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Omega-3 fatty acids are fats commonly found in marine and plant oils. They are considered essential, meaning they cannot be synthesized by the human body, and are vital for normal metabolism. Omega-3 has benefits in terms of cardiovascular disease, inflammation, developmental disorders, psychiatric disorders and cognitive aging. The health benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids, primarily EPA and DHA, were discovered in the 1970s by researchers studying the Greenland Inuit Tribe, who consumed large amounts of fat from fish, but displayed virtually no cardiovascular disease.

The most widely available marine sources of EPA and DHA are cold water, oily fish, krill and algae. Plant sources of Omega-3 include flaxseed and chia seed.

Although Omega-3 fatty acids have been known as essential to normal growth and health since the 1930s, awareness of their health benefits has dramatically increased since the 1990s. Today, Omega-3 products are a multi-billion dollar industry that is growing more than 15% annually.

Despite its size and growth rate, little has been published about the Omega-3 industry, production and demand for these products, and the companies producing them.
This report looks in detail at these issues. Specifically, it provides:

• An overview of Omega-3, its health effects-especially on cardiovascular disease, mechanism of action, marine and plant sources, production technology, daily values and growth in awareness.
• Analysis of global marine and plant Omega-3 production volume and value by type, region and applications during the 2013-2018 period, exports, price trends and the competitive environment.
• Trends in the nutraceuticals industry, which Omega-3 products are part of, in terms of size, growth drivers, market dynamics, IPO and M&A activity, market attractiveness and outlook.
• A closer look at the cardiovascular, Omega-3 pharmaceutical market in terms of currently available treatment options, existing Omega-3 drug offerings, market size and outlook, new Omega-3 drug opportunities, competitive environment and new entrants.

Additionally, profiles of 183 public and private companies involved in the Omega-3 industry as producers, distributors and retailers are given. The report also includes 31 tables and 9 figures.

Table Of Contents

Omega-3 marine and plant products : Global markets, competitors and opportunities - 2013-2018 analysis and forecasts
Methodology and Sources
Statistical Notes
- Definition
- Omega-3 Sources
- Health Effects
- Cancer
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Inflammation
- Developmental Disorders
- Psychiatric Disorders
- Cognitive Aging
- Adverse Effects
- Types of Omega?3 Fatty Acids
- Mechanism of Action
- Conversion Efficiency of ALA to EPA and DHA
- Omega?6 To Omega?3 Ratio
- Growth in Awareness
- Daily Values
- Fish
- Fish Oil
- Krill
- Plant Sources
- Eggs
- Meat
- Mammalian Brains and Eyes
- Seal Oil
- Algae
- Scope of Coverage
- Production of Crude Marine Oils
- Harvesting
- Wet Reduction Process
- Other Sources of Marine Oils
- Krill Oil
- Fish Liver Oils
- Single Cell Oils
- Processing Marine Oils
- Marine Oils to Concentrates
- Global Marine and Plant Omega-3 Production Outlook
- Marine Omega-3 Production by Type
- Marine Market Volume by Region
- Omega-3 Retail Market Outlook by Region
- Marine Market Volume by Application
- Opportunities for Omega-3 Derived Drugs
- Pharmaceutical Grade Fish Oil
- Will There Be Enough Fish
- Fish Oil Industry
- Fish Oil Production by Country
- Fish Oil Exports
- Fish Oil Prices
- Threat of High Fish Oil Prices
- Fish Oil Outlook
- Algae Production
- Krill
- Krill Production
- Krill End-Uses
- Krill Oil
- Krill Oil Prices
- Krill Oil Market
- Plant Omega-3
- Flaxseed
- Flaxseed Oil
- Flaxseed Uses
- Flaxseed Production
- Flaxseed Prices
- Flaxseed Production Value
- Chia
- Chia Production
- Chia Production by Country
- Chia Production Issues
- Leading Chia Producers
- Omega-3 Products Are Nutraceuticals
- Classification of Nutraceuticals
- Dietary Supplements
- Functional Foods
- Science Barriers
- Regulation Barriers
- Nutraceutical Market Overview
- Nutraceutical Industry Trends
- Heart Health Nutraceuticals Outlook
- Global Nutraceutical Growth Drivers
- International Market Dynamics
- Nutraceutical Industry Mergers and Acquisition Activity in General
- Nutraceutical IPO and MandA Activity
- Nutraceutical Market Attractiveness
- Nutraceutical Industry Outlook
- Market Forces Affecting Growth
- US Nutraceutical Outlook
- Omega-3 Market Competitive Environment
- Cardiovascular Diseases Key Facts
- Hypertriglyceridemia and Cardiovascular Disease Background
- Currently Available Treatment Options
- Lovaza
- Vascepa
- Epadel
- Epanova
- Differentiating Factors of Epanova
- Total Prescription Omega-3 Market
- Market Opportunity Size
- Potential Concerns
- Vascepa Launch Will Shape Expectations For Epanova
- Omega-3 Drug Outlook
- Competition
- Lovaza Generics
- Epanova Vs. Vascepa
- New Entrants
- Non-Prescription Competition


Ajinomoto Company, Inc.
Aker BioMarine
Alaska Protein Recovery
Alfa Laval
Artic Nutrition
Arista Industries
Ascenta Health Ltd.
Atrium Innovations Inc.
Aurora Algae
Aurora Products, Inc.
Austral Group SAA
Axellus AS
Barlean's Organic Oils
Beps Biopharmis
Bio-Botanica, Inc.
Bioriginal Food and Science Corp.
Biosearch Life
Bizen Chemical Co., Ltd.
Blackmores Ltd.
Blue Pacific Oils SA
Boulder Brands
Brudy Technology
By-Health Co., Ltd.
Catalent Pharma Solutions
Ceres Consulting
Chemport, Inc.
Chr. Holtermann Ans
Clipper Seafoods Ltd.,
Coland Holdings Company Limited's
Columbia Analytical
Compania Pesquera Camanchaca SA
Copeinca ASA
Croda International
Daybrook Fisheries, Inc.
Dean Food/Horizon Organi

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