Krill Oil Benefits
Krill oil is an extract prepared from a species of antarctic krill, Euphausia superb.Despite the relative novelty of krill oil, there is a lot of evidence for its benefits.
The biggest benefit is on blood cholesterol, where multiple studies have shown that it raises HDL (the 'good' cholesterol) significantly while lowering LDL (the bad cholesterol) for a slight reduction in total cholesterol. It also appears to lower blood triglycerides, for an overall beneficial impact on heart disease.
Krill oil also appears to provide a notable reduction in C-reactive proteins in people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, which helps with overall pain and inflammation. Studies done so far show a 30 per cent reduction in CRP within 30 days of beginning to take krill oil.
One additional study shows that there is also a substantial reduction in overall
symptoms of arthritis, but that study has not been repeated yet.
In addition to well-supported effects on cardiovascular health and arthritis, krill oil also seems to have some benefits for PMS symptoms, particularly in reducing irritability and easing overall blood flow.
How Krill Oil Works in the Body
Most people have heard plenty about the need to include omega-3 fatty acids in their diet for both heart and brain health, and the recommendation is usually to take them in the form of fish oil. What many people have not heard, though, is that there's a relatively new kid on the block that works even better. It's called krill oil.
Much like fish oil is made by separating out the fatty acids from the tissues of oily fish,
krill oil is made using krill, which is a group of extremely small crustaceans. Krill have a similar fatty acid content to fish, with about the same levels of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and slightly more EPA (eicosapentanoic acid). Where krill gets its advantage, though, is in the specific form of the fatty acids.
Krill oil vs fish oil
Fish oil holds its fatty acids primarily in the form of triglycerides. The fatty acids in krill oil, on the other hand, are bound mostly as phospholipids. What does this mean on a practical level? It means that the fatty acids in krill oil have a much higher bioavailability than the ones in fish oil. Simply put, your body can use a whole lot more of what's in krill oil.
In addition to the fatty acids, krill oil contains various other compounds. The primary ones are vitamin E, which is beneficial to blood flow and
metabolism, and astaxanthin, which is a carotenoid that helps with eye health and inflammation. It is still unknown whether krill oil contains these compounds in
high enough percentages to make an impact, but research will surely continue.
Where can I find a good Krill Oil?
Osumex Pure Antarctic Krill Oil is produced from krills harvested only in the pure unpolluted waters of the Antarctic Ocean. The producer practices safe and sustainable harvesting and collaborates closely with eco-watch groups such as WWF to ensure sustainable harvesting of the Antarctic krill and oil production.
The Antarctic krill lives in the unpolluted coldest and most pristine waters on earth. It also holds very potent digestive enzymes that make it unsuitable for trawling because it practically self destructs very quickly when taken out of the water for processing. Safe and sustainable harvesting means the
processing equipment stays under water while a continuous stream of water brings the fresh raw krill on board the factory vessel.
This allows for processing of fresh raw material on board the floating life science factory which means bioactive components are retained for superior quality. This means that the krill oil obtained are of the purest and highest quality without any adulteration. There are many krill oil products sold today where it is produced from small batches and multiple small sources that are pooled together to make one batch for production. These cannot be considered pure krill oil.
Osumex Antarctic Pure Krill Oil is rich in natural Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Astaxanthin a very powerful antioxidants giving the rich red colour. Due to the presence of Astaxanthin content which is recognized for its health-promoting free radical suppression no additives are required to maintain the integrity and purity of the krill oil in the vegetable soft gel capsule. Most fish oil supplements on the other hand require much additives to ensure viability and to maintain shelf-life. In addition a significant proportion of the long-chain Omega-3 fatty acids in the krill oil is in phospholipid form. In contrast, the Omega-3 in dietary supplements derives from cod liver, seal and or fish oils are almost exclusively Omega-3 triglyceride fatty acids.
Osumex Antarctic Pure Krill Oil is safe to use with no known side effects or toxicity from preclinical studies and research. However, it is always recommended that you check with your doctor or professional health-care give before using the product.
Osumex Antarctic Pure Krill Oil is encapsulated in a vegetable soft gel cap and therefore does not contain gluten or gelatin from animal sources.
Warning: Contains shellfish (krill).People with shellfish allergy, coagulopathy or taking anticoagulants or other medications should notify their physician and be tested prior to taking dietary supplements. If you are pregnant or nursing, consult your physician before taking this product. Keep out of reach of children.