Contains vitamin E, A, D and astaxanthin 48 times more Oxygen Radical Absorptent than fish oil This is a sustainably-sourced and pollution free supplement. Krill are shrimp-like crustaceans which feed on algae and are caught from the cleaner Antarctic ocean. The oil that is extracted from them consists of three components: Omega-3 fatty acids similar to those of fish oil Omega-3 fatty acids attached (conjugated) to phospholipids, mainly phosphatidylcholine (alternatively referred to as marine lecithin) Astaxanthin, an antioxidant. Unlike many other antioxidants, astaxanthin crosses the blood-brain barrier, where it could theoretically protect the eye, brain and central nervous system from free radical damage.
What's particularly special about Krill Oil is that its omega-3 content is mainly in the omega-3 phospholipid form, which research suggests is a preferred dietary supplement when compared to omega-3 in triglyceride form (found in fish and cod liver oils). The phospholipid form is more stable and the naturally occurring antioxidant astaxanthin helps this stabilisation further.
The typical Western diet is very low in Omega 3 and even lower in Omega 3 from phospholipids. Krill Oil also contains the other fatty acids essential fatty acids Omega’s 6 and 9. It is very stable and will last two years at room temperature. This particular brand has been selected for its high quality and purity; for the unique delivery system and its bioavailability; and for its natural fish gelatine capsules.
Possible Drug Interactions - People taking blood thinners (anticoagulant or anti-platelet medication), such as aspirin, warfarin (Coumadin), heparin, clopidogrel (Plavix), non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS) such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve) should only use krill oil under a physician's supervision.
Krill oil should also be used with caution by people taking herbs and supplements that are thought to increase the risk of bleeding, such as ginkgo biloba and garlic.
Dosage: 2 Capsules daily with the first meal.
3 Month supply. Contra indications: Do not take if allergic to shellfish, have a blood coagulation condition or are taking anticoagulants such as Warfarin.