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How do these tiny marine krill keep your brain and the ocean healthy?

Krill Oil photoSustainable health is important

Krill oil is a highly valued supplement for good health, as an important source of omega 3 essential fatty acids. As with any supplement it is important to trust that it comes from the best source. You may have noticed media reports suggesting that harvesting Krill in the Antarctic has reduced the Krill population, threatening the important Antarctic ecosystem.

Is Krill an endangered species?

Krill harvesting commenced in the early 1970’s and the potential for uncontrolled Krill harvesting led to the signing of a far-sighted and unique fishing treaty, The Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) which came into effect in 1982. CCAMLR is designed to protect the Antarctic ecosystem in a holistic sense by managing the living marine resources in the Southern Ocean and at the same time, create a sustainable and viable Krill fishery. CCAMLR reporting for the 2010/2011 year shows that only 11.85% of the precautionary catch limit was harvested, giving you confidence that the delicate Antarctic ecosystem is being protected.

What makes Krill oil different to fish oil?

Krill oil is naturally high in vital health-giving components: omega-3 essential fatty acids, phospholipids, vitamins A and E and astaxanthin. The eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) (Omega 3 ) essential fatty acids found in Krill oil are bound to phospholipids. The majority of cell membranes in your body are made up of phospholipids and studies show between 24% to 45% increased bioavailability of EPA and DHA from Krill oil when compared to fish oil. This means you need to take less Krill oil when compared to standard fish oils for a therapeutic benefit.

Krill oil and Cholesterol management

Krill oil assists in the maintenance of normal, healthy cholesterol levels, improves the LDL:HDL (high-density lipoprotein or ‘good’ cholesterol) ratio and helps to keep triglyceride levels within the normal range.

Krill oil and Arthritis

Krill oil is also beneficial in the management and symptomatic relief of osteoarthritis and provides temporary relief of the pain of arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Krill oil helps to reduce joint inflammation and stiffness associated with arthritis and increase joint mobility due to the anti-inflammatory properties of the phospholipid-bound EPA and DHA. EPA and DHA help reduce joint pain and stiffness in arthritic conditions in a similar way to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAID’s). Long term EPA and DHA intake may reduce the dependence on NSAID’s for pain relief in some types of arthritis, helping to reduce the risk of unwanted side effects of NSAID’s.

Your brain and Krill

If you are interested in maintaining brain health and mental accuity then Krill is for you. One again the enhanced bioavailability of EPA and DHA make Krill a great choice for ensuring that those valuable nutients are absorbed and used by your brain. Did you know... As young Krill become adults, they begin to aggregate into huge swarms, sometimes stretching for kilometres in every direction, with many thousands of Krill packed into each cubic metre of water, turning the water red or orange.

Krill Oil 1000Mr Vitamins recommends:

One of Mr Vitamins trusted suppliers is Herbs of Gold. Their Krill Oil 1000 with Astaxanthin is a superior quality Krill Oil containing high levels of Astaxanthin.

Recommended Dose:

Adults – Take 1 capsule, twice daily for 3 months, followed thereafter by 1 capsule daily. Or take as directed by your healthcare practitioner. Find out more about Herbs of Gold Krill Oil 1000  
Ask one of our Naturopaths for recommendations about the gold standard in Krill Oil.

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