COLUMBIA, Md., Feb. 13 Martek Biosciences(Nasdaq: MATK) announced today that life'sDHA(TM), its patented, vegetarianform of DHA omega-3 for brain, eye and heart health, is now available in twonew flavors of Rachel's(R) Wickedly Delicious Yogurt. The new flavors, PinkGrapefruit Lychee and Marionberry Guava, join 10 existing flavors of Rachel'sYogurt that also feature life'sDHA. The entire Rachel's line is available atnatural food stores nationwide.
"We are pleased to see the Rachel's brand expand its line with two newflavors of yogurt featuring Martek's life'sDHA," said Joe Buron, vicepresident of sales and marketing for Martek. "Rachel's with life'sDHA is idealfor consumers who want to incorporate a trusted, vegetarian source of DHA intotheir diets for brain, eye and heart health benefits."
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) omega-3 is a long-chain omega-3 fatty acid thatserves as a primary building block for the brain and the eyes and supportsbrain, eye and cardiovascular health throughout life. There is a large andgrowing body of scientific evidence demonstrating that people of all ages,from infants to aging adults, benefit from an adequate supply of DHA omega-3in their diets. Scientific reviews have noted the importance of DHA omega-3 inproper brain and eye development and function, and there are large clinicalstudies underway to evaluate its role in decreasing the prevalence of certainneurological disorders. Yet despite its importance, Americans have among thelowest dietary intakes of DHA omega-3 in the world.
Fish are often thought to be the only source of DHA omega-3. However,life'sDHA offers a trusted, vegetarian form of DHA that contains no oceanicpollutants and toxins. Fish are good sources of DHA because of the DHA-richmicroalgae in their food chain; life'sDHA is derived from microalgae andproduced in an FDA-inspected facility from start to finish using a sustainablesource that does not deplete ocean resources. life'sDHA is found in numerousfoods, beverage and supplements for people of all ages. It is also the onlysource of DHA used in U.S. infant formula and is available in more than 90percent of the formulas on the U.S. market
Rachel's U.S. made its debut in summer 2007 and builds on the success ofRachel's U.K. -- a thriving dairy brand known for its stylish pairing ofauthentic, traditional dairy quality and contemporary great taste. Rachel'soffers two tempting lines of premium low fat yogurt in 12 extraordinaryblends. Headquartered in Colorado, Rachel's is part of the WhiteWave Foodsfamily of premium natural and organic brands.
Martek Biosciences Corporation (Nasdaq: MATK) is a leader in theinnovation and development of DHA omega-3 products that promote health andwellness through every stage of life. The company produces life'sDHA, asustainable and vegetarian source of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA(docosahexaenoic acid), for use in foods, beverages, infant formula, andsupplements. The company also produces life'sARA(TM) (arachidonic acid), anomega-6 fatty acid, from a sustainable, vegetarian source, for use in infantformula. For more information on Martek Biosciences Corporation, visithttp://www.martek.com. For a complete list of products containing life'sDHA,visit http://www.lifesdha.com.
Sections of this release contain forward-looking statements. Thesestatements are based upon numerous assumptions which Martek cannot control andinvolve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ.These statements should be understood in light of the risk factors set forthin the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission,including, but not limited to, the company's Form 10-K for the fiscal yearended October 31, 2007 and other filed reports on Form 10-K, Form 10-K/A, Form10-Q and Form 8-K.Contact: Cassie France-Kelly Public Relations, Martek (443) 542-2116 [email protected]