Neptune’s Site: A Powerful Foundation for Global Legal Cannabis Business 

Neptune Wellness Solutions (Neptune) is progressing rapidly with the repurposing of its site for the extraction, purification and formulation of legal cannabis products. The site is a 50,000 ft2 facility in Sherbrooke, QC, with state-of-the-art and fully automated operations, monitoring, control, instrumentation, building management system (B.A.S.) and our own, fully equipped analytical laboratory. The company …

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IFOS Certification: Gold Standard Omega-3 Labeling

International Fish Oil Standards: IFOS Certification The IFOS Certification Program is exclusively focused on omega-3 fish oil products. IFOS was developed in 2004 by Nutrasource Diagnostics Inc., a research organization that provides voluntary, neutral, third-party and non-exclusive measurement for all fish oil finished product, brand manufacturers and raw material suppliers. IFOS product analysis has …

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Building Your Immune System for Cold Winter Months

While seasons are amazing and give us a new look at the world around us, sometimes they are just predictably difficult on our health. For example, the start of summer and ear aches that may develop from public swimming areas; the start of spring and allergic reactions from pollen and ragweed in the air; the …

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A Focus on Seed Oils: Different or Same as Marine Oils?

There are so many varieties of supplement oils in the marketplace, including many seed oils and marine oils, that it is hard to distinguish one from the other. Are there truly differences amongst them?   What are Seed Oils? Seed oils are most optimally cold-pressed directly from fruit, vegetable or plant seeds, to retain nutrients …

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Brain Health: Noteworthy Nutritional Patterns

It is known that the brain relies upon good blood flow to function properly. Is it within your power to support this blood flow and help preserve brain function? Yes, it is. See these updates on specific nutrition pointers that have been shown to support the health of our critical blood flow, and the health …

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Nutritional Solutions from Neptune

Facilitating Omega-3 Ease of Use Consumer awareness of the benefits of fish oil remains high, but for some, the fishy flavor components and fishy burps that follow consumption, acts as a barrier to routine use. At Neptune, however, we have developed an expertise in flavor innovations that makes our omega-3 solutions taste great, and thereby …

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Highlight: Supplement Usage in Canada and the U.S.

Survey data from 2015 in both the United States and Canada indicate the dietary supplement industry continues to earn high marks in both reach and consumer confidence. Below are some comparative details from surveys conducted with representative adult sample populations in each country. [1], [2]   How many take supplements? Data show some striking numbers …

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Specialty Ingredients and Formulations – Neptune Continues to Expand

Since the launch of Neptune Krill Oil NKO® back in 1998, and the expansion of its rock-solid global supply chain, Neptune has truly become a resource for your wellness solutions. Centered around its core competency in marine omega-3 oils, Neptune now offers a combination of options: 1) branded specialty ingredients that can be incorporated within …

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Pet Nutrition: Supplemental Essential Fatty Acids

The market for pet health nutritional supplements is booming and marketers should heed the growing bank of research supporting supplemental essential fatty acids for the health of domestic animals. No longer applied solely for aesthetic or superficial purposes such as a shinier coat, less dry, itchy or flaky skin, clinical research now ties marine …

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Sourcing Colors of the Rainbow Through the Winter

Nutrition in the Rainbow It has been said time and again that the foods we choose should naturally represent the colors of the rainbow. For fruits and vegetables, more color means greater the potential antioxidant inclusion, and in most cases, more nutritional power. Then it follows, that eating more of these colorful foods can help …

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Bioavailability: The Science Behind Absorption

Foods and nutrients may be good for your health, but they only qualify as “nutritious” if the body can access all they have to offer. Try getting a child to eat their broccoli and you may understand the point.   Absorption: Nutritional Access Getting nutrients into the bloodstream means the body can …

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New Neptune image to reflect transition to Nutrition Products Company

With the acquisition of Biodroga back in January 2016, Neptune has had a tremendous year for change and growth. The opportunity to blend two companies with more than 50 years’ combined experience in the industry — one, a local solution provider and the other, a singular krill oil ingredient company – has permitted …

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Men’s Nutrients Not to Miss this Father’s Day

We love to keep the men in our lives happy, healthy, active and eating right. However, we know that while we try to eat right, there are many times when our busy lives lead us off-track. Consider these top nutrients shown to be beneficial to men’s health. Nutrition Information Worth Sharing Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids …

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World Oceans Day: Supporting Conservation of Marine Habitats

Since 2002, The Ocean Project has led World Oceans Day: a global conservation effort focused on keeping the world’s oceans healthy — and in turn — keeping the planet healthy.  As providers of marine and seed-based dietary supplements, Neptune shares this concern for conserving the world’s oceans and ecosystems which both houses some of our …

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The importance of Branded Ingredients

In an increasingly competitive supplement industry, the role of branded ingredients to stand out from competitors and gain consumers’ and retailers’ trust and loyalty is getting more and more crucial.   What are Branded Ingredients? Simply, a branded ingredient is a trademark protected ingredient or blend, but in reality it is more than just a …

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What’s the Mediterranean Diet?

The Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest and easiest diets to follow. With its focus on plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and healthy fats, it’s no surprise that it’s healthy for your heart, your waistline and your brain.   In fact, a recent study published in the journal Neurology indicated that adhering to …

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Top 5 Best Supplements

Vitamin D Also known as the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D is essential for bone health, immunity, and general well-being. The main source of vitamin D is the sun. Due to the lack of sun exposure, most people in Canada and the U.S. are actually deficient in Vitamin D, especially during the winter months. What’s great …

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The Best Fish to Eat

What’s the Catch?   Fish and seafood are loaded with healthy fats, but choosing the right ones to eat can be tricky. You have to consider not only the amount of mercury and other contaminants they contain, but also the environmental impact. Here are some helpful guidelines to ensure you are choosing fish that are …

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Fish Oil vs Krill Oil

Fish Oil vs Krill Oil Omega-3s are essential to the healthy function of various systems throughout the body. Omega-3 fatty acids include alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which are polyunsaturated fatty acids. When taken in the right amounts they help support cardiovascular, cognitive, respiratory, vision, joint, and dermal health. …

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Meet Isabelle Sénécal, Director of Human Resources

For Director of Human Resources Isabelle Sénécal, change is nothing to shy away from. In fact, change is to be encouraged, sought after, and always present.   A native of Montreal, Isabelle earned her certificate in sociology before acquiring a university certificate in political science. While studying the later, she has discovered industrial relations …

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Krill Oil and Your Joints

Krill Oil and Your Joints: Research Reveals the Impact of Joint Health on Whole Health and Quality of Life   Throughout our lives, our joints and bones are in a constant state of change. Whether it is the generation of new tissue or bones, or the natural changes in cartilage integrity as we age, …

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Brain Development

The Impact of Omega-3 on Fetal Development, Infants, Children and Adolescents The importance of brain development during pregnancy From the earliest stages of embryogenesis, the brain is an organ that is changing and developing constantly. It is the center of the extremely complex nervous system that dictates cognitive, motor, and intellectual development. These changes …

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The Aging Brain: The impact of Omega-3 on men and women over 60

Longevity is so much more than just our visible physical health. We can look amazing as we age, but that means very little when compared to how we feel and function. And while heart, joint, and digestive health have become focal points in the media when discussing the aging body, it is the aging …

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Spotlight on Krill Oil

Understand the unique benefits of Neptune Krill Oil, a superior source of omega-3. Find out in one infographic the facts you need to know about krill oil.   Tell us below, how do you get your omega-3s?    

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An Update on Krill Sustainability

Consumers are learning more and more about the amazing health benefits of krill oil, which has become a popular choice as an excellent supplemental source of omega-3 fatty acids. Krill oil supplement sales continue to grow as the omega-3 market expands. Because of this, conservation-minded people are asking: just what is the state of …

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Your Daily Dose of Healthy Omega-3

It’s a fact: omega-3 fatty acids (EPA & DHA) are necessary nutrients that play a positive role in your whole body health. EPA & DHA are incorporated into your cell membranes, and are critical in keeping these cell membranes flexible. This is imperative to good heart, joint, and brain health, and current research …

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Omega-3 Sought After by American Adults

We have become a society laser-focused on our health and well-being, with cutting edge science to back the benefits of our choice of diets and the dietary supplements we consume today. How did we arrive at this point in time? And how can we know we are making the right selection for omega-3s …

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No Gray Areas When it Comes to Gray Matter

Brain Health Benefits from Omega-3* Good brain health is as vital to our well-being as any other personal health goal. Like the rest of our body, we must feed our brain the right nutrients to maintain good brain health. Omega-3 fatty acids are some of the best brain food, directly and positively affecting the …

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South America: An Expanding Market for Neptune Krill Oil

Recent research conducted by Frost & Sullivan indicates krill oil is the fastest growing segment of the global omega-3 industry. Neptune is exceptionally well placed in the krill oil market, and NKO® products are experiencing a high demand around the globe, including in Latin American countries, one of the most dynamic markets in the …

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Krill Oil Winning Over Consumers in Omega-3 Market

The global omega-3 ingredient market hit $ 1.8 billion in 2013. North America still holds the largest market share in omega-3 sales, but is followed closely by Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.   Rigorous scientific research and studies clearly demonstrate the health benefits gained with omega-3s, and consumer awareness has expanded as today’s media …

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Gian Franco Guerrieri Directs Neptune’s South American Business Development

Gian Franco Guerrieri Directs Neptune’s South American Business Development When Gian Franco Guerrieri was invited to join Neptune Technologies and Bioressources as their Business Development Director in South America, he was thrilled to accept. Guerrieri had previously operated his own business in Uruguay, specializing in the trade of frozen seafood products, and has considerable …

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Why Krill Oil Contains Fewer Contaminants than Fish Oil

Most health conscious people today recognize the advantage of taking an omega-3 fatty acid dietary supplement for the great number and variety of benefits it provides, including support for cardiovascular, joint, brain and eye health.* Historically, fish oil has been the primary source of supplemental omega-3s. However, the concern with fish oil supplements today …

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Krill Oil VS Algae Omega-3

Omega-3 derived from krill is significantly different than omega-3 derived from algae There are many different sources of omega-3 on the market. On one hand this is great for consumers since they have plenty of options to choose from; on the other hand, it is quite confusing since not all sources of omega-3 are …

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The Challenge of Omega-3 Supplementation During Pregnancy

Krill Oil Has No Aftertaste and Better Bioavailability—Win-Win Factors for Mom and Baby   Omega-3 fatty acid DHA is vital for the healthy in utero development of the brain, heart, immune system, eyes, and central nervous system. But the subject of Omega-3 supplementation during pregnancy has been characterized by questions and unpredictable research.*   The …

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Neptune Sponsors a Lecture by Dr. Dennis Goodman at Expo West 2015

Neptune Technologies & Bioressources will sponsor a lecture by Dr. Dennis Goodman at the Natural Products Expo West Trade show in Anaheim, California in addition to hosting Dr. Goodman in their booth for book signings.   Events: Sponsored Lecture: Learn why krill oil is a superior omega-3 source at Dr. Dennis Goodman’s live seminar: The …

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Neptune Technologies & Bioressources at Natural Products Expo West March 2015

Neptune Technologies & Bioressources is very pleased to be attending the Natural Products Expo West show March 6th through the 8th 2015 in Anaheim, California. We will be located in booth #246.   Sponsored Lecture: Learn why krill oil is a superior omega-3 source at Dr. Dennis Goodman’s live seminar: The Thrill of Krill: …

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Why Supplements Are Necessary Even if You Eat Well

The use of fish oil to support overall health is nothing new. For more than 2,000 years people have turned to the substance in various forms. Just in the last hundred years we have come to understand why fish oil has the impact it does on our health. But along with this new knowledge …

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Jim Hamilton New President and CEO of Neptune Technologies and Bioressources

On February 2, 2015 Jim Hamilton officially took over as the new president and CEO of Neptune Technologies and Bioressources. It is a move that has been anticipated since the Board named Hamilton for the position in November of 2014.   Previously, Hamilton was the Vice President of Human Nutrition and Health, DSM North …

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Meet Neptune’s Tina Sampalis, M.D., Ph.D.

Krill Oil Pioneer Discovered Phospholipid Composition   Dr. Tina Sampalis may be one of the most significant people in the krill oil business. Working as Neptune’s Chief Scientific Officer 15 years ago, she discovered one of the primary reasons krill oil is so beneficial to human health: Phospholipids. It’s the phospholipids that help deliver …

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Neptune Helps BlueOcean Bring Shrimp Oil to Market

Shrimp oil, a new marine-derived Omega-3 source, is coming to the market soon, thanks to the cooperative efforts of — ironically — two competitors. With a mutual objective of broadening the Omega-3 category, Neptune agreed to license its patented composition and extraction methods to BlueOcean NutraSciences to help bring the new shrimp oil to …

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Neptune’s Grand Prize Winner

Neptune’s Grand Prize Winner Takes Son to Mile High “Experience” of a Lifetime Ryan Flanders, Director of Business Development at Foodtopia USA, won Neptune’s Grand Prize playing the “Football Frenzy” game during the SupplySide West show in Las Vegas in October. Little did he know, he also won an “experience” of a lifetime.   …

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Astaxanthin: A Natural Super Antioxidant

A member of the carotenoid family, astaxanthin is naturally derived from algae. Due to its red-orange pigment, it gives some birds such as flamingos, fish, crustaceans and other seafood their pinkish color when consumed. Oceanic foods containing this carotenoid include shellfish, krill and salmon.   A Powerful Antioxidant Astaxanthin contains exceptional antioxidant properties. When …

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Choosing the Best Source of Omega-3

Diet alone often does not supply the human body with enough omega-3 fats, which are vital to your overall health. However, some dietary sources are better for you than others. Are you nuts about nuts? Read on to learn why these bite-size foods may be less beneficial to your health than you think.   …

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Krill Oil Benefits for Bone and Joint Health

How effective is your krill oil supplement? While krill oil products offer health-promoting qualities, not all boast the same concentrations. Plus, most Omega-3 products do not contain astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant. Read on to learn more about the nutrients and innovative new product that supports bone health and joint comfort.   Maintain Bone Health …

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Three “Beats” for Healthy Heart Krill Oil

Omega-3s and Your Heart Keeping your ticker in peak shape is essential to your overall health. Krill oil is abundant with heart-healthy polyunsaturated fatty acids, including EPA and DHA. Omega-3s support proper cardiovascular functioning and health. The American Heart Association recommends eating one to two servings of fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, herring, lake …

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NKO®Focus: A Brain and Eye Health Hero

Omega-3 for Brain Support The brain makes up one half of the central nervous system and is composed of 60% fat. Most abundant among the brain’s fatty acids is DHA, a polyunsaturated fat that plays an important role in brain function and signaling systems. High-quality krill oil supplements can supply the body with DHA …

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Health and Safety at Work: Let’s remember November 8th

On November 8th 2012, our sole plant facility in Sherbrooke, QC, Canada was destroyed. We keep in mind this tragic incident; nevertheless we stay positive as we are facing a bright future. As of now, November 8th will be the official Health and Safety Day at Work for Neptune.   This week, Neptune will …

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Neptune’s Global Vision Translated on New Website

From the headquarters near Montreal, Canada, we are expanding Neptune’s global vision for the numerous, and variety, of cultures that could benefit from NKO®, the Original Krill Oil. To accommodate various nationalities and emerging global markets, the Neptune website is now available in English, French, Spanish and Mandarin, with our eye on adding additional …

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What are Antarctic Krill?

What Are Antarctic Krill? Antarctic krill, or Euphausia superba, reside in the pristine waters of the Southern Ocean and are the largest of 85 known species of krill. On average, these zooplankton invertebrates live between 5 and 7 years, though they can survive for as long as 10 years. Despite their small size (1-2 …

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The Role of Phospholipids in Your Body

Phospholipids are vital for healthy cellular and body function. A subclass of a large and diverse group of organic compounds called “lipids,” they are building blocks of cellular membranes. Phospholipids form a lipid bilayer that encloses all living matter within a cell.*   Good Sources The human body naturally produces phospholipids. However, consuming certain …

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SupplySide West 2014 in Las Vegas: Productive and Successful!

We’d like to thank everyone with whom we had meetings and/or stopped by the Neptune booth at SupplySide West. The show was very successful! Hopefully everyone who stopped by had the opportunity to learn how our new NKO® formulations, NKO® Flex, NKO® Focus, and NKO® Beat. We look forward to additional conversations with you …

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Is Krill Oil Safe?

Krill oil provides a number of health benefits and is a great alternative to eating fish. Yet are there any risks involved with taking a daily krill oil supplement? And how does it compare to fish oil when it comes to safety? Let’s take a closer look at a few key areas of consideration. …

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Neptune Unveils New Krill Oil Brand at SupplySide West

Riding a new wave, Neptune Technologies & Bioressources will unveil updated branding treatments and logo designs for our three condition-specific formulas featuring the original NKO® — the world’s first krill oil — at SupplySide West in Las Vegas.   Over the last two years we’ve rebuilt an expanded production facility, protected our patented extraction …

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Neptune Rises Again

Recently I presented at Rodman & Renshaw 16th Annual Global Investment Conference, and I’m excited to share our thoughts with everyone as Neptune moves forward toward SupplySide West and into 2015.   Everyone within the industry knows the challenges we’ve had over the past year, but 2014 is our comeback year in which Neptune …

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Win Denver Broncos Tickets at SupplySide West

Going to SupplySide West and Love Football? Neptune Biotech is Giving Away Premium Suite Tickets to See John Elway’s Denver Broncos! John Elway is not only one of the greatest NFL quarterbacks of all time, but Neptune’s Brand Ambassador. We decided we wanted to have some fun at our SupplySide West booth this year, …

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Neptune Hires Jacqueline Khayat as Sales Director

Neptune Technologies and Bioressources is proud to announce the hiring of Jacqueline Khayat, an international sales and health sciences expert, who will lead Neptune’s global sales expansion. Ms. Khayat brings more than a decade of sales experience and nutrition expertise to the firm best known for discovering and patenting the extraction process for its …

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Is Getting Good Fat the Key to Whole Body Wellness?

The discussion about fat really ought to center around types of fat, not the fat around your center. Understanding the differences between dietary fats may make a big difference in supporting your own brain, heart, and whole body health. Let’s deconstruct a few mysteries about fat, because there are, in fact, some very good and …

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The Top 4 Health Benefits of Krill Oil

Antarctic krill oil is a rich source of essential nutrients that support a number of potential health benefits. Studies show krill oil can assist in supporting the health of your mind, heart, bones and more. Read on to learn more about the top four ways krill oil can support your whole-body health.* Cardiovascular Health …

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Are Omega-3 Sources Being Depleted?

Dietitians recommend taking omega-3 dietary supplements for the amazing array of health benefits they provide. Traditionally, these fatty acids were most commonly found in fish oil. However, such dietary recommendations may not be sustainable to the aquaculture and have created a state of crisis for some fish species. As a result, fish stocks have …

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