June 10, 2009
VISTA, Calif.—Coromega®, a premier supplement maker, released a study showing fish oil supplements emulsified in water are three times better digested and absorbed than when presented in capsule form. The study, published in the June 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, highlighted the nutritional superiority of Coromega’s emulsified fish oil, as well as the increased taste acceptance of a flavored emulsified supplement.
“In addition to finding that emulsified fish oil is significantly better absorbed than encapsulated forms, the innovative emulsified formula has also shown to eliminate ‘fish burps’ by improving gastric clearance,” said Douglas Bibus, MS, Ph.D., clinical advisor for Coromega. “The availability of Coromega’s flavored emulsion technology, as well as its great taste has made it possible for children and people adverse to capsules to reap the benefits of omega-3.”
The study compared absorption of EPA and DHA in 10 healthy subjects consuming the same dose of parent Norwegian fish oil in either an emulsified form (Coromega) or in a capsule form. Results showed nearly a 300 percent increase in plasma levels of omega-3 in the emulsified form versus the capsular form. Subjects also reported no tolerance problems with the emulsified fish oil, compared to mild reports of “fish burps” with encapsulated oil.
“We found pre-emulsification of the oil essentially mirrors the body’s action of emulsification with bile acids in the small intestine, aiding in natural digestion,” said Bibus.
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