A high-quality, triglyceride form of Omega 3 fish oil supplements can help improve the function of the meibomian glands and improve the quality of the oil they produce.
Meibum is made up of many different types of lipids (such as fats, waxes, and oils that do not mix well with water) and is produced by the meibomian glands in our upper and lower eyelids. Some of these lipids are the fatty acids Omega-3, 6, and 9.
Not all omega-3 fish oil supplements are created equal. Most commercially available omega-3 products are sold in an unpurified, ethyl ester form, which is not well absorbed by the body. What separates high-quality omega-3 supplements is the removal of the alcohol (a process known as re-esterification) which brings it back to the triglyceride or natural form of the omega-3 but with a higher concentration of EPA and DHA. The process is time-consuming and costly, but it’s the purest, most potent form of omega-3 that is easily absorbed by the body while being safe and free from toxins. If you’ve noticed cost differences between the various omega-3 supplements on the market, this is the main reason why.
PRN De 3 contains 2240mg of EPA and DHA in an ultra-purified triglyceride (rTG) form, so it is easier for your body to absorb. Many store-bought omega-3s contain less than 600mg of EPA and DHA and are in a synthetic (ester) or unpurified form, which is difficult to absorb and leaves a fishy odor/aftertaste.