Nutrasource Blog

Why the Omega-3 Industry's Greatest Challenge is its Most Promising Opportunity

Posted by Jennifer Andrews, M.Sc. on Tue, May 15, 2018

As a longstanding member of the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED), Nutrasource has been partnering with the omega-3 industry since 2002 to help companies commercialize their innovations with strong supporting science.

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Tags: Natural Health Products, Dietary Supplements, Omega-3s, Concept to Claim

Nutrasource, GOED, DSM jointly publish largest-ever fish oil oxidation study

Posted by Jennifer Andrews, M.Sc. on Fri, Feb 23, 2018

Fish oil supplements remain popular sources of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids. Some studies have suggested that commercially available fish oil supplements are excessively oxidized, impacting oil quality and safety.

To investigate this issue, Nutrasource's scientific team paired with the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) and DSM to commission the largest study ever to evaluate oxidation parameters in a large database of fish oil omega-3 dietary supplements, and to compare the data with other common commercially available dietary oils.

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Tags: Product Testing, Dietary Supplements, Omega-3s

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