Food supplements with krill oil are becoming increasingly in demand, because of the many benefits they bring both in terms of health and beauty.
Krill oil takes its name from the krill, a crustacean that looks like a small shrimp, from which the oil is extracted. It contains a highly nutritious blend of antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acids similar to those found in fish oil. Like fish oil, krill oil is rich in DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), omega 3 fatty acids. But, unlike fish oil, omega 3 fatty acids in krill oil are linked to phospholipids, molecules that facilitate their absorption in the body.
One of the main advantages of krill oil over other fish oils is that it does not contain detectable levels of toxic chemicals such as mercury, lead or arsenic. This is due to the krill’s lower position in the food chain. Because they feed only on phytoplankton, their body avoids the accumulation of pollutants found in predators located higher in the food chain. As a result, krill oil is considered one of the purest and most sustainable sources of omega 3.
This composition makes krill oil particularly interesting against cell aging and in promoting skin beauty, but also in supporting cognitive, heart and articular health.
Because the body cannot produce omega 3 on its own, it is recommended in some cases to consume krill oil as a food supplement.