OmniActive gold sponsor of international symposium on carotenoids, presents various speaking and poster sessions on new science

Morristown, N.J., July 18, 2017 – Exhibiting gold sponsor, OmniActive Health Technologies supported seven sessions at the 18th International Symposium on Carotenoids, which took place July 9-17 in Lucerne, Switzerland. Affiliated with the International Carotenoids Society, the event is the premier conference in carotenoids research, providing stimulating and educational lectures by leading scientific experts in the field of carotenoids. Plenary lectures and parallel sessions were comprised of insightful presentations, while poster displays provided the opportunity to view and discuss latest research findings. The scientific program assembled an attractive and diverse mix of scientific themes.

In his presentation, BDNF: A mechanism for cognitive improvement with macular carotenoids supplementation, Dr. James Stringham presented data from a RDBPC study done on young healthy adults, which demonstrated that supplementation with all three macular carotenoids—lutein, RR- and RS (meso)-zeaxanthin—leads to increases in macular pigment optical density (MPOD) and serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which may be involved in memory performance. 

Dr. Nicole Stringham's poster presentation, Macular carotenoid supplementation and cognitive performance in young, healthy adults, reviewed data from a RDBPC study that showed supplementation with the three macular carotenoids—lutein, RR- and RS (meso)-zeaxanthin—from Lutemax® 2020 lead to enhanced cognitive function in healthy, young subjects.

 Dr. Vijaya Juturu, Director (Global) Clinical Affairs, OmniActive Health Technologies presented the beneficial effects of lutein and RR- and RS (meso)-zeaxanthin from Lutemax® 2020 supplementation for oxidative stress markers in the speaking session Increase in plasma tyrosinase and antioxidant capacity and decrease in oxidative stress markers with oral supplementation of lutein and zeaxanthin isomers: A randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled trial. 

The presentation, Soluble lutein protects cataract development and progression in streptozotocin-induced (STZ) diabetic rats, by Dr. Jayant Deshpande, CTO, OmniActive Health Technologies, discussed the effects of soluble lutein and zeaxanthin isomers—RR and RS (meso)-zeaxanthin from Lutemax® 2020 on the development and progression of cataracts in diabetic rats. 

“As an open and international forum where the world’s top minds converge to freely discuss the latest in carotenoids science, the symposium offered us a platform to share our numerous studies on carotenoids which were very well received,” said Lynda Doyle, Sr. VP, Global Marketing, OmniActive Health Technologies. “We are pleased to have had our ingredients included in so many studies which were presented during this highly selective symposium—this is a true testament to the integrity of our products.”    

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About International Carotenoids Society

Established in 1996, the International Carotenoids Society was created to stimulate and promote contacts and cooperation between carotenoid workers in different parts of the world and different areas of the carotenoid field, progress multi-disciplinary cooperation to tackle major problems and nurture education, communication, exchange of ideas and expertise. Moreover, the society provides help and advice to new and younger researchers entering the carotenoid field and to those in poorer countries.

About Lutemax® 2020

Award-winning, globally-recognized Lutemax® 2020 is a naturally-derived marigold extract providing all three macular carotenoids (lutein and enhanced levels of both zeaxanthin isomers—RR-and RS [meso]-zeaxanthin) at the same 5:1 ratio as found in nature. FDA-GRAS notified Lutemax® 2020 is manufactured under a fully vertically integrated source.

About OmniActive Health Technologies, Inc.

OmniActive Health Technologies ( offers a range of quality ingredients, which are innovative and scientifically validated for dietary supplementation, nutritional fortification, functional food/beverage, coloring, flavor enhancement and personal care applications. The company addresses complex challenges for customers in the dietary supplement, food and beverage space using technology-driven, sustainable solutions with application support within a global regulatory framework. Whether looking for a new ingredient to add to a finished product, or an ingredient solution to enhance an existing ingredient, you will find unmatched innovation at OmniActive.

Core products include carotenoids, plant extracts and specialty functional ingredients. OmniActive leverages international R&D strengths to deploy an array of state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies in extraction, purification, isolation and delivery of nutritional actives. The company’s manufacturing operations are located at multiple sites in India and are cGMP and HACCP system compliant.