- Delivers omega-3 DHA and EPA in more bioactive forms than fish oil formulations
- Krill oil provides omega 3 fatty acids EPA & DHA in phospholipid forms
- Promotes cell-level functional efficiency by optimizing cell membrane structure
- Supports healthy function of the brain, circulation, joints and other organs
- Doctor’s Best Real Krill is sustainably harvested from Antarctic Krill
Krill is a lipid nutrient complex sustainably harvested from the Antarctic Krill, Euphausia superba. Krill are shrimp-like ocean creatures (crustaceans) that feed exclusively on algae, the primary producers in the marine food chain. Antarctic krill are so abundant they could be the largest single species mass on the planet.
Krill thrive in the frigid Antarctic seas due to their ample content of the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids DHA (DocosaHexaenoic Acid) and EPA (EicosaPentaenoic Acid). By remaining fluid at temperatures way below freezing, these vital lipid nutrients assist krill to routinely survive, feed and reproduce.
Krill versus Fish Oil
Krill oil is sometimes compared to fish oil as an omega-3 dietary supplement. But authentic krill oil complex contains a greater range of nutrients, and its benefits far exceed those of fish oils. Most of the DHA and EPA of krill oil occurs linked into larger phospholipid molecules. These are preformed building blocks for the cell membranes that drive life processes. In fish oil, by contrast, all the DHA and EPA occurs as triglycerides, which are storage forms of fatty acids (“fat”). The DHA and EPA has to be removed from the triglycerides, then linked into phospholipids prior to inserting them into cell membranes.
Krill oil gets its red colour from astaxanthin, a carotenoid nutrient. Astaxanthin is a potent membrane antioxidant and helps ensure krill oil’s exceptional shelf life stability. Fish oils lack astaxanthin and are vulnerable to premature rancidity—oxidative degradation of the fragile DHA and EPA molecules. Krill’s phospholipids, DHA, EPA, astaxanthin—all can be readily inserted into cell membranes.
- Krill oil has produced impressive benefits in clinical trials, superior when compared against fish oil.
- Superior to fish oil for premenstrual challenges
- Superior support for blood lipid maintenance
- Support for joint health
- Krill’s vital lipids build cell membranes, ensure cell functions