Acta Scientific Nutritional Health (ASNH)(ISSN: 2582-1423)

Review Article Volume 7 Issue 8

Nanoencapsulation of Omega-3 Fatty Acids and its Beneficial Health Effects

Amra Bratovcic

Department of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Faculty of Technology, University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

*Corresponding Author: Amra Bratovcic, Department of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Faculty of Technology, University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Received: July 03, 2023; Published: July 21, 2023


This paper discusses the beneficial effects of omega-3 fatty acids on human health. Nutrient data of some types of fish that contain omega-3 fatty acids in the form of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), as well as the plant sources of omega-3 fatty acids which provide nutrients in the form of alpha- linolenic acid (ALA) are present. An overview of the techniques and formulations used for nanoencapsulation of omega-3 fatty acids or fish oil is given. Considering that omega-3 fatty acids are low water-soluble, and tend to rapid oxidation, nanoencapsulation is a very promising method that prevents their oxidation and instability. In addition, nanoencapsulation facilitates the release of food components and improves bioavailability and digestion in the human body. The creation of nanostructured bio-based delivery vehicles that enable better solubility, and bioavailability of bioactive peptides and poly-unsaturated fats are ensured with the nanoencapsulation. Different omega-3 fatty acids were added as nanoparticles or nanocapsules into the orange juice, probiotic fermented milk, whey protein, into pork meat for the fortification of food.

Keywords:Nanoecapsulation; Omega-3 Fatty Acids; DHA; EPA; ALA


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Citation: Amra Bratovcic., et al. “Nanoencapsulation of Omega-3 Fatty Acids and its Beneficial Health Effects".Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 7.8 (2023): 73-80.


Copyright: © 2023 Amra Bratovcic., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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