IMPACT CASE STUDY:
Health from the Sea:
Minerals for Better Mobility
Prof Giuseppe De Vito (UCD)
Dr Eamonn Delahunt (UCD)
#Osteoarthritis, #Mobility, #Seaweed, #Mineral #Supplements
The Commercial Opportunity
Over 500 million people worldwide are believed to suffer from osteoarthritis. While some nutraceuticals are marketed for this condition, they are not supported by scientific consensus, therefore a gap in the market existed for a scientifically-proven alternative.
The Innovative Solution
Food for Health Ireland assembled a team of sports scientists and rheumatologists who designed and delivered a human intervention study to assess the effect of Aquamin on knee pain, strength, mobility and overall quality of life.
The Research Impact
Aquamin was shown to be superior to the market leader for improving pain and knee osteoarthritis symptoms. By providing high quality science to support Marigot’s product, Food for Health Ireland allowed them to unlock its market potential.