Antartic Krill® is a dietary supplement
based on krill oil
Krill oil contains Omega-3, Omega-6 and Omega-9 fatty acids, vitamin E, phospholipids and astaxanthin. The basic constituents of cell membranes in Krill are present in the same ratios, and have the same structure, as those found in the human body, and are therefore more bio-available than the omega-3 fatty acids contained in fish oil.
The Omega-3 fatty acids in Krill oil are phospholipids that mix immediately with stomach fluids when consumed, not causing reflux and avoiding the unpleasant aftertaste of Omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil triglycerides
What is Astaxanthin? What is it for?
Astaxanthin is a very powerful antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties and the ability to cross the blood-brain barrier. It is able to neutralize free radicals, which are unstable molecules that can damage cells and increase the risk of age-related heart disease.
Astaxanthin also protects lipids and low density lipoproteins (LDL) from oxidation. Research suggests that it is beneficial to cardiovascular health because it increases “good” cholesterol while lowering triglyceride levels in humans.
What are the benefits of Choline?
In addition to being an essential nutrient and an important component of phospholipids, choline helps improve cholesterol metabolism in the digestive system, and facilitates cholesterol flow through the circulatory system. Choline works as an emulsifier, breaking down fat and cholesterol into small particles and keeping them in suspension, thus preventing their adherence to blood platelets or arterial walls.
What is the role of phospholipids?
One study compared the effects of fish oil (rich in omega-3 fatty acids in the form of triglycerides) to those of Krill Oil (rich in omega-3 fatty acids in the form of phospholipids). Unlike fish oil, Krill Oil significantly increases the absorption of EPA and DHA in tissues thanks to the presence of phospholipids.
An Eco-Sustainable Product
Optima Naturals has always been attentive not only to human health, but also to the health of the planet. This is why we rely only on suppliers with high sustainability ratings, who provide quality products at a fair and accessible price. Krill is an essential organism in the Antarctic ecosystem; therefore, it is essential to us that our suppliers be committed to protecting the future of krill, and of the animals that depend on krill as a primary source of food.
Krill is fished using eco-friendly methods. Traditional trawling fishing methods are unsuitable because the they would cause krill to basically self-destroy as a result of stress conditions. Bottom trawling, a technique used to catch fish and seals in Antarctica, constitutes a threat to fragile marine ecosystems. The fishing techniques used to produce Antartic Krill meet Eco-Harvesting standards. This entails that all devices remain below sea level, so that there is a continuous flow of water through the pipe that carries krill, alive and fresh, directly into the receptacle where it is later processed. Krill is thus kept fresh, ensuring an excellent-quality product.