Krill Oil

The incredible krill……….Krill oil is made from the Antarctic krill, small shrimp-like crustaceans or prawn-like creatures. They live in the ocean, where they feed mainly on phytoplankton, their preferred food. So what makes them so incredible? Microscopic phytoplankton bloom during the Antarctic summer, but once fall arrives and the light begins to fade the plankton nearly disappear. For these prawn-like creatures to survive the oncoming winter they must adapt. The unusual way they do this is by shrinking themselves. Their metabolism becomes about half of what it was in the summer and they eat only about 5% of their normal diet. They use their own protein reserves and hang under the pack ice that forms around the perimeter of the continent. They dine on the algae that grow there until spring shows up and then return to their normal size and diet.

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They are food to the great whales. Toothless whales gulp down huge quantities of these prawn to fuel their massive bodies. Seals, penguins, sea birds, squid and fish also eat them. Krill along with plankton make up the largest biomass on earth, one of the most easily renewable food resources available.

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Neptune krill oil (Canadian Neptune Technologies holds the patent for krill oil extraction) is extracted from the Antarctic krill and is rich in the essential fatty acid (EFA) Omega-3. Omega-3 is high in eicosapentanoic acid (EPA) and docosahexanoic acid (DHA). It carries these Omega-3s in the form of phospholipids, little packages that deliver the fatty acids directly to your body’s cells. Standard fish oil lacks the phospholipid complex. Fish oil contains omega-3 fatty acids in the less-beneficial form of free triglycerides. Therefore, the Neptune krill oil is more bioavailable than standard fish oil.

The most predominant phospholipid in Neptune krill oil is phosphatidyl choline.

• Choline in important in brain development, learning and memory.
• Choline is very important for fetal brain development in pregnant mothers.
• Choline is very important for infant brain development in nursing mothers.
• Choline is a precursor to acetylcholine a neural transmitter in the brain.
• Choline is a precursor to trimethylglycine a liver protector.

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Essential fatty acids include both omega-3 and omega-6 fats. Essential fatty acids can’t be manufactured in your body. They’re beneficial to normal health and metabolism. Therefore, essential fatty acids must be obtained through diet.

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The balance of omega-3s and omega-6s is critical. Although some omega-6 fats are good for your health most people consume an excess of omega-6 fats. Your ancestors consumed a healthy diet of just about equal omega-3 and omega-6 fats. Most Westerners’ diet is higher in omega-6s than omega-3s. The ratio is close to 20 to 1.

Neptune has more antioxidant power than vitamin E, A, coenzyme Q-10, fish oil, and lutein. It contains an antioxidant called astaxanthin. Astaxanthin crosses the blood-brain barrier, unlike many other antioxidants, where it could theoretically protect the eye, brain and central nervous system from free radical damage. Antioxidants protect the body from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable substances that have a single unpaired electron in the outer shell and are thought to contribute to certain chronic diseases. This amazing oil also contains antioxidants A and D. Koi

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Neptune does not contain mercury, PCBs, heavy metals, or other toxins. The oil is collected far from pollution in the pristine seas surrounding Antarctica.

Both men and women equally benefit from the essential fatty acid nutrition of this Oil. It benefits cardiovascular health and brain health. It supports concentration, memory and learning, and your nervous system function and development. It promotes optimal skin health, creating smooth, moist skin . It fights signs of aging.

Neptune is effective for blood lipid health including cholesterol and triglycerides. It promotes healthy blood sugar. It promotes healthy liver function. It promotes healthy joints, with an increase in joint comfort. It reduces inflammation by inhibiting C-reactive protein reducing arthritic symptoms. Your immune system is bolstered with krill oil.

C-reactive protein sharply increases during attacks of gout. Krill oil inhibits C-reactive protein thus reducing inflammation. For great information on other non-drug treatments for gout visit Natural Gout Prevention.

It's effective for the management of premenstrual syndrome reducing physical and emotional symptoms. It promotes healthy mood.

There are other benefits of Neptune krill oil. For example, athletes have reported an increase in endurance and better performance when using krill oil.

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Unlike fish oil, krill oil doesn’t cause you to have fishy burps and aftertaste because of its high phospholipid and antioxidant content. The oil can be taken anytime, but because it contains vitamins that are fat-soluble, it's best absorbed when taken with food or a multivitamin that contains fat. Study participants preferred to take the oil earlier in the day rather than at bedtime because it can stimulate brain activity.

You don't need to store your capsules in the refrigerator. The antioxidant content makes the oil extremely stable. Just store the softgels in a cool, dry place.

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Side effects caused by this oil include loose stools, diarrhea, and indigestion.

Don’t take………

Don’t take this oil if you’re allergic to seafood. Use fish oil instead if you have a shellfish allergy, or consult your doctor.

Don’t take this oil if you have a bleeding disorder unless it’s under the supervision of a doctor.

If you take blood thinners, NSAIDS , or anti-platelet medication you should only use this oil under a doctor’s supervision.

This oil should be used cautiously if you’re taking herbs and supplements that are thought to increase the risk of bleeding such as garlic and ginkgo biloba.

If you are pregnant or breast feeding consult your doctor prior to using the oil.

People with diabetes should not take more than 2g of marine oil supplements a day without the advice of their doctor.

If you experience visual changes after taking a krill oil product, check with your doctor.

Stop using krill oil two weeks prior to and after surgery.

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