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Pure Krill Oil: Superior Omega-3
Ultra™ Krill Oil offers a superior source of omega-3 with many important additional benefits, designed to meet the highest standards of quality, purity and effectiveness.
Ultra™ Krill Oil provides 500mg of pure Krill Oil, a special source of omega-3 with a high concentration of marine phospholipids which means it is better utilised in the body than standard omega-3 found in fish oil. Ultra™ Krill Oil provides essential fatty acids for the normal function of the heart, brain and vision all within an easier to swallow smaller capsule with no unpleasant fishy odour, taste or aftertaste.
Important: Ultra™ Krill contains only pure Krill Oil, rather than Krill Oil combined with ordinary fish oil as found in some products.
As well as omega-9 fatty acids, Ultra™ Krill provides omega-3, a rich source of the essential fatty acids DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) and EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) to help maintain normal health and wellbeing:
EPA and DHA are classed as essential fatty acids because they cannot be made efficiently by the body and must be obtained through the diet.
• DHA contributes to the maintenance of normal brain & vision function¹
• DHA & EPA contribute to the normal function of the heart²
What are the benefits of Krill Oil over other Fish Oils?
Ultra™ Krill Oil is a smaller soft gel capsule than most traditional omega-3 supplements, and has no fishy odour or taste. Unlike the fatty acids provided by other sources of omega-3, Ultra™ Krill Oil is not dependent on bile for digestion and disperses in water. This means Ultra™ Krill Oil is able to disperse in the small intestine not the stomach so there is no unpleasant fishy taste, burping, odour or reflux.
Krill Oil omega-3 is also naturally low in toxicity & pollutant free compared to other sources of Omega-3.
✓ High Concentration Phospholipids for superior Omega-3 absorption
✓ High quality source of EPA & DHA
✓ No fishy taste
✓ No fishy odour
✓ No reflux
✓ Small capsule
With naturally present Marine Phospholipids
The Omega-3 in Ultra™ Krill Oil has been shown to have the same benefits as fish oil omega-3 which supports normal heart and brain function, but with better efficiency due to the presence of phospholipids.
Research indicates that phospholipid bound omega-3 fatty acids may have greater bioavailability for cell growth and functioning, compared with omega-3 triglycerides³. Ultra™ Krill Oil takes the omega-3 phospholipid form, rather than the omega-3 triglyceride form found in fish and cod liver oils.
Phospholipids are key structural components of our cell membranes, which are involved in the transport of molecules across the cell membrane. Ultra™ Krill Oil provides omega-3 in phospholipid form, mainly as phosphatidylcholine, which means it is more easily transported across cell membranes to where it is utilised.
Omega-3 phospholipids follow simpler digestion and distribution routes in the human body. Simpler digestion in the small intestine before absorption is one of the possible reasons for the greater uptake of omega-3 phospholipids in the human body compared with standard omega-3 triglycerides.
Ultra™ Krill Oil & the environment
Ultra™ Krill Oil is a pure, natural source of Omega-3 providing EPA and DHA as well as Astaxanthin. Harvested in some of the world's cleanest waters, Krill Oil is pollutant free, with presence of natural Astaxanthin giving the oil a deep red colour.
The presence of Astaxanthin also helps to keep krill oil stable without the need of additives, protecting the beneficial Omega-3 fatty acids from becoming rancid due to oxidisation. Consumers can feel assured that they are choosing the highest quality form of Omega-3.
Ultra™ Krill Oil is sourced by Aker BioMarine who co-operate closely with WWF-Norway (World Wide Fund for Nature) to support work on sustainable krill management.
In June 2010, Aker BioMarine's krill fishing operations received MSC certification as a sustainable fishery, making Aker the first MSC-certified krill fishery in the world.
Proprietary Eco-Harvesting™ technology uses a specially designed trawl system that singles out unwanted "by-catch" and releases it unharmed. Eco-Harvesting™ restricts environmental impact and prevents enzymatic degradation of the krill oil, allowing for greater preservation of all key nutrients in the end products, and provides for complete utilization of the product without waste.
Ultra™ Krill Oil is available in the UK from pharmacies and health food stores. Alternatively you can order online here.
¹ A beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 250mg of DHA
² A beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 250mg of EPA and DHA
³ Burri, L. et al., "Review: Marine Omega-3 Phospholipids: Metabolism and Biological Activities". Int J Mol Sci 2012 13(11), 15401-15419
Always read the product directions before use. Do not exceed the recommended intake. As with other food supplements, seek professional advice before using if you are pregnant, breast-feeding, under medical supervision or suffer from food allergies and consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have an underlying medical condition or if on medication. Vitamin supplements are not intended to treat or prevent any disease. Food supplements must not replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy life style. Do not take if you are allergic to shellfish or shellfish products.