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DSM debuts omega-3 oil from algae

DSM debuts omega-3 oil from algae
life’sOMEGA 60 is the first high-potency vegetarian DHA and EPA omega-3 oil developed from a sustainable algal source.

DSM, the global leader in omega-3s, announced the launch of life’sOMEGA™ 60, the first high-potency vegetarian DHA and EPA omega-3 oil developed from a sustainable algal source.

life’sOMEGA is an omega-3 oil from algae containing high levels of both DHA and EPA omega-3 fatty acids to support heart health. The new product contains the highest concentration of EPA/DHA available in a vegetarian product and provides all the same great benefits of krill and fish oil, but from a trusted, unique source. This unique source appeals to the broadest possible consumer base, providing manufacturers the opportunity to meaningfully differentiate their products on the shelf. Derived from algae, life’sOMEGA 60 provides all the exciting benefits of life’sDHA™ with additional EPA resulting in a product that is a higher potency, more sustainable alternative to fish and krill oils.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Incorporating omega-3s into the daily diet is an easy way to support heart health. In fact, the American Heart Association has recommended the consumption of polyunsaturated fats, specifically omega-3 fatty acids, for good heart health.

“Fish oil has gained in popularity due to its known heart health benefits; however, many people are unaware that fish do not produce their own DHA and EPA. In fact, it’s the microalgae in their food chain that makes them a rich source of these omega-3s,” said Doug Brown, senior director, Nutritional Lipids. “life’sOmega 60 is a highly sustainable and vegetarian alternative to fish oil, making it easy for consumers to get the same health benefits.”

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