By now you are sure to have heard about the benefits of omega-3 fats. There are numerous studies suggesting the positive effect of omega-3s on heart, brain, and immune health. That’s why omega-3 supplementation should be a simple decision to make for those of us who want to stay healthy and vital well into old age.
EPA and DHA
The two most crucial omega-3s for human health are EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) and DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid). These are considered “essential fatty acids” because they are necessary for proper functioning human biology but are not produced by the body itself. Therefore, these critical nutrients must be obtained through diet.
The unfortunate truth is, however, that EPA and DHA are not found in many foods! Most plant food omega-3s, as found in chia and flax seeds, are ALA (Alpha-linolenic Acid) which is very poorly converted into EPA and DHA when consumed.
The most potent source of EPA and DHA comes from seafood. So, unless you regularly consume an abundance of seafood, it really is important to supplement omega-3s, and the ultimate source of these essential fats is krill oil.
Krill Oil vs. Fish Oil
Many people default to fish oil for omega-3 supplementation. However, it turns out that fish oil is not the most effective, safe, or ecologically responsible choice. That’s why Dr. Don Colbert developed Living Krill. Krill oil is more bioavailable than fish oil, contains special antioxidants, is cleaner and safer than fish oil, and is by far more environmentally friendly.
Bioavailable Phospholipid Delivery
The cells in your body are protected by a cell wall comprised of a phospholipid membrane. Omega 3 fatty acids are incorporated into the phospholipid membrane to help keep the cell wall flexible and healthy.
Unfortunately, the omega-3s in fish oil are attached to triglycerides that must be broken down by your digestive system before they can be absorbed by the cell wall. During this process up to 85% of the omega-3s can be lost!
On the other hand, Living Krill Oil supplies EPA and DHA in their highly absorbable phospholipid form. This makes the omega-3s from Living Krill Oil ten times more bioavailable than those found in standard fish oil!
Omega-3s are delicate and unstable polyunsaturated fatty acids. This means they are prone to oxidation, and consuming oxidized oils can be extremely damaging to your health. So it is crucial to choose your omega-3 supplement wisely.
It is a fact that many of the omega-3 and fish oil supplements on the market are rancid. This is because when the delicate omega-3 fatty acids are exposed to light, heat, or oxygen, they quickly oxidize and become not only useless, but actually harmful to your health.
But do not fear! Living Krill Oil comes with the naturally occurring antioxidant astaxanthin. Astaxanthin stabilizes the fatty acids in the krill oil protecting them from oxidation. This ensures that you get all of the amazing benefits omega-3s intact without any of the negative effects of consuming oxidized oils.
Free of Contamination
Krill are tiny marine organisms that are harvested far from industrial pollution. They are also low enough on the food chain as to not accumulate considerable amounts of toxic contaminants such as heavy metals, PCBs, and pesticides.
Fish oil is often riddled with mercury and other toxins that become concentrated higher up in the food chain. So for a cleaner source of omega-3 choose Living Krill Oil.
Did you know that krill actually makes up the largest biomass in the world? There are more krill than any other creature on the planet! This means that over harvesting of krill is simply not a concern.
Fish, however, are in very real danger of being over harvested. Many previously prolific fisheries all over the world have been dramatically depleted in the last 100 years. For this reason, krill oil is by far a more ecologically friendly source of omega-3s.
Support Your Heart and Brain
For the most safe, effective, and sustainable solution for obtaining adequate omega-3s, choose Living Krill! Omega-3s support the health of your cardiovascular, nervous, and immune systems. This is particularly important as we age and these systems begin to take the toll of a life well lived. Do what is best for your body and your mind!