FREE SHIPPING on orders over $100
Order by Phone 800-483-2532
Safe & Secure online shopping
100% pure krill oil (Euphasia superba) in an immediate release softgel. Recent studies now demonstrate that not all Omega-3s are equal. Of the two primary sources of EPA and DHA; fish provide a triglyceride form, and krill provide a phospholipid form.
Studies are showing that the phospholipid form is significantly more bioavailable, with greater red blood cell uptake of EPA and DHA (Omega # Index) being achieved at much lower Omega-3 doses.
About Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Long-chain omega-3 poly unsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are essential to maintaining a healthy body. Clinical research has demonstrated that omega-3s play a pivotal role in early retinal and brain development, as well as in promoting healthy cardiovascular, cognitive and immune system functions*. But the typical western diet is inadequate for supplying enough of these healthy omega-3s (EPA and DHA). As a result, many consumers have turned to dietary supplements to make up the difference between what our bodies need, and what is supplied by the foods we eat.
About Omega-3 Phospholipids
Recent studies now demonstrate that not all omega-3s are equal. Of the two primary sources of EPA and DHA; fish provide a triglyceride form, and krill provide a phospholipid form. Studies are showing that the phospholipid form is significantly more bioavailable, with similar plasma EPA and DHA being achieved at much lower omega-3 doses. Most recently, data has emerged indicating that our bodies process the phospholipid form differently than the triglyceride form. Due to phospholipid uptake into cell membranes, red blood cell uptake and brain uptake are greater, whereas omega-3s fromtriglyceride forms are more likley to be utilized for energy storage or metabolized as fuel. Additionally, the phospholipid form appears to have more bio-activity, as demonstrated by reductions in endocannabinoid signalling not seen with the triglyceride forms of omega-3. Krill oil, but not fish oil lowered 2-AG levels in over-weight individuals, suggesting krill oil may have a healthy effect on appetite and emotional state.*
Another important difference is that krill oil contains astaxanthin, a beta carotene with high anti-oxidant properties. Astaxanthin gives krill oil its distinctive red color and acts as a natural preservative protecting the oil and providing greater stability as compared to fish oil. Phospholipids are also a good source of choline, an essential nutrient and precursor to the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Finally, phospholipids are water soluble, which means that krill oil disperses in stomach contents rather than floating on top, eliminating the fishy burp common with fish oil.
Euphasia superba krill are found in the Antarctic oceans and are one of the world’s most abundant species with a biomass of around 500 million tons. The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources restricts the annual krill harvest to 4 million tons in order to ensure sustainability and no harmful effects on other species. The current annual catch of 200,000 tons from all krill fisheries is far below this margin.
Directions: Take 1-4 softgels daily, preferably in divided doses with meals or a snack.
| *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.