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The life'sDHA Advantage

Vegetarian Omega-3 DHA Source

Most people know that fish are a rich source of DHA, but what they don’t know is that fish get DHA from the algae they eat in their food chain. life’sDHA goes straight to the source, producing DHA from the same microalgae sources fish get it from. Grown in a controlled environment, life’sDHA is a vegetarian and sustainable source of DHA.

Benefits of life'sDHA

  • Vegetarian, sustainable source
  • Produced in an FDA-inspected facility under current Good Manufacturing Practices in a controlled environment from start to finish
  • Trusted source used by the vast majority of infant nutrition companies in the US
  • Provides important brain, eye and heart health benefits

Production of life'sDHA

life'sDHA's manufacturing plants specialize in the production and refinement of DHA from algae. The process begins with the initial algae cell culture and results in highly purified DHA oil. The microalgae are grown in fermentors that range in size from 80,000 to 260,000 liters. When grown, the microalgae is then harvested and processed to extract the clear, amber-colored oil rich in DHA.

A Vegetarian Source of DHA plus EPA

In 2012, life’sOMEGA was introduced as the first ingredient to deliver both docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) omega-3s in a vegetarian capsule. Derived exclusively from algae, this combination of long-chain omega-3s delivers numerous heart, brain and eye health benefits.

Both DHA and EPA have been shown to support cardiovascular health, helping to protect the heart as people age. life’sOMEGA is an ideal product for vegetarians who are looking for an omega-3 supplement with all of the benefits of fish oil, but without the fish.

Vegetarian Omega-6 ARA Source

While most people are familiar with DHA omega-3, ARA omega-6 is less commonly known. ARA, in combination with DHA, is always present in breast milk and plays a key role in infant development. Grown in a controlled environment, life’sARA™ is a vegetarian and sustainable source of ARA, and science shows that ARA delivers numerous brain, eye, and immune system health benefits.

Benefits of life'sARA

  • Vegetarian, sustainable source
  • Produced in an FDA-inspected facility under current Good Manufacturing Practices in a controlled environment from start to finish
  • Science shows that ARA supports immune function and regulation1, inflammation2, fertility3 and blood flow4
  • Trusted source and long history of safe use
    • Over 180 million babies nourished by life’sARA™ since 1994
    • Over 100 studies completed using life’sARA™ and life’sDHA™

Production of life'sARA

life’sARA™ is produced in FDA inspected facilities in Kingstree, South Carolina, USA.  Set amongst 500 wooded acres, life’sARA™ is produced in a tightly controlled environment that ensures that it is the highest quality, safe, and trusted ARA omega-6 oil. 

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Vegetarian EPA and DHA Omega-3

When you hear “omega-3s,” fish may be the first thing that pops into your head. The truth is, fish are a rich source of omega-3s – the healthy fats that support brain, heart and eye health and function – thanks to the microalgae found in their food chain. Fish eat algae, which are the original high producers of EPA and DHA omega-3s. Building on what nature created, life’s™OMEGA delivers EPA and DHA from a sustainable and vegetarian algal source.

Benefits of life’s™OMEGA

  • More than 31,000 published papers supporting the health benefits of omega-3s
  • Vegetarian, plant-based and sustainable source of EPA and DHA
  • Kosher, halal and fish-free
  • Produced in an FDA-inspected facility under current Good Manufacturing Practices in a controlled environment from start to finish
  • Used to fortify foods, beverages, infant nutrition products and featured in dietary supplements
  • Trusted part of the life’s family of products

Production of life’s™OMEGA

life's™OMEGA combines algal EPA and DHA to deliver a vegetarian source of these healthy fats. life’s™OMEGA is produced, from start to finish, in an FDA-inspected facility with controls in place to ensure the highest quality, concentration and consistently reliable product. life's™OMEGA comes from non-genetically modified algae and is produced using the same methods as life’sDHA®. Since 1994, more than 120 million infants globally have been nourished by life’sDHA®.

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References:

1Richard, C.; Lewis, E.D.; Field, C.J. Evidence for the essentiality of arachidonic and docosahexaenoic acid in the postnatal maternal and infant diet for the development of the infant’s immune system early in life. Appl. Physiol. Nutr. Metab., 201641, 461-475.

2Hadley, K.B.; Ryan, A.S.; Forsyth, S.; Gautier, S.; Salem, N. Jr. The Essentiality of Arachidonic Acid in Infant Development. Nutrients, 2016, 8: 216.

3Brenna, J.T. Arachidonic acid needed in infant formula when docosahexaenoic acid is present. Nutr. Rev. 2016, 74(5), 329-36.

4Hadley, K.B.; Ryan, A.S.; Forsyth, S.; Gautier, S.; Salem, N. Jr. The Essentiality of Arachidonic Acid in Infant Development. Nutrients, 2016, 8: 216.

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