New study shows that humans can absorb similar omega-3 levels from fish oil capsules or fruit juice as they can from eating salmon patéPosted On: February 22, 2012
A new study shows that humans can absorb just as much omega-3 from fish oil capsules or fruit juice as they can from eating salmon paté.
“We can see that just as much omega-3 is absorbed into the bloodstream regardless of whether we take in these long-chain marine fatty acids in capsules, enriched fruit juice or enriched fish paté,” explains Senior Research Scientist Bente Kirkhus of Nofima.
In the study, 159 healthy men and women were randomly divided into four groups. One group ate 34 grams of salmon paté, another drank 500ml of enriched fruit juice and a third took three capsules of concentrated fish oil. Over a seven week period, they all had a daily intake of 1 gram of omega-3, which includes the important long-chain fatty acids EPA and DHA. The fourth group was a control group and received no omega-3 supplements.