Allmicroalgae to produce organic certified Chlorella vulgaris

Allmicroalgae to produce organic certified Chlorella vulgaris

Lisbon, Portugal-based microalgae producer, Allmicroalgae Natural Products S.A., has gained EU organic certification for their ALLMA Chlorella vulgaris microalgae. “Gaining EU organic certification is another step in our commitment to provide appealing solutions for the most demanding consumers,” said Sofia Hoffmann…

Can spirulina boost the immune systems of athletes?

Can spirulina boost the immune systems of athletes?

Raymond Quan reports for Medicalnewsbulletin.com that researchers in Poland recently investigated whether using spirulina as a nutritional supplement can have a positive effect on the immune system of athletes. Strenuous exercise regimes of high-performance athletes may actually have a negative effect…

Polaris to launch new omega-3 product

Polaris to launch new omega-3 product

Polaris has launched Omegavie® DHA 650 Qualitysilver®5 high concentrate & highly performing omega-3 algal oil, produced in France from sustainable sources of microalgae. Omegavie oils benefit from Polaris’ unique 5th generation of Qualitysilver process, making it ultra-stable. This patented technology…

Mexican researchers at IPN explore seaweed for nutrition

Mexican researchers at IPN explore seaweed for nutrition

Latin American Herald Tribune reports that in the northwestern Mexican state of Baja California Sur, seaweed has become a healthy and nutritious alternative for people and animals, thanks to the efforts of researchers at the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) in Mexico City…

Nutrex Hawaii earns IGEN verification for microalgae products

Nutrex Hawaii earns IGEN verification for microalgae products

Nutrex Hawaii, Inc. has announced that its BioAstin® Hawaiian Astaxanthin® and MD Formulas™ have received the International GMO Evaluation and Notification Program™ (IGEN) verification. The BioAstin Hawaiian Astaxanthin antioxidant supplement is derived from natural microalgae grown on the Kona Coast…

NAXA welcomes Atacama Bio as Executive Member

NAXA welcomes Atacama Bio as Executive Member

The Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association (NAXA), headquartered in Spring, Texas, has announced that Chile-based Atacama Bio is its newest executive member. Atacama Bio has been producing natural astaxanthin derived from Haematococcus pluvialis since 2003 in the Atacama Desert in Chile on its 250-acre facility using…

NonFood plans for home-based algae reactors

NonFood plans for home-based algae reactors

Harvard Magazine reports that a glimpse of the future of food can be seen through the eyes of Andrew Ive, a Harvard M.B.A. He is managing director of the world’s largest food-company incubator, Food-X, based in New York City, which helps about 170 food start-ups get off the ground each year…

Salmon with double the omega-3 content

Salmon with double the omega-3 content

Leading aquaculture producers Kvarøy and Blue Circle Foods, along with top feed company BioMar have announced production of salmon that offers superior nutrition through a 100 percent increase in marine omega-3 content, essential to heart and brain function, and overall good health…

ZIVO and NutriQuest conclude two algal poultry studies

ZIVO and NutriQuest conclude two algal poultry studies

ZIVO Bioscience, Inc. (ZIVO) a biotech/agtech R&D company engaged in the commercialization of nutritional and medicinal products derived from proprietary algal strains, has announced results from two poultry studies designed and supervised by animal nutrition strategic partner NutriQuest, LLC. The two studies…

Blendtek partners for algal-based health products

Blendtek partners for algal-based health products

Blendtek Ingredients Inc., a Canadian innovative food ingredients and solutions company, has partnered with Fitoplancton Marino, a leader in the development of marine microalgae cultures based in Spain, to supply an emerging natural health ingredient with a wide range of beneficial applications for food, health and nutrition…

Fighting childhood malnutrition in Zambia with spirulina

Fighting childhood malnutrition in Zambia with spirulina

Memory Maninga reports for Zambia Daily Mail that in Mansa, the capital of the Luapula Province of Zambia, spirulina is being grown in ponds in the communities because of its high medicinal and nutritional value. Zambia has in the recent past been importing spirulina from the United States. However, imported…

Valensa gets US patent for eye health formula

Valensa gets US patent for eye health formula

The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted a patent to Florida-based Valensa International covering its commercial its EyePro MD formula. The formula includes lutein, zeaxanthin and astaxanthin mixed with omega-3 essential oils from krill, algae or perilla seed, said the company in a press release. Patent No. 9,610,313…

Cyanotech earns Halal certification for astaxanthin

Cyanotech earns Halal certification for astaxanthin

Kailua-Kone, Hawaii-based Cyanotech® Corporation, has announced that its bulk raw material, BioAstin® SCE 5 and vegan BioAstin soft gels, have received halal certification from the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA). BioAstin® Hawaiian Astaxanthin® is marketed as a natural…

Algal oil debuts with high DHA and organic selenium

Algal oil debuts with high DHA and organic selenium

Romainville, France-based Metabolium has announced the development of what they say is the first ever oil with a high DHA and organic selenium content, called Olïse®. DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is an omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) that is vital for brain development and function as well as for…

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…

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