Krill Oil

Krill oil is an extract prepared from a species of Antarctic-krill, Euphausia superba. Krills are oceanic omega-3 powerhouses. Krill oil which we are offering in Vegetarian shell mainly contains omega-3 fatty acids (DHA and EPA) and is more potent than fish oil and has more antioxidant power than Vitamin A and E, Lutein and coenzyme Q10.
Krill oil also contains astaxanthin, a potent carotenoid with a host of benefits to the body. In addition, it acts as a natural free radical scavenger helping ensure that krill oil is as fresh as can be when you take it.
Omega-3 fatty acids in krill oil attach to phospholipids as opposed to triglycerides, which in simple terms makes the omega-3 easier to absorb. Omega-3 fatty acids in Krill oil also support cognitive health, joint health, and cardiovascular health, help lose weight, aid hair loss and hair growth and also improve unpleasant physical symptoms of PMS.

What is krill oil?

Krill oil is an extract prepared from a species of Antarctic krill, Euphausia superba. Krills are oceanic omega-3 powerhouses.Two of the most important components in-krill oil are omega-3 fatty acids, that our body can't produce on its own (14% EPA and DHA) similar to those in fish oil, and phospholipid-derived fatty acids (PLFA), mainly phosphatidylcholine (alternatively referred to as marine lecithin). It also contains Vitamin A, E and D, and the antioxidant Astaxanthin.

Krill oil is 48 times more potent than fish oil and has:

  • Over 300 times the antioxidant power of vitamin A and E
  • Over 47 timesthe antioxidant power of lutein
  • Over 34 times the antioxidant power of coenzyme Q10

10 biggest benefits of krill oil when used as a nutritional supplement:

  • Bioavailability:

  • The composition of krill oil is somewhat different to that of fish oil. Omega-3 fatty acids in krill oil attach to phospholipids as opposed to triglycerides, which in simple terms makes the omega-3 easier to absorb. As such, a lower dose of krill oil is required to gain the same benefit as a higher dose of standard fish oil.
  • Improved Cardiovascular Health:
  • The omega-3 found in krill oil has long been associated with improvement to cardiovascular health, including the lowering of LDL (bad) cholesterol levels, the reducing of triglyceride levels and increasing HDL (good) cholesterol levels. The anticoagulant effect of omega-3 is also beneficial in preventing blood clots which can cause strokes and heart attacks.
  • Taste Tolerance:
  • Fish oils are often notorious for presenting a unfortunate aftertaste. By contrast, the much smaller gel tablets krill oil is supplied in are both easy to swallow and present little to no aftertaste.
  • Anti-Inflammatory:
  • Krill oil can be effective in the reduction and prevention of inflammation. Scientists suggest that omega-3 is converted by the body up into eicosanoids powerful hormones which are responsible for several important purposes within the body including the release of anti-inflammatory prostaglandins.
  • Stability:
  • Krill oil contains astaxanthin a powerful antioxidant that keeps the compound stable and prevents it from spoiling both in your stomach and in your cupboard.
  • Neurological Development in Infants:
  • Pregnant mothers are often recommended to take omega-3 fatty acids for development of brain, central nervous system, and eye of both unborn and newly-delivered babies as omega-3 consumption benefits the neurological development of their unborn infants.
  • Purity:
  • While many fish oils contain detectable levels of toxins like mercury and pesticides, krill oil does not. This is due to the position of krill in the marine food chain as these tiny creatures feed only on phytoplanktons which do not contain mercury. In fact, omega-3 sourced from krill is considered to be the purest on the planet. This makes supplementing with krill an ideal choice.
  • PMS Symptom Reduction:
  • The anti-inflammatory properties of omega-3 fatty acids have also been linked with a reduction in the unpleasant physical symptoms of PMS may be because of its role in the regulating and balancing of hormones.
  • Mood enhancement:
  • Both EPA and DHA are linked with mood enhancement and anti-depressive effect. As it is responsible for increase in corticotropin-releasing hormone levels, which along with a boost in the dopamine and serotonin levels can have a marked effect on mood and possibly even combat depression.

How Krill oil is better than Fish oil?

  • Fish oil and krill oil both provide DHA and EPA. While fish oil also has high amounts of both essential omega-3s, there is an advantage to the DHA and EPA in krill. Whereas the omega-3s in fish oil are bound to triglycerides, in krill they are bound to phospholipids, making it simpler and easier for the intestines to absorb.
  • Krill oil contains astaxanthin, a potent carotenoid with a host of benefits to the body. In addition, it acts as a natural free radical scavenger helping ensure that krill oil is as fresh as can be when you take it.
  • Krill oil has a shorter lifespan than most fish and is harvested in pristine waters, minimizing its exposure to any oceanic toxins.

Benefits of Vegetarian Krill Oil Capsule

The main benefit of vegetarian capsule is that it is not made of animal byproducts. These capsule types are suitable for individuals who have dietary or religious restrictions, which prevent them from consuming animal source products.
With vegetarian capsules, you are sure that there are no chemical additives or traces of anti-biotic in the supplements that you are taking.
Consult a medical doctor before taking this or any other nutritional supplements if you are pregnant, nursing, have or suspect a medical condition or are taking any medications.

Can take krill oil on an empty stomach?

UPSET Stomach. While most people find krill oil does not affect their breath like fish oil does, taking a cheap brand of omega 3's can have some unpleasant side effects such as upset stomach or even diarrhea. This is most likely to occur if you take your supplement on an empty stomach or if you take a high dosage.
Common side effects of Krill oil:
  • Heartburn
  • Upset stomach
  • Nausea
  • Loose stools
Store in a cool, dry place.