Kemin to Present Latest Research on the Value of Macular Pigment Optical Density Measurements at 2010 Supply Side East

Kemin Health, LC will present the latest research on Macular Pigment Optical Density and its relationship to the eye health market during Supply Side East, April 26-28 in Secaucus, New Jersey. Research on Slendesta® Potato Extract will also be presented during the poster reception on Wednesday, April 28 at Supply Side East.

Technical services manager, Justin Green, Ph.D., will present “Macular Pigment Optical Density (MPOD) – A Potential for Growth in the Eye Care Market.” MPOD is an optical indicator of retinal concentrations of lutein and zeaxanthin and is a measurement of the attenuation of blue light by macular pigment. Research suggests that the measurement of macular pigment has the potential to become a commonly tested biomarker to assess risk for eye disease and visual function. The awareness of MPOD and its measurement technologies are growing among eye care practitioners and consumers. Because of this, it is becoming more important for manufacturers to deliver on promised health benefits on product labels and formulate with a quality lutein ingredient that can assure delivery to beneficial sites of action – including the macula, where lutein and zeaxanthin are quantified as MPOD. FloraGLO® Lutein, with DSM Nutritional Product’s unique Actilease® beadlet technology ensures optimal absorption. It is the lutein ingredient brand used most often in clinical trials that have shown lutein supplementation to increase MPOD.

Of further interest to attendees, technical services manager, Richard Roberts, Ph.D., will present “Slendesta Potato Extract – Enhancing Satiety to Control Hunger and Achieve Weight Management.” Slendesta is a safe, natural ingredient for dietary supplements and food/beverage products that promotes satiety and healthy weight management. Clinical trials have been performed with Slendesta and have proven Slendesta’s benefits as an ingredient that can help people control their hunger and meet their weight management goals.

Scientists and product managers will be available throughout the show in the Kemin booth, #1515, to provide more information about the posters presented as well as FloraGLO® Lutein, Slendesta and Cr-Pro™.

Kemin – Inspired Molecular Solutions™
Founded in 1961, the Kemin group of companies ( provide health and nutritional solutions to the agrifood, food ingredient, pet food, human health and pharmaceutical industries. Kemin operates in more than 60 countries with manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand and the United States.

Kemin Health develops, manufactures and markets specialty ingredients with healthful benefits for the dietary supplement and functional food and beverage markets. Specific to the nutraceutical industry, Kemin Health is credited with successfully commercializing lutein and significantly developing the eye supplement category under the FloraGLO® Lutein brand (, the leading and most researched lutein ingredient brand sold worldwide. Kemin Health also manufactures Slendesta®, a safe, natural ingredient for healthy weight management, and Cr-Pro™, a new source of dietary chromium for dietary supplement products.

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