“We are excited to partner with Xsto Solutions,” said David Hart, vice president of marketing at Qualitas Health. “There is a good fit between Xsto’s experience in omega-3s and focus on value-added branded ingredients. Their talented and respected sales team will expand our reach in the U.S., which is the largest omega-3 market in the world.”
Almega PL, manufactured by Qualitas Health, is a vegetarian, EPA-rich, polar lipid-structured omega-3 oil. Sourced from Nannochloropsis oculata, a researched strain of microalgae selected for its high level of EPA omega-3 and unique polar-lipid structure, Almega PL contains omega-3 fatty acids with phospholipids and glycolipids that provide good absorption and digestibility. Farmed microalgae are a source of omega-3s that do not deplete the fragile marine ecosystem. Almega PL is sustainably produced, using natural sunlight, non-arable land and low-energy processes.
“Almega PL is one of the most exciting ingredients we’ve seen in the omega-3 category,” said Francis Foley, president of Xsto Solutions. “The combination of an EPA-rich, vegetarian and environmentally sustainable omega-3 source with polar lipids for improved bioavailability is new and highly innovative. We are excited about the potential of Almega PL to better satisfy the exploding demand for a vegetarian omega-3.”
Qualitas also recently received a New Dietary Ingredient Notification (NDIN) for Almega PL, which permits the ingredient for sale in dietary supplements.