Key Opinion Leader to Discuss Macular Carotenoids Science During Supplyside West 2017 Brain Health Panel Discussions

Morristown, N.J., August 16, 2017 –Nicole T. Stringham, Ph.D., Univ. of Georgia and one of the lead researchers from both LAMA (Lutein and Mental Acuity) I and II studies, has been selected to speak during the Next-Gen Ingredients for Brain Health panel discussion during this year’s SupplySide West which runs from September 25-29, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV (US). The session will take place on Wednesday, September 27 from 2-4:00 p.m.

Nutritional ingredients for brain health have been touted for years and the session will address new applications for ingredients on the frontier of the cognitive arena. Researchers will share their insights on studies suggesting the benefits of carotenoids that bolster cognitive performance, omega-3s for neuroprotection, probiotics to bolster emotional IQ via the gut-brain axis and adaptogens that may impact executive function and stress management.

Dr. Stringham’s discussion will focus on all three macular carotenoids—lutein and zeaxanthin isomers (RR- and RS [meso]-zeaxnathin), their deposition in the brain as well as the findings from her recent studies linking them with cognitive performance, brain health and mood. Dr. Stringham will also be joined by a body of key experts including Parris M. Kidd, Ph.D., CSO, Director of Quality, BrainMD Health, Chris Kilham, Medicine Hunter and Michael Lewis, M.D., President, Brian Health Education and Research Institute.

“Dr. Nicole Stringham will bring unique insight on macular carotenoids for brain health to SupplySide West attendees,” said Lynda Doyle, Sr. VP, Global Marketing, OmniActive Health Technologies. “Recent, compelling science including LAMA I and II shed light on the importance of the macular carotenoids beyond visual health and performance into other growing categories for example cognition and stress, creating new, exciting opportunities for lutein and zeaxanthin isomers.”

OmniActive will also be exhibiting at booth #V147, providing exclusive presentations on Lutemax 2020 Lutein with Enhanced Levels of Zeaxanthin Isomers—the ingredient studied in both LAMA I and II studies, as well as Lutemax Free Lutein and Lutein Esters, OmniXan RR-Zeaxanthin, Capsimax Capsicum Extract, CurcuWIN Curcumin with Enhanced Absorption, OmniLean Salacia Extract and Gingever High Potency Ginger.

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About LAMA I and II studies

LAMA I and II (Lutein and Mental Acuity), demonstrated that Lutemax 2020 improved several markers of visual performance but this is the first study to demonstrate the ability of Lutemax 2020 to reduce physical markers of stress and improve emotional and physical indices of health in an otherwise healthy young population.


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.