"Is Your Krill Harvested Sustainably?"
With the all the potential health benefits associated with Antarctic krill, maintaining a sustainable and renewable source is vital. Different harvesting techniques are used that can affect not only the krill, but other species as well.
With my Krill Oil, a totally unique approach to harvesting Antarctic krill is employed. Patent-pending sustainable harvesting technology helps support the future of krill and other species that depend on krill as a primary food source by:
- Ensuring only krill is caught – a direct hose connection helps ensure unwanted by-catch are singled out and released unharmed during harvesting.
- Keeping the krill live and fresh by bringing them directly into the harvesting vessel using a continuous flow of water – This allows for processing of fresh raw Antarctic krill that leads to superior product quality.
- Minimizing environmental impact – This innovative sustainable krill harvesting helps allow future generations to reap bountiful harvests of krill.
This unique harvesting method provides a commercially viable and environmentally sound way to sustainable krill harvesting in Antarctica.
Do You Know Where Your Krill Came From?
The krill oil in every Kids’ Krill Oil capsule can be traced back to its original Antarctic fishing location. Sophisticated GPS units are on every boat that track.
We track the location as part of our commitment to the environment. We make sure we don’t harvest too much krill from a single location so we don’t upset the delicate predator/prey balance.
Big Nutrition Comes from the Smallest of Sources
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.
Here are a few interesting details about krill most people probably don’t know:
- Some estimates on Antarctic krill numbers range from 100 million to a staggering half a billion tons.
- The total mind-boggling weight of all 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.
4 Reasons Antarctic Krill Can Be Your Best Source of Omega-3s
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 has vastly less mercury, toxic chemicals, heavy metals, and other toxins than that found in fish oil.
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 simply not a healthy alternative because:
- 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 – overcrowded with sickly, infected animals being fed whatever it takes for them to grow as large as possible in the shortest time (including being fed feces of chickens, ducks, and pigs).
- Fish farming techniques are also causing disease to be spread to wild fish, like infecting wild baby salmon with sea lice.
- Antarctic krill oil combines antioxidants and omega-3 fats.
Astaxanthin is a carotenoid-type antioxidant found in Antarctic krill that helps prevent the krill oil from oxidizing. Fish oil does not have an antioxidant to help it stay fresh.
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 does not contain this phospholipid complex.
- Antarctic krill oil is more bioefficient 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, omega-3 fatty acids bound to phospholipids are more bioefficient than fatty acids on triglyceride carriers.
This makes omega-3 fats from Antarctic krill oil more readily available to you.*
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. Here are a few historical facts on harvesting:
- Antarctic krill has been harvested for 53 years (starting in 1961)
- Peak harvesting of 529,000 tons occurred during 1981/82 season
- From 2010 through 2013, catch rates moderately ranged from 161,085 to 217,357 tons
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.
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 Conversation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), which is comprised of 24 countries and the European Union (EU). CCAMLR is the ONLY official and reliable international organization involved in the management of sustainable krill harvesting and the monitoring of krill stock. NO krill shortage has ever been forecasted by CCAMLR.
With a wide variety of information available on the total biomass of Antarctic krill, one source estimates a range of 100 million to 500 million tons. With an estimated 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 to Help Boost Your Omega-3s
It's amazing how something as small as Antarctic krill can support your health by providing you with powerful antioxidants and omega-3 fats.*
My Krill Oil delivers all the benefits of Antarctic krill oil in the form of Licaps® instead of the usual gel caps or other types of capsules. Licaps capsules help protect the krill oil from oxidation, leaking, and tampering.
Try Krill Oil today and take control of your health!
Krill Oil for Women
|Support your general health with Omega-3 oils DHA, EPA, and powerful antioxidants. The 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.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using this product.