Fatty Acid Profile

Smoflipid® has a 2.5:1 ω-6:ω-3 fatty acid ratio11

triglyceride data
  • The ω-6:ω-3 fatty acid ratio in Smoflipid® has not been shown to improve clinical outcomes compared to other intravenous lipid emulsions.
  • The fatty acid ratio in Smoflipid® is in line with expert recommendations.12-15
  • Smoflipid® has a lower amount of ω-6 fatty acids compared to 100% soybean oil emulsions11,16,17

  • Smoflipid® meets the essential fatty acid requirements of adults11


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