Supplementing with omega-3s could save EU €12.9BN in healthcare costs

A report commissioned by Food Supplements Europe has found that the EU could save billions on cardiovascular disease (CVD) healthcare if omega-3 supplements were taken daily by the over-55s. The aim of the Healthcare Cost Savings of Omega 3 Food Supplements in the European Union report was to determine if cost savings could be realised, […]

May 20, 2016 Continue Reading

Study finds further “clear differences” between organic and non-organic

A new study has shown that both organic milk and meat contain around 50% more beneficial omega-3 fatty acids than conventionally produced products. Analysing data from around the world, the team led by Newcastle University, reviewed 196 papers on milk and 67 papers on meat and found clear differences between organic and conventional milk and […]

February 16, 2016 Continue Reading

Ahiflower Oil granted EU Novel Food status

Nature’s Crops International (NCI) has been given the go-ahead from the EC to market its Ahiflower Oil as a novel food ingredient and is now commercially available under licence to brands and manufacturers for the first time. The oil is extracted from the seeds of the Buglossoides arvensis plant, a crop new to the UK […]

October 23, 2015 Continue Reading

Chia Bia launches first Chia Oil capsules onto UK shelves

Irish health food company Chia Bia has become the first European business to secure Novel Food Act approval for Chia Oil capsules. The  supplement offers a sustainable and vegan alternative to omega-3 fish oils is produced by cold-pressing chia seeds and encasing in a vegan-friendly capsule, and boasts a neutral flavour and aftertaste. “We’re delighted […]

October 6, 2015 Continue Reading

Omega-3s may increase attention in children with and without ADHD

Researchers from the Netherlands and Germany have found that consuming omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) supplements can help with attention problems in those diagnosed with Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The researchers set out to investigate the effects of omega-3 supplementation on ADHD symptoms in young boys with and without the condition in a randomized, placebo-controlled […]

September 24, 2015 Continue Reading

Omega-3 study: More questions than answers?

‘Omega-3 supplements don’t improve memory’ declared a headline in Time Magazine this week. Other national and international media also came to the same stark conclusion when reporting the findings of a newly published study into the effectiveness of omega-3 supplements. But could it be that the study, Published in the Journal of the American Medical […]

August 28, 2015 Continue Reading
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Clearspring launches range of gluten-free staples

Clearspring has introduced a range of kitchen cupboard must-haves, including an omega-3 rich porridge, flour and instant grains– all gluten-free. The offer includes Gluten-Free Organic Buckwheat Flour, Brown Rice Flour and Quinoa Flour; Gluten-Free Organic Instant Couscous, Polenta and Quinoa; Gluten-Free Organic 90 Seconds Quinoa Trio with Tamari; Gluten-Free Organic Breadcrumbs; and Gluten-Free Organic Power […]

August 21, 2015 Continue Reading
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Omega-3 and B vitamins offer Alzheimer’s hope

A new study into Alzheimer’s disease has found that omega-3 fats and B vitamins can slow brain shrinkage by up to 73% in those with high homocysteine levels and initial signs of memory decline. The research, led by Professor David Smith, the scientific advisor for Food for the Brain, was published in the American Journal […]

May 19, 2015 Continue Reading

Researchers find omega-3s helpful for prostate cancer

In findings that conflict with a 2013 study citing that omega-3 fatty acids increase the risk of prostate cancer, researchers at Washington State University have found a mechanism by which omega-3s actually inhibit the growth and spread of prostate cancer cells. Although studies have shown that these fatty acids can reduce inflammation and fight diabetes, […]

April 14, 2015 Continue Reading
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Igennus introduces new MindCare brain nutrition

The new MindCare range from Igennus has been developed to address the issues of stress, mental performance, mood and cognitive decline. Each product consists of a dual combination comprising a high potency omega-3 EPA and DHA capsule along with a targeted micronutrient capsule with synergistic vitamins, minerals and specialist actives designed to address each specific […]

March 3, 2015 Continue Reading