Registered Nutritionist Verdict
Allison S. RHN-CHNC
- Yeast Free
- Wheat Free
- Soy Free
- Gluten Free
- Corn Free
- Dairy Free
- Artificial Colors Free
Krill (Euphasia superba) is a very small Antarctic shrimp-like zooplankton. It is one of the most abundant biomasses on the planet, producing very high quality omega-3 (EPA-DHA) oils. It also has a very high antioxidant property. The naturally high levels of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids found in Krill Oil have propelled this oil to the forefront of recent nutritional topics. EPA and DHA are the polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) that have been identified as the main factors that contribute to the health benefits associated with omega-3 oils.
Both these fatty acids are vital for optimal health. DHA is a component of brain phospholipids and has been shown to be important for brain function and vision. The phospholipid makeup of krill oil closely resembles that of human brain phospholipids, leading to the idea that krill oil phospholipids are easily incorporated into brain cells and supportive of brain function.
EPA, on the other hand, has been attributed largely to anti-inflammatory pathways important in the prevention and mitigation of the components of cardiovascular disease. Krill oil is effective in relieving emotional and physical symptoms of PMS such as irritability, mood swings, cramps, bloating and weight gain.
Recommended Use: Cholesterol management (reduce LDL, increase HDL, in conjunction with conventional statin therapy)
Suggested UseAdults, take 2-3 capsules daily or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. Cautions and Warnings: If you are taking blood thinners or anticoagulant medications, use with caution. Contraindication: People allergic to crustaceans.
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