Omega-3 Insights Magazine: Drinking Up Alternative Delivery Technologies
The early days of omega-3 supplementation involved large softgel capsules or a spoonful of cod liver oil. Through the years, technology paved the way for smaller, more concentrated softgels, new sources of omega-3s, and fortification in commodities such as eggs and milk. Research and product development efforts are at an all-time high, with many promising creations in the works. Among these, soluble drink and emulsion technologies have the potential to bring many new and lapsed users into the category for the long haul. Takeaways include: *Some variables limiting product development are cost, flavor and amount of bioavailable omega-3. *Oil procurement, compounding and processing are major critical control points of production. *Pre-emulsified fish oil supplements have shown three to nine times increased omega-3 absorption.