élantria® Ultra Stable Omega-3
When your customers ask for the best – you can give them élantria.
Despite consistent growth over the decades, fish oil as a source of Omega-3 fatty acids has become commoditized.
élantria Ultra-Stable Omega-3 can help your products break out of the pack with a story about purity, freshness and sustainability that consumers will respond to.
From sourcing to processing and quality control to final product form, élantria Ultra-Stable Omega-3 manufacturer Polaris Nutritional Lipids has looked at every step in the process and optimized it to create the highest quality ingredient on the market.
Quality Silver®: Stability Art & Science
The élantria Quality Silver® process – which both inhibits the onset of oxidation and prevents the Oxidative Cascade – looks to address the myriad interlocking factors that influence oxidation – from cultivation to shelf. These include external factors such as oxygen, temperature and light. They also include internal factors, that can be a part of the consumer product formulating process: the starting level of oxidation, the fatty acids composition of the final formulation, how much water is introduced via things like emulsions, softgelling or capsuling. It is also affected by metals present in ingredients introduced to the finished formulation. In all of these areas, it is critical to delay the onset of oxidation – since once oxidation starts – it keeps on going (a phenomenon known as the Oxidative Cascade).
Testing of élantria Ultra-Stable Omega-3 has shown that it is 1.8 to 2.3 times as stable as competitive materials. For you – and the consumer – that means peace of mind knowing that your Omega-3 will be safe and efficacious when it gets used.
From the purest waters of the Indian Ocean
The fish used in élantria Ultra-Stable Omega-3 come from the pristine waters nearby the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. These Omega-3 ingredients are made from Maruitian-sourced tuna – as a coproduct from the canning of tuna destined for the plates of the people of Europe. The tuna species used in this elite quality fish oil is never over-fished and not endangered in any way. The company who made from food-grade Mauritian-sourced tuna – as a co-product from the canning of tuna destined for the people of Europe. The species used in the production of this elite quality fish oil is not over-fished and not endangered in any way. Fish are drawn from mercury-free waters in remote areas of the Indian Ocean – far from industry – averting contamination. Élantria is IFFO RS and Friend of the Sea certified. Both are leading certification organizations that set standards for products and services that respect and protect the marine environment.
Modern food production and safety practices are an important part of the first stage of élantria production – including rapid, temperature-controlled processing innovative cold-pressed extraction of oils, and removal of oxygen in a nitrogen gas environment to preserve freshness.
What’s behind Quality Silver?
The élantria Quality Silver® process – which both inhibits the onset of oxidation and prevents the Oxidative Cascade – looks to address the myriad interlocking factors that influence oxidation – from cultivation to shelf. Once the algae are grown, they are shipped off to the extraction process – which is handled via fermentation and is solvent-free. This ‘gentle’ process preserves the goodness of the natural material. The patent-protected extraction process also offers higher bioavailability.
Two of the most important features of the Quality Silver process involve oxygen and temperature control. Processing and handling are in an oxygen-free environment, and temperatures are kept cold during processing and storage. A proprietary antioxidant “cocktail” that is specially designed for the natural form of Algal DHA is added to combat pro-oxidant factors and protect against oxidation risks.
Once we have our oil, we conduct stability testing – using a state of the art Rancimat methodology to understand the long-term stability for the life of the oil.
Finally, when it comes time to ship élantria Algal DHA we use specialized packaging done under the cold of nitrogen, using the highest quality products and practices to minimize the impact of handling and external environment during shipping and storage.
Give your customers the highest quality Omega-3 ingredients on the market
At PLT, we’re committed to delivering highly differentiated ingredient solutions that give our customers opportunities for compelling consumer messaging. Ask about how élantria Omega-3 product line – marine and algal – can help you succeed.