Antarctic Krill Oil (Euphausia superba) is a great natural source of Omega 3 oil, the antioxidant astaxanthin, as well as high levels of phospholipids – a fundamental component of human cell membranes. A high-strength formula (500mg) in an easy-to-swallow gel capsule form, offering support for the heart, blood pressure, brain, vision and more.
Krill oil is used for the same reasons as cod liver oil, flax oil and other omega 3 fatty acids, but is often favoured because it doesn’t cause fishy burps or an after-taste – a common side effect of fish oil.
The fact that it contains astaxanthin is also unique. The ultimate antioxidant – researchers have found that it may be more powerful than vitamin E, beta-carotene and lutein. It can also enhance the action of other antioxidants, such as vitamin E and C.
Note: This krill oil is supplied by Aker BioMarine™.
Krill oil also contains astaxanthin, as well as phospholipids.
Astaxanthin is a pigment that belongs to a group of chemicals called carotenoids. It occurs naturally in certain algae and causes the pink/red colour of krill.
Phospholipids are a type of large group of organic compounds called “lipids” (naturally-occurring molecules). Phospholipids are a major component of all cell membranes.
Unlike some fish oil capsules, with Antarctic krill oil there is no fishy after-taste!
NOT suitable for vegetarians and vegans