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DHA from Algae Better than that from Fish 32

According to Dr Barbara Levine, associate professor of nutrition in medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, ?the purest source of DHA is not the fish itself, but rather what fish consume: the ocean?s vegetarian plant algae. Taking DHA supplements produced from marine algae is therefore a safe way for pregnant women to boost their fatty acid stores.?

Martek Biosciences from the US is the only company in the world that has managed to produce DHA from patented strains of algae grown in large-scale fermentation tanks located away from the sea using filtered water ? under tightly controlled GMP manufacturing conditions.

Farmed algae located away from the sea means that there is no exposure to oceanic contaminants. DHA from algae source is also free from other long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, like EPA, that is found naturally in fish oil.

Apparently, this is the reason why Martek?s DHA is found in more than 99% of DHA-enriched infant formulas in the US. Interesting!

Source - http://bit.ly/arlrr2
Sun March 28 2010 10:13:47 PM by Narsi PUFA  |  fatty acids  |  dha  |  martek biosciences 2453 views

Comments - 6

  • Mahesh wrote:
    Mon March 29 2010 04:38:22 PM

    Yes, thats true....... Spirulina is one such algae which is rich not only in DHA, but also in lots of essential nutrients.......
    It's called as Best and superfood on earth.....

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  • Narsi wrote:
    Thu April 01 2010 11:49:53 AM

    "The Source-Omega company announced today their products are available to the world with an eye on India. The company is providing their US patent pending ?metabolic ratio? of DHA and EPA omega-3 products from algae oil." - http://bit.ly/9WsBou

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  • Mon April 12 2010 07:45:04 PM

    In india some people are really trying to boost up the production in open pond cultivation both EPA &DHA;.i hope that the product will reach soon in the world market soon.

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  • Tue April 20 2010 10:03:56 AM

    This sounds like a good business potential

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  • AlgaeBill wrote:
    Wed May 12 2010 09:28:07 AM

    Greetings Algologist
    Interesting point ? I have been doing allot of work on algae to HVP and Fish, bi-valves and other species, accumulate not create EFA- so why don?t we culture and or harvest micro algae and introduce this into food sources. I have much better profiles in my wild cultured algae than any fish or bivalves. And believe or not ? cultured mono species algae have some of the lowest EFA in the algae kingdom. They are not grown because of their profile ? they are grown be cause they easy to grow and to certain companies ? it is always nice to have control of the seed !!!!!so then you control the industry !!~!

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  • George wrote:
    Sun July 04 2010 07:23:13 PM

    Pardon Me, what are EFAs. Thanks

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