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2016 Omega-3 Market Update: Fish Oil, Krill Oil, Astaxanthin, and More

The omega-3 market has had its share of obstacles in recent years: sales slumps, some negative publicity, and reliance on variable fish stocks. But industry pushes on. Sales are finally starting to grow again, albeit not yet to the levels seen during the ingredient's heyday.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

I am continually amazed how an inconsequential product like krill oil that is very low in EPA and DHA continues to get press headlines.  The real take-home message of this article is that fish stocks for omega-3 fatty acids are decreasing.  A recent article indicated that if all fish oil was used only for human consumption, then there would only be enough fish oil for 6% of world population to obtain the same levels of EPA and DHA as found in the Japanese population.  Soon we will have two populations; one with adequate levels of EPA and DHA and those that don’t.  This will generate cognitive and inflammatory control inequality.

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