Krill Oil (60 Count)

Krill Oil (60 Count)

Item# Krill_Oil
• Pure, whole, unrefined • Less "repeat" than most fish oil • 480mg of omega-3s* per serving • Rich in rare, phospholipid-form omega-3s • Certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council • 200mcg pure astaxanthin per serving (400mcg of esterfied astaxanthin) • No artificial preservatives/colors; no dairy, starch, wheat, yeast, sugar, or soy *Includes 410mg of EPA+DHA. Many public health authorities worldwide recommend 250-500mg of of EPA+DHA per day.

• Whole, unrefined Vital Red™ Wild Antarctic Krill Oil provides essential omega-3s and unrivaled levels of Gluten-free antioxidants within a unique natural matrix.

Better yet, it's the first krill oil supplement certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), which mandates independent monitors on the harvest ships.

This rigorous certification regimen ensures that our oil comes from krill that are sustainably harvested … an assurance needed to preserve the ocean food web that relies on these tiny shrimp-like creatures.

Why do we carry krill oil? First, we carry krill oil because so many customers requested it. But given the importance of krill to the ocean food web, we waited for a source of krill oil that meets the tough, science-based sustainability standards of the non-profit Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).

And we offer krill oil because it offers three special attributes:

#1 - Rare source of phospholipid omega-3s • Most of krill oil's omega-3 fatty acids occur in the "phospholipid" form, which is absent from or scarce in fish oils. • Substantial evidence indicates that phospholipid-form omega-3s are better-absorbed ... and may provide enhanced health benefits (more information below). #2 - Unrivaled levels of an uncommon antioxidant • Krill oil offers uniquely high levels of astaxanthin (ass-tah-zan-thin). This potent carotene-class antioxidant also occurs in wild salmon and in unrefined salmon oil supplements such as Vital Choice Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Oil. • Vital Red™ Krill Oil contains 100mcg of pure astaxanthin per one-gram capsule (i.e., 200mcg per two-capsule serving), and about 200mcg of "esterfied" (fat-bound) astaxanthin per gram (i.e., 400mcg per two-capsule serving). • Misleadingly, most krill oil brands state astaxanthin content as esterfied astaxanthin, which is about double the weight of pure astaxanthin. (For more on this regrettable practice, see "Inflated astaxanthin numbers abound".) • Compared with Vital Choice Wild Sockeye Salmon Oil, our Vital Red™ Krill Oil has about 2.7 times as much astaxanthin (100mcg/g vs. 36mcg/g). NOTE: Our Vital Red™ Astaxanthin supplement contains 4mg of astaxanthin per 350mg softgel, or 40 times as much as in one capsule of our Krill Oil. #3 - Little or no fishy "repeat" • Probably due to the phospholipid form omega-3s that predominate in krill oil, many people report little or no fishy aftertaste or burps, compared with fish oils. Keep reading to learn more about the differences between krill oil and various kinds of fish oil.

Krill oil's uncommon omega-3s The two major omega-3 fatty acids in krill oil are the same two found in fish and human cell membranes (EPA and DHA).

However, unlike fish oils, most of the omega-3s in krill oil occur in phospholipid (foss-foh-lipid) form … a difference whose relevance to human health remains unclear.

The human body can use seafood-source omega-3s (EPA and DHA) in any of the three forms in which they occur naturally … triglyceride, phospholipid, and ethyl ester.

While all three omega-3 forms are well-absorbed and comparably beneficial, limited evidence suggests that phospholipid-form omega-3s may be more easily and fully absorbed, especially compared with ethyl ester omega-3s.

These preliminary indications fit with evidence that – compared with omega-3 triglycerides and omega-3 ethyl esters – the body needs fewer metabolic steps and less energy to digest, absorb, and distribute omega-3 phospholipids.

And a very small amount of early animal and clinical research suggests that krill oil's phospholipid-form omega-3s may yield superior cardiovascular and other health effects.

However, leading fatty acid researchers say it's too soon to conclude that krill oil's omega-3s deliver more benefits than the omega-3s found in fish oils.

Click here to learn more about the exaggerated omega-3 absorption claims that some krill oil sellers make ... which seem designed to disguise the higher cost of omega-3s in krill oil versus fish oil.

Krill oil offers unrivaled levels of antioxidants Like wild salmon, krill are naturally rich in the potent, red-hued antioxidant called astaxanthin, which belongs to the carotene family.

Astaxanthin displays extraordinary antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties in cell and animal studies, but has not been tested extensively in humans.

The astaxanthin natural to our Krill Oil and Sockeye Salmon Oil protects their omega-3s from oxidation more effectively than the tocopherol (vitamin E) antioxidants added to standard fish oils.

Among fish, only wild salmon contain substantial amounts of astaxanthin, which they obtain by eating krill and other zooplankton … a diet that gives their flesh its characteristic red-orange color.

Compared with other wild salmon, sockeye eat more astaxanthin-rich zooplankton. This difference explains why sockeye contain more omega-3 phospholipids, astaxanthin, and vitamin D than other wild salmon, and why sockeye is also called "red" salmon.

Compared with Vital Choice Salmon Oil, Vital Red Krill Oil has substantially more astaxanthin per gram (100mcg vs. 12mcg).

Omega-3 health benefits According to the U.S. FDA, "Supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease."

The long-chain omega-3s (EPA and DHA) found only in seafood (especially fatty fish) – and in supplemental fish and krill oils – are essential to human life and support optimal health in key organs, systems, and life stages:

• Aging • Vision • Metabolism • Inflammation • Cardiovascular • Fetal development • Skin, hair, and nails • Joints and movement • Cognition (thinking), attention, mood, and memory
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