What is unique about krill’s omega-3s
is that they are bound to phospholipids,
a class of lipids that represent a major
component of all cell membranes.
Importantly, Antarctic krill also contain
the nutrients astaxanthin and choline.
The body runs better on krill oil: Krill oil contains the omega-3s EPA and DHA as well as phospholipids, choline and astaxanthin – the perfect ingredients for a healthy lifestyle.
Put simply, they aid in the distribution of omega-3s throughout the body. The phospholipids in krill oil carry EPA and DHA into the blood. From the blood, EPA and DHA make their way to organs and tissues where they provide support, particularly to the heart, brain, eyes and joints.
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Phospholipid-bound omega-3s are also better tolerated by most consumers. This is because phospholipid-bound omega-3s form a complete mixture in the stomach as opposed to some other omega-3s like fish oil, which tend to sit on top of the stomach fluids.
The latter typically results in the unpleasant burping that some people experience when taking omega-3s that are triglyceride-based.
Antarctic krill are also rich in astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant. In fact, the deep red color of each Superba krill capsule is due to its astaxanthin content. Recognized for the health-promoting suppression of free radicals, astaxanthin keeps Superba krill fresh, protecting its omega-3 fatty acids from oxidation, which means no additives are necessary to maintain its long-term stability.
Choline, which is also uniquely found in krill, is a conditionally essential nutrient that is needed for the synthesis of neurotransmitters (acetylcholine) and phospholipids. It is also important for transporting lipids and reducing homocysteine levels. The human body can make choline, but not in sufficient amounts; the rest needs to be obtained from the diet.
Superba krill stands out in the world of omega-3s because they are sourced from the cleanest oceans in the world, in a sustainable and traceable manner.
At the end of the day, you can be sure you are doing something good for your health and your conscience when you choose Superba krill as your trusted, proven omega-3 source.