Over the next decade, microalgae will become THE solution for producing Omega 3 fatty acids.
Essential fatty acids omega3, particularly DHA2, are highly coveted for their involvement in preventing numerous diseases (reducing cardiovascular risk for DHA).
These omega3 are classified as essential fatty acids: the body can not produce them, has yet absolutely necessary. Health authorities, among them ANSES2, recommend regular DHA consumption as food supplements up to 250 mg per day for each of these molecules.
95% of omega3 come from marine resources, whether wild or farmed. But while demand experience strong and sustainable growth, the supply is now facing major constraints:
Why DHA derived from microalgae are THE solution for the future?
1: DHA : DocosaHexaenoic Acid
2: http ://www.anses.fr/Documents/NUT2006sa0359Ra.pdf - Chapter 6, page 251