- What is krill?
Krill are tiny, shrimp-like crustaceans found throughout the globe, primarily in deep, icy waters.
- How is this product helpful?
Krill oil is rich in essential fatty acids and phospholipids. These are the building blocks for healthy cell membranes, brain function and heart function. In fact, a good essential fatty acid balance from krill oil provides an amazing array of health benefits: healthy joints, heart, and liver; balanced blood sugar levels, ease for female PMS symptoms, and powerful support for brain, immune and neuron function. Krill is a rich source of two of the omega-3 acids that have the greatest importance to human health: Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) and Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA). DHA is a primary part of the neuronal membranes that influence the proper activity of neurological transmitters. DHA is a key to a healthy mood and retinal health. It is recommended for maternal nutrition, as it is essential for the growth and functional development of the fetal and infant brain and visual system. EPA is the fatty acid most associated with a healthy cardiovascular system. Together, both DHA and EPA support heart health by enhancing nitric oxide production.
- How does krill oil differ from other omega-3s in fish oil or flax seed?
The EPA-DHA omega-3 fatty acids in krill are attached to phospholipids, a structure that results in better EPA-DHA absorption than fish oils. Krill also offers a powerful array of nutrients including the natural antioxidants astaxanthin and vitamin A, both of which support protection of cells, eyesight, joint health and immunity.
- Is the krill harvest sustainable?
Krill is widely believed to be a more sustainable source of omega-3 fatty acids than fish oil. The world’s oceans are rich with krill, and in fact, in the Southern Ocean, one species of krill, Euphausia superba, makes up a biomass estimated at over 500 million tons, a mass twice that of all humans combined.