OMNIACTIVE INSIGHTS KICKS OFF ITS SECOND YEAR AT SUPPLYSIDE WEST WITH EDUCATIONAL SESSION ON MACULAR CAROTENOIDS

OMNIACTIVE INSIGHTS KICKS OFF ITS SECOND YEAR AT SUPPLYSIDE WEST WITH EDUCATIONAL SESSION ON MACULAR CAROTENOIDS PRESENTED BY JAMES M. STRINGHAM, Ph.D.

Back by popular demand, OmniActive Health Technologies will kick off OmniActive Insights for the second year at SupplySide West 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada (USA) with a session entitled “The Three Macular Carotenoids: Complementary Functions of Lutein, RR-Zeaxanthin and RS (meso)-zeaxanthin”. The discussion will be presented by leading-lutein expert, James M. Stringham, Ph.D., research professor, Univ. of Georgia.

Made possible by the educational initiative Lutein For Every Age and the show’s Natural Products INSIDER Track, the discussion will focus on the functional specificity of the three macular carotenoids—lutein, RR-zeaxanthin and RS-zeaxanthin—to support visual performance, as well as the latest results of clinical research to support the role of macular carotenoids in eye and cognitive health. Dr. Stringham will also discuss the healthful effects of lutein, RR-zeaxanthin and RS-zeaxanthin across the lifespan to optimize development, health and visual/cognitive performance. Futhermore, Dr. Stringham will present the important role of macular carotenoids in the very beginning of life, including the prenatal and neonatal stages with an emphasis on research in younger, healthy populations where lutein and zeaxanthin have been shown to improve visual acuity and visual performance, reduce glare sensitivity, enhance contrast sensitivity and improve vision in dim light.

“Science continues to build around the important role that macular carotenoids—specifically lutein and zeaxanthin isomers—have on maintaining eye health,” stated Lynda Doyle, VP Global Marketing, OmniActive. “Being at the forefront of macular carotenoids research, Dr. Stringham will bring unique, first- hand perspective into the benefits of lutein and zeaxanthin isomers over a lifetime.”

The session will be held at Mandalay Bay South Convention Center, Level 3, in room Jasmine A on October 7th from 4-4:50 p.m. (http://west.supplysideshow.com/natural-products-insider.aspx).

OmniActive will also be showcasing their innovative ingredients including Lutemax 2020 Lutein with Enhanced Levels of Zeaxanthin Isomers, Lutemax Free Lutein and Lutein Esters, OmniXan RR- Zeaxanthin, Capsimax Capsicum Extract, and CurcuWIN Curcumin with Enhanced Absorption.

For more information on Dr. Stringham’s session, Lutein For Every Age (LuteinForEveryAge.org), or to schedule an appointment with OmniActive Health Technologies during SupplySide West 2014, contact Lynda Doyle at l.doyle@omniactives.com or visit us at booth #20109.

About OmniActive Health Technologies, Inc.:

OmniActive Health Technologies (www.omniactives.com) 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 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, 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.

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