COLUMBIA, Md., May 4 -- DHA omega-3 innovator Martek Biosciences Corporation (NASDAQ:MATK) announced today that it's flagship product, life'sDHA(TM) is featured in Horizon Organic(R) Milk Plus DHA, the first ever organic milk fortified with DHA Omega-3. Horizon Organic(R) Milk Plus DHA is the latest product from WhiteWave Foods, the nation's leading manufacturer of organic milk, soymilk, and other organic foods. Beginning in June, Horizon Organic's half-gallon sizes of whole, Reduced Fat (2 percent) and Low Fat (1 percent) milk will be fortified with 32 mg of life'sDHA(TM) per serving and will be available at supermarkets and natural food stores nationwide.
"Horizon Organic(R) Milk Plus DHA with life'sDHA(TM) is a product that provides important health benefits, and illustrates how DHA is moving into the food and beverage market for the benefit of everyone," said Steve Dubin, CEO of Martek Biosciences. "Martek is pleased to be working with WhiteWave Foods on this new product featuring life'sDHA(TM)."
There is a large and growing body of scientific evidence demonstrating that people of all ages, from infants to aging adults, benefit from an adequate supply of DHA omega-3 in the diet. Scientific reviews have noted the importance of DHA omega-3 in proper brain and eye function, and there are clinical studies underway to evaluate its role in decreasing the prevalence of certain neurological disorders. Yet despite its importance, Americans have among the lowest dietary intake of DHA omega-3 in the world.
Martek's life'sDHA(TM) is unique in the market because it is derived from a sustainable and vegetarian source. Made from microalgae under tightly controlled manufacturing conditions, life'sDHA(TM) is free of oceanic contaminants that may be present in certain fish or fish oils. Microalgae are the only vegetarian source of DHA omega-3, the key omega-3 for brain development and function.
Horizon Organic, founded in 1991, was the first certified organic dairy to distribute products nationally in the United States. The company remains true to its vision for a more organic planet, purchasing milk from 349 certified organic dairy farms and providing certified organic dairy products to natural foods retailers and supermarkets across the country. Horizon Organic's products are produced without the use of antibiotics, added growth hormones, or harmful pesticides. That's the organic promise from our farmers to consumers. For more information on the growing world of organic, visit www.horizonorganic.com/ .
Martek Biosciences Corporation (NASDAQ:MATK) is a leader in the innovation and development of DHA omega-3 products that promote health and wellness through every stage of life. The Company produces life'sDHA(TM), a sustainable and vegetarian source of DHA omega-3, for use in foods, beverages, infant formula, and supplements, and ARA (arachidonic acid), an omega-6 fatty acid, for use in infant formula. For more information on Martek Biosciences, visit http://www.martek.com/.
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