If your fairy godmother could wave a wand and grant you one wish, you may dream of a single natural product which would support a healthy heart, maintain good cholesterol levels, support joints into old age, help boost your immune system and of course help with that frustrating loss of memory. The good news is that Mother Nature has actually devised just such a product in krill oil.
The benefits of this powerful natural product, which is obtained from millions of tiny shrimp-like crustaceans, has only recently been recognized. Now hailed as ‘Nature’s Perfect Recipe’ for our all-round health, krill oil is abundantly rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids which are high in EPA and DHA. Krill oil supplements deliver these vital nutrients as highly absorbable phospholipids, which allow the EPA and DHA to directly enter your body’s cells and get to work right away. The anti-inflammatory properties of EPA are invaluable in easing pain by reducing stiffness and tenderness in the joints. EPA also increases calcium in the body, assisting in the prevention of bone loss. Krill oil supplements have been found to be beneficial to those suffering from PMS and it decreases the occurrence of hot flashes and night sweating in menopausal women.
Why take Krill instead of Fish Oil?
So why take krill instead of fish oil? Krill is an extremely high source of antioxidants and your body can metabolize it more completely than fish oil.
Why is krill oil easier to absorb than fish oil? The omega 3 fatty acids in krill oil are bound together in a phospholipid chain instead of the less beneficial triglyceride form found in fish oil. It so happens that the fats in the cells of the human body are also in the form of phospholipids. These phospholipids are the building blocks of cell membranes and they protect your cells from free radical damage. The special relationship between phospholipids and omega-3 fatty acids in krill enables antioxidants to get through your intestinal walls and into your cells.
Essential fatty acids (EFAs) include both omega-3 fats (high in the vital compounds EPA and DHA) and omega-6 fats. EFAs are called essential because your body cannot make them and therefore, EFAs must be obtained through your diet. Krill oil is exceptionally high in DHA and EPA.
This new generation, all-natural supplement has 48 times the power and benefit of traditional fish oil. Krill are the source of life to whales, sharks, seals, penguins and other fish which live in the cold Antarctic seas. Since krill are at the bottom of the food chain, living on the microscopic plant life called phytoplankton, they do not contain the harmful heavy metals such as mercury which are present in larger fish and consequently their oils. If you are still not convinced that krill oil is far superior to other fish oils, then perhaps the lack of fishy aftertaste often suffered with other fish oils will help you appreciate this powerful natural supplement as a true gift from nature’s fairy godmother. SABUNG AYAM