Better than Fish Oil
Omega-3 from Krill Oil is in phospholipid, water soluble form so it is more absorbable and doesn’t pool on top of the stomach, prompting reflux and fishy aftertaste, like fish oil supplements can.
Because Krill Oil is more absorbable, you don’t need to take as much and the pill sizes are smaller than Fish Oil.
A Rich Source of Omega-3
With over 8,000 human studies, Omega-3 fatty acids found in our Neptune Krill Oil are among the most researched nutritional compounds in the world. Omega-3s have been shown to support healthy heart and joints, improve mood and cognitive health, and support a healthy menstrual cycle for women.
Pure & Sustainable
Neptune Krill Oil is sustainably harvested from pure Antarctic Krill and is Friend of the Sea certified. Krill is a sustainable source of Omega-3 because of strong regulations, abundant populations, and low catch limits (less than 1% total biomass allowed). Compared to Fish Oil, Krill Oil is naturally more pure and sustainable because it is harvested from lower on the food chain.
Heart & Circulation
EPA and DHA have long been shown to lower blood pressure, prevent clotting and abnormal heart rhythm, and slash risk of fatal heart attack. But for improving cholesterol and decreasing triglycerides, research suggests krill oil has an edge over fish oil.
One study published in the Alternative Medicine Reviews found those taking 1.0 g of krill oil per day had twice the reduction in total cholesterol than those taking 3 g of fish oil — looking at 120 people with high cholesterol and high triglycerides. The krill oil group also saw bad cholesterol and triglyceride levels plummet, while the fish oil group saw no significant change.
Joints & Bones
Inflammation can lead to the breakdown of cartilage and tissue in the joints, resulting in pain and stiffness. Omega-3s found in krill oil support a healthy response to inflammation.
One study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition looked at 90 patients with arthritis. It found that after just 7 days, those taking krill oil saw inflammation decline 19.3%, pain decline 29%, stiffness decline 20%, and function improve 23%.
Brain & Cognition
The brain is made up of roughly 70% fat, and DHA in “phospholipid” form is the most abundant fatty acid in the brain. When we ingest fat in that form, Tina Sampalis Md, PhD says, it more easily makes its way across the blood brain barrier into our neurons.
NKO® also naturally contains the neurotransmitter building block choline, believed to support a healthy nervous system and makes up for 30% of all the phospholipids in the brain. When it comes to DHA in general, numerous clinical trials show it helps maintain cognitive function, and promotes the flow of feel-good neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin.
Omega-3 fatty acids plump and hydrate skin cells, dampen redness, and may improve wound healing. One study of 45 participants with acne found those who took 2,000 mg EPA/DHA for 10 weeks saw lesions reduced significantly.
Astaxanthin, which is present in krill oil, has been shown to protect against sun damage. A study examined the skin of 2,919 people and found those with the highest intake of EPA had significantly fewer signs of aging.
Vision & Eyes
EPA and DHA have been shown to maintain healthy structure and function of the ocular tissue, keep membranes in the retina fluid healthy, support tear production and protect cells in the eye from damage from sun, light, oxygen, and age. An added benefit of krill: It contains astaxanthin, which has been shown to reduce eye fatigue and boost visual function.
One study of 32,000 women showed that those who consumed more Omega 3s had less dry eye. Another, of 3,000 people over the age of 49, found those who consumed more Omega 3s were less likely to suffer age-related diminished vision health or function.
Mood & Cognitive Health
In May 2014, a review of 19 studies looking at people needing to address mood and emotional health found those who took EPA/DHA alone or alongside medication felt significantly better than those taking a placebo.
Another pilot study looked at 30 individuals addressing attention, age 10 to 32, and found that those who took 500 mg of krill oil daily showed a “significant improvement” on measures of self-control and executive function.
Blood Sugar Health
The science is young, but some research suggests that, because of its ability to positively affect blood sugar levels, krill oil could play a role in normalizing blood sugar imblances.
One small study found that patients taking 1 – 1.5 grams of krill oil saw blood sugar levels drop 6.3 percent — twice as much as those taking 3 grams of fish oil. Another 2013 study of 2,200 men followed for 19 years found that those with the highest blood levels of EPA/DHA had a 33 percent lower risk of getting diabetes.
Healthy Menstrual Cycle
Omega-3s EPA and DHA trigger the secretion of anti-inflammatory prostaglandins and muscle-relaxing hormones and decrease uterine contractions that can cause menstrual pain. Krill oil also worked better to manage emotional symptoms and breast tenderness.
One study published in Alternative Medicine Review looked at 70 women suffering from PMS and found those who took krill oil before and during menstruation cut their use of pain medications in half – a significantly greater reduction than those taking fish oil.