Valensa International now offers Eye Pro MD, which combines astaxanthin, lutein, zeaxanthin, vitamin D3 and a proprietary omega-3/phospholipid delivery system. The natural astaxanthin in this eye health ingredient is the Zanthin brand. According to the company, the formula was developed based on the results from the CARMIS clinical trial, which suggests lutein and zeaxanthin support  eye health.
2751 Nutra Ln., Eustis, FL 32726, www.valensa.com
 

sabinsa

Sabinsa has added the carotenoid Chilitenoids to its list of ingredient offerings. Chilitenoids is available in a soft extract and will soon be available in a dust-free beadlet version.

vitafoods

Geneva, Switzerland—Vitafoods Europe and Finished Products Expo 2010 drew 2,100 visitors to the Geneva Palexpo center from May 18 to 20. The show featured some 500 international exhibitors from several industries, including nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals and functional foods/drinks.

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seniors in car

Many older Americans are forced to give up some independence with age because loss of visual acuity limits their ability to drive. Interesting research from the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in North Chicago indicates that zeaxanthin may be able to help. 

manufacturing plant

Dallas, TX—A recent warning letter sent to Coats International following a good manufacturing practices inspection underscores several out-of-compliance issues that inspectors are finding at dietary supplement plants.

oats

Lund, Sweden— As part of Europe’s HEALTHGRAIN project, researchers from Finland and Ireland investigated several processing techniques for improving the quality, safety and nutritional profile of oat-based, gluten-free bread.

What’s hot on the restaurant scene are big, bold flavors, which increasingly means crossing paths with the food police’s latest bandit: sodium.

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