Omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients for our health because they assist in basic cell functioning, cell repair and growth, and other body functions. However, omega-3 fatty acids cannot be synthesised in the human body and must be obtained through food or supplements. Well-known omega-3 fatty acid sources include fish, such as salmon, tuna, herring, sardines and mackerel as well as plant-based sources such as walnuts, flax and flaxseed oil, canola oil, olive oil and soybean oil.
What Is Krill Oil?
Krill oil - a relatively new, but highly promising discovery in the field of health supplements – is extracted from a tiny, shrimp-like animal that lives in the ocean and feeds on microscopic algae. Krill are one of the lowest levels of the marine food chain but, despite their small size, they serve as a food source for a variety of Antarctic marine life, including whales, seals and penguins.
Krill oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids; and due to the algae in the krill’s diet, it is also a source of the powerful antioxidant astaxanthin, which may be beneficial in cardiovascular, immune, inflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases.
Krill oil omega-3s are thought to be assimilated into the body’s cells better than other sources of omega-3 because they are attached to phospholipids EPA and DHA, which are more bio-efficient than other marine oils. Phospholipids are the bond found in krill oil which ensures more efficient delivery of key fatty acids to various parts of the human body, such as the brain, heart and joints, due to increased absorption of omega-3 phospholipids in the small intestine.
Phospholipid-bound omega-3 fatty acids are:
• water dispersible, making them gentler on the stomach;
• more readily absorbed by the body;
• available as smaller capsules that are easy to swallow;
• free from reflux because and other unpleasant digestive issues; and
• better absorbed by the body.
The Benefits of NATRX PURE KRILL OIL
The oceans are home to enormous quantities of krill. The total weight of the world’s krill is greater than the combined weight of the world’s human population and is the greatest biomass in the world.
NATRX PURE KRILL OIL is extracted from Antarctic krill species Euphausia superba by sustainable Eco-HarvestingTM techniques, making it the most environmentally sustainable krill oil available. It contains Superba™ Krill, which is sourced from the pristine waters of the Southern Ocean in Antarctica. Antarctic krill are so low in the food chain and live in the cleanest waters on earth that they are virtually free of contaminants. Astaxanthin, an antioxidant inherent to krill oil, naturally preserves their omega-3 fatty acid content.
Superba™ Krill omega-3s address many health areas, such as: heart, brain and joint health as well as healthy inflammation and women’s health. Supplementing with NATRX PURE KRILL OIL, is generally well-tolerated and safe to use when taken in the prescribed dosage range.
These supplements will assist in:
• Helping to keep both the heart and arteries healthy;
• Promoting a healthy response to inflammation;
• Supporting brain and joint health.
Krill Oil is available at Selected Clicks Stores. Retail Price R149.00 – also available online at www.natrx.co.za – FREE delivery for all online orders