Lipid X is a purified insect oil obtained from Hermetia illucens larvae (black soldier fly); it represents an alternative and sustainable fat source. The unique composition of fatty acids makes the product an ideal substitute for vegetable oils and animal fats. A number of preliminary studies have shown there are no negative effects on the palatability or performance of animals fed with this fat source.
Lipid X is easily digestible thanks to the high content of medium-chain fatty acids naturally present in the larvae of these insects (e.g. lauric acid).
The insect oil we market and sell is produced by Protix which is today one of the most recognised companies worldwide in the production and processing of insect-derived raw materials and is GMP+ certified.