Nutrasource Blog

A new look at designing and evaluating clinical research for omega-3s

Posted by Dr. Carolina Bonilla, MD/PhD on Tue, Mar 29, 2016

In the latest post of our Physician's Insights blog series, Dr. Carolina Bonilla, MD/PhD, discusses new approaches to omega-3 clinical research to help avoid conflicting results .

For more than 30 years, the value of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in human health has been discussed in the medical literature. Numerous research studies have been conducted since then demonstrating the beneficial properties of omega-3s in preventing diseases, especially cardiovascular disease.

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Tags: Dietary Supplements, Omega-3s, Clinical Research

Hot product categories spotted at Engredea/Expo West

Posted by Jennifer Andrews, M.Sc. on Thu, Mar 24, 2016

It's hard to believe Engredea/Natural Products Expo West has already come and gone. The show was a hit again this year (no surprises there!) as brands from around the world showed off their newest, most innovative foods and health products.

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Tags: Product Testing, Dietary Supplements, Omega-3s, Clinical Research, Health Claims, Events, Product Trends, Foods, IGEN

Discover the optimal regulatory pathway for your omega-3 product at GOED Exchange 2016

Posted by Jennifer Andrews, M.Sc. on Tue, Jan 12, 2016

Omega-3s are one of the most studied and widely available natural products. Why aren't there more prescription omega-3s on the market?

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Tags: Dietary Supplements, Omega-3s, Pharmaceuticals, Regulatory

Special SupplySide Omega-3 Insights feature: The potential impact of product-specific data for omega-3 sales and marketing ROI

Posted by William Rowe on Tue, Jun 10, 2014

Omega-3 fatty acids are a hot topic in the consumer health products space, and the omega-3 market is becoming increasingly competitive. Companies must find new, innovative ways to market omega-3 fatty acid products in a saturated marketplace.

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Tags: Product Marketing, Omega-3s, Clinical Research, Health Claims, Concept to Claim

View Dr. Steve Li's full GOED Exchange presentation on novel omega-3 stability testing methods

Posted by Jennifer Andrews, M.Sc. on Tue, Feb 11, 2014

At GOED Exchange 2014 last week, NDI hosted a lecture, presented by Dr. Steve Li, on novel approaches to omega-3 stability testing including the new True Anisidine Value (TAV) test.

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Tags: Product Testing, Omega-3s, Events

We’re proud sponsors of GOED Exchange 2014, THE conference for the omega-3 industry

Posted by Jennifer Andrews, M.Sc. on Wed, Jan 15, 2014

GOED Exchange is the top conference for the omega-3 industry and we are proud to be sponsoring this key event for the second time.  The event will take place from February 4-6, 2014 at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Tags: Product Testing, Omega-3s, Events

Laboratory Feature: Analytical Techniques for Determining Free Fatty Acids in Plasma

Posted by Dr. Theo Kapanadze, D.Sc., Ph.D. on Wed, Oct 30, 2013

The omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) have been shown to have important physiological effects that may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

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Tags: Product Testing, Omega-3s

New testing method, the True Anisidine Value (TAV) test, solves omega-3 industry problem

Posted by Jennifer Andrews, M.Sc. on Wed, Oct 16, 2013

Nutrasource Diagnostics Inc. (NDI) was commissioned by Nordic Naturals, an industry leader in omega-3 oils, to develop a new test for flavored fish oils.  The test, called the True Anisidine Value (TAV) will resolve past issues around false rancidity readings.

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Tags: Product Testing, Omega-3s

Guest Post: Why Fish Oil Should be Third-Party Tested

Posted by Jennifer Andrews, M.Sc. on Thu, Mar 07, 2013

This post was written by Vin Kutty, president of Innovix Pharma. Vin blogs about omega-3 issues that matter to consumers and industry members, check out his blog here

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Tags: Product Testing, Omega-3s, IFOS

Omega-3 Expert: Take the Vancouver Sun Fish Oil Study with a Grain of Salt

Posted by Jennifer Andrews, M.Sc. on Wed, Jan 30, 2013

A recent article entitled, Fish oil supplements may do more harm than goodwas published in the Vancouver Sun on January 23, 2013.  The article summarized the results of a mouse gut health study which reported "harmful" effects of fish oil supplements.

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Tags: Omega-3s, Research