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 Antioxidants and Omega 3’s are two of the best supplements you can take to improve your overall health.

Antioxidants are your body’s number 1 way to neutralize free radicals. Antioxidants are the cornerstone in the promotion of heart health, immune system support, and memory support. They also appear to play a role in helping to slow your signs of aging.

Essential fatty acids (EFA’s) include both Omega-3 fats (high in the vital compounds EPA and DHA) and Omega-6 fats. EFA’s cannot be manufactured in your body but are beneficial to normal health and metabolism. Therfore, EFAs must be obtained through your diet. Two fats in omega-3 oils that are crucial to your health are DHA and EPA. They promote heart health and provide immune system support and mood support.

To receive all your omega-3 oils you need to eat fish. Unfortunately, studies show that eating fish can potentially expose you to a high degree of contamination with industrial pollutants like mercury, PCB’s, heavy metals and radioactive poisons. High quality fish oils are great products with many important health benefits. Krill oil, a marine oil has antioxidants and omega-3s and is superior to fish oils.

Here is a list of how Krill oil supports your health.

  • A healthy heart.
  • Support for concentration, memory and learning.
  • Blood sugar health.
  • Healthy joints, with an increase in joint comfort.
  • Fighting your signs of aging.
  • Healthy brain and nervous systems function and development.
  • Protection for cell membranes.
  • Cholesterol and other blood lipid health.
  • Healthy liver function.
  • Relief of normal PMS systems.
  • Healthy mood support.
  • Optimal skin health.
  • Improved quality of life when compared with fish oil.

 

What is Krill?

Krill are small shrimp or prawn-like creatures that feed the world’s most mammoth animals- the great whale. Toothless great whales gulp down hugh quantities of krill to provide the energy they need to fuel their massive bulk. A blue whale eats up to 8,000 pounds of krill each day during feeding season. These highly intelligent great whales are not only the animals that depend on krill for their nutritional needs. So do seals, penguins, sea birds, squid and fish. The krill is harvested in Antarctic waters. Together with plankton, krill make up the largest biomass on earth … one of the most easily renewable food resources available, an excellent nutritional source from an environmental perspective.

Other benefits of Krill oil.

Unlike fish oils, pure krill oil carries omega-3’s in the form of phospholipids – liposomes or little packages that deliver the fatty acids directly to your body’s cells. Scientific evidence to date has shown that the safest and most effective carriers of EPA and DHA are these phospholipids.  Phospholipids are the building blocks for your cell membranes, regulating cellular transport by functioning as “gate-keepers”. In this role, they protect cell membranes from free radical attack.

The most predominant phospholipid in pure krill oil is phosphatidyl choline, which is partially composed of choline. Numerous studies have demonstrated the importance of choline in brain development, learning and memory. Choline is particularly important for fetal and infant brain development in pregnant and nursing women.

The advantages of krill oil over fish oil.

  • Much better absorption than fish oil – this means you can take 1/5 the dose – two small capsules rather than 10 large ones. The phospholipids binding increases the bioavailability of the omega-3 improves the omega-3 to omega-6 ratio and supports healthy cell membrane functioning.
  • Superb antioxidant protection – Unique antioxidants – including astaxanthin and a novel marine flavonoid – may protect you from damaging free radicals.
  • Pollution free – Krill are at the bottom of the food chain and collect far from pollution in the pristine seas surrounding Antarctica. So you do not have to worry about unsafe accumulations of mercury, PCB’s heavy metals or other toxins.
  • Ongoing supply – Krill are a highly renewable source. They are the largest biomass in the ocean and there is simply no risk of causing them to perish from over-harvesting.
  • Stability – Antarctic pure krill oil is more stable and more resistant to rancidity then conventional fish oils. This means it will last longer and won’t oxidize in your body due to rancidity. It will last for two years at room temperature. (please do not refrigerate).
  • No fishy after taste, reflux or other side effects. -  Although fish oil consumption commonly leads to side effects of fishy aftertaste, reflux or belching of fish flavours, this has not occurred with Antarctic pure krill oil.
  • Renewable food source – Krill represents a renewable, sustainable and environmentally positive nutrition source.

 

6 Oct 2010

Last Update: 8 Oct 2010

Article/Information supplied by annette christy

Disclaimer - Any general advice given in any article should not be relied upon and should not be taken as a substitute for visiting a qualified medical Doctor.

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