- Contains a high antioxidant and phospholipid content.
- Helps to reduce inflammation in the heart and vascular system.
- May mitigate pain and stiffness in arthritic joints, reducing requirements for anti-inflammatories.
Krill Oil supplement contains krill oil from Norway, with antioxidant properties to support cardiovascular and immune health, now available to buy at Supersmart.
Krill is the generic name for the tiny shrimp-like crustaceans found in the cold waters of the Antarctic. They are essentially composed of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, such as EPA or DHA, the multi-potent benefits of which are constantly being demonstrated. Krill means ‘whale food’ in Norwegian, although they are also eaten by penguins, seals, seabirds and salmon.
Krill oil essentially consists of the polyunsaturated fatty acids EPA and DHA. One gram of krill oil provides around 250mg of EPA + DHA, and thus helps meet international nutritional recommendations for these two long-chain fatty acids, of around 500mg/day. Antarctic krill oil, Euphasia superba, is extracted from frozen, crushed krill. The lipid extract is filtered to remove proteins and other components resulting in a perfectly pure oil, free from dioxins, heavy metals and PCBs. Our krill comes from Norway (AKER) and is guaranteed free from pollutant residues.
Chronic inflammation is at the root of the so-called diseases of civilisation: cardiovascular disease, arthritis, among others.
Research has shown that krill oil suppressed hepatic steatosis (fatty liver) in high-fat fed rats. In addition, other studies have shown that three months’ supplementation, at doses of 2g to 3g/day, significantly reduced LDL-cholesterol levels (by 18%) and blood triglycerides (by 27%). These results clearly demonstrate the benefits of krill oil in preventing body fat accumulation and in reducing the risk of relapse and mortality following a heart attack.
In a trial involving 70 women in Quebec, researchers noted that daily use of krill oil, at doses of 2g/day, significantly improved symptoms of premenstrual syndrome as well as period pain (dysmenorrhea),
Researchers have recommended krill oil for treating certain psychological disorders (depression, bipolar disorders…). Emotional health benefits are related to krill oil’s phospholipids which enable omega-3 to cross the central nervous system easily. However, the results of larger-scale studies are awaited to expand and confirm these findings.
Buy Krill Oil to support your cardiovascular health.
|Daily dose : 2 Softgels
Number of doses per pack : 30
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