Acid could be cure-all
AN acid extracted from algae is being hailed by a New Zealand company for its beneficial effect on anything from heart disease to dyslexia and depression.
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is one of two omega-3 unsaturated fatty acids normally found in fish and is also linked to lightening symptoms of depression.
New Zealand company Photonz says it is leading the charge in producing the acid, by using new technology to extract it.
It has already filed three patents on its method of extraction and says it plans to genetically engineer EPA in Australia, Europe and America.