Saskatchewan, Canada — Algarithm Ingredients announced the company has made a $100,000 annual funding pledge to GOED, the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s.
The pledge seats Algarithm on GOED’s Executive Council on Education and Outreach (ECEO), allowing Algarithm to take an active role in determining the direction of the global DHA/EPA omega-3 industry.
“Increasing the consumption of omega-3s to adequate levels around the world, and ensuring our industry is producing quality omega-3 products that consumers can trust are GOED’s stated goals,” said Algarithm’s managing director and co-founder Ben Kelly, in a statement. ”We at Algarithm share those goals, and we look forward to working with GOED and its membership to achieve them together.”
Kelly says a big reason for his support of GOED is the organization’s continuing work to support and disseminate studies dealing with child brain development and plant-based micro-nutrition. Kelly’s plant-based algal DHA ingredient company, Algarithm, is in the preparation stages for a project next year where cognitive changes will be studied in children who are given plant-based food options at school cafeterias. Kelly says it was his interest in building his own children’s brain health with DHA followed by his inability to find a clean, non-polluted DHA source for his kids that prompted him to launch his company.
Algarithm is also announcing the availability of two new high-concentrate DHA versions of their popular AlphaMega3 plant-based algal oil: AlphaMega3-530 (containing 530mg/g DHA), and AlphaMega3-700 (containing 700mg/g DHA) — nearly twice the DHA amount per gram as found in their original AlphaMega3 algal oil (400mg/g DHA).
All three “Undetectable Taste, Undeniable Nutrition” wild-sourced algal oils have undergone an environmentally-friendly process to eliminate traces of taste and odor – making them suitable ingredients in foods and beverages where manufacturers want the nutritional benefits of plant-derived omega-3 DHA without an underlying marine smell or taste.