Superba™ Krill Oil provides omega-3 in phospholipid form, mainly as phosphatidylcholine. Omega-3 availability is increased when delivered by phospholipids compared with other sources, due to more efficient absorption of omega-3 phospholipids in the small intestine. After absorption, phosphatidylcholine is incorporated into cell membranes and participates in fatty acid transport in blood and across membranes.
Lysophosphatidylcholine is thought to impact the distribution of fatty acids to the body’s organs and tissues because of its role in lipoprotein assemblages, which serve as vehicles that transport fatty acids via blood serum.
As a consequence of the enhanced availability of omega-3 when delivered by phospholipids in humans, it is proposed that Superba™ Krill Oil is a superior source of omega-3 for promoting cardiovascular health.
What is EPA?
Eicosapentaenoic acid is an Omega-3 Fatty Acid found in the flesh of coldwater fish, including mackerel, herring, tuna, halibut, salmon, cod liver, whale blubber, or seal blubber.
Omega-3 fatty acids are part of a healthy diet that help to lower risk of heart disease. Getting more EPA in your diet has positive effects on coronary heart disease, high triglycerides (fats in the blood), high blood pressure, and inflammation.
EPA is used for high blood pressure in high-risk pregnancies (eclampsia), age-related macular degeneration (AMD), heart disease, schizophrenia, personality disorder, cystic fibrosis, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, and diabetes.
EPA is used in combination with docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in fish oil preparations for a variety of conditions, including preventing and reversing heart disease, and decreasing irregular heartbeats; as well as asthma, menstrual problems, hot flashes, hay fever, lung diseases, lupus erythematosus, and kidney disease.
What is DHA?
Docosahexaenoic acid is an omega-3 fatty acid found in cold water fatty fish, such as salmon and fish oil supplements, along with eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Vegetarian sources of DHA come from seaweed. Our bodies naturally make small amounts of DHA, but we must get the amounts we need from food or supplements.
Omega-3 fatty acids are good for your heart, and your body needs DHA for a healthy brain. Infants need DHA, especially during the first 6 months of their lives, so their brains, eyes, and nervous systems can develop as they should. DHA is found in breast milk and is added to some infant formula.
What is Omega-9 Fatty Acids (Oleic acid)?
Omega-9, or monounsaturated oleic and stearic acid, is a non essential fatty acid produced naturally by the body whenever there is enough of either Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids.
Omega 9 is mainly used when there is an insufficiency of either omega 3, omega 6 or both. When the body doesn't have enough omega 3 or omega 6, it tries to compensate by producing omega 9 fatty acids to take their place.
This fatty acid plays a role in promoting heart health by supporting healthy, balanced cholesterol levels and improving immune function. Omega 9 may also aid in the production of prostaglandins, which have many great health benefits.
What is Asthaxanthin?
Astaxanthin is a reddish pigment that belongs to a group of chemicals called carotenoids. It occurs naturally in certain algae and causes the pink or red color in salmon, trout, lobster, shrimp, and other seafood. As a powerful antioxidant, Astaxanthin has been found to show a wide roster of benefits in human clinical studies on several health concerns.
Astaxanthin has the unique ability to protect the cell because of the polar hydrophilic ends that span across the membrane. Due to its structure, Astaxanthin is one of the few antioxidants that can move throughout the entire body and provide protection to all of our cells.
It has been used by those suffering from Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, “brain attack” (stroke), high cholesterol, and an eye condition called age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
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