Martek Oils in Philippines, Saudi Arabia
COLUMBIA, Md.--Martek Biosciences Corp.'s nutritional oils are now being used in an infant formula sold in the Philippines and Saudi Arabia. The oils contain docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and arachidonic acid (ARA), which are essentially vegetable oils that contain two long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids. DHA and ARA are the fundamental building blocks of the brain and the retina.
According to Martek, the British Nutrition Foundation and the Joint Expert Committee on Human Nutrition of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and World Health Organization have recommended that both DHA and ARA are included in all infant formulas.