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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 04:43:47 PM by Narsi PUFA  |  fatty acids  |  dha  |  martek biosciences 3897 views

Comments - 5

  • Mahesh wrote:
    Mon March 29 2010 11:08:22 AM

    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 06:19:53 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 02:15:04 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 04:33:56 AM

    This sounds like a good business potential

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  • George wrote:
    Sun July 04 2010 01:53:13 PM

    Pardon Me, what are EFAs. Thanks

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