- 60 Krill Oil Softgels per bottle
- 1000mg per Softgel
- Pure, whole, and unrefined
- Less "repeat" than most fish oil
- 480mg of omega-3s* per serving
- Rich in rare, phospholipid-form omega-3s
- Even more red antioxidants than wild salmon oil
- Certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council
- Contains no artificial preservatives, color, dairy, starch, wheat, yeast, sugar, or soy
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*Many public health authorities worldwide recommend 250-500mg per day.
Rare source of phospholipid omega-3s
- Most of krill oil’s omega-3 fatty acids occur in the "phospholipid" form, which is absent from or scarce in fish oils.
- Substantial evidence indicates that phospholipid-form omega-3s are better-absorbed ... and may provide enhanced health benefits (more information below).
Unrivaled levels of an uncommon antioxidant
- Krill oil offers uniquely high levels of astaxanthin (ass-tah-zan-thin). This potent carotene-class antioxidant also occurs in wild salmon and in unrefined salmon oil supplements such as Vital Choice Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Oil.
- Compared with most other brands of krill oil, Vital Red™ Krill Oil contains about twice as much astaxanthin (100mcg/g vs. 50mcg/g).
- Compared with Vital Choice Salmon Oil, Vital Red™ Krill Oil has about five times as much astaxanthin (100mcg/g vs. 36mcg/g).
Little or no fishy “repeat”
Probably due to the phospholipid form omega-3s that predominate in krill oil, many people report little or no fishy aftertaste or burps, compared with fish oils.Keep reading to learn more about the differences between krill oil and various kinds of fish oil. Krill oil’s uncommon omega-3s.
The two major omega-3 fatty acids in krill oil are the same two found in fish and human cell membranes (EPA and DHA).
However, unlike fish oils, most of the omega-3s in krill oil occur in phospholipid (foss-foh-lipid) form … a difference whose relevance to human health remains unclear.
The human body can use seafood-source omega-3s (EPA and DHA) in any of the three forms in which they occur naturally … triglyceride, phospholipid, and ethyl ester.
While all three omega-3 forms are well-absorbed and comparably beneficial, limited evidence suggests that phospholipid-form omega-3s may be more easily and fully absorbed, compared with triglyceride and ethyl ester omega-3s.
This preliminary evidence fits with evidence that – compared with omega-3 triglycerides and omega-3 ethyl esters – the body needs fewer metabolic steps and less energy to digest, absorb, and distribute omega-3 phospholipids.
And a very small amount of early animal and clinical research suggests that krill oil’s phospholipid-form omega-3s may yield superior cardiovascular and other health effects.
Like wild salmon, krill are naturally rich in the potent, red-hued antioxidant called astaxanthin, which belongs to the carotene family.
The astaxanthin natural to our Krill Oil and Sockeye Salmon Oil protects their omega-3s from oxidation more effectively than the tocopherol (vitamin E) antioxidants added to standard fish oils.
Among fish, only wild salmon contain substantial amounts of astaxanthin, which they obtain by eating krill and other zooplankton … a diet that gives their flesh its characteristic red-orange color.
Compared with other wild salmon, sockeye eat more astaxanthin-rich zooplankton. This difference explains why sockeye contain more omega-3 phospholipids, astaxanthin, and vitamin D than other wild salmon, and why sockeye is also called “red” salmon.
Compared with Vital Choice Salmon Oil, Vital Red™ Krill Oil has about five times as much astaxanthin per 1000mg softgel (100mcg/g vs. 36mcg/g) and Vital Red has about twice as much astaxanthin as in many other brands of krill oil (100mcg/g vs. 100mcg/g)