Advancing diets with Omega-3 for chickens and other poultry with reliable and sustainable algae fermentation

The power of omega-3s 

Long-chain polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients. They are synthesized by humans and most animal species at low levels and play a crucial role in human health, helping to maintain heart, brain, and eye health.¹ They may also help lower the risk of heart disease.²

1 Cleveland Clinic, Omega 3 Fatty Acids
2 FDA qualified health claim

As in humans, Long-chain omega-3s are essential for animal nutrition. The importance of DHA omega-3 in Poultry nutrition is receiving increasing attention. Numerous studies support specific benefits for Poultry in fertility and youthful growth. Furthermore, diets with higher levels of enable the Omega-3 enrichment of the eggs, that are an important and affordable source of Omega-3s for humans.


AlgaPrime™ DHA 

In nature, marine microalgae are at the base of the food chain and the original source of omega-3 fatty acids that later accumulate in these fish. To meet the production challenges and growing demand of Omega-3s, microalgae fermentation plays a strategic role as we access its naturally original source.

We're pioneering a new way to create Omega-3s that are sustainable, affordable, and at scale.

Our proprietary fermentation process transforms microalgae into high-quality and health-promoting Omega-3 products, taking the “middle fish out”. 

AlgaPrime™ DHA is a high-quality, vegetarian source of Omega-3 Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA), which is a key building block for Poultry. With AlgaPrime™ DHA we help maintain or raise the Omega-3s level for healthy diets, reducing the dependency on fish oil in feed, while preserving the environment.


Animal health

  • Reproductive Health - Studies have shown that the inclusion of Omega-3s in diets positively influences hens' reproductive health and fertility.


Reducing complexity

  • Affordable – We continue to develop new strains with higher omega-3 content and increase production efficiency in our commitment to deliver innovation that works for large-scale businesses in Poultry.
  • At Scale – In our efforts to help farmers meet the challenges of today and tomorrow, we designed our production sites with ample capacity to facilitate rapid growth for the next decade, with programs for de-bottlenecking and process optimization to improve output.
  • Reliable - AlgaPrime™ DHA provides supply chain resilience, reducing complexity with on-demand production without the constraints of geography, seasonality, and changing climate conditions.
  • Consistent - Produced via fermentation, AlgaPrime™ DHA provides a standardized, high-quality, and abundant source of Omega-3 fatty acids.


Enabling sustainable growth 

  • Sustainable - AlgaPrime™ DHA is sustainably produced using renewable energy and cane sugar as a feedstock. This results in low carbon, water, and land use impact.
  • Clean - AlgaPrime™ DHA microalgae are grown in closed fermentation tanks and do not contain the persistent organic pollutants that naturally accumulate in fish oil.
  • Nutritious – DHA-fortified diets for Laying hens enable the Omega-3 enrichment of eggs, increasing the level of DHA in the egg yolk.³


³ Ao et al. (2015) Effects of supplementing microalgae in laying hen diets on productive performance, fatty-acid profile and oxidative stability of eggs. J. Appl. Poult. Res. 24, 394–400 20. Reis de Carvalho et al. (2009) Efficiency of PUFAs incorporation from marine sources in yolk egg’s laying hens. Int. J. Poult. Sci. 8 (6), 603-614 21. Rizzi et al. (2009) Effects of dietary microalgae, other lipid sources, inorganic selenium and iodine on yolk n-3 fatty acid composition, selenium content and quality of eggs in laying hens. J. Sci. Food Agric. 89, 1775-1781 22. Park et al. (2015) Effect of dietary marine microalgae (Schizochytrium) powder on egg production, blood lipid profiles, egg quality and fatty acid composition of egg yolk in layers. Asian Australasian J. Anim. Sci. 28 (3), 391-39


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