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Table 2 Plasma phospholipid EPA, DHA, and total n-3 FA levels (mean ± standard deviation, % of total FAs) at baseline and 24 h after ingestion of supplements

From: Incorporation of EPA and DHA into plasma phospholipids in response to different omega-3 fatty acid formulations - a comparative bioavailability study of fish oil vs. krill oil

  Baseline (%) After 24 h (%)
Fatty acids rTAG EE Krill oil rTAG EE Krill oil
EPA 0.92 ± 0.34 0.94 ± 0.30 0.79 ± 0.25 1.68 ± 0.30 1.82 ± 0.38 1.80 ± 0.36
DHA 2.61 ± 0.23 2.71 ± 0.64 2.56 ± 0.60 3.00 ± 0.52 2.90 ± 0.63 3.03 ± 0.48
EPA+DHA 3.53 ± 0.93 3.66 ± 0.77 3.35 ± 0.80 4.68 ± 0.52 4.72 ± 0.65 4.83 ± 0.59
total n-3 FA 4.70 ± 1.14 4.82 ± 0.98 4.38 ± 0.87 5.89 ± 0.55 5.93 ± 0.63 5.98 ± 0.63
  1. Abbreviations: rTAG: re-esterified triacylglycerides; EE: ethyl esters