SupplySide MarketPlace Report: Algal DHA

May 22, 2012

Lonza (Basel, Switzerland) formally promoted its DHAid line of algae-derived, vegetarian DHA omega-3 fatty acid.

Lonza (Basel, Switzerland) formally promoted its DHAid line of algae-derived, vegetarian DHA omega-3 fatty acid. The DHAid line includes two oil-based ingredients and one powdered ingredient. DHAid FNO-350 is a nutritional oil containing 350 mg DHA/g and is suited for food applications. The other oil ingredient, DHAid CL-400, is a clear oil offering 400 mg DHA/g and targets dietary supplements. Lonza says that both oil products are standardized with oleic sunflower oil to allow for a more precise calculation of the final DHA omgea-3 concentration in finished products. The line’s powder ingredient is called DHAid Dry and is suited for applications in dry blends, such as nutrition beverages. New suppliers are appearing on the algal DHA scene, and a representative from Lonza told us that it’s significant that DHAid “is now another option. We’re just trying to get the message out that there is another option on the market.”

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