full-time jobs during periods the facility is operational. According to a news release, the facility will dry and compact shrimp waste to produce two products: dried shrimp […]
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  • Fuji announces strategic realignment of astaxanthin production

    Fuji Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. has announced the strategic realignment of its natural astaxanthin production by shifting the commercial cultivation of Haematococcus pluvialis from its Hawaiian facility to its Swedish facility.  The driving force behind this decision was the opportunity Fuji could provide to the market through better product uniformity, operational efficiency and ease of expansion. Although both facilities operated […]
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  • BioAstin Natural Astaxanthin obtains GRAS status for efficacious levels

    BioAstin Natural Astaxanthin has been self-affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe for use in all food, beverage and supplement applications) at 1.5 mg per serving by a panel of experts assembled by GRAS Associates, LLC. A 1.5 mg dose is an efficacious level for antioxidant applications. One other Astaxanthin supplier recently obtained GRAS status at a level of 0.1 mg per […]
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  • Bioremediation Of Shrimp Biowaste By Using Natural Probiotic For Chitin And Carotenoid Production

    Kandra Prameela1*, Ch. Murali Mohan1, P.V. Smitha1, K.P.J. Hemalatha2 1Department of Biotechnology, GITAM Institute of Technology, Rushikonda, GITAM University,Visakhapatnam 530 045, India 2Department of Biochemistry, College of Science and Technology, Andhra University,Visakhapatnam 530 045, India ABSTRACT: The production of chitin and carotenoids from shrimp biowaste by using natural probiotic has been studied. The fermentation studies were determined by varying inoculum levels from […]
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  • French omega-3 firm buys Canadian researcher

    French-based Polaris has purchased Canadian start-up Ocean Nutrasciences, for an undisclosed sum. Polaris has been working in the nutritional lipid area for about 15 years and said the acquisition provided it with added innovation potential in marine ingredients for use in, “nutraceutics, food and cosmetics”. In particular, Ocean Nutrasciences has done a lot of work taking extracts from Northern shrimp which […]
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  • Norwegian Krill Collaboration Could Help Secure EFSA Claims

    Collaboration on research between krill player Aker BioMarine and Norwegian food supplement manufacturer Sana Pharma could boost efforts to achieve positive opinions on health claims from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). The deal between the two companies has resulted in the addition of Aker’s SuperBa omega-3 krill oil to an existing range of Sana Pharma’s food supplements – VitaePro, […]
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  • Microalgae Industry Internet Directory Launched

    Through genetic engineering many companies and scientists are trying to develop transgenic micro algae for the commercial use. Thus the content of oil or the yield of carotenoids and dyes should be enhanced as well as the production of proteins through micro algae should be facilitated Furthermore, the biotechnology of micro algae is developing a solution to use micro algae […]
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  • Daily supplements of astaxanthin may improve HDL ‘good’ cholesterol levels, suggests new data from a human trial

    Doses up to 18 milligrams per day for 12 weeks improved blood levels of HDL cholesterol, as well as adiponectin concentrations, a protein hormone linked to various metabolic processes, according to findings published in Atherosclerosis. Researchers from Jikei University Kashiwa Hospital in Japan and Fuji Chemical Industry used Fuji’s commercially available AstaReal astaxanthin ingredient, and the trial involved 61 non-obese people […]
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