"Why Antarctic Krill Oil?"
Freshly harvested from pristine and toxin-free Antarctic waters, Antarctic krill oil easily surpasses fish oil because of its rich omega-3 and antioxidant content. It's purer, more bioavailable, and comes from the most plentiful biomass on earth!
Big things often come in small packages.
In this case, big nutrition comes from the smallest of sources.
Antarctic krill (scientific name Euphasia superba) are among the 85 known species of krill, a group of semi-transparent shrimp-like marine crustaceans.
At first glance, you wouldn't think that Antarctic krill, with their large black eyes and pinkish tinge, are anything special. But these tiny creatures, which are just a little bigger than a small paper clip, are essentially the fuel that powers the engine of the Antarctic ecosystem.
Scientists estimate Antarctic krill numbers to range between 170 million to 7 billion tons. The total weight of all the krill in Antarctica is heavier than the total weight of the entire human population. This makes Antarctic krill one of the most abundant and successful animal species on Earth.
Antarctic krill numbers are so massive that they can feed hundreds of different animals, from fish, to penguins, seals, and great blue whales.
The world's largest and longest living fish and mammals also feed on phytoplankton, including blue whales and many other whale species. These whales can live between 80 and 150 years old, maintaining their great strength and endurance throughout their lifespan.
The largest fish, the whale shark, feeds on phytoplankton. It lives for over 150 years, grows up to 12 meters long, weighs up to 15 tons, and is sexually active until it dies.
Antarctic krill oil represents the richest, purest, and most powerful source of essential omega-3 fats.
Phytoplankton: Superior Nutrition for Antarctic Krill
Antarctic krill feed mostly on nutrient-dense phytoplankton. These microscopic organisms consist of a wide variety of plant-based nutrients found in the the ocean.
Phytoplankton form the very foundation of the marine food chain. The coastal ocean current of at the Antarctic brings great amounts of dissolved nutrients that fertilize phytoplankton. The 24-hour intense sunlight of the summer months also allow phytoplankton to produce more chlorophyll.
Phytoplankton have the unique ability to transform inorganic minerals, water, natural warmth, sunlight, and carbon dioxide into bioavailable amino acids, carbohydrates, proteins, and vitamins. Antarctic krill directly absorb these nutrients from minute phytoplankton cells.
Antarctic krill have an amazing longevity of up to 10 years, because they hide in the depths of the ocean during the day to avoid predators, and feeds on phytoplankton at night.
Having a nutritious food source in phytoplankton is one of the main reasons why Antarctic krill is a source of optimal nutrition for humans.
4 Reasons Why Antarctic Krill Oil is Your Best Animal-Based Omega-3 Source
I believe that Antarctic krill oil is your best option when it comes to getting high-quality, animal-based omega-3 fats because:
- Antarctic krill oil is harvested from the pristine waters of Antarctica and is free from mercury, toxic chemicals, heavy metals, and other toxins.
Fish stocks around the world have become so widely and thoroughly polluted to the point that it's no longer safe to consume fish products, - perhaps not even fish oil, a good source of omega-3 fats. About 40 tons of mercury is released annually in the United States alone due to burning coal to produce electricity. Other common contaminants found in fish include polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), radioactive substances like strontium, and toxic metals such as cadmium, lead, chromium, and arsenic.
Farmed fish is not a healthier alternative. Studies show that even the least contaminated farmed salmon had higher contaminant levels – specifically dioxin and PCBs – than those caught in the wild. Conditions at fish farms are like conditions at factory farms everywhere: overcrowded, sickly, infected animals are being fed whatever it takes for them to grow as large as possible in as short a time as possible – and that includes feces of chicken, duck, and pigs.
Fish farming techniques are causing disease to be spread to wild fish, like infecting wild baby salmon with sea lice.
- Antarctic krill oil synergistically combines antioxidants and omega-3 fats.
Astaxanthin is a carotenoid-type of antioxidant found in Antarctic krill that is believed to be 300 times more powerful than vitamins A and E, 47 times more powerful than lutein, and 34 times more powerful than CoQ10.* Antarctic krill contains a newly-discovered flavonoid with a novel molecular structure.
Antarctic krill contains omega-3s in the form of phospholipids--liposomes or little packages that bring the omega-3 fats EPA and DHA fatty acids directly to your cells.* Fish oil and inferior krill oil do not contain this phospholipid complex.
The predominant phospholipid in pure Antarctic krill oil is phosphatidyl choline, which is partially composed of choline, an essential nutrient important for brain development, learning, and memory.* Choline is the precursor for acetylcholine, which sends nerve signals to the brain, and for trimethylglycine, which helps protect your liver.*
- Antarctic krill oil is better absorbed by your body than fish oil.
Phospholipids form your cell membranes and are composed essentially of a fatty acid, a phosphate group, and an organic molecule. Both phospholipids and triglycerides, a type of fat found in your blood, act as omega-3 carriers. However, studies show that omega-3 fatty acids bound to phospholipids have greatly enhanced the bioavailability and stability of the omega-3s than fatty acids on triglyceride carriers.
This makes omega-3 fats from Antarctic krill oil more readily available to important areas of your body, such as your brain.* You'll also need far less Antarctic krill oil to experience the benefits of omega-3s when compared to fish oil, giving you more bang for your buck in the long run.
Antarctic krill oil is more stable and more resistant to rancidity than fish oil. It does not need refrigeration and can last for two years at room temperature. And unlike fish oil, it won't give you a fishy aftertaste or cause reflux/belching of fish flavors.
- Antarctic krill oil is a renewable source of omega-3 fats.
Krill harvesting is one of the most ecologically-friendly on the planet. Antarctic krill has now been harvested for 47 years, starting in 1961, with a historical peak harvest of just under 529,000 tons for the 1981/82 season. The mean annual catch rate from 2002 to 2007 was less than 120,000 tons a year.
However, there have been a number of unfounded scare tactics stating that krill is an endangered species, and whales are being threatened by krill harvesting. These have come from sites that sell other sources of omega-3s.
California was the first state to ban krill harvesting, but this has nothing to do with the global krill population. Commercial fisheries in California are using krill to feed their unhealthy salmon fish farms in Oregon and Washington, not for human consumption. Nearly all of human krill harvesting is done in the Antarctic.
The Antarctic krill biomass is under the management of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), which is comprised of 25 countries. The CCAMLR is the ONLY official and reliable international organism involved in the management of sustainable krill fishery and the monitoring of krill stock. NO krill shortage has ever been forecasted by CCAMLR.
Many studies show the biomass of Antarctic krill range from 170 million to 740 million tons, averaging around 420 million tons; a standing stock with an annual reproduction rate of several hundred million tons. This means that there is more than enough krill to continue supporting the marine ecosystem and human consumption.
A Krill a Day Keeps the Pill Away
It's amazing how something as small as Antarctic krill can give your health such a big boost in more ways than one by providing you with powerful antioxidants and health-promoting omega-3 fats.*
My Pure Krill Oil delivers all the benefits of Pure Antarctic Krill Oil in the form of capliques (two-piece hard shell capsules sealed with a band) instead of the usual gel caps to increase the product's purity, cleanliness, and resistance to tampering.
Ideally, just two capliques of Pure Krill Oil taken with your first meal every day will give your health the ultimate support, without fear of contamination, and without concerns of harming the world's marine ecosystem.*
Try Pure Krill Oil today and take control of your health!
Krill Oil for Women
Kids' Krill Oil
|Combines choline and PS together with krill oil, my favorite source of EPA and DHA to come up with a comprehensive brain health supplement.*
||Support your general health with Omega-3 oils DHA, EPA and powerful antioxidants. The Pure Krill Oil provides multi-system health benefits with much better absorption than fish oil and without the aftertaste, side effects, or pollutants from fish sources.
||Packed with Krill and Evening Primrose Oil to supply you with GLA and crucial Omega-6 fats, Krill Oil for Women empowers feminine health through relief of normal PMS symptoms, heart support, enhanced calcium absorption, and the many other routes to optimal health.
||Boost your children's overall health and development with Krill Oil for Kids, whose DHA, choline, and other nutrients help build each block toward improved cognitive function, better concentration and focus, and growth.