Krill Oil – Antarctica’s Natural Nutritional Miracle Elixir. Euphasia Superba, commonly known as “Krill” which derives from a small, shrimp-like species of fish found in all the world’s oceans. It is a small crustacean with an appearance similar to shrimp. Krill serve primarily as a food source for other ocean animals such as seals, whales, squid, penguins and other fish. Krill is native in the waters of Canada, Antarctica, and Japan.
Krill, also known as Okiami has been harvested since the 19th century or in other words, for more than 200 years, by the Japanese as a human food source, and is also consumed as a food source in South Korea and Taiwan. Krill is pink or red appearance due to its consumption of plankton as a food source in the ocean.
Krill oil is extracted and used for medicine and is very potent. The oil contains essential fatty acids and omega-3 and is very similar to fish oil. Krill oil capsules are small, easy to digest, and is very beneficial to the human body without the fishy aftertaste. Unlike fish oil, the omega-3 fatty acids in Krill oil are absorbed and provide support to the body’s cells in phospholipid form. Omega-3 fatty acids, in combination with exercise and diet, can work to lower the body’s production of “bad”, low density lipoprotein (LDL) and triglycerides, and may raise high density lipoprotein (HDL) “good” cholesterol. High levels of triglycerides and cholesterol can lead to stroke, coronary artery disease, and heart disease. The Omega-3 fatty acids contained in Krill Oil are in phospholipid form, which allows them to be absorbed much easier and even cross the blood-brain barrier, delivering nutrition straight to the brain.
Krill oil is helpful for heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, cancer, stroke, depression, osteoarthritis, painful menstrual, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). The fatty acids in Krill oil are the key ingredients believed to help decrease cholesterol, swelling and make blood platelets less sticky which in turn are less likely to form clots. Patients should speak with their physician prior to using Krill Oil for any condition.
NUTRITIONAL VALUE: Krill Oil contains very high levels of the Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) and DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) – even higher, in fact, than fish oil.
HIGH ABSORPTION: The Omega-3 fatty acids in krill oil are found in phospholipid form, which makes them up to three times easier for the human body to absorb, compared to, say, fish oil’s triglyceride structured fatty acids.
HEALTH BENEFITS: Omega-3 fatty acids are known to assist in lowering the body’s “bad”, low density lipoprotein (LDL) and triglycerides, and may raise high density lipoprotein (LDL) – what we call “good” cholesterol
ANTIOXIDANT PROPERTIES: Antarctic krill oil also contains a carotenoid antioxidant called astaxanthin. Antioxidants like astaxanthin are known to inhibit and neutralize the oxidant effect of free radicals and other substances in body tissues that may lead in degeneration and disease.
Generic Name: omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids
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