Krill Oil 120 softgels - 100% pure phospholipid-omega-3 complex with astaxanthin | Jarrow Formulas
Jarrow Formulas Krill Oil 120 softgels offers comfort to women during pre-menstrual periods and is beneficial for children and adults who suffer from attention deficit disorders.
Krill oil also has favorable effects on cholesterol metabolism and lessens inflammation which is beneficial for people suffering from degenerative joint diseases like arthritis or other illnesses which very often come with severe cases of inflammation in the softer tissues.
Krill oil offers a significant source of unique phospholipids, rich in antioxidants and the two essential Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, EPA and DHA. Krill oil represents a good to excellent source of choline.
The unique and synergistic blend of ingredients in genuine krill isn't found in fish oil -- or anywhere else in nature. Research shows that it provides healthy support to many organs and systems in your body, including your heart, brain, nervous system, liver, joints, and immune system. Medicinal or functional nutrition like krill oil will eventually play an essential role in prevention of disease, including cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative disorders.
what distinguishes 100% Krill Oil?
Krill oil is not a unique product anymore as many nutritional supplement stores nowadays offer krill oil, but this krill oil has the highest content phospholipids, astaxanthin and omega 3 (EPA:DHA) fatty acids.
The krill needed for krill oil is harvested in a certified sustainable way by Aker BioMarine which is the first company to receive the Marine Stewardship Council certificate.
how does each active ingredient function?
The main active ingredient is krill oil and krill oil is a whole food product, extracted from the krill by means of a special cold extraction which leaves all of the antioxidants, fatty acids and phospholipids intact. The fatty acids are assimilated in a similar fashion as regular omega 3 from fish oil but thanks to its bond with phospholipids their bioavailability is much greater than omega 3 fatty acids derived from regular fish oil.
Astaxanthin and other antioxidants work in a similar fashion but also their bioavailability is much greater than the ones found in fruit or vegetables. The standard to which all antioxidants are measured, ORAC or Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity, exceeds that of regular standalone antioxidants like vitamine E, A and Astaxanthine from fruit. In case of krill oil you can say that the whole has a better effect than the sum of parts of the ingredients present in krill oil.
General consensus worldwide is that you need three times as much of the omega 3 fatty acids (EPA+DHA) present in two krill oil capsules, however the bioavailability of EPA and DHA present in krill makes just one capsule suffice for otherwise at least 500 mg of EPA and DHA from regular fish oil for a healthy heart. The EPA and DHA in traditional fish oil is bonded to triglycerides and this bond with triglycerides off sets many of the immediate benefits of EPA and DHA in case of heart health, brain function or premenstrual comfort.
• regulates blood lipids and cholesterol to healthy levels
• offers relief of emotional and physical discomforts for women menstruating
• provides significant joint relief
• contains ultra-potent marine phospholipids that may help to maintain normal brain function
• high antioxidant value greater than most like vitamin A, E and Q10 together
• may improve the ability of the liver and glucose metabolism to respond to dietary challenges
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Krill are shrimp-like crustaceans, most of which are only about 1-2 centimeters long, which serve as food for whale sharks, manta rays, certain types of whales and seals and a few seabird species. There are an enormous number of krill in our oceans. In fact, the entire species of Antarctic krill is estimated to comprise 500 million tons. That’s roughly twice the weight of all humans put together!
Krill oil is derived from krill. It contains significant amounts of the omega-3 fatty acids (ω3FA) eicosapentanoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Although the concentration of ω3FA in krill oil is usually less than in fish oil products, krill oil contains other valuable constituents including phospholipids— primarily consisting of phosphatidylcholine, which is an essential phospholipid in the body. Krill oil also provides vitamin A, vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) and astaxanthin, a powerful carotenoid antioxidant. It is this unique composition, rather than just the ω3FA, that seems to provide krill oil with a spectrum of benefits. These benefits include promoting healthy levels of blood lipids and glucose, supporting healthy brain function, and enhancing healthy liver and glucose metabolism.
Krill oil’s mechanism of action involves supporting a healthy immune response, supporting healthy blood-clotting, and promoting healthy levels of C-reactive protein—all within normal ranges. In addition, animal research has shown that krill oil seems to increase hepatic antioxidant enzymes such as catalase, glutathione peroxidase, and superoxide dismutase (SOD) while reducing hepatic arachidonic acid, which is responsible for the formation of harmful prostglandins.
Serum Lipids and Glucose
In a three-month, prospective, randomized study, one-hundred and twenty subjects were randomly assigned to one of four groups.
Group A received krill oil at a body mass index (BMI)-dependent daily dosage of 2-3 g daily.
Participants in Group B were given 1-1.5 g krill oil daily, and
Group C was given fish oil containing 180 mg eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and 120 mg docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) per gram of oil at a dose of 3 g daily.
Group D was given a placebo.
The results indicated that 1-3 g krill oil daily was effective in promoting healthy levels of glucose, total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL, and HDL within a healthy range, as compared to both fish oil and placebo. At both lower and equivalent doses, krill oil was significantly more effective than fish oil for promoting healthy levels of glucose, triglycerides, and LDL levels within a normal range.
Krill oil contains phospholipids primarily consisting of phosphati- dylcholine (PC). PC is a precursor to acetylcholine, a brain neu - rotransmitter involved in memory function. Some research has shown that PC supplementation in individuals with suboptimal short-term memory resulted in moderate improvements in orienta- tion, learning and memory.
Superba™ Krill Oil:
MSC Certified, Traceable and Sustainable Krill Oil
Krill are small crustaceans that are a vital component of the marine ecosystem. Effects of krill harvesting on other marine species that feed on krill, including whales, seal, and birds, need to be carefully monitored in order to ensure overall marine sustainability. Jarrow Formulas Krill Oil only uses Superba™ Krill Oil from Aker BioMarine ® , the only krill fishery that has been certified by the Marine Stewardship Counsil (MSC) for its environmentally friendly and sustainable harvesting method. Aker’s patented “Eco- Harvesting” fishing system catches only krill ( Euphausia superba ), with no unwanted by-catch of other species such as fish and seals that other traditional fisheries often do. In addition, Aker BioMarine works with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Norway to monitor and manage krill biomass in the Antarctic Ocean.
Jarrow Formulas Krill Oil is a traceable, sustainable, and eco- friendly low temperature extract of the abundant Antarctic krill ( Euphausia superba ). It contains unique phospholipids rich in Omega-3 PUFAs (EPA and DHA) as well as other antioxidants including astaxanthin. Krill oil is clinically validated to enhance lipid management, brain nutrition, and liver and glucose metabolism.
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Feeling sad and stressed due to COVID-lockdown?
Depression in winter time is quite normal, because we aren't exposed to the vitamin D-generating sunrays, which also enhances immunity levels. Fortunately, we can take vitamin D supplements to combat seasonal depression as well as enhance immunity levels.
Another way to chase sadness away is by celebrating, no matter whether that's Sinterklaas, Winter Solstice, Hanukkah, Christmas or New Year. We will decorate our houses, exchange gifts and overeat , get a bit tipsy and enjoy ourselves.
This year is different: restaurants, shops and even gyms need to close down and we are not allowed to gather together in groups. Lack of entertainment, retail therapy and exercise will make it much more difficult to overcome feelings of depression.
It gets worse when you are among those who work in the tourism or entertainment industry and have lost your job as well as most of your income.
For now it is probably best to just accept the current state of affairs and try to console yourself with non-edible goods, such as nice music with a good book, entertaining movie, and aromatherapy (perfume/room fragrances).
And, weather permitting, put on your walking shoes and go for a long walk in the forests or local park.
But perhaps you have been feeling too stressed to enjoy whatever you still can do to relax? Or you were already feeling sad before COVID-19 came along? In that case, DHEA might help.
Plastics in our bodyOnly fairly recently we have become aware of the dangers of plastics in our environment.
For a long time we thought these plastics would not be of any concern to us. However, invariably, most plastics end up somewhere in the environment: they sit at the bottom of the sea, mix into beach sand, and blow in the wind. They’re also inside us.
It's possible that humans may be consuming anywhere from 39 to 52 thousand microplastic particles a year. With added estimates of how much microplastic might be inhaled, that number is more than 74 thousand.
People who drink only bottled water ingest an additional 90 thousand particles.
When researchers from Johns Hopkins looked at the impact of eating seafood contaminated with microplastics, they too found the accumulated plastic could damage the immune system and upset a gut's balance.
Scientists are scrambling to understand the dose at which microplastics start to have noticeable health effects. Like air pollution or harmful construction materials, those who have more exposure or pre-existing conditions may be less able to tolerate plastic.
Are white teeth healthy? Advantages and disadvantages of dental veneersOver the past few weeks, people couldn't stop talking over how a couple of famous Dutch celebrities have undergone dental surgery procedures so they could flash a truly blinding white smile. For this to happen, dental surgeons file away part of the original teeth. Apparently this procedure is becoming ever more popular with the advent of social media like Instagram and YoutTube where these semi-celebs show off their health and wealth.
Yellow teeth are stronger!Gone are the days we were happy with our natural yellowish teeth. It seems that everyone strives for bright white teeth. There are whitening agents in toothpastes which apparently don’t really do the trick, floss, mouthwash, strips, gels, and even chewing gum. Yellow teeth seem to get a bad reputation and are usually associated with poor oral hygiene. Fortunately, we have some good news for those who lack those pearly whites. Yellow teeth are actually stronger than bright white teeth!
But rest assured, yellow teeth are mostly stronger than white teeth.
The strongest teeth are natural, healthy ones and these teeth are not white. At least, not white like the colour of paper, or even the colour of piano keys. They are a couple of shades darker than that. The enamel itself is a blueish white colour, but it is also somewhat translucent so the yellow of the dentine beneath it shows through to make the overall colour of the teeth either light grey or light yellow.
How to prevent getting sick from the flu
You can prevent germs from making you ill in two ways: prevent entry into the body by careful hygiene, and if they do get in, make sure your body’s natural immune system is able to fight these germs, so they self-destruct before overwhelming the system.
Most flu germs are spread in two ways:
- touching such as hand-to-hand contact
- droplet spread when germs ride along on tiny water droplets that are sneezed or coughed into the air
Try these flu prevention tips to avoid person-to-person spread:
- avoid shaking hands, but bow or give a head nod
- avoid nose-picking as the nose is a breeding ground for germs
- sneeze into a disposable handkerchief and if you don't have one available, sneeze inside your elbow
- shun coughers and sneezers as much as possible.
- avoid crowded rooms
What causes night blindness?People with night blindness experience poor vision at night or in dimly lit environments, for which the medical term nyctalopia is used.
Although the term “night blindness” implies that you can’t see at night, this isn’t the case. You may just have more difficulty seeing or driving in darkness.
Some types of night blindness are treatable while other types aren’t. Once you know the cause of the problem, you can take steps to correct your vision.
Why does stress make us sick more easily?Most diseases that we are dealing with nowadays are chronic diseases as a result of poor lifestyle choices that will only affect us later in life. However, we can get sick much sooner when exposed to chronic stress. How can this happen?
Stress is defined as a series of events, starting with a stimulus leading to a stress response known as the 'fight-or-flight' reaction that can affect many body systems.
Physical or physiological stress is mostly short-lived, while psychological or emotional stress can last for a very long time.
Should I worry about my cholesterol levels?Recently, new guidelines were introduced for what is deemed to be a healthy cholesterol level. While formerly, it was adviced to introduce cholesterol lowering drugs when your 'bad' cholesterol level amounted to over 2.5 mmol/litre, that number now dropped to 1.8.
This big drop will probably result in a vast increase of people that are being administered cholesterol lowering drugs.
But what if I told you, cholesterol is a poor marker for heart health?
For decades, cholesterol testing has served as that warning for many. An elevated level of "bad" LDL cholesterol has been just the warning people needed to change their ways. It has played that role for several reasons. People like tests because the results seem objective. Reliable measurement of cholesterol is easy and relatively inexpensive. It makes sense biologically. LDL cholesterol, a protein-wrapped package containing fat and cholesterol, tends to slip out of the bloodstream and lodge in blood vessel walls, forming the plaque that leads to clots and heart attacks.
And it makes sense statistically. The correlation between lowering your LDL and lowering your chances of having a heart attack or developing other forms of heart disease is well documented. Indeed, exercise and dietary changes are good for the heart partly because they lower LDL cholesterol levels.
Oral health is a reflection of our overall healthOn March 20 we celebrated the International Oral Health Day'. According to the dentist Richard Kohsiek, who's a board member of the Royal Dutch Dental Association, we should think more often about the consequences of oral health as "Oral health is a reflection of our overall health".
What encompasses good oral health?
"In the mouth there are good and bad bacteria. As long as there is a prober balance between good and bad mouth flora, there is not much wrong. Things only go out of control when the bad bacteria outgrow the good bacteria. "
"Plaque is the white part that we see grow on our teeth is formed by a combination of bacteria and food remnants. Becasue these calcify it grows into tartar on locations where the tooth brush can't reach".
Phospholipids as the foundation of a healthy mindThere are many components of brain health. That is why there is such a wide range of brain supplements, which run from amino acids like acetyl-L-carnitine or herbs such as Ginkgo biloba or Bacopa monniera to fish oil and omega-3 fatty acid DHA specifically, up to to vitamin B12, and vinpocetine.
Some cognitive supplements target stress and mood.
Others power brain cells with amino acids like acetyl-L-carnitine and glutamine.
Botanicals like ginkgo biloba and vinpocetine help promote circulation in the brain.
Still other cognitive supplements like curcumin or green tea address oxidation and inflammation.
Obviously, the brain’s structural health is key to such functions as memory and cognition, including mental energy, focus, and concentration. Maintaining structural integrity includes keeping brain cells healthy: ensuring cell walls remain fluid so that they can effectively regulate nutrients coming in and waste going out, and supporting signal-transmitting chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters.
Lipids and more specifically phospholipids, are especially crucial to the health of both cell membranes and neurotransmitters.
What causes muscle soreness?Delayed onset of muscle soreness (DOMS) is a type of pain that most will experience after doing unusual exercise for the first time. There have been several theories to as what causes muscle soreness. At first lactic acid was blamed, but lactic acids disappears quite rapidly and the time period between exercise and soreness too large.
take 2 softgels per day with a meal or as or as directed by a qualified medical physician
Always consult you physician when undertaking a supplement program to verify if no medication might intefere with this supplement.
contains per daily serving (2 softgels)
krill oil 1200mg
phospholipid-omega3 complex 700 mg†
of which 250 mg omega 3 fatty acids
EPA content 120 mg†
DHA content 65 mg†
Astaxanthin 240 mcg†
RDI = Recommended Daily Intake
† = RDI not established
active ingredient (Antarctic krill oil from Euphausia superba (shellfish)), antioxidant (mixded natural tocopherols, ascorbyl palmitate), softgel capsule (bovine gelatin, glycerin, purified water)
store in a cool, dry place
keep out of reach of young children
People with seafood allergies or coagulopathy, who are taking anticoagulants or other medications or facing surgery should notify their physician before using krill oil
contains no other familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, soy, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish or mollusks)
contains shellfish and gelatin