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Research supports efficacy for supplement

29 October 2015

Recent research has demonstrated the efficacy of Lester’s Oil in improving serum fatty acids and decreasing inflammation in healthy people.

The double blinded, randomised, placebo controlled study was a collaboration between the Discipline of Nutrition at the University of Auckland, Nutrigenomics NZ and AgResearch.  The study, led by Professor Lynn Ferguson, investigated the effects of Lester’s Oil (About Health® Supplements Ltd), a supplement containing Omega-3 based oil, along with a vitamin and antioxidant complex, including Vitamin D, Co-Enzyme Q10, Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Astaxanthin.

Bobbi Laing, Professor Ferguson’s PhD candidate from the University of Auckland, comments that “the bioavailable supplement improved the key serum fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and docosapentaenoic acid (DPA), and decreased inflammation in healthy subjects, over a relatively short period of time.”

Professor Brent Young, Chair of the Food and Health Programme, highlights that “the University of Auckland has extensive research capabilities in food, nutrition and health”.  He continues that “this research is an example of how we can assist the food and natural health industry in providing evidence for the efficacy of ingredients, supplements or food, supporting nutrition and health claims”.

Bobbi Laing will be presenting the research at the Joint Annual Scientific Meeting of the Nutrition Society in Wellington, 1-4 December 2015.  Please visit the conference website for more information http://nutr2015.w.events4you.currinda.com/.

For more information on how the Food and Health Programme can provide evidence for the efficacy of your products please contact foodandhealth@auckland.ac.nz.

Research funding Source: About Health Supplements Ltd