Omega 3 Absorption and Bioavailability Calculator
The reason we take Omega 3s is to incorporate EPA and DHA Omega-3 fatty acids into our body's cells, plasma and tissues, to reduce inflammation and optimize health and wellness. Patients should select an Omega-3 that is formulated to deliver maximum absorption and bioavailability [View Research].
This calculator allows you to evaluate Omega 3 brands based on key factors - potency, purity, penetration and cost. Omega 3s come in one of two forms - natural triglyceride or ethyl ester (EE). The form has a major impact on how much Omega 3 your body will absorb. Triglyceride form is by far the best. If your brand label does not clearly say "natural triglyceride form" then you are likely taking an EE form [View Research].
ALP High 3 is enteric-coated for maximum INTESTINAL absorption of the Omega 3s... in other words, greater penetration. Using a non-enteric coated form can reduce absorption by over 60%. Only a natural triglyceride enteric coated Omega 3 supplement delivers maximum absorption [View Research].
If you are overweight or have an inflammatory condition, pay close attention to the amount of total fat and saturated fat you are consuming compared to the beneficial anti-inflammatory omega 3s. Saturated and omega 6 fats produce arachidonic acid (AA is a "negative" fatty acid). It also reduces the amount of Omega 3 your body absorbs [View Research].
Important: The information about your brand is not required. You may input the information from"Your Brand" of Omega-3 fish oils using the values printed on the label on your package. Enter "zero" for any values that you do not have available. Click on calculate to see the results.