A woman with a spoon in her mouth looking to the side.
A woman with a spoon in her mouth looking to the side.

What's the Secret to Getting More Out of Your Supplements?


Barlean's has long been known for our Seriously Delicious® emulsified fish and flax oils (formerly called Omega Swirl), and now we also bring that same technology to CBD. Why is that so important? While many of us may think we absorb all the nutrients in the supplements we take, that isn’t necessarily true. Barlean’s uses a proprietary process (not just an ingredient!) to emulsify our fish oils and other nutrient-dense oils, turning them into creamy delicious treats. This is important to you for three reasons.

1. Enhanced Absorption:
By emulsifying the nutritional oil in our Seriously Delicious products, we make the nutrients in them more bioavailable (absorbable) to your body. That means you get more nutritional value out of every spoonful. How much more? Barlean’s Seriously Delicious® CBD hemp oil, and fish and flax oils are more absorbable than typical oils in liquid form or softgel form. In fact, our Omega-3 fish and flax oils are 3X more absorbable.

2. No Fish Burps:
We hate fish burps too! Ever burp back your fish oil? Not with Seriously Delicious Omega-3 fish oils! Oils can be hard to digest, and those burps are a sign your body is having trouble. Because you can absorb the emulsified fish oils in Seriously Delicious supplements better, you avoid those gross after-burps.

3. A Taste That Can't Be Beat:
The creamy texture and delicious taste of our Seriously Delicious products mean even kids will ask for their fish and flax oils. Hard to believe, but it’s true!

Okay, so how does emulsification work?

It works like this: Our bodies aren't really great at absorbing oils. Ever feel queasy after eating something greasy or oily? That's your body's way of saying it's having a hard time processing it. When we consume oil or fat, our bodies automatically begin to break it down with digestive enzymes and bile in order to emulsify and micronize it (mix it with water and reduce it into smaller, easier-to-absorb molecules). Once emulsified, these molecules travel down into our intestines, where they are absorbed through the intestinal wall.

Barlean’s Seriously Delicious products are pre-emulsified, so the body doesn’t need to work as hard (and potentially loses valuable nutrients doing so). This process allows you to more quickly and efficiently absorb the nutrients into your bloodstream. And better absorption means you're actually getting more of the nutrients you're after!

An infographic showing that a standard oil molecule is too large to enter our system properly, but Seriously Delicious micro-droplets easily make their way in so we can absorb them.

"I agree with all comments that it is great tasting. I am diligently searching for additional liquid supplements of high quality because I also believe them to be more readily available to the body. Barlean's is a brand I trust."