04 Feb 2019 --- Researchers at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have developed a new nano-encapsulation technology that optimizes the absorption of DHA. The researchers used Zein – an edible corn protein – to mimic milk fat globule membrane (MFGM), prevent DHA from oxidation and increase its absorption. The encapsulation method can reportedly be used to increase absorption in nutrient delivery.
20 Aug 2018 --- Technological advancements have made many aspects of modern life more convenient but also brought certain negative consequences to human health. One of these is the deterioration of eyesight due to increased screen time. What are some of the opportunities and ingredients suppliers are tipping to counteract these effects?
16 Jul 2018 --- A new study has shown that people who regularly eat oranges are less likely to develop macular degeneration than people who do not eat oranges. Researchers interviewed more than 2,000 Australian adults aged over 50 and followed them over a 15-year period. The research showed that people who ate at least one serving of oranges every day had more than a 60 percent reduced risk of developing late macular degeneration 15 years later.
05 Jul 2018 --- A review of 18 studies on the role of diet and food intake on age-related macular degeneration (AMD) found that the Western diet had an increased association with the disease. AMD is the leading cause of vision loss in adults aged over 50 and diet has long been noted as a risk and protective factor.
16 Apr 2018 --- Omega 3 fatty acid supplements yield no more beneficial results for dry eye symptoms than a placebo – olive oil – a study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) has found.
13 Oct 2017 --- Savings of €6.20 billion (US$7.33 billion) a year could be generated through the daily consumption of 10mg of lutein in combination with 2mg of zeaxanthin by adults aged 50 and older in the EU with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This is according to a new study produced by Frost & Sullivan.
08 Sep 2017 --- Indena has reported that its Mirtoselect bilberry extract may have an important role in “preserving adequate aqueous levels” in people possibly experiencing dry eye conditions. This is according to a new randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study published in the European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences.
18 Aug 2017 --- A 500mg dose of citicoline from Kyowa Hakko Europe (Kyowa) may significantly slow the progression of visual acuity loss due to glaucoma. This is according to a new study by researchers at the Sao Paolo Hospital Eye Clinic at the University of Milan, who followed 41 patients with progressing glaucoma – a disease that damages the optic nerve and can lead to vision problems and blindness – over two years.
07 Jun 2017 --- Florida-based Valensa International has announced that it has received a US patent for its EyePro MD formula, which claims eye healthcare benefits related to its super-blend of lutein, zeaxanthin and astaxanthin mixed with omega 3 essential oils from krill, algae or perilla seed. The EyePro MD patented formulas feature the process of purifying the all-natural ingredients through extraction and stabilization using Valensa’s proprietary O2B peroxidation blocker technology and its Supercritical CO2 extraction technology.
06 Jun 2017 --- Researchers have conducted a study assessing the bioavailability of lutein and zeaxanthin from carotenoid-fortified eggs compared to control non-enriched eggs, and found that the change in fasting blood concentrations of lutein and zeaxanthin increased significantly more in the participants who ate the fortified eggs. Carotenoids are a large group of plant pigment molecules that serve as antioxidants in the body.
02 Mar 2017 --- Fruit d’Or is set to demonstrate its’ dynamic women’s health formulation called GO2, a drink that blends its’ non-GMO organic cranberry juice powder with three other science-based ingredients, including Taiyo’s Sunfiber. With low sugar and calories, the drink will target the women’s health category, but also has gut health and digestive care on its radar.
17 Nov 2016 --- Bacteria in the intestines may play an important role in determining if a person will develop blinding wet Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), according to a study published in EMBO Molecular Medicine.
25 Aug 2016 --- A study published in JAMA Ophthalmology shows that two servings of fish a week may lower diabetics’ risk for blindness - called diabetic retinopathy. Because the retina is rich in long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, particularly docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), the researchers hypothesized that consuming foods rich in long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids would lower the risk for diabetic retinopathy.
14 Jul 2016 --- The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued Kemin Industries a patent for the role of its products in protecting individuals with three common ocular disorders from blue light or light-induced damage.
07 Jul 2016 --- Researchers have boosted the potency of a broccoli-related compound by ten times and identified it as a possible treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss affecting more than 10 million older Americans.
24 Jun 2016 --- New research has found that supplementation with omega 3 fatty acids may be an effective treatment for symptoms of dry eye disease.
02 Jun 2016 --- DSM Nutritional Products and Kemin Industries are hosting the 20th FloraGLO Lutein Anniversary Congress in Lisbon, Portugal (02 June) – bringing together the world’s leading experts on lutein and zeaxanthin to present revolutionary new research on visual performance and brain function.
10 May 2016 --- OmniActive Health Technologies has been granted a European patent for Lutemax 2020 (Patent No: EP2473065B1) entitled “A Xanthophyll Composition Containing Macular Pigments and a Process for its Preparation.”
24 Mar 2016 --- Eating foods high in vitamin C has been found to cut risk of cataract progression by a third in new research.
01 Feb 2016 --- ANVISA, Brazil’s national Health Surveillance Agency, has approved for sale its product, ZeaONE Zeaxanthin - a naturally sourced dietary free-form of zeaxanthin from marigolds.