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  Krill Oil - New Enhanced Formula 1,000 mg and 400mg Phospholipids per serving, 60 softgels
Krill Oil


 
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Krill oil is a natural source of Omega-3 fatty acids—polyunsaturated fats that play an important role in maintaining cardiovascular health. Krill oil also supports eye, brain, skin, and joint health, along with healthy moods.

Softgel Size: 8S
List Price: $39.95
Our Price: $24.95


Availability: Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days

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Benefits

  • The antioxidant astaxanthin protects against free radicals during oxidation
  • Phospholipids aid in cell-to-cell communication in cell membranes.

Product Information

Our Health Co-op's Krill Oil is manufactured from Antarctic krill. Unlike many fish oil products, antarctic krill are drawn from the coldest waters on earth, are fished far from industrialized areas, and are at the bottom of the food chain. As a result, our members need not worry about heavy metals or toxins.

One of the major benefits of krill oil that distinguishes it from fish oil is that krill oil contains the caratenoid astaxanthin. Astaxanthin is considered by many to be one of the strongest antioxidants available. Antioxidants ensure that our cells are not bombarded with harmful free radicals given off during the process of oxidation (oxidation is a naturally occurring by-product of the body using energy or being exposed to toxins).

Astaxanthin can also cross the blood-brain barrier which helps to inhibit the formation of free radicals in the eye, brain, and central nervous system. Krill's primary diet is algae which contain astaxanthin (which gives the krill their pink color). The strong presence of astaxanthin in krill, and the fact that they are a prime source of this antioxidant for other creatures, makes krill a prime source of health and nutrition for humans, too.

In addition to astaxanthin, krill oil contains phosphotidylcholine, vitamin E, vitamin A, and D. All are powerful antioxidants that provide benefits to the body and help prevent the Omega-3 in krill oil from suffering from oxidation and turning rancid. Krill oil, therefore, does not require additional additives to keep it stable and, as a result, tends to have a longer shelf life.

Krill oil contains phosphotidylcholine, a phospholipid. Phospholipids in your cell membranes aid in cell-to-cell communication. Phospholipids are also not dependent on bile for digestion, thus they can spontaneously form micelles and be conveyed in an aqueous environment. In addition, phospholipids are able to be absorbed without digestion in their intact form, or as lysophosphatidylcholine after digestion by enzymes in the small intestine. This simpler digestion process in the small intestine prior to absorption is one of the primary factors suggesting that omega-3 phospholipids offer greater bioavailability in the human body than omega-3 triglycerides.

Like fish oil, krill oil contains the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and decosahexaenoic acid (DHA). And, as mentioned above, in krill oil these fatty acids are found in phospholipids, resulting in the absorption and distribution of a higher proportion of EPA and DHA when compared to fish oil where EPA and DHA are found in triglycerides. EPA and DHA are often found in higher actual potency in krill oil and, because krill oil is derived from a shrimp-like crustacean, it can be taken without the fishy smell or flavor.

Warnings

  • Krill are a shrimp-like crustacean. Therefore, people who have shrimp or shellfish allergies should be very cautious about testing krill oil for the first time and may be well-advised to avoid it all together.
  • People who are on blood thinners such as aspirin, warfarin (Coumarin, Heparin, Plavix) or NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve) should seek a doctor’s advice before taking krill oil.
  • Taking krill oil with some herb supplement such as ginkgo biloba and garlic may increase the risk of bleeding.
Factoids
  • Krill is a Norwegian term for a "young fry of fish".
  • Krill makes up the second largest biomass on the planet. A shrimp-like crustacean, krill can be found in large swarms that may contain 1 million animals per cubic meter of seawater. This population density is what makes Krill ideal for harvesting and for manufacturing products like krill oil.

Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 8 Write a review.


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Kril Oil December 6, 2013
Reviewer: Green R. from Portland, OR United States  
I can not know if the Kril oil clears the veins or not.
How would a person know that?

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Krill Oil or Fish Oil? October 8, 2013
Reviewer: Linda M from Sarasota, FL United States  
I'm not sure this works better than fish oil but I heard it is supposed to be better (and it IS more expensive!)

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vitamins August 30, 2013
Reviewer: Sharon S. from Sarasota, FL United States  
very lg and hard to swallow

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
Great Product June 7, 2013
Reviewer: William P. from Rochester Hills, MI United States  
Thanks for the changes to Krill Oil, it was worth the wait.

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Krill Oil - 1,000 mg (per serving), 60 softgels June 20, 2012
Reviewer: Richard T. from Temple, TX United States  
Great Product

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