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Supply chain revamp leads to new line of algal omega-3 concentrates

The company produces ocean-friendly, vegan omega-3 ingredients derived from micro-algae. Algarithm’s strain was wild-sourced in Canada’s Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, and is processed in North America using a proprietary, solvent-free, water-based extraction method. 

Supply chain overhaul

While reviewing its supply chain, Algarithm said it found a more cost effective and sustainable way to create this new line of concentrates. 

“As an algal omega-3 supplier, sustainability is a cornerstone of our business and brand, so it is important to us that we are making the most of the raw materials we use. We knew that there was a small amount of residual DHA in the co-stream from processing our alphamega3 oils, so we made recovery of any useable DHA a priority and set to the task of developing a method of recapturing this valuable ingredient,” ​explained Kati Phillips, Algarithm marketing director. “The result of this focus is the thetamega3 line of algal omega-3 concentrates.”

Phillips highlighted three newly found advantages:

  1. It converts what would otherwise be wasted omega-3 fatty acids into a useable product, thereby extending the use of raw materials.
  2. Higher concentrations of DHA in the finished-product allow Algarithm to meet demand from formulators in the supplement industry for higher-potency omega-3 ingredients.
  3. By utilizing the co-stream of alphamega3 production and recovering additional DHA, the company is able to provide a high-potency algal omega-3 ingredient to the market at a comparatively low cost.

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