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DSM in Food, Beverages & Dietary Supplements


life’sOMEGA™ is a vegetarian source of Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)/Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) omega-3 from algae that provides important heart health benefits throughout life. The vegetarian equivalent to fish oil, life’sOMEGA is the first vegetarian EPA/DHA product available that provides companies an alternative to the trusted fish sources traditionally available.

life’sOMEGA™ product benefits

life'sOMEGA™ from algae is a vegetarian source of EPA/DHA omega-3s. It’s produced, from start to finish in an FDA-inspected facility with controls in place to ensure the highest quality. life'sOMEGA™ comes from non-genetically modified algal source and is produced using the same methods as life’sDHA, the trusted choice used in over 99% of infant formulas in the US. 


What are Omega-3s?

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients  found in fish and certain plant oils. They include ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). Of the three, EPA and DHA help support heart health as well as normal growth and development.

Heart health benefits

EPA/DHA omega-3s are a key component of the heart and is important for heart health throughout life. More specifically they:

  • Promote cardiovascular health
  • Are heart-healthy nutrients

Why choose life’sOMEGA™?

  • Wide consumer appeal: vegetarian, kosher, halal and major allergen-free
  • Over 20,000 published papers supporting the health benefits of omega-3s
  • Versatility: suitable for food, beverage, infant formula and dietary supplement applications
  • Renewable Source: produced in FDA-inspected facilities with controlled production which produces a highly concentrated, consistent product
  • Trusted part of the life’s family of products

Algal DHA oil

life’sOMEGA™ algal DHA+EPA oil

The fishless fish oil! Derived from algae, this EPA/DHA omega-2 rich oil can be incorporated into a variety of foods, beverages and supplements with no impact on stability or sensory characteristics.

Vegetarian EPA/DHA Supplement Opportunities

life’sOMEGA™ oils can be added to a variety of supplements – from softgels to gummies – providing consumers with an easy way to add omega-3s to their diet. The unique vegetarian source of lifesOMEGA provides a differientiating feature for customers who are seeking alternatives to their trusted fish oil products.

life’sOMEGA™ Food & Beverage Opportunities

life’sOMEGA™ has been successfully incorporated into many applications, providing product differentiation and added value in food categories,that include:

  • Dairy products
  • Beverages
  • Bakery
  • Confectionary
  • Extrusion products
  • Spreads
  • Dressings
  • Processed meat.

life’sOMEGA™ remains stable when subjected to thermal processing conditions such as:

  • Pasteurization: UHT, HTST, Batch
  • Baking
  • Cooking
  • Retorting: Static Continuous
  • Extruding/Cooking (extreme)
  • Drying: Tunnel, spray, drum, etc
  • Freeze drying
  • Refrigeration
  • Freezing
  • Mixing/High shear
  • Fermenting: pH changes