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.
More details about this are found in the How to Take
section of the Fish Oil (Omega-3) Supplements Review, which also describes how to maximize absorption and minimize side effects when taking fish oil and other omega-3 oils. Also see information in the Review about Forms of Fish Oil — Natural Triglycerides, Ethyl Esters or Re-esterified Triglycerides