OmniActive presents highly anticipated speaking sessions, nominated as finalist for Nutraingredients Award at Vitafoods 2017  

Morristown, N.J., April 24, 2017 – OmniActive Health Technologies will be sponsoring two speaking sessions during this year’s Vitafoods taking place from May 9th-11th, Geneva (CH). Both with be presented by Dr. Melinda Culver and will take place on Wednesday, May 10th, focusing on two in-demand topics.

Blue light...Exposed! Addressing the growing concern in the digital era with macular carotenoids will take place from 12:45-13:15 at the Life Stages Theatre and focus on high-energy blue light, its sources, and ways to help protect against its effects with the support of the macular carotenoids. Attendees will be provided with an overview of the B.L.U.E. (Blue Light User Exposure) Study which showed that macular carotenoids supplementation has beneficial effects on ocular health and performance, sleep quality as well as reducing eye strain and fatigue during long-duration exposure to blue light emitting digital screens.

Heart health, circulation and beyond: new applications and opportunities for highly bioavailable curcumin will be presented at the Ingredients from India Forum from 16:30-17:00 and feature an overview of the FloMeD (Flow Mediated Dilation) Study which demonstrated the role highly-bioavailable curcumin plays in increasing Flow Mediated Dilation. Cardiovascular disease (CVD), the leading cause of death globally, begins with impaired endothelial function. This new research offers a potential strategy for early prevention and associated costs of CVD as well new opportunities for healthy aging as well as performance and recovery in sports nutrition. A panel discussion will follow immediately after.

“Vitafoods continues to be a premier event where our industry comes together to present the latest ingredient innovations, technologies, trends and research and we are pleased that our presentations will be contributing with relevant science and market insights,” stated Lynda Doyle, Sr. Vice President of Global Marketing, OmniActive.

OmniActive was also notified that they have been chosen as a finalist for a prestigious Nutraingredients Award in the category of Personalized Nutrition of the Year for their nutrigenomic program with Lutemax 2020 as a case study.  

“We are deeply honored to be nominated for a Nutraingredients Award, especially in a category that recognizes major advancements in science for human health,” added Doyle. “We are excited to hear the outcome, but just being selected in this way validates our efforts and investments to furthering research.”

Representatives at stall #I39 will be providing exclusive presentations on Lutemax 2020 Lutein with Enhanced Levels of Zeaxanthin Isomers, Lutemax Free Lutein and Lutein Esters, OmniXan RR-Zeaxanthin, Capsimax Capsicum Extract, CurcuWIN Curcumin with Enhanced Absorption and Gingever High Potency Ginger as well as our award-winning educational campaigns Lutein For Every Age™ and What’s Your B.L.U.E.?™.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with an OmniActive representative during Vitafoods, contact Lynda Doyle at


About the speaker:

Dr. Melinda Culver possesses doctoral degrees in both Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences from Washington State University. She has authored or coauthored over 35 publications. Her research focused on myogenic and adipogenic stem cells and the dedifferentiation of mature adipocytes to form proliferative competent progeny cells. She practiced as a small animal veterinarian before entering the human and animal nutrition industry. Dr. Culver is currently Director of Scientific Affairs, OmniActive Health Technologies, Inc.


About OmniActive Health Technologies, Inc.:

OmniActive Health Technologies ( offers a range of quality ingredients that are innovative and scientifically validated to address 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. OmniActive’s core products include carotenoids, plant extracts and specialty functional ingredients. The company develops IP-protected, science-backed branded ingredients from natural sources using cutting edge technologies. 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. Clinical research geared towards demonstrating efficacy and claim substantiation is the cornerstone of OmniActive’s R&D activities. The company’s centers of excellence are located in North America and India, whereas its cGMP and HACCP system-compliant manufacturing operations are located at multiple FDA inspected sites in India. Whether looking for a new ingredient to add to a finished product, or technology to enhance an existing ingredient, OmniActive delivers unmatched innovation.


Capsimax, CurcuWIN, Gingever, Lutemax 2020 Lutemax Free Lutein and Lutein Esters, and  OmniXan are trademarks of OmniActive Health Technologies Ltd.