COLUMBIA, Md., Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Martek Biosciences, a DHA omega-3 market leader, announced today that life'sDHA(TM) is now featured in three new flavors of baby food from Plum Organics. With DHA to support brain and eye development, flavors include pumpkin banana, mango muesli and black bean tomato ragout. The Plum Organics brand is available at a range of retailers nationwide.
"Martek is pleased to add Plum Organics to the growing list of companies committed to providing a trusted, vegetarian source of DHA for babies," said Joe Buron, vice president of marketing and sales for Martek. "More than 30 million infants worldwide have been fed products with Martek's nutritional oils, and now Plum Organics baby food with life'sDHA will help ensure that babies transitioning to solid foods continue to get enough DHA, a nutrient that is vital to brain and eye development."
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) omega-3 is a long-chain omega-3 fatty acid that serves as a primary building block for the brain and the eyes and supports brain, eye and cardiovascular health throughout life. DHA is important for healthy growth and development during the early stages of life when the brain, eyes and nervous system are growing and developing at a rate unlike any other time in the human lifecycle. Studies have shown that babies who receive DHA supplementation exhibit a range of advantages over those who did not receive DHA supplementation, including cognitive and visual benefits. Yet despite its importance, Americans have among the lowest dietary intakes of DHA omega-3 in the world.
Fish are often thought to be the only source of DHA omega-3. However,
life'sDHA offers a trusted, vegetarian form of DHA that contains no oceanic
pollutants and toxins. Fish are good sources of DHA because of the DHA-rich
microalgae in their food chain; life'sDHA is derived from microalgae and
produced in an FDA-inspected facility from start to finish using a
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