Posts tagged with ‘marine ingredient’

  • New Astec Centre in UK to offer new opportunities for fledgling marine businesses

    The recent opening of the Astec Centre  is expected to offer a number of opportunities for fledgling  marine businesses. Astec Aquaculture Business & Science Centre is a purpose-built resource that has been created to support the growth of the aquaculture sector.  It opened its doors to businesses and researchers recently, showcasing the extensive facilities and support services that it offers. Due […]
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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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  • Chitosan Product Provides a New and Effective Way of Clotting Arterial Bleeds

    Celox, a flaked form of the clotting agent chitosan, is revolutionizing how military and medical personnel deal with bleeds, from the smallest scrapes to full-blown arterial fire hoses. Celox is easy to use — you just pour it on an open wound and apply pressure — and both safer and faster-acting than similar products. The best bit, though, is that […]
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • US launch of chitosan-soaked Tencel C fiber at upcoming Los Angeles Textile Show & Texworld USA

    Textile World: Lenzing of Austria recently launched Tencel C,  comprising Tencel fiber soaked with chitosan, made of chitin extracted from crab shells.  Lenzing reports it adds skin-soothing cosmetic benefits to Tencel, and in a scientific wear study, stockings made with Tencel C were shown to protect the skin, allow it to retain more moisture, improve skin elasticity and stimulate skin […]
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  • Calamari-derived omega-3 achieves European Novel Foods Approval

    The European Union has recently approved for commercialization Pharma Marine’s Calamarine line of responsibly sourced, high docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) Omega-3 ingredients. Derived from the byproducts of food-grade calamari (Cephalopoda), Calamarine Omega-3 oils offer a high quality alternative to potentially overexploited fish species often used in the manufacture of high DHA Omega-3 products. On behalf of the European Food Safety Authority, […]
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