Natural Stabilization of Petfood Diets High in Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids

As the petfood market has moved more towards premium products there has been an increased emphasis on the use of novel ingredients that support health claims. One example of this is the inclusion of fats and oils from marine and plant sources. High in omega-3 & 6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, these fats and oils are essential to maintaining good overall pet health. For example, highly unsaturated omega-3 fatty acids are important for normal physiologic function, cell membrane structure and cell function in pets. They are also known to support immune function and skin and coat health. Unfortunately, highly unsaturated ingredients are prone to rapid oxidation, making it challenging to include them in petfood diets and achieve shelf-life stability requirements.

Commonly Recognized Benefits of including omega-3 fatty acids in Pet Food diets:

  • Promote healthy skin and coat
  • Helps reduce inflammation
  • Increase stamina
  • Strengthen the immune system

Challenges of enriching petfood with omega-3 fatty acids:

  • Oxidative instability of the utilized ingredients
  • Ingredient ability to survive the petfood manufacturing process
  • Achieving petfood diet shelf-life objectives

PARAMEGA™ Natural Antioxidants for Petfood Stability

The PARAMEGA brand of antioxidants feature’s a breakthrough line of products formulated to enhance the stabilization of a wide range of petfood ingredients and formulations. PARAMEGA is uniquely effective in maintaining the oxidative stability of these diets formulated with challenging ingredients.

Vegetable and marine based ingredients high in omega-3 & 6 fatty acids are particularly difficult to stabilize. PARAMEGA antioxidants offer an innovative solution that enable petfood manufacturers and ingredients suppliers to effectively utilize these ingredients, broadening ingredient options.

The Name Says It All

PARAMEGA literally means “for omegas” and thus the name emphasizes the unique role the product plays in stabilizing petfood ingredients and diets that are increasingly using omega-3 and other highly unsaturated essential fatty acids for improved nutrition.

Kemin utilizes a vertically-integrated operations and supply-chain approach to developing this innovative product line which provides natural* stabilization options for the most challenging petfood diets. PARAMEGA natural antioxidants are a reliable solution for the growing demand for natural pet food diets. Our distinct blend of mixed tocopherols and vertically-integrated supply of botanically-sourced ingredients are the solution for the growing demand for pet nutrition that is high in polyunsaturated fats.

Benefits of PARAMEGA

PARAMEGA Features

With PARAMEGA, pet food manufacturers can give pets and their owners the benefits of these healthy ingredients and the assurance of a fresh, wholesome meal.

  • PARAMEGA antioxidants contain a unique blend of natural mixed-tocopherols and botanically sourced ingredient, providing optimal stability to fats and oils high in omega-6 & 3 fatty acids.
  • Effective protection of the benefits of petfood diets enriched with highly unsaturated fatty acids
  • PARAMEGA is natural and approved for use in petfood.
  • Improved vertical integration and sustainability of raw material supply chain
  • Non-GMO and other specialty formulas available upon request

Meet the challenge with PARAMEGA

Effective partnerships are based on collaborating on innovative solutions that meet your changing formulation needs. Across fish, vegetable, and other polyunsaturated oils only Kemin provides a broad range of proven solutions for utilizing natural antioxidants throughout the pet food manufacturing process. That’s why leading petfood manufacturers and ingredient suppliers have trusted Kemin for over 25 years.

Contact your Kemin Sales Representative today to learn how PARAMEGA can provide natural shelf-life stability that meets the growing consumer demand for premium and natural pet food and treats. Let us show you how our Customer Laboratory Services (CLS) and our Product Application Department (PAD) teams can provide added-value service to help you achieve your product specifications.

*Natural according to the AAFCO Official Publication definition.

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