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Microencapsulated tuna oil achieves higher DHA absorption in toddlers

A new toddler study into the absorption of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which is essential for the growth and functional development of infant brains, has shown that microencapsulated tuna oil was absorbed at a greater rate than high DHA fish oil.

To investigate the bioavailability of DHA in healthy toddlers, Clover Corporation’s Research and Development team in collaboration with Universiti Putra Malaysia conducted a study comparing one-month supplementation with high DHA tuna oil versus two microencapsulated Omega-3 DHA formulations (dairy-based Driphorm® HiDHA® 50 and hypoallergenic Driphorm®HA HiDHA® 30).

With leading international scientists confirming the importance of DHA in brain and visual acuity development during fetal and early postnatal life, a newly released directive under the European Commission stipulates DHA as a mandatory ingredient in infant formula,” says Samaneh Ghasemi Fard, Nu-Mega’s R&D Technologist and Research Liaison Officer, who coordinated this study.

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