Monday, 26 May 2014

Krill oil -next generation of Omega-3

Krill exist in all ocean around the globe. It representing the largest biomass on the Earth. Krill exhibit a shrimp-like appearance.Krill live in huge swarms in the ocean and because they feed on marine algae that produce omega-3 fatty acids- eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahecaenoic acid (DHA) - they will accumulate these fatty acids in their body.

Both krill oil and fish oil contain EPA and DHA, however they deliver these fats in different ways. In fish oil, omega-3 fats are attached to triglycerides, that can be burned for energy or stored as fuel reserve in fat cells.

Or else in krill oil, omega-3 are attached to phospholipids that make up the membrane of each cell in our bodies. The membrane acts as the walls of the house to maintain the integrity of the cell. It controls what goes in and out and communication between cells.
When cell membranes function well, nutrients are more easily absorbed, used to replace and repair tissue and to generate energy.

Human clinical studies have shown that EPA and DHA from krill oils s more effectively incorporated in the human cells and tissues compared to fish oil. This means that same amount of krill will be absorbed into out body compare to fish oil.

Astaxanthin , an antioxidant carotenoid that gives krill oil its deep red colour. It is a very potent antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties.

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