Lipogen & Aker BioMarine Develop Krill Oil Ingredient

Krill specialist, Aker BioMarine, Norway, and Lipogen, Israel, pioneer producer of the functional cognitive ingredient phosphatidylserine (PS), have joined forces to develop an innovative phospholipids formula for cognitive health. The target formula is a unique matrix of Lipogen PS® phosphatidylserine produced from Aker BioMarine’s pure Superba™ Krill Oil.

“This new ingredient will combine two clinically tested ingredients, Lipogen PS and our pure Superba™ Krill Oil” says Matts Johansen, Executive Vice President at Aker BioMarine. “Especially within brain health market, we see great potential for this new formula. ”

Phosphatidylserine (PS) and omega-3 fatty acids are both key components of the brain’s cell membranes. The new ingredient could either be applied together with multivitamins or as a single ingredient targeting brain health.

“Lipogen is proud to join forces with Aker BioMarine to develop this premium ingredient” says David Rutenberg, CEO of Lipogen. “PS acts synergistically with omega-3 fatty acids to increase cognitive abilities, supporting memory, mood, concentration, stress control and other cognitive functions.”

Lipogen PS®, a natural brain ingredient, received affirmed GRAS status (FDA “no questions”) in 2006 and is a clinically proven nutritional supplement. It is designed to boost cognitive ability in adults whose cognitive function is slowing down due to age-related decline in memory and other cognition areas, as detailed in two qualified, FDA health claims.

Aker BioMarine’s Superba™ Krill Oil, a lipid extract from the crustacean Antarctic Krill (Euphausia superba), is rich in omega-3 phospholipids and the powerful antioxidant astaxanthin. Studies have demonstrated that omega-3 fatty acids from Superba™ Krill Oil are incorporated more efficiently into cell membranes than triglycerides omega-3s from fish oil.

Vitafoods, Geneva, 18th – 20th May. Aker BioMarine Stand 873

About Aker BioMarine
Aker BioMarine is an integrated biotechnology company – uniquely positioned to create value from krill harvesting and processing. Aker BioMarine researches, develops and commercializes proprietary bioactive ingredients and products with superior added-value and clinically proven health benefits.

About Lipogen
Lipogen, a leading PS (Phosphatidylserine) developer since 1992, focuses on creating solutions for dietary supplements and functional foods and beverages that improve brain function, mental stress control and mental health. All Lipogen products are vegetarian, solvent-free, and kosher-certified.

For further information, please contact:
David Rutenberg, CEO Lipogen, tel + 972 544 522 355
Matts Johansen, Executive Vice President Aker BioMarine, tel +47 916 30 120

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