Krill are oceanic omega-3 powerhouses. They are a tiny organism harvested from icy cold waters of the Antarctic.
Omega-3s are essential fatty acids.
“Essential” means your body can’t produce them on its own, so you have to ingest them from food or a supplement. The EPA & DHA in Krill Oil is carried by phospholipids.
This is the same type of fat our cells are made from, this makes them more easily absorbed by the body than the triglyceride form of Omega 3 found in fish oils. This means not only do you need less of it, one small capsule, but you also avoid the unpleasant after-taste or re-flux common with fish oils.
Fish oil and krill oil both provide DHA and EPA. While fish oil also has high amounts of both essential omega-3s, there is an advantage to the DHA and EPA in krill. Whereas the omega-3s in fish oil are bound to triglycerides, in krill they are bound to phospholipids, making it easier for the intestines to absorb. Krill oil has a shorter lifespan than most fish and is harvested in pristine Antarctic waters, minimizing its exposure to any oceanic pollution.