Antarctic Krill Oil FAQ

Krill Oil contains a powerhouse of nutrients that have anti-inflammatory, anti-thrombotic, and immune-enhancing properties.

5 Key Points About Antarctic Krill Oil

  1. Krill Oil contains potent phospholipids that support brain health.
  2. Krill Oil targets inflammation that is associated with joint problems.
  3. Krill Oil reduces the risk of harmful blood clots.
  4. The omega-3 fatty acids in Krill Oil reduce the risk of cardiovascular issues.
  5. Astaxanthin in Krill Oil improves blood flow, energy, and muscle recovery after exercise.

What is Krill Oil For?

Krill oil is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids such as Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), both of which are contained in phospholipids [1-4]. Omega-3s have anti-inflammatory properties that make them useful toward improving the symptoms of arthritis [5]. In addition, omega-3s have anti-thrombotic (prevents blood clots) and anti-cancer properties [1, 6].

Phospholipids are primarily made up of phosphatidylcholine, which has neuroprotective properties (protects brain cells). Phospholipids also have smaller amounts of lysophosphatidylcholine and phosphatidylethanolamine [4, 7]. Krill oil also contains small amounts of triglycerides, omega-6 fatty acids, tocopherol, and astaxanthin [2].

The powerful antioxidant properties of astaxanthin have been linked to improved cardiovascular health, a lower rate of oxidative (toxin) damage to cells, improved blood flow, and the reduced growth of cancer cells [8, 9]. Astaxanthin supplementation also appears to boost the body’s absorption of fatty acids, which increases endurance, and accelerates muscle recovery after exercising [10].

Antarctic Krill Oil also contains vitamin A, which supports healthy eyesight, boosts the immune system, supports bone health, and lowers the risk of developing certain cancers, among several additional health benefits [11, 12].

This powerhouse of nutrients provides you with benefits that include [1-11]:

  • Enhanced joint health
  • Improved cardiovascular health
  • Heightened brain health
  • Increased overall health

If you are reading this guide it is probably because you just opened a package containing Antarctic Krill Oil and you may be wondering how to take it. This guide should answer a lot of questions, but you can feel free to contact us with any additional questions.

How to Use Antarctic Krill Oil

In order to benefit from enhanced joint, heart, and cognitive health, Krill Oil should be consumed in a potent supplement form like NativePath’s Antarctic Krill Oil.

One to two servings of Antarctic Krill Oil provides your body with an ample supply of beneficial nutrients that promote all of the previously described health benefits.

How Often Should You Take Antarctic Krill Oil?

Research suggests that a minimum serving of 250 mg of omega-3s (e.g krill oil), daily, is beneficial for your health [13]. One dose of Antarctic Krill Oil contains 500 mg of krill oil that contains EPA, DHA, and Astaxanthin.

In order to experience improved health, it is very important to take Antarctic Krill Oil every day.

Consuming large amounts of Krill oil may cause an allergic reaction or gastrointestinal discomfort [14]. Therefore, if you want to take more than the recommended serving, please speak with your doctor first.

When Should You Take It?

The optimal time to consume Antarctic Krill Oil is in the morning and at lunchtime if you take two servings per day. Consuming this supplement with a meal improves your body’s ability to absorb the beneficial nutrients in Krill oil as well as additional nutrients from your food.

Therefore, taking one to two servings daily with meals improves the bioavailability of the nutrients and will provide you with the best health benefits.

Who Should Use Antarctic Krill Oil?

The recommended serving of Antarctic Krill Oil is safe to take regularly and is beneficial for your health, no matter what your gender is.

Is Antarctic Krill Oil Vegan or Vegetarian?

The krill oil in this product is not compatible with a vegan or vegetarian diet as its source is wild caught sustainable krill (crustacean shellfish) from the Antarctic.

Is Antarctic Krill Oil Safe While Pregnant or Nursing?

There is no reliable research regarding the safety of consuming Krill oil supplements while pregnant or nursing, although it contains omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) that have been shown to be beneficial during pregnancy and breastfeeding [15, 16].

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please speak with your doctor before taking this supplement.

What is the Best Krill Oil Made From?

Our products are always made with real ingredients. The Krill Oil in this supplement is derived from wild caught sustainable krill (crustacean shellfish) from the Antarctic.

How Does Antarctic Krill Oil Affect Blood Sugars and Ketosis?

Antarctic Krill Oil does not contain any protein, which means it is keto friendly and will not affect your daily protein intake.

In addition, this supplement will not affect your blood sugar as it does not contain any type of sweetener.

References

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  2. Bottino NR. Lipid composition of two species of Antarctic krill: Euphausia superba and E. crystallorophias. Comp Biochem Physiol B 1975;50:479-84.
  3. Winther, B., Hoem, N., Berge, K., and Reubsaet, L. Elucidation of phosphatidylcholine composition in krill oil extracted from Euphausia superba. Lipids 2011;46(1):25-36.
  4. Le Grandois J, Marchioni E, Zhao M, Giuffrida F, Ennahar S, Bindler F. Investigation of natural phosphatidylcholine sources: separation and identification by liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-MS2) of molecular species. J Agric.Food Chem. 2009;57(14):6014-6020.
  5. Ierna, M., Kerr, A., Scales, H., Berge, K., and Griinari, M. Supplementation of diet with krill oil protects against experimental rheumatoid arthritis. BMC Musculoskelet.Disord. 2010;11:136.
  6. Jayathilake AG, Senior PV, Su XQ. Krill oil extract suppresses cell growth and induces apoptosis of human colorectal cancer cells. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2016;16(1):328.
  7. Gibellini F, Smith TK. The Kennedy pathway--De novo synthesis of phosphatidylethanolamine and phosphatidylcholine. IUBMB Life. 2010;62(6):414-28.
  8. Naguib YM. Antioxidant activities of astaxanthin and related carotenoids. J Agric Food Chem. 2000;48(4):1150-4.
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  14. Berge K, Musa-Veloso K, Harwood M, Hoem N, Burri L. Krill oil supplementation lowers serum triglycerides without increasing low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in adults with borderline high or high triglyceride levels. Nutr Res 2014;34(2):126-33.
  15. Greenberg JA, Bell SJ, Ausdal WV. Omega-3 Fatty Acid supplementation during pregnancy. Rev Obstet Gynecol. 2008;1(4):162-9.
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