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Old 05-04-2012, 06:54 AM   #1
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Omega-3 Trigylceride or Ethyl Ester???

As for additional supplementation of omega-3s.....Who is right???

Here they claim that there has been one study done that shows TG form is a bit better.

http://www.dhaomega3.org/FAQ/Are-the...orms-of-EPADHA

What is your opinion on the absorbtion/bioavailability of EE vs. TG forms of fish oil?
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:33 AM   #2
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Re: Omega-3 Trigylceride or Ethyl Ester???

From what product are you going to get the respective compounds?
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:13 AM   #3
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Re: Omega-3 Trigylceride or Ethyl Ester???

I already take a supplemental omega-3...

Natures Answer:
http://www.naturesanswer.com/p-828-p...-oil-16oz.aspx (WFS)

SFH also has a quaility product:
http://www.strongerfasterhealthier.c...mega-3_oil_6oz (WFS)

Ascenta:
http://www.ascentahealth.com/product...n/nutrasea-hp/ (WFS)

Keep in mind these fish oils claim to all be in Triglyceride form and processed without the use of ethyl-esters.
Due to the lack of a glycerol backbone, the pancreatic lipase that hydrolyzes the fatty acids from the ethanol backbone(the fatty acid-ethanol bond) is up to 50 times more resistant to pancreatic lipase as compared to hydrolysis of Trigylcerides.(Yang LY, Kuksis A, Myher JJ. (1990). Lipolysis of menhaden oil triacylglycerols and the corresponding fatty acid alkyl esters by pancreatic lipase in vitro: a reexamination. J Lipid Res. 31(1):137-47.)

When looking to add supplemental omega-3s do you consider this and other potential issues?
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:38 AM   #4
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Re: Omega-3 Trigylceride or Ethyl Ester???

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When looking to add supplemental omega-3s do you consider this and other potential issues?
Short answer: No.

I think you are over thinking this. Might there be a difference in absorption rates or in red blood cell concentration? It's possible. Do we know if this makes any difference for your health? No. Is it possible that the more expensive "premium" products only benefit their manufacturers pocketbook? Also possible.

This is a supplement taken by most people around here just for general health and well being so if you're already taking a pretty good sized dose (several grams a day of EPA & DHA) I wouldn't sweat the details.
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Re: Omega-3 Trigylceride or Ethyl Ester???

^ Pretty much took the words out of my mouth. Furthermore, I don't worry to much about claims like this unless there is overwhelming researched evidence. The purpose of this thread was just to see what peoples' thoughts are on these claims.
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:35 AM   #6
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Re: Omega-3 Trigylceride or Ethyl Ester???

Thanks for the info. I've learned something new from your discussions.
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