Although krill oil contains omega-3 fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) it is different from fish oil in two important ways: krill (tiny, shrimp-like organisms) are one of the richest sources of the potent antioxidant carotenoid astaxanthin; and the omega-3s in krill are bound to phospholipids.
Astaxanthin offers protection from oxidative damage and inflammation and protects the skin from ultraviolet damage. It also promotes healthy vision and immune response and may be helpful for allergies and asthma.
Phospholipids are phosphorus-containing fats that form our cell membranes and regulate what passes across that membrane. Phospholipid-bound fatty acids like krill oil are absorbed into the cells more readily than the triglyceride or ester forms of other marine lipid supplements. In addition, krill oil naturally contains antioxidant Vitamins A and E creating a nutritional synergy that makes krill oil more effective than fish oil at lower doses.
Krill oil will offer similar benefits to fish oil because they both contain EPA and DHA, which support heart, joint and brain health. They also help support healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels while raising healthy HDL cholesterol. These omega-3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory activity and may be helpful for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and painful menstrual periods, to name just a few.
Evergreen’s Krill Oil is certified by the Friend of the Sea® organization for sustainability and environmentally friendly fishing practices.
- Made from krill (crustacean).
- Keep out of the reach of children.
- If you anticipate having surgery, consult your physician before using this product.
- If you are taking anticoagulants or other medication, consult your physician before using this product.
- If you are pregnant, nursing or have a medical condition, consult your healthcare professional before using this product.