Renowned eye health expert and researcher James M. Stringham, Ph.D., will present an education session on “Lutein For Every Age” at the Vitafoods Europe 2014 Conference and Expo in Geneva, Switzerland on Wednesday, May 7, from 10:50 – 11:15. Presented as part of the OmniActive Insights program, the session will be focused on nutrition, with emphasis on the phytonutrients lutein and zeaxanthin isomers and their role in health.
As part of the conference’s two-day educational program, Dr. Stringham’s presentation aims to build on the successful international launch of OmniActive Health Technologies’ award-winning Lutein For Every Age campaign at Vitafoods 2013. The campaign, which recently kicked off its sophomore year, raises awareness surrounding the importance of early and consistent lutein supplementation for maintaining proper health over a lifetime. The “Lutein For Every Age” Vitafoods session aims to bring this message to a broader, international audience and educate attendees interested in the latest science, technology and market opportunities in the eye health sector, with an emphasis on research behind the topic.
“Lutein appears to play a significant, positive role throughout the lifespan,” said Dr. Stringham. “A common assumption is that lutein is only important for infants and seniors, but the research shows that from its involvement in protecting developing neural tissues, to reducing risk of age-related eye disease, lutein has positive benefits in every stage of life.”
This topic is at the forefront of an expanding age demographic, which has the potential of opening up vast formulation opportunities in the European eye health market. The compelling science within this presentation will give deep insight into the importance of lutein intake throughout ones lifetime whether from diet or supplementation.
Dr. Stringham will be discussing the latest science surrounding nutrition and eye health throughout the Vitafoods Europe Conference Sessions under the OmniActive Insights education program. OmniActive Insights will open on May 6, at 16:20 with “See What’s Missing: Promoting Eye & Brain Health” and continue on May 7 with “Lutein For Every Age”. This presentation will be followed by “Eye Health: Discussion and Q&A” at 12:05 where Dr. Stringham along with other experts including Stuart Richer, Ph.D. and Jaume Borras, MD, MBA will openly discuss the latest scientific developments in eye health.
For more information on OmniActive, Lutein for Every Age or the company’s award-winning ingredients and technologies, visit omniactives.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for an appointment with OmniActive representatives at Vitafoods Booth #23060.
About James Stringham, Ph.D.:
Dr. Stringham is currently a Research Professor at the Nutritional Neuroscience Laboratories, University of Georgia, where he studies the potential benefits of lutein for infant neural and ocular development. Additionally because children do not generally consume an adequate quantity of vegetables), he is interested in studying how this population would respond, in the eye and systemically, to lutein supplements. Dr. Stringham has held appointments at the Schepens Eye Research Institute (Harvard Medical School), the Medical College of Georgia, and the Air Force Research Laboratory and is considered one of the leading research experts in lutein.
About OmniActive Health Technologies, Inc.:
OmniActive Health Technologies (www.omniactives.com) offers a range of quality ingredients, which are innovativeand 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 solution with application support within a global regulatory framework. Whether looking for a new ingredient to add to a finished product, or technology to enhance an existing ingredient, you’ll 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 multiple sites in India and are cGMP and HACCP system compliant.