Dr. James M. Stringham, Ph.D. and Lynda Doyle, MS will be presenting their seminar, “See What’s Missing: Promoting Eye & Brain Health” at the 2014 Vitafoods Conference and Expo in Geneva, Switzerland on May 6, at 16:20 – 16:50 . As the opening session of the OmniActive Insights series, Dr. Stringham and Doyle will speak on the importance of lutein and zeaxanthin isomers in eye and brain health, with an emphasis on dietary gaps in the European market.

The Seminar Theater session aims to introduce manufacturers to market opportunities in the world of lutein and zeaxanthin isomers–key nutrients for eye and brain health–which cannot be produced naturally within the human body. Using the latest research on how these nutrients function in the eye and brain, Dr. Stringham and Doyle will address and educate the audience on unique category issues such as dietary gaps, why the European population is at risk and the neglected need for supplementation. Audience members will walk away from the session with a better understanding of how these factors have opened up new opportunities in the nutraceutical, dietary supplement and functional food and beverage industries to develop eye and brain health formulations utilizing these ingredients.

“OmniActive is thrilled to be working with Dr. Stringham to discuss these very important macular carotenoids,” says Lynda Doyle, Vice President of Global Marketing at OmniActive. “New research around lutein and zeaxanthin isomers continues to illustrate the importance of these ingredients and is opening new doors for manufacturers in eye and brain health formulation.”

“See What’s Missing: Promoting Eye & Brain Health” will be one of a three part series of events where Dr. Stringham will be discussing the latest science surrounding nutrition and eye health throughout the Vitafoods Europe Conference Sessions under the OmniActive Insights education program.

For more information on OmniActive, Lutein for Every Age or the company’s award-winning ingredients and technologies, visit omniactives.com or contact l.doyle@omniactives.com to arrange for an appointment with OmniActive representatives at Vitafoods Booth #23060.

About James Stringham, Ph.D.:

Dr. Stringham is currently a Research Professor at the Nutritional Neuroscience Laboratories, University of Georgia, where he studies the potential benefits of lutein for infant neural and ocular development. Additionally because children do not generally consume an adequate quantity of vegetables, he is interested in studying how this population would respond,in the eye and systemically, to lutein supplements. Dr. Stringham has held appointments at the Schepens Eye Research Institute (Harvard Medical School), the Medical College of Georgia, and the Air Force Research Laboratory and is considered one of the leading research experts in lutein.

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, you’ll 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.