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Ultimate Krill Oil
is derived from widely grown Antarctic Krill processed without
the application of any undesirable solvents, Krill provides a
unique combination of four supplemental compounds: Omega 3 fatty
acids (EPA/DHA), Vitamin A, Vitamin E and Astaxanthin,
Astaxanthin is the red pigment present in krill and is a
powerful antioxidant. An all round supplment providing excellent
Take 1-3 capsules daily
with meals or as
No artificial flavorings, colouring and preservatives added.
What is Krill Oil?
With more and more people becoming
health conscious and adding natural supplements to their diets,
krill oil has become increasingly popular for numerous reasons. To
better understand the benefits of krill oil, we need first to know
what a krill is.
Krill are shrimp-like crustaceans
that are approximately 1 to 6 centimeters long. They live is the
ocean, where they feed mainly on phytoplankton. They're near the
bottom of the food chain and are eaten by whales, seals, penguins,
squid and fish. Before krill oil became popular, krill were
harvested to feed aquatic life in aquariums, bait, and food called
okiami for the Japanese.
Krill oil, the oil that's found
naturally in krill, is extracted and sold as a nutritional
supplement. Krill oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, which is the
main reason it's becoming popular as a nutritional supplement.
Another reason krill oil is becoming
popular is because it contains an antioxidant called astaxanthin.
The algae that krill eat produces the bright red pigment astaxanthin
that gives krill and other crustaceans such as lobster and shrimp
their reddish-pink color.
Antioxidants protect our body cells
from damage from free radicals, unstable substances that are thought
to contribute to certain chronic diseases. Unlike many other
antioxidants, astaxanthin crosses the blood-brain barrier, where it
could theoretically protect the eye, brain and central nervous
system from free radical damage.
Why Do People Use Krill Oil
People use krill oil for the same
reasons they use fish oil, flax oil or other omega-3 fatty acids.
Unlike fish oil, krill oil doesn't cause fishy burps or an
aftertaste, a common side effect of fish oil. When compared to fish
oil, krill oil was discovered to be forty-eight times more potent.
Also, krill oil contains higher amounts of astaxanthin than fish
Here are some specific conditions for
which it's used.
Krill oil is being studied as a
natural remedy for high cholesterol. In one study, 120 people were
given krill oil, fish oil or a
placebo. Krill oil reduced LDL (commonly referred to as "bad")
cholesterol by 34% and increased HDL ("good") cholesterol by 43.5%
compared to the placebo. In comparison, fish oil reduced LDL
cholesterol by 4.6% and increased HDL cholesterol by 4.2%. Krill
also lowered triglycerides.
Preliminary research suggests krill
oil may help reduce symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS),
however, more research is needed.
A study in the Journal of the
American College of Nutrition examined krill oil (300 mg daily)
compared to a placebo and found that krill oil was effective at
reducing arthritis symptoms and inflammation.
To date there are very few negative
side effects associated with krill oil. The biggest precaution is
issued to persons suffering from shell-fish allergies. Remember that
krill are a crustacean and those that suffer allergies should
definitely consult with their physician before taking krill oil.
Side effects of krill oil may include
loose stools, diarrhea or indigestion.
Possible Drug Interactions
People taking blood thinners
(anticoagulant or anti-platelet medication), such as aspirin,
warfarin (Coumadin), heparin, clopidogrel (Plavix), non-steroidal
anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS) such as ibuprofen (Motrin,
Advil), naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve) should only use krill oil under a
Krill oil should also be used with
caution by people taking herbs and supplements that are thought to
increase the risk of bleeding, such as ginkgo biloba and garlic.
Bunea R, El Farrah K, Deutsch
L.Evaluation of the effects of Neptune Krill Oil on the clinical
course of hyperlipidemia. Altern Med Rev. (2004) 9.4: 420-428.
Deutsch L. Evaluation of the effect
of Neptune Krill Oil on chronic inflammation and arthritic symptoms.
J Am Coll Nutr. (2007) 26.1: 39-48.