Micro-encapsulated LC-PUFA oils

Long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFAs) are fatty acids containing two or more double bonds. Human milk lipids contain LCPUFAs which are thought to play an important role in child development 1.


  • Shields sensitive oils from environment

  • Increases shelf life of final formula

  • Efficient, safe and flexible

Docosohexaenoic acid (DHA, omega 3) and arachidonic acid (ARA, omega 6) are specific LCPUFAs which are often added to infant formula. DHA is added in the form of fish oil or algae oil, ARA in the form of fungi oil. FrieslandCampina Ingredients offers these LCPUFAs in a microencapsulated form, so that they can easily be added to final formula.

Product Range

FrieslandCampina produces a range of encapsulated LCPUFAs, designed to meet the nutritional, quality and regulatory standards of infant formula. Select your product of interest and learn more about the benefits, download a product data sheet or request a sample.

Our Vana®-Sana range of encapsulated LC-PUFA oils offers several benefits for final formula.

Protection of DHA and ARA

Encapsulating matrix prevents oxidation and subsequent loss of nutritional and sensorial quality

Shelf-stable final products

Use of encapsulates allows fortification to high levels without the risk of sensory issues (e.g. fishy smell) during shelf life


Encapsulates offer the most efficient way of adding LCPUFAs: easy, safe, and flexible

Infant formula grade

Vana®-Sana encapsulates meet the highest standards in infant formula

Microencapsulation services

For non-standard requests, we offer our expertise and capabilities to design and produce tailor made solutions. Whether you are a formulator, purchaser, business developer or supplier of nutritional oils, FrieslandCampina Ingredients can add value as your business partner for microencapsulation.

Our encapsulated LCPUFAs and high fat nutritional base powders, based on specific fatty acid patterns and selected protein sources, can be dry-blended into infant formula or serve as base powders for instant nutritional beverages and medical nutrition.

We pride ourselves on learning what your business is all about, from your application and manufacturing processes to your vision and goals so that we can tailor solutions to your specific situation. We understand your market and the needs of your vulnerable target audiences from the very young to the elderly, where delivering just the right nutrition in compliance with stringent regulatory requirements is critical.

Want to know more about our capabilities or do you have a specific request? Feel free to contact us.


  1. Petit et al., (2017), Importance of the regiospecific distribution of long-chain saturated fatty acids on gut comfort, fat and calcium absorption in infants, Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fat Acids, 121, 40-51

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