3 Big Reasons We Really Love Emulsified Omega-3 Oils
October 11, 2018 at 19:58 by Barlean's
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When it comes to supplementing with Omega-3s, you’ve got lots of choices: softgels, liquids and emulsified oils. Which type you choose largely comes down to personal preference. But at Barlean’s, we’re partial to emulsified oils for three big reasons.
1. They’re 3x better absorbed.
It’s a well-known fact: Nutrients that are fat-soluble (meaning they dissolve in oil) are more difficult to absorb than nutrients that are water-soluble (meaning they dissolve in water). Being fats, Omega-3 fatty acids are naturally hard to absorb. Emulsification helps solve this problem. By combining Omega-3s with water in a stable suspension, emulsification dramatically increases your body’s ability to absorb them. In fact, fish oil emulsion has been shown to have triple the bioavailability of standard fish oil capsules!
2. They’re burp-free.
As good for you as fish oil is, it’s hard to digest. That’s why it’s not uncommon to experience gastro-intestinal distress after consuming fish oil supplements, including gas, diarrhea and burping. Yuck! Emulsifying oils makes them easier to digest, saving you from the dreaded fish burps (not to mention those other undesirable digestive side effects).
3. They’re suitable for people who’ve had their gallbladder removed.
The gallbladder helps with the fat breakdown by storing and concentrating the fat-digesting substance bile. That’s why folks without gallbladders often have difficulty digesting fatty substances, including Omega-3 supplements. Because emulsified oils are easier to digest, they are the best choice for people who've said bye-bye to their gallbladder.
Barlean’s is so passionate about emulsification, we created an entire line of emulsified fish and flax oils that are so tasty, we had to name them Seriously Delicious Omega-3 (formerly Omega Swirl). Naturally sweetened with xylitol, Seriously Delicious Omega-3 oils have no added sugars, yet they have an irresistible smoothie-like taste and creamy texture. They are available in 11 scrumptious flavors like Piña Colada, Mango Peach and Chocolate Mint.