Posts tagged with ‘EPA’

  • Marine MUFAs may improve metabolic syndrome: Mouse study

    Long-chain monounsaturated fatty acids from fish sources may improve insulin sensitivity and reduce risk factors associated with metabolic syndrome, according to new research in mice. The study, published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, reports that blood plasma glucose, insulin, and lipid concentrations are enhanced, whilst insulin sensitivity is improved in mice fed a diet rich in marine […]
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  • Omega-3 in food & drink set to ‘boom’, says Packaged Facts

      US retail sales of food and drink products making high omega-3 claims shot up 11 percent in 2010 to approach the $4bn mark and are predicted to be worth almost $7bn by 2015, according to new research. Packaged Facts, which includes products enriched with plant-based omega-3 (alpha linolenic acid) in its analysis as well as the long-chain omega-3 fatty […]
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  • Fish Oil May Have Positive Effects on Mood, Alcohol Craving, New Study Shows

    Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine disclosed at a molecular level a potential therapeutic benefit between these dietary supplements, alcohol abuse and psychiatric disorders. In a multi-year study, researchers showed conclusive behavioral and molecular benefits for omega 3 fatty acid given to mice models of bipolar disorder. The fatty acid DHA, which is one of the main active […]
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  • Dose threshold for omega-3 heart benefits studied

    Daily doses of omega-3s of at least 250 milligrams are required to reduce the risk of sudden cardiac death and other heart conditions, says a new review and meta-analysis. According to findings published in the British Journal of Nutrition, at least 250 mg of the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids (LCFA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), was associated with […]
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  • GC Rieber Oils to market fish oil products under new VivoMega brand name

    GC Rieber Oils recently announced that it will sell its fish oil products under the brand name VivoMega™. A recent major initiative by the company to build a new factory that will produce high quality fish oil concentrates of Omega-3 has led to new markets opening up, and thus the company’s desire to be more marketing-driven. Once only selling traditional […]
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  • Omega-3 may slash levels of heart disease risk factor

    Supplements of omega-3 fatty acids are associated with lower levels of an amino acid called homocysteine, an amino acid linked to increased risks of heart disease and dementia, says a new meta-analysis of the scientific evidence. Data from 11 trials including 720 people with doses of omega-3 ranging from 0.2 to 6 grams per day concluded that supplementation with omega-3s […]
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  • Bayer Healthcare’s Arctic Wonder market test succeeds with Neptune Krill Oil, leading to launch

    Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc.  announced recently that Bayer Healthcare, LLC Consumer Care Division has formally launched its Arctic Wonder proprietary Neptune Krill Oil (“NKO”) in the United States in March 2011 after a succesful market test. Bayer’s market test conducted over the last year with NKO® under its Arctic Wonder brand was performed in the US internet direct response […]
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  • Aurora Algae has announced the launch of new A2 product portfolio, including omega-3 products

    Aurora Algae recently introduced the A2 product portfolio, a series of natural products derived from its proprietary algae platform. The A2 product portfolio is uniquely sustainable, scalable, and flexible to address growing demand in the explosive nutrition, aquaculture, pharmaceutical, and energy markets   A2 Omega-3™ is a family of Omega-3 oils aimed at the nutraceutical and pharmaceutical markets with the […]
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  • New algae-derived EPA to target pharma omega-3 market

    New Zealand-based Photonz Corporation has signed an agreement with Separex to develop a pharma-grade EPA omega-3 manufacturing process from fermented microalgal biomass. Under the agreement, Separex, under a license of Stanipharm, will develop a manufacturing process, scalable to industrial volumes, to concentrate the Omega-3 fatty acid, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), which Photonz extracts from fermented microalgal biomass. Photonz’s proprietary processes produce […]
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  • Martek Applies for Novel Food Approval for New DHA and EPA Rich Algal Oil

    Martek Biosciences Corporation has applied to the UK Food Standards Agency for approval to market algal oil that is produced from Schizochytrium microalgae, as a novel food ingredient. A novel food is a food or food ingredient that does not have a significant history of consumption within the European Union before 15 May 1997. Martek has previously gained approval to […]
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