What are the benefits of Omega-3's?
Omega-3’s help reduce inflammation which can cause tissue damage, increases the “good” cholesterol HDL, lowers triglycerides, improves cell membrane fluidity, helps with brain aging and atrophy, and slows the rate of attrition of telomeres, a well-known marker for aging.
Is Krill Oil sustainable?
Antarctic Krill, Euphausia superba, are tiny crustaceans found in the Antarctic Ocean and are known for their omega-3 fatty acids. They make up an estimated biomass of around 379 million tonnes, more than the biomass global population of humans, and are viewed as a one of the most sustainable forms of fishing.
The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) manages the krill fisheries and has set a limit of a sustainable harvest at 5.6 million tonnes annually.
However, the CCAMLR has a set “trigger” level of 620,000 tonnes that represents approximately 1% of the estimated 60 million tonnes of krill in this region.
Current krill fishing is far below the limit, around 200,000 tonnes and about .02 percent of the total biomass, less than half of the trigger level.
Because of the abundance of Krill, and the tight management of fisheries, Krill is viewed as a more sustainable resource than fish oil.
Does the source of Omega-3 matter?
Animal sources like Krill and Fish are high in DHA and EPA. The short lifespans of krill lessen the potential for mercury contamination, PCBs, and other toxins, unlike the longer lifespans of fish which increases the risk of contamination.
Foods like flax, pumpkin seeds, and walnuts contain the omega-3 in the less desirable form of ALA (alpha linolenic acid).
What's the benefits of Krill Oil compared to Fish Oil?
• Krill Oil omega-3’s have a greater bioavailability than fish oil because they are attached to phospholipids which makes it easier for the small intestines to absorb.
• Krill Oil’s variety of DHA is preferred by your brain.
• Krill Oil contains a unique antioxidant Astaxanthin, which is not found in fish oil.
• Krill Oil is sourced from the Southern Hemisphere, a pristine environment, ensuring less potential of toxins and contamination.
• Fish Oil is heavily processed via Molecular Distillation to remove pollutants like mercury and alters the composition into an ethyl ester form which are less bioavailable.
What is the recommended daily serving?
The recommended daily serving is 1-2 servings.