Akonino® DHA is a plant-based omega-3 fatty acid for infant formula that offers market-leading quality levels.
DHA has several clinically proven benefits and is mandatory in infant formula across the EU. While it is commonly derived from fish oil, Akonino® DHA is a vegan-friendly solution that is sustainably sourced from algae.
Akonino® DHA is a high-purity ingredient with neutral taste and color, which is difficult to achieve with alternatives based on fish oil.
The fatty acid is created from microalgae grown through a fermentation process in a controlled production environment. This results in a biomass rich in DHA oil, which is extracted by exclusively using mechanical methods. This gentle approach to production has been shown to increase quality levels even compared to other single-cell oils.
Akonino® DHA has a far lower environmental impact than DHA sourced from fish oil. While sourced from the sea, the microalgae are grown in closed conditions, meaning any environmental impact can be strictly controlled and minimized. In addition, the substrate (sugar) used to produce the biomass is derived from renewable sources.
The benefits of Akonino® DHA
- Highest quality in the market
- Neutral taste and color
- High purity
- Sustainably sourced
- European origin
- EU Infant Novel Food approval secured