DSM Introduces High Concentrate Vegetarian Alternative to Fish Oil

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — DSM, the global leader in omega-3s, announced today the launch of life’s OMEGA™ 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.”

DSM – The Global Leader in Nutritional Lipid Solutions

DSM, the world’s #1 ingredient supplier, offers the most complete portfolio of trusted nutritional lipids solutions addressing a full spectrum of health benefits, life stages and sources. DSM’s portfolio includes market-leading products life’sDHA™ and MEG-3® and has omega-3 solutions that will meet the needs of all types of foods, beverages, supplements and infant formulas worldwide.

DSM’s nutritional lipids capabilities, from product forms to technologies for a range of applications and products, will be on display and available for sampling at Supply Side West show 2013 (being held on Nov 14, 15 at Sands Expo Center, Las Vegas, NV) along with DSM’s vast ingredients portfolio to help manufacturers meet the needs of health-conscious consumers around the world.

To learn more about DSM’s nutritional lipids portfolio, please visit us at Supply Side West booth23024 or call 1-800-526-0189. Additional information on our nutritional lipids can be found on www.dsm.com/human-nutrition.

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Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials. DSM’s 23,500 employees deliver annual net sales of around €9 billion. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext. More information can be found at www.dsm.com.