DSM and Kemin Launch New Forms of Lutein and Zeaxanthin

635793777450421885DSMEyehealthimage.jpg

02 Oct 2015 --- DSM and Kemin have announced two new additions to their portfolio of eye health solutions including FloraGLO Lutein and OPTISHARP Zeaxanthin, which are being introduced as part of their longstanding partnership. This move signals the continued investment by DSM and Kemin in providing high quality ingredients, tailored applications expertise and access to the latest scientific advances, in response to the growth in global demand for dietary supplements targeted at eye health and visual comfort.

The most recent addition to the OPTISHARP Zeaxanthin range is OPTISHARP Natural in powder form. Ideal for formulation in tablets, as well as innovative delivery systems such as gummies, chewables and sticks, this stable ingredient provides the same free form of zeaxanthin naturally found in many fruits and vegetables. Lutein-zeaxanthin powder blends customized to specific ratios can also be created via DSM’s premix service, Fortitech Premixes. The other new offering is a FloraGLO-OPTISHARP suspension. This format targets traditional soft gel applications. Combining lutein and zeaxanthin in a 5:1 ratio, it has a macular carotenoid content of 24%. 

“This is an important step in our plans to expand our FloraGLO Lutein and OPTISHARP Zeaxanthin range by offering new product formats to meet rising demand for effective eye health ingredients,” comments Jens Birrer, global marketing manager at DSM. “Further product forms are currently under development, and we remain equally focused on our ongoing commitment to fund new trials to investigate the positive role these carotenoid ingredients play in improving both eye health and visual performance.” 

Sustainably-sourced from the marigold flower, the new variants offer dietary supplement manufacturers the opportunity to develop wider applications tailored to consumer preferences. 

“Our aim is to maintain the momentum and interest in eye health created by recent research, which either corroborates established understanding of lutein and zeaxanthin or highlights exciting new areas for further exploration,” says Anita Norian, President of the Human Nutrition and Health business unit at Kemin. “The GLARE2 study, for example, published earlier this year points to the potential benefits of these ingredients in enhancing visual performance in a younger demographic. This opens up an, as yet, untapped market opportunity to develop eye health products for consumers of all ages; both traditionally-defined, older consumers concerned with age-related eye disease and young, healthy individuals keen to optimize visual performance and comfort.” 

Marketed by DSM and manufactured by Kemin, FloraGLO Lutein and OPTISHARP Zeaxanthin are produced in a complete supply chain management system which ensures tight control and consistent quality at every stage of production; from seed and field selection to cultivation and flower harvesting. Adherence to best practice and compliance with worldwide regulations is assured. 

Prototypes of OPTISHARP Natural and FloraGLO Lutein will be on display and an eye health soft chew will be available for visitors to sample at SupplySide West.

Related Articles

Nutrition & Health News

Lactose-free dairy: DSM to market cost-effective analyzer

16 Feb 2018 --- February 2018, DSM will exclusively market BIOMILK 300, a compact residual lactose-analyzing device produced by Biolan. For dairy producers, the BIOMILK 300 is a fast, cost-effective and accurate analyzer for quantifying residual lactose levels in lactose-free and lactose-reduced dairy products.

Nutrition & Health News

Plant-based foods could slash a country’s healthcare costs by billions of euros, says study

15 Feb 2018 --- Billions of euros could be saved from a country’s annual healthcare bill over the next years if more people followed a plant-based diet. This is according to a new study published in the Journal of Nutrition which looked at the health and economic consequences of two plant-based eating patterns, a diet with a daily portion of soy foods and a Mediterranean-style diet.

Business News

Natures Crops, De Wit Speciality Oils enter into European distribution partnership for Ahiflower oil

15 Feb 2018 --- Natures Crops International and De Wit Speciality Oils have entered into a distribution agreement for Ahiflower oil in the European dietary supplement marketplace. This alliance is thought to add strategic value for both companies through each company’s leading position in manufacturing and marketing nutraceutical products.

Nutrition & Health News

A gold medal for recovery? FrieslandCampina DMV develops innovative casein isolate 

14 Feb 2018 --- FrieslandCampina DMV has introduced their latest innovation in dairy protein ingredients. Micelate Prestige has been launched this week in Europe and is a key addition to the company’s growing portfolio of Performance Nutrition solutions. 

Business News

AI and personalized nutrition: Nestlé and Nuritas partner on bioactive peptide development

09 Feb 2018 --- Nestlé and biotech company Nuritas have entered into a collaboration aiming to uncover bioactive peptide networks within “specific target areas of significant value.” The precise areas of investigation are not yet being shared, with Nuritas Commercial Manager Neil Foster telling NutritionInsight that these details and the expected launch date are “at this early stage understandably confidential.” As part of the collaboration, Nuritas is to deploy its novel technology platform, which uses Artificial Intelligence and DNA analysis to predict, unlock and validate highly efficacious peptides, exclusively from natural food sources. Nestlé will use their considerable scientific know-how and applications expertise to validate the efficacy of these discoveries within the target applications.

More Articles
URL : http://www.nutritioninsight.com:80/news/dsm-and-kemin-launch-new-forms-of-lutein-and-zeaxanthin.html