The Antioxidant Powerhouse in Krill Oil: Astaxanthin

Krill oil delivers a hearty dose of one of the most powerful antioxidants: astaxanthin.

Did you know that our human bodies are bombarded by toxics and contaminants every day? Our best defense against these environmental toxins are antioxidants. Luckily, Krill Oil is a natural carrier of astaxanthin, which is an antioxidant powerhouse.

Find out all the benefits and the source of astaxanthin in Krill Oil…

More potent antioxidant than Vitamin E.

Antioxidants are used by your body to defend itself from free radicals. Free radicals are the result of things like ultraviolet (UV) exposure, rancid fats, and pollution, as well as from everyday digestion and respiration. Studies have repeatedly shown that antioxidants are key to preventing health problem and serious issues, like cancer and heart disease.

A study in the Journal of Medicinal Food, found astaxanthin to be a more powerful antioxidant than any other carotenoid and even vitamin E. Astaxanthin has been linked to improved immune function and a number of other health benefits. In krill oil, a molecule of this antioxidant superhouse is attached to each EPA fatty acid. A win-win!

Naturally occurring in Krill Oil.

Astaxanthin is naturally in Krill Oil, because krill eat a special micro-algae that contains this antioxidant. Krill feed on this micro-algae, along with their usual diet of phytoplankton and other algae. The unique micro-algae containing this valuable antioxidant and carotenoid is called Haematococcus pluvialis. When krill eat this algae, they retain the natural astaxanthin. The astaxanthin can then be passed on to us humans in the form of Krill Oil!

Natural preservative for longer lasting Omega-3’s.

In Krill Oil, astaxanthin is a natural preservative and helps keep Omega-3’s effective longer. It helps prevent the beneficial DHA and EPA fatty acids from oxidizing and getting rancid. This means that your bottle of Krill Oil supplements will stay potent for longer than an ordinary supply of Fish Oil would.

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References

  • http://thethrillofkrill.com
  • http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/jmf.2011.1626
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astaxanthin
  • http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-1063-astaxanthin.aspx

Disclaimer: Despite the references provided, the information on this site is intended for educational purposes only. It is not meant to cover all possible precautions, drug interactions, circumstances or adverse effects. Please refer for advise and treatment by a licensed physician.