The Essential Role Omega-3 Fatty Acids Play in Your Body

Why are omega-3 and omega-6 fats important and how does RELiZORB break down these fats?

  • Omega-3 and omega-6 fats are special fats that provide energy and are important for normal development and growth
  • The lipase in RELiZORB helps break down the fat in enteral tube feeding formula (which is in triglyceride form) into its absorbable (usable) forms (fatty acids and monoglycerides), which may help the body use omega-3 and omega-6 fats
  • People who have problems digesting and absorbing fats usually have reduced levels of omega-3 and omega-6 in their body

Why doesn't my enteral tube feeding formula contain absorbable fats?

Fats that are broken down into their absorbable form are not stable and spoil quickly. Therefore, enteral tube feeding formulas are made with fat in triglyceride form, which does not spoil as quickly but also is not absorbable by the body. RELiZORB breaks down the fats into absorbable forms (fatty acids and monoglycerides) during enteral tube feeding.


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US healthcare professionals


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