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DHA Omega-3 in vegan softgel

Source:Ringier Food

Date Published:11/27/2017 03:11:57 PM

Polaris fulfils four EFSA claims with its new algal DHA Omega-3 in vegan softgel

NUTRITIONAL LIPIDS expert, Polaris will launch an ultra-stable algal DHA Omega-3 in vegan softgel format at Food Ingredients Europe, taking place from 28-30 November 2017 in Messe Frankfurt (Germany).  

The company has packed an optimal 250mg of DHA Omega-3 from microalgae in a 100% plant-based shell in one capsule, making it an ideal solution for consumers seeking a vegan or vegetarian alternative to gelatin capsules. Designed to meet EFSA requirements, the capsule

opens up the possibility of four different EFSA health claims:

•           DHA contributes to the maintenance of normal vision

•           DHA contributes to the maintenance of normal brain function

•           DHA maternal intake contributes to the normal development of the eye of the foetus and breastfed children

•           DHA maternal intake contributes to the normal brain development of the foetus and breastfed children.

Polaris DHA Omega-3 contains naturally produced algal oil that is certified kosher and non-GMO. The product will soon be halal certified.

Polaris DHA Omega-3 contains naturally produced algal oil that is certified kosher and non-GMO. The product will soon be halal certified.

“Consumer demand for the many health benefits of Omega-3 remains extremely high and in a competitive market an EFSA claim has never been more important. By offering our algal oil an optimal dose, we’re providing four health claims in a single convenient capsule,” said Véronique Sancéau, Marketing Manager at Polaris, a company based in France.

The oil offers unmatched stability, thanks to Polaris’ unique Qualitysilver® industrial methodology. Testing has shown it to be around three times more stable than standard algal oil.

Polaris’ algal oil is 100% produced in Europe, non-GMO, allergen-free, and extracted naturally without solvents. In addition, it has just received kosher certification and Halal certification is expected by the end of the year.  It has also received “Non-GMO Verification” accreditation for sales in the US.

Ms Sancéau added: “We’re excited to be offering our customers DHA Omega-3 in a capsule format that enables them to target key health markets. Our algal oil is not only animal-free and produced naturally, it is now also certified kosher and non-GMO and will be soon halal certified, helping us meet worldwide market demand even more effectively.”

At Fi Europe, visit Polaris in the French Pavilion (Stand 11.OF93) where innovations on algae will be featured.

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