NETHERLANDS – Dutch multinational health and nutrition company DSM has expanded its Omega- 3 portfolio to include new omega-3 alternatives to fish oil in an effot to protect marine ecosystems.   

DSM’s Omega-3 portfolio is known as life’s™ and includes products like life’s™OMEGA* and life’sDHA.  

The two new additions to the line are derived from algae and have zero impact on marine life while maintaining high quality and potency. 

life’s™OMEGA O1030DS is a powerful omega-3 solution offering both EPA and DHA in a single, naturally potent sustainable source.  

life’s™OMEGA Ultra** is the most potent form of algal omega-3 in DSM’s portfolio, providing unrivalled plant-based omega-3 supplementation without blending or compromise. 

“DSM has invested – and will continue to invest – in developing new formulations to meet evolving market needs, while also expanding production capacities to meet strong market growth,” DSM said in a statement.  

“The result? Sustainable and consistent omega-3 supply chain stability for customers and consumers alike.”   

The latest portfolio expansions coincided with the launch of DSM’s new ‘Sea the Difference’ campaign, which began on Earth Day 2022 (April 22nd) . 

“The theme of Earth Day 2022 is ‘Invest In Our Planet’, and that’s exactly the message our new ‘Sea the Difference’ campaign aims to convey,” DSM said.  

Royal DSM has also announced the launch of a new sustainably focused campaign that encourages the use of algae-derived omega-3 ingredients.  

DSM aims to educate global audiences on the impact of overfishing on the marine ecosystem.  

“Between 1970 and 2012, marine life declined by almost 50%[1] – a trend that DSM is determined to lead the omega-3 industry to reverse,” explains Brent MacDonald, Global Director Marketing, Nutritional Lipids, DSM.  

“As fish get their omega-3 from marine algae, making the switch to 100% algal-sourced omega-3s could save 22 million tonnes of fish per year and have a positive impact on countless diverse marine ecosystems.” 

DSM which has annual sales of 10 billion euros, is a leader in sustainable production, scoring an ‘A’ for climate leadership from the carbon disclosure organisation CDP. 

The company has targeted a 50% cut in emissions, in absolute terms, by 2030 and is also focused on the wider benefits its products can bring to society and to its customers. 

The roll out of more sustainably sourced omega-3 products is one way the company to contribute to the building of a more sustainable, climate-resilient society.  

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