Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) is mostly extracted from fish/marine source. People uptake omega 3 fatty acids by consuming fish or have supplements/fortified food with DHA extracted from fish oil. However, fish themselves do not synthesize DHA but get from algae part of their foodchain. Considering issues like contamination, dwindling source of fish supply, varied concentration of DHA content; we get from the source (algae) grown in controlled environment.
The vegetarian diet relies on conversion of alpha linolenic acid(ALA) to DHA but it is very limiting. About 30% of India's population is vegetarian and the non-vegetarian diet does not consume the appropriate amount of cold water fish to meet the body requirements.
Problems with products containing DHA are:
- Bad olfactory and organoleptic properties
- DHA is very unstable (gets oxidized easily)
- Induces gastrointestinal distress and leads to fishy burps
- DHA is insoluble in water
Thus, a proprietary microencapsulation technique was developed which addresses the aforementioned issues and develop end consumer products like gummies for children, ready to mix drinks, cookies, etc.Venketesh Biosciences sources DHA from algae grown in controlled environment. Thus, it is vegetarian, contaminant free and sustainable source of DHA. High quality algae oil is converted to DHA Powder (Swasth DHA) via the proprietary microencapsulation technique which can be used to supplement DHA via different formulations and dry mixes.
100% vegetarian (algal source)
Devoid of ocean borne contaminants and pollutants
Sustainable natural supply for DHA
Better olfactory and organoleptic properties
Increased stability at room temperature and longer shelf life
Cold water soluble allowing increased application
Optimum fortification with increased bioavailability