Astaxanthin may reduce heart rate in runners

Astaxanthin may reduce heart rate in runners

Whole Foods Magazine has published a story about Algae Health Sciences, Inc., a subsidiary of BGG, announcing in a press release the results of a clinical trial published by the American College of Sports Nutrition, studying the firm’s AstaZine Natural Astaxanthin on runners. Results showed heart rate was reduced…

Astaxanthin in newly patented formula for eye health

Astaxanthin in newly patented formula for eye health

The US Patent and Trademark Office recently awarded Patent No. 9,610,313 to Florida-based Valensa International for its EyePro MD® formula, which claims eye healthcare benefits related to its blend of lutein, zeaxanthin and astaxanthin mixed with omega-3 essential oils from krill, algae or perilla seed…

Do algal additives negate ‘organic’ milk claim?

Do algal additives negate ‘organic’ milk claim?

Peter Whoriskey writes in WashingtonPost.com that, inside a South Carolina factory, in industrial vats that stand five stories high, batches of algae are carefully tended, kept warm and fed corn syrup. There the Schizochytrium algae multiply quickly. The payoff, which comes after processing, is a substance that resembles corn oil…

Queensland funds algae research to fight obesity

Queensland funds algae research to fight obesity

Algae in the form of a new pill could be the game-changer in the fight against obesity, if a joint research project being funded by the Palaszczuk Government in Queensland is successful. Science Minister Leeanne Enoch said University of Southern Queensland’s (USQ) Jessica Pahl has been awarded an Advance…

ZIVO Bioscience, NutriQuest begin poultry trials

ZIVO Bioscience, NutriQuest begin poultry trials

Keego Harbor, Michigan-based ZIVO Bioscience, Inc., a company dedicated to the development and commercialization of nutritional compounds and bioactive molecules derived from its proprietary algal strains, has announced that the Company has executed a definitive agreement with NutriQuest…

Algatech goes organic

Algatech goes organic

Algatech (Algatechnologies) Ltd., at Kibbutz Ketura, in Israel, has announced its 100% organic Haematococcus pluvialis microalgae powder and astaxanthin oleoresin as part of its AstaPure line. Algatech was granted National Organic Program (NOP) certification from the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service…

AstaGlo receives NAXA Verification

AstaGlo receives NAXA Verification

AstaGlo, marketed by Elite Life Sciences, has qualified for the Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association (NAXA) Verification Program Seal. The NAXA Verification Program (NAVP) tests products to verify that they contain natural algae astaxanthin derived from Haematococcus pluvialis algae, the only type of astaxanthin…

ADM introduces Onavita DHA algal oil

ADM introduces Onavita DHA algal oil

Archer Daniels Midland Company has introduced Onavita DHA algal oil, a new DHA product from a high-quality, reliable U.S. algae supplier. Onavita DHA algal oil is the newest addition to ADM’s Omega-3 product line, which also includes Onavita ALA from non-GMO flaxseed oil. Omega-3s are vital for proper…

Spirulina promoted to fight malnutrition in India

Spirulina promoted to fight malnutrition in India

The Times of India reports that nearly 56% of India’s population is malnourished, according to the World Food Programme report. This statistic was quoted by Dr. Ram Rajasekharan, director of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research — Central Food Technological Research Institute…

Healthy Origins astaxanthin receives NAXA seal

Healthy Origins astaxanthin receives NAXA seal

The Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association (NAXA) has announced that Healthy Origins® astaxanthin products have qualified for the NAXA verification seal. The NAXA Verification Program (NAVP) involves testing products to verify they contain natural algae astaxanthin derived from Haematococcus pluvialis…

WholeFoods calls astaxanthin “King of Carotenoids”

WholeFoods calls astaxanthin “King of Carotenoids”

WholeFoods Magazine, a shopper’s guide to current health and nutrition information, and new and emerging product categories, has in its current issue dubbed astaxanthin “The King of Carotenoids.” The issue takes a deep look at practical information on the algal-derived super antioxident, describing its broad palate of…

Health Canada approves three red/green algae products

Health Canada approves three red/green algae products

BioAge, a wholistic health company that provides BioSuperfood products to the United States and Canada, has announced that Health Canada, under the Natural Health Products Regulations, has approved three BioSuperfood products for those looking for natural alternatives for their health needs. The algae…

Seaweed foraging — the new gourmet sport

Seaweed foraging — the new gourmet sport

Joy Lanzendorfer reports for NPR that, as seaweed continues to gain popularity for its nutritional benefits and culinary versatility, more people are taking up seaweed foraging to eat it fresh, as well as sell it to restaurants in up scale places like Napa and San Francisco. Heidi Herrmann, owner of Strong Arm Farm in Healdsburg…

Sun Chlorella to roll out awareness campaign

Sun Chlorella to roll out awareness campaign

FoodBev Media reports that Sun Chlorella will leverage the growing reputation of algae in a new marketing campaign for 2017 in the UK, designed to extend the appeal of chlorella supplements beyond its current consumer base and into more mainstream markets. Alongside a PR campaign highlighting the…

TerraVia’s Whole Algal Protein gets Canadian approval

TerraVia’s Whole Algal Protein gets Canadian approval

TerraVia has announced that Health Canada has issued an approval for its Whole Algal Protein ingredient for food use in Canada. With this approval, TerraVia has achieved regulatory approval for its portfolio of AlgaVia® Whole Algae Ingredients, including AlgaVia® Whole Algal Protein…

DHA-enriched pork, milk and eggs coming to market

DHA-enriched pork, milk and eggs coming to market

Algae nutritional products from Alltech are now registered with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for use in the diets of pigs, dairy cows and laying hens. The DHA found within algae can naturally enrich pork, milk and eggs. Canadian dairy, swine and layer producers will be able to market their DHA-enriched…

AlgaeHealth NDI for >12mg/day astaxanthin dosage

AlgaeHealth NDI for >12mg/day astaxanthin dosage

Algae Health Sciences, Inc., a subsidiary of BGG, has announced that it has submitted a New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) to the US FDA for its flagship product AstaZine® Natural Astaxanthin. This new NDI builds on a previous NDI in late 2015 for the use of AstaZine as a bulk dietary ingredient at a dose that does…

Algae snacks on Shark Tank

Algae snacks on Shark Tank

If you’re a fan of the television show “Shark Tank”, you won’t want to miss the episode that airs this Friday, November 18th 9:00-10:00 p.m. EST on ABC Television, when Catharine Arnston, Founder/CEO of Boston’s ENERGYbits makes her pitch. Will the Sharks eat the algae? — or eat her alive?

Astaxanthin suppliers exploring new algae strains

Astaxanthin suppliers exploring new algae strains

Jennifer Grebow reports for Nutritional Outlook magazine from the SupplySide West ingredient trade show in Las Vegas that, according to natural astaxanthin suppliers, the industry’s struggles to meet rising demand with supply are a thing of the past. Suppliers are now looking forward with a focus on new research…

Canadian Astaxanthin Reshuffles

Canadian Astaxanthin Reshuffles

Regenurex Health Corporation (formerly AlgaeCan Biotech) has announced the launch of Regenurex (formerly AstaVantage), the only Astaxanthin antioxidant produced in Canada, according to the company. Regenurex is made from Haematococcus pluvialis, fresh water microalgae from British Columbia…

Astaxanthin program to treat Sarcopenia

Astaxanthin program to treat Sarcopenia

Sarcopenia is the degenerative loss of skeletal muscle. In sarcopenia, muscle mass, quality, and strength progressively decreases beyond the normal aging process, compromising physical function and independence, increasing risk of disability, and lowering quality of life in older adults. Although it is estimated that sarcopenia…

Non-GMO Project Verification for bulk BioAstin

Non-GMO Project Verification for bulk BioAstin

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii-based Cyanotech Corporation has announced that its bulk raw material BioAstin® SCE products have received Non-GMO Project Verification. “We are very excited about this verification as it leads to receiving Non-GMO Project Verification for our finished goods,” said Dr. Gerald Cysewski, Interim…

TerraVia opening doors in protein powder market

TerraVia opening doors in protein powder market

Algal-based food ingredient maker TerraVia has announced that its AlgaVia® Protein-Rich Whole Algae is now being incorporated into bakery snacks, beverages, and energy bars by OLLY, Enjoy Life Foods, and K’ul Chocolate products, distributed nationally. A whole food, not a processed isolate…

Is kelp the new kale?

Is kelp the new kale?

Fred Bever reports for NPR that “Kelp is the new kale,” according to Barton Seaver, who directs Harvard’s Healthy and Sustainable Food Program. A former D.C.-area chef, he has recently published a seaweed cookbook and sees a bright future for macroalgae. Their virtues are many, in Mr. Seaver’s eyes: They require…

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