Cleanmarine Krill Oil is an ethically fished source of Omega 3 that encourages fast absorption. As concern continues to rise over declining fish stocks Cleanmarine Krill Oil provides a pure, environmentally friendly and superior form of Omega 3 EPA and DHA.
About Cleanmarine Krill Oil
Antarctic Krill are tiny shrimp like crustaceans that live in our cool deep oceans. They are the most abundant living organism on the planet and provide a source of EPA and DHA in the form of Phospholipids, rather than the Triglyceride Omega 3 found in fish oils.
Our cell membranes are made up predominantly of phospholipids so the EPA and DHA is easily assimilated by the body. Fish oils need to be processed by the body before they can be assimilated, meaning they are not as efficiently absorbed.
Studies have shown that less EPA and DHA from Cleanmarine Krill Oil is required to achieve similar health benefits as an equivalent amount of EPA and DHA from fish oils.
Krill also contain a powerful natural antioxidant - Astaxanthin - which gives them their reddish colour. Astaxanthin helps keep the oil fresh and pure and provides you with an anti-oxidant boost. Fish oils do not contain Astaxanthin and an anti-oxidant often has to be added during the production process.
Krill Oil naturally contains Astaxanthin.
Sustainability and Ethical Fishing
Cleanmarine uses Krill Oil that has been certified to the Marine Stewardship Councils standard for sustainability - the first Omega 3 Oil to have such an accreditation in Europe.
The fishing vessel has a full time observer from the WWF on-board to ensure there is no "side" catch and that strictly controlled quotas are adhered too. Only 0.0375% of all krill are fished each year, well below the precautionary level of 1%. Therefore, there is no danger of over-fishing with such a tightly controlled environment.
Cleanmarine Krill are harvested from deep in the Antarctic Ocean. They have exceptional purity for 3 key reasons:
- The Antarctic current, which moves in a circular motion round the Antarctic, keeps the polluted waters of the Atlantic and Pacific from mixing - therefore protecting the waters and the wildlife from these potentially harmful elements
- Krill are very low down in the food chain so that, even if there were pollutants, they would accumulate extremely small amounts. Fish are higher up the chain and therefore can accumulate far more toxins than Krill.
- Astaxanthin naturally keeps the oil from oxidising and becoming rancid without the need to add anything or refine the oil.
No fishy Aftertaste!
As fish oils provide Omega 3 EPA and DHA in Triglyceride form that the body has to break down and then reassemble into a form it needs at the cellular level – which is then absorbed by the stomach – you will often find that the fish oils result with an unpleasant fishy aftertaste.
However, Cleanmarine Krill Oil is absorbed by the small intestine, not the stomach, and is already in the form required for efficient absorption; meaning you do not get the same reflux or aftertaste that you get from fish oil when you use Krill Oil, ensuring no complaints from your partner or friends!