The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) already supports the assertion that omega-3 in the form of ALA aids cognitive and eye function and may soon be extending this designation to DHA. Products will be able to make this claim on their packaging.
DHA has been documented to help those who suffer from retinitis pigmentosa.
Spanish researchers have developed a new way to deliver omega-3 nutrients in more stable capsule form. The new process uses “electrosprayed zein encapsulation.” It promises to keep omega-3 fatty acid DHA from oxidizing too quickly, a process that leads to foul odors, tastes, and a break down of the beneficial properties. The traditional animal derived gelatin capsules could be replaced with zein, a type of protein found in maize.
Source: Journal of Food Science
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