Lonza Launches Next Generation Vegetarian DHA

April 11,2012

Basel, Switzerland, 11 April 2012 –Today Lonza announced the launch of the next generation of vegetarian DHA (DHAid™) products. Based on an overall optimized fermentation process and improved productivity of the proprietary algal strain, the new qualities offer advantages in stability and taste. The product line now includes the new oil products DHAid™ FNO-350 and DHAid™ CL- 400 as well as the powdered product DHAid™ Dry.

DHAid™ FNO-350 is a functional nutrition oil containing 350mg DHA per gram and is formulated for various food applications. DHAid™ CL-400 is a clear oil with 400mg DHA per gram, formulated especially for use in dietary supplements. Both oil products are standardized with oleic sunflower oil and allow for a more precise calculation of the final DHA concentration in finished products. DHAid™ Dry is a dry powder formulation for applications in dry blends like special nutrition beverages. All DHAid™ products are produced without use of any solvents. Due to a controlled fermentation process, contaminants often discussed for marine sources of DHA, such as dioxins and heavy metals, can be avoided.

DHA is a type of omega-3 fatty acid that is used by our body as a building block for cell membranes and thus plays an important role in membrane fluidity, flexibility and permeability. Health benefits of DHAid™ include the support of brain development and function as well as heart and eye health. Products displaying the DHAid™ quality seal on the packaging show the consumer that they contain vegetarian DHA from Lonza Ltd, Switzerland.

To learn more about DHAid™ please visit www.dhaid.info.

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