PODCAST. If patients have computer vision syndrome related dry eyes, how much fish or fish oil supplement do they need? Let’s look at the three forms of fish oils, the absorption rates, common supplements, and amounts used for dry eyes and memory.
Did you know there’re 3 forms of omega-3 supplements on the market? The omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) in fish oil naturally occur in the form of triglycerides. In most supplements, fish oil is not in this natural triglyceride form but in a semi-synthetic form known as ethyl esters. Exposing fish oil to ethanol, which generally removes the contaminants and concentrates the EPA and DHA, creates this ethyl ester form, which is the most common on the market and most studies use it.
The second, natural fish oil may be purified without solvents and a third form know as re-esterified triglycerides are made chemically by converting those ethyl esters back so that most of the omega-3s are once again triglycerides.
Also try Regina’s culinary companion recipe for Omega Patties