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…

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…

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