Krill Oil Omega-3s are beneficial for helping to maintain heart health and brain health - in this respect they are the same as other Omega-3 supplements.
A superior source of Omega-3 fatty acids
Our Antarctic Red Krill Oil (Superba™) is rich in phospholipid EPA and DHA Omega-3 fatty acids. One major difference between krill supplements and other Omega-3 sources of fatty acids is that krill oil is rich in phospholipid Omega-3s which are water dispersible, whereas other marine oil Omega-3s are bound to triglycerides. This considerable difference is one of the factors favourably affecting the way in which our body can absorb and utilise the Omega-3. Triglycerides are the form of fat molecules the body uses for energy and stores as body fat for future energy needs.
One difference between triglycerides and phospholipids is that triglycerides have a tendancy to float on top of stomach fluids which can cause fishy burps whereas phospholipids disperse in water and blend into stomach fluids which results in no fishy aftertaste.
Unlike many dietary-supplement fish oils, Krill is also rich in the powerful natural antioxidant astaxanthin.
Sustainably and responsibly sourced
We source our Krill Oil from the clean and unpolluted waters of the Antarctic from Aker Biomarine. Sustainability and eco-harvesting is a hugely important factor for this manufacturer. The future of krill as a primary food source is of key importance for the Norwegian economy. The management and sustainable management of krill resources in Norway is supported by WWF-Norway and the krill fishery is certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). A large investment is made into ensuring that no harm is done to the ecosystem so that we can continue to benefit from this resource as an rich Omega-3 supplement.