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Is Coromega Better Absorbed Than Other Fish Oil?
Question: Coromega Max claims it is uniquely emulsified to provide 300% better absorption than standard fish oil softgels. Is this true? It's more expensive than many fish oils but could potentially provide better overall value.
Answer: To help absorb the omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil, the oil is emulsified (broken into smaller droplets) in the small intestine by bile (which is secreted into the intestine when a fatty/oily meal is eaten). Coromega Max is a fish oil (sold in squirt packets) that is already emulsified. This helps explains why a clinical trial found that one of the omega-3s in it was better absorbed than that from a regular fish oil capsule, although not 300% better. The total amount of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA + DHA, however, were not better absorbed from Coromega than from the fish oil capsule. The study was also performed in a way that could favor Coromega. Based on this study, the claim does not appear to be true.