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Enhanced bioavailability of eicosapentaenoic acid from fish oil after encapsulation within plant spore exines as microcapsules

Citation
Wakil A, Mackenzie G, Diego-Taboada A, Bell JG & Atkin SL (2010) Enhanced bioavailability of eicosapentaenoic acid from fish oil after encapsulation within plant spore exines as microcapsules. Lipids, 45 (7), pp. 645-649. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11745-010-3427-y

Abstract
Benefits of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) can be enhanced by raising their bioavailability through microencapsulation.Pollen can be emptied to form hollow shells, known as exines, and then used to encapsulate material,such as oils in a dry powder form.6 healthy volunteers ingested 4.6 g of fish oil containing 20% EPA in the form of ethyl-ester first alone and then as 1:1 microencapsulated powder of exines and fish oil.Serum bioavailability of EPA was measured by area under curve (AUC0-24).The mean AUC0-24 of EPA from ethyl-ester with exine(M=19.7,SD=4.3)was significantly higher than ethyl-ester without exines(M=2,SD=1.4,p

Keywords
Exines; microencapsulation; eicosapentaenoic acid; bioavailability; Atlantic salmon Numbers of species; Atlantic salmon Conservation; Biodegradation

Journal
Lipids: Volume 45, Issue 7

StatusPublished
Author(s)Wakil, Ammar; Mackenzie, Grahame; Diego-Taboada, Alberto; Bell, J Gordon; Atkin, Stephen L
Publication date31/07/2010
Publication date online22/05/2010
Date accepted by journal30/04/2010
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/2528
PublisherSpringer
ISSN0024-4201
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