DHA ORIGINS®, sustainable omega-3 for natural health

DHA ORIGINS® microalgae omega-3

Why is it important to choose plant-based omega-3?

What is nature’s primary producer of DHA?

Right at the base of the food chain, microalgae naturally synthesize lipids including EPA and DHA. These microorganisms are subsequently ingested by zooplankton, which are a staple in the diet of many species of fish.

As a result, the flesh of oily fish such as salmon, anchovies, sardines, tuna and other species is naturally rich in omega-3 oils.
Unfortunately, like the omega-3s many environmental toxins, including heavy metals (mercury, lead or arsenic) and dioxins can also be concentrated up through the food chain into the fish. Consequently, the omega-3 oil extracted from such fish can contain dangerously high concentrations of these contaminants. For this reason, plant-based DHA is the best way to ensure consumption of ultra-pure omega-3.

Fermentalg has selected a strain of microalgae called Schizochytrium sp. which produces vegan DHA naturally, over 90% of which is in the form of triglycerides.

This means that no physical or chemical concentration is necessary, and that all the native naturalness and exceptional quality of this plant-based oil is preserved.

Microalgae called
Schizochytrium sp.

DHA ORIGINS® uses sustainable and local production methods

The Schizochytrium sp. microalgae strain naturally synthesizes DHA in a plant-based form. The industrial fermentation procedure to grow this microorganism takes place in Europe in large, sealed, sterile, above-ground bioreactors. Using a solvent-free extraction-separation process, the lipids contained in the cells can then be released. The Fermentalg teams have devoted years of research to microalgae and production technologies, enabling them to identify, collect, purify and exploit the unique potential of this Schizochytrium sp. strain.

Grown in this way, microalgae are an inexhaustible resource. Thanks to the natural ability of these cells to duplicate themselves, only one specimen needs to be taken from nature to produce DHA-rich oils indefinitely. Thus our products have virtually zero impact on the biosphere and ensure the protection of precious marine resources.

Why is it important to choose plant-based omega-3?

Following this approach that combines excellence and quality, Fermentalg has joined forces with GOED OMEGA-3the representative body for the EPA and DHA omega-3 industry worldwide. Its mission is to guarantee quality products that consumers can trust. Members voluntarily subscribe to the GOED monograph and ethical guidelines for the omega-3 market.

Fermentalg has been a member of GOED since 2017.

Thanks to its quality standards and production system, Fermentalg guarantees consumers a source of omega-3 with full traceability from the strain right through to the production of our oils. This means the omega-3 products we offer are 100% vegan, free from GMOs, pesticides, heavy metals, contaminants and allergens.

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