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How is a natural cosmetic product formulated?

Today, sales of organic and natural cosmetics represent 6.4% of the french market. In the future, their impact in the world of cosmetics will increase to 8.5% in 2023, due to sales that will jump by 12% per year. It is therefore necessary to renew the product offer in order to maintain this dynamic aspect…

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Nutrition Santé

How do algae respond to new ways of eating?

The COVID-19 pandemic and the risks from climate change are having a significant and ongoing impact on food consumption behaviour in many countries. People are taking a more proactive approach to health and are turning to so-called ‘responsible’ consumption (consumption of goods that meet the criteria of sustainable development) [1]. However, this should not be…

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Nutrition Santé

Algae with texturizing properties in the food industry

Today, algae represent a booming industry, present in about 50 countries and accounting for nearly 50% of aquaculture production. The largest market for algae products is the human food market [1]. This is due to the extent of consumption of algae as “vegetables” in Asian countries (China, Korea, Japan), but also due to their use…

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Health and Food

Marine products and cardiometabolic health

What is cardiometabolic health? Cardiometabolic health is a relatively new term. This term encompasses both cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, including type II diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Traditionally, the recognized risk factors for cardiometabolic disease include age, gender, family history, dysglycemia, dyslipidemia, and smoking. However, due to our lifestyle evolution over the last decades, increasingly focused…

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Cosmetic

How to adopt an eco-friendly and natural hair routine?

In recent years, consumers are more concerned about the composition of cosmetic products, including that of hygiene products. They are interested in the ingredients they use to wash their body and hair and want to promote natural formulas without putting aside the effectiveness of the products. Hair products are no exception to this new consumer…

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Health and Food

Algae from Brittany and their effects on weight management

A Breton industry Brittany is an important region for the french seaweed industry. It is estimated today that about 90% of the french seaweed harvest is carried out in Brittany. Among those algae, brown algae from Fucales order, like knotted wrack (Ascophyllum nodosum) and bladder wrack (Fucus vesiculosus) are seaweeds whose sector is well developed…

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Health and Food

The benefits of algae in our food

In Asia, algae have been used for millennia in human food. It is then thanks to tourism and to economic and cultural openness that Western countries have discovered and adopted this new culinary food. Currently in Europe, algae are mainly used in the form of extracts by the texturising industry (sodium alginate, agar and carrageenan)…

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Health and Food

Probiotics: from yesterday to tomorrow!

Origin and evolution of a growing field   A relatively old concept… The origin of the “probiotic” concept is attributed to the Russian zoologist, bacteriologist and immunologist Elie Metchnikoff (1845-1916). Indeed, in 1907 he hypothesized that the long life of Bulgarian peasants could be explained by their consumption of yoghurt containing bacteria necessary for fermentation:…

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Health and Food

The health benefits of magnesium

Role, food sources and deficiency An essential mineral! Magnesium is the 5th most present mineral in our body. It is a cofactor (non-protein chemical that assists with a biological chemical reaction) of more than 300 enzymes (protein catalyzing a biochemical reaction)! It is therefore an essential player in the regulation of several fundamental functions involved…

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