Krill Oil promotes healthy joint, brain, and heart functions.
Krill Oil is 54 times more powerful than ordinary fish oil!
Krill are a type of shrimp-like marine invertebrates and are a common food source of baleen whales, manta rays, whale sharks and numerous other marine animals. The oil derived from Krill is rich in phospholipids, the building blocks for cell membranes, and Essential Fatty Acids including Omega-3, 6 and 9. Krill Oil is very stable, free of heavy metal content and considered more efficient in the body than regular fish oil capsules.
Vitalabs' Krill Oil delivers a potent 500 milligrams of purified Krill Oil in every easy to absorb soft gelatin capsule.
The Many Ways Krill Oil Supports You:
- A healthy heart*
- Support for concentration, memory and learning*
- Blood sugar health*
- Healthy joints, with an increase in joint comfort*
- Fighting your signs of aging*
- Healthy brain and nervous system function and development*
- Protection for cell membranes*
- Cholesterol and other blood lipid health*
- Healthy liver function*
- Relief of normal PMS symptoms*
- Bolstering your immune system*
- Healthy mood support*
- Optimal skin health*
- Improved quality of life when compared with fish oil*
Krill are shrimp-like crustaceans that are approximately 1 to 6 centimeters long. They live is the ocean, where they feed mainly on phytoplankton. They're near the bottom of the food chain and are eaten by whales, seals, penguins, squid and fish.
Commercial fishing of krill occurs primarily in the Southern Ocean and the northern Pacific Ocean along the coasts of Canada and Japan. Krill that are caught are used for aquaculture and aquarium feeds, sport fishing bait or they are eaten as food. In Japan, krill that's caught for food is called okiami.
Krill oil, the oil that's found naturally in krill, is extracted and sold as a nutritional supplement. It's sold in some health food stores and online in capsule form.
Krill oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, which is the main reason it's becoming popular as a nutritional supplement.
Another reason krill oil is becoming popular is because it contains an antioxidant called astaxanthin. The algae that krill eat produces the bright red pigment astaxanthin that gives krill and other crustaceans such as lobster and shrimp their reddish-pink color.
Antioxidants protect our body cells from damage from free radicals, unstable substances that are thought to contribute to certain chronic diseases. 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.
Why Do People Use Krill Oil
People use krill oil for the same reasons they use fish oil, flax oil or other omega-3 fatty acids. Unlike fish oil, krill oil doesn't cause fishy burps or an aftertaste, a common side effect of fish oil. Also, krill oil contains higher amounts of astaxanthin than fish oil.
- Vitamin A (from krill) 47 IU 1%
- Vitamin E (from Krill) .45 IU <1%
- Krill Oil 500 mg *
- EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) 81 mg *
- DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) 52 mg *
- Phospholipids 200 mg *
- Omega 6 14 mg *
- Omega 9 46 mg *
- Other omega 3 fatty acids 35 mg *
- Astaxanthin 500 mcg *
*Daily value not established
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, glycerin, and purified water
This product is manufactured and packaged in a facility which may also process milk, soy, wheat, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and crustacean shellfish.
WARNING: ALLERGEN WARNING: CONTAINS SHELLFISH (KRILL)
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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.
Krill oil seems to be safe for most adults when used appropriately for a short amount of time (up to three months). Research on krill oil has not adequately evaluated its safety or possible side effects. However, it is likely that krill oil can cause some side effects similar to fish oil such as bad breath, heartburn, fishy taste, upset stomach, nausea, and loose stools.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of krill oil during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Seafood allergy: Some people who are allergic to seafood might also be allergic to krill oil supplements. There is no reliable information showing how likely people with seafood allergy are to have an allergic reaction to krill oil; however, until more is known, avoid using krill oil or use it cautiously if you have a seafood allergy.
Surgery: Because krill oil can slow blood clotting, there is concern that it might increase the risk of bleeding during and after surgery. Stop using krill oil at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
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