Krill Oil 60 softgels trial-size - 100% pure phospholipid-omega-3 complex with astaxanthin | Jarrow Formulas

Krill Oil 60 softgels trial-size - 100% pure phospholipid-omega-3 complex with astaxanthin | Jarrow Formulas

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Jarrow Formulas Krill Oil 60 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.

key benefits
• 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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background reading

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.

Brain Support
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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How to live well with arthritis: move more and eat healthier

Last week there was a news item on the radio on how it is now considered as 'best practice' for people with arthritis to 'keep moving'.
Just 2 days later in the gym, my right shoulder joint clearly audible started creaking during a conventional lat pull down exercise, so much so that I called over my partner to ask him if he could hear it as well, I knew it was about time to investigate what treatments are available for (osteo)arthritis, an ailment that will hit almost everyone at a certain age.


Lots of people stop exercising once they start suffering from arthritis: “I can’t hike anymore because of my arthritis.” “I can’t bike anymore because of my arthritis.” 
Is this true or is this fiction? Many people acquire a diagnosis like “arthritis” and they are either told or they assume they should stop being active  because of arthritis. 
The definition of arthritis is inflammation in one or more joints. Common symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with age.  There are many different types of arthritis but the most common form is osteoarthritis. 

Optimal care for elderly cats

While we don't have children, we are the proud parents of two cats. Both were adopted from their owners for a different reason with well over ten years between each adoption.
Our oldest cat has reached the respectable age of 18 years, which makes her a truly old cat, which comes with many health problems of its own. By now we are more like the grand children who are taking care of their very old (great-)grand parent.
It subsequently blows your mind to see how senior cats are put on an even lower protein diet than they already receive. While felines are full-on carnivores, most will received a mixed diet with an unhealthy amount of carbohydrates. If you're lucky the grains are replaced by legumes, which however does not considerably lower the amount of carbs. Never mind on the precious few choices for cats with urinary or kidney problems.

We thought to put together some tips for owners of (future) senior cats, so you know in advance where to pay attention to.

If you have a feline in the family who’s getting up in years, the good news is that many cats today are living into their late teens and early 20s. With the proper care, a cat in good health at 8 can easily live another 10 or 12 years, or even longer. Now is the perfect time to begin taking steps to ensure not only that your cat stays happy and healthy throughout her golden years, but that she also enjoys an excellent quality of life.

The true danger of COVID-19 vaccines : why we should avoid leaky vaccines

Two weeks ago I wrote in my blog on how I did not want a vaccine out of madness because governments won't allow the use of HCQ or ivermectin, both of which are both safe and cheap treatments against COVID-19.
However, I said to not see anything wrong in the vaccine itself. By now I've changed my mind. No, I don't actually deem mRNA vaccines to be unsafe, nor am I too worried about the very rare side-effects of clotting.

What truly spooked me is the fact these are 'leaky' vaccines, which allows viruses to still infect people despite being vaccinated. They just won't get sick, but can become hosts of viruses that may still infect unvaccinated people. Who , in the end no longer will have any other choice but to get vaccinated when a virus has mutated into a too dangerous variant.

At least this is the theory from dr Geert Vanden Bossche, a prominent virologist who spoke out against massive vaccination.

Why is the fact those vaccines are leaky so scary? Let me explain with an article on Marek's disease in chickens.

Should I get the vaccin against COVID-19 or not? On vaccines, ivermectin, paracetamol and fever 

By late April most older adults in the Netherlands will have received an invitation from the government or their physicians to get vaccinated. My own invitation came in this past week, quite a bit earlier than expected. 
To be honest, it took me much longer to decide than anticipated. And no, it wasn't just because of all the health scares around the AstraZeneca vaccin due to rare thrombosis incidences. 
In general, I'm a fan of vaccinations. As a child I received all of the vaccins that were given to us, with no questions asked.
When travelling to Brazil in 2002, I also followed the guidelines to get vaccinated against yellow fever and hepatitis B. 
Like most people, I've also been in awe about the speed at which vaccines were developed for COVID-19. Unlike some, I'm also not as concerned about the use of new mRNA technology to develop the Moderna and Pfizer vaccins. What does appal me though is the high cost for these vaccins, that run in to almost €20 for those high tech vaccins as opposed to just about €2 for a traditional vaccin like Oxford AstraZeneca.
What's worse is that those vaccins don't even offer absolute protection and people may be reinfected with a newer virus strain. Or they may require yearly booster vaccins. 
As I was pondering whether or not to get vaccinated, a Youtube video passed by in which dr. John Campbell interviewed dr. Pierre Kory. 

Nutritional deficiencies can be a main cause of depression during and after pregnancy

For expecting moms, a pregnancy is or at least is supposed to be the happiest period in their life.
Yet, for quite a few of them, that isn't the case. By now we've acknowledged that especially postpartum depression is a real phenomenon.
But pregnancies themselves can also be very tough on women: morning sickness, bloated legs, heartburn, aches and pains are very common phenomoenons. Anywhere from 14-25% of pregnant women experience some form of pregnancy depression: a sustained feeling of moodiness or blah, from loss of joy to high anxiety and frank sadness.
While the reason for pregnancy depression can be hormonal or psychological, it is wortwhile to look at possible nutritional deficiencies from having to feed a living being inside your body, which would make anyone feel depressed, pregnant or not. 

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 body

Only 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 veneers

Over 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.

Skin hunger: why we crave touch

As we are in the midst of the Easter Holiday, we can't help but feel sad. While Mother Nature is showing abundant signs of spring during a period of incredibly sunny weather, we are barely allowed to go outside other than to do what is absolutely necessary. Our gyms have been closed for almost a month now while in some countries, people aren't even allowed to exercise. Not just group exercise, but also to just jump on a bike and go for long rides. 

While couples and families get grumpy from living together in a cramped space, others face different problems: they are living without any companion whatsoever. Therefore it's not a miracle how all of a sudden, pet asylums have been able to 'clear out' their list of unwanted pets. Not just because people have more time at hand to walk a dog (just about the only thing some are allowed to do) but also because they crave the ability to touch a living being, for lack of being able to touch another human.

Somehow, just like the sense of smell is overlooked, this also is true for the sense of touch. Only when we lose it, we crave it. This craving also is called 'touch hunger' or 'skin hunger'.

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.

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.

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.

Tanning safely

Gone are the days we were trying to perfect a beautiful bronzed skin. Somehow, a milky white skin has become fashionable again, probably induced by campaigns warning us against 'evil sunrays' as the primary cause of skin cancer.

recommended use
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)), softgel capsule (bovine gelatin, glycerin, purified water), antioxidant (mixed natural tocopherols, ascorbyl palmitate)

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

allergy information
contains shellfish
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

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