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Polaris introduces the ultra-stable, green Omega-3 oil of the future

Press Release   •   Oct 26, 2016 10:49 BST

Omegavie ® DHA algae Qualitysilver ® 5 offers unmatched stability.

French marine lipid experts Polaris have taken the potential of fish-free Omega-3 to a new level, with a European algal oil that is not only pure, natural, sustainable and vegetarian, but also delivers exceptionally high stability.

Omegavie ® DHA algae Qualitysilver ® 5 is produced entirely in Europe from sustainable sources of microalgae, making it suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Crucially, it also offers unmatched levels of stability. Algal oils rich in DHA Omega-3 are highly sensitive to oxidation, but Omegavie® benefits from Polaris’ unique Qualitysilver® process, making it ultra-stable. This patented technology, specially designed for algal DHA, guards against oxidation, and combats the degradation of polyunsaturated fatty acids.

Testing has shown that Omegavie® DHA algae Qualitysilver ® 5 is five times more stable than standard algal oil*, which means that its nutritional, flavour, aroma and mouthfeel qualities are perfectly preserved, and its shelf life optimised.

Véronique Sancéau, Marketing Manager at Polaris, said: “Demand for Omega-3 ingredients is growing across the world, and demand for vegetarian Omega-3 is expected to grow even faster. As a high-quality source of Omega-3 which is completely vegetarian and sustainably produced in Europe, the potential of Omegavie® DHA algae Qualitysilver® 5 is enormous.”

She added: “But where Omegavie® DHA algae Qualitysilver ® 5 really offers exciting new possibilities is its unmatched stability. DHA-rich oils are generally highly sensitive to oxidation but Omegavie ® benefits from our unique anti-oxidation technology, guaranteeing exceptionally stable, long-lasting oils. We are proud to be able to present a source of Omega-3 which is not only pure, natural and sustainably produced, but also ultra-stable.”

Omegavie® DHA algae Qualitysilver ® 5 is derived from microalgae cultivated in a strictly controlled environment. It is extracted using an entirely natural enzymatic process with no solvents, then subjected to a high-tech purification process that eliminates potential traces of residual contaminants to the extent that they are undetectable. The whole production process takes place in Europe, and is completely eco-friendly. Omegavie® DHA algae Qualitysilver ® 5 is non-GMO, free from allergens, and guaranteed not to contain toxins.

Omegavie® DHA algae Qualitysilver ® 5 is ideal for use in both the dietary supplement and food markets. DHA Omega-3 is recognised as contributing to the maintenance of normal vision, as well as normal brain and heart function. DHA supplementation is strongly recommended for pregnant women, particularly in the last three months of pregnancy, and for breastfeeding mothers. Applications for food include dairy products such as milk and butter, as well as bread and cereals.

Omegavie ® DHA algae Qualitysilver ® 5 will be on show on the Polaris stand at Health Ingredients Europe in Frankfurt between 28 November and 1 December.

ENDS

*Notes to editors

Internal results based on Rancimat tests comparing the stability of Omegavie® DHA algae Qualitysilver ® 5 with standard oil including tocopherols.

For more information, please contact:

Steve Harman

Senior Account Manager, Ingredient Communications

+44 (0)1293 886444

+44 (0)7494 307911

steve@ingredientcommunications.com

Company contact:

Véronique SANCEAU

Marketing & Communication Manager

+ 33 (0) 298 548 420

marketing@polaris.fr

POLARIS is a leading international expert in the field of nutritional lipids. The company specialises in the manufacture, development and formulation of polyunsaturated fatty acids, particularly Omega-3. As a global market player in Omega-3 oils from marine and algae sources, « Omegavie® Qualitysilver® » oils are produced in the company’s state-of-the-art facilities in France.

Since its beginnings in 1994, Polaris has been passionate about sourcing, purifying and stabilising marine lipids to help promote HEALTH and VITALITY around the world. Today, POLARIS continues to provide innovative health products, with a focus on research and development to produce highly purified, stable and potent marine and algae based lipids.

POLARIS is an active member of GOED.

For more information, visit www.polaris.fr