What is Krill Oil?
Krill oil is an oil extracted from microscopic marine animals in the same group as small shrimp, Crustaceans, which tend to inhabit in the deep seas of the Antarctic Ocean with good ecosystems, a clean natural source. Pure Krill Oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, including EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) and DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) fatty acids in their binding form, phosphatidylcholine. Pure nature facilitates the digestion and absorption of omega-3 fatty acids in the body. Moreover, krill oil is also rich in omega-6 fatty acids, omega-9 fatty acids and a red antioxidant called astaxanthin, which is in the same family as lycopene and beta-carotene. From these important substances, krill oil is useful in health care of the heart and the blood vessels, reduce symptoms of osteoarthritis, arthritis, and relieve pre-menstrual pain. And here are some of the key benefits of natural krill oil that is rich in omega-3, 6 and 9 fatty acids.
Omega-3 fatty acids (Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid)
There are two types of essential fatty acids: which are
1. EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid)
EPA fatty acids help reduce triglyceride level in the blood, prevent arteriosclerosis and platelet aggregation and improve blood vessels flexibility. It can also help alleviate symptoms of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis. Therefore, it is suitable for those who want to reduce blood fat and relieve joint inflammation.
2. DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)
DHA fatty acids help to nourish the brain and eyes, help strengthen and prevent the degeneration of brain cells, facilitate learning, and memory, thereby help to slow down the degeneration of the nervous system and the brain in adults as well as enhancing the vision system to work efficiently.
Fatty acids in the Omega-6 group (Unsaturated Fatty Acid)
Unsaturated fatty acids that are omega-6 fatty acids include linoleic acid and arachidonic acid. Omega-6 acids are essential fatty acids that the body cannot produce on its own. It must be obtained from food only. This type of good fatty acid will help prevent various diseases as it is the precursor for the production of prostaglandin PGE1, which has a positive effect on health.
1. Decrease platelet function, resulting in less clots in the arteries, improve blood flow and hearth functions.
2. Reduce level of total cholesterol, and bad cholesterol (LDL-Cholesterol), as well as helping to increase good cholesterol (HDL-Cholesterol), which is cholesterol fat that is beneficial to the body.
3. Help reduce pain and inflammation such as, premenstrual pain, abdominal pain, breast pain and various discomfort.
4. Help maintain moisture to skin cells, reduce dryness, cracks and wrinkles.
Fatty acid in the group of Omega-9 (Unsaturated Fatty Acid)
Unsaturated fatty acids that are omega-9 fatty acids are oleic acid and erucic acid. The benefits of omega-9 fatty acids that are good for the body are:
1. Help reduce bad cholesterol (LDL-Cholesterol), increase the level of good cholesterol (HDL-Cholesterol), as well as reduce triglyceride level.
2. Improve the normal circulatory system in the body, heart, brain, liver kidneys, and other organs to work more efficiently. Prevent heart disease and coronary artery diseases
3. Help prevent dementia, nourish the brain and enhance memory.
Krill oil is rich in antioxidants, astaxanthin.
Antioxidant, astaxanthin is a red pigment found only in marine, crustaceans. It is a nutrient that is classified as a carotenoids. The special properties of astaxanthin are the ability to eliminate oxygen free radicals to a greater extent than vitamin C by 14.3 times, vitamin E by 64.9 times, French pine bark extract (pycnogenol) by 17.9 times, beta-carotene by 53.7 times and synthetic astaxanthin by 20.9 times, respectively.
Due to the unique structure of astaxanthin to protect cell membranes in various organs of the body, astaxanthin has been found to have the unique properties that can protect cell membranes both internally and externally and plays an important role in stimulating the body's immune system. Astaxanthin health benefits include:
Help to balance cholesterol level, especially bad cholesterol (LDL-Cholesterol), thus helping the vascular walls to be more flexible.
Balancing blood pressure and heartbeat. Helps repair and restore brain cells and blood vessels in patients with cerebral stroke or patients who are deprived of oxygen to the brain.
Prevent degeneration of organs such as, retina, kidneys, and blood vessels in diabetic patients.
Reduce inflammation in the body. Help to build immunity in patients with low immunity.
Krill oil benefits in maintaining health.
Cardiovascular health benefits, it helps to prevent and reduce the risk of heart and brain arteriosclerosis by reducing blood cholesterol and triglycerides.
It benefits joint health, reduce inflammation, symptoms and help to prevent osteoarthritis and joint inflammation in people with degenerative joint diseases and rheumatoid arthritis. It has been certified with safety production standards from various contaminants and heavy metals from many of the world's leading institutions such as The Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD) of Canada, Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS).
An optimal recommended dosages of krill oil.
For reduction of blood fat levels, take 1-2 capsules per day after meals.
For symptomatic relief of arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, take 1 capsule daily after meals.
For pre-menstrual symptoms relief, abdominal pain, breast pain, take 4 capsule daily for 8 days before menstruation and continue for 2 days during menstruation.