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Why Krill Oil?

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Maintaining a proper balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fats is essential to health. I know of no better way to supplement omega-3 than krill oil.

Krill, a tiny shrimp-like crustacean found in all the world’s oceans, provides the most basic nutrition possible. The point is that when we consume krill and krill oil, we are at the very beginning of the marine food chain. This is our guarantee of purity as well as peak nutrition.

Krill oil means bioavailability for peak absorption. The key is the phytoplankton diet of the tiny krill. The smaller the marine life, the shorter its life span and the more protected from contamination the creature is. The smaller the sea life, the less mercury and other toxins are in the creature. In fact, phytoplankton is grown abundantly in oceans around the world and is the foundation of the marine life food chain. Krill’s food source is phytoplankton.

Since phytoplankton contain the pigment chlorophyll, which gives them their greenish color, their food source comes from photosynthesis in which sunlight is the energy source. Through photosynthesis, phytoplankton are also responsible for much of the oxygen present in the Earth’s atmosphere. What better energy food source than sunlight?

Besides photosynthesis, phytoplankton are crucially dependent on ocean minerals. These are primarily macronutrients such as nitrate, phosphate or silicic acid. This means that through krill we are getting the macronutrients and microorganisms in aquatic food webs of the ocean, as well as in sea salt, which we have come to accept as a miracle for human health.

No wonder we are talking about a phytoplankton food chain which is the essential ecological function for all aquatic life. Two-thirds of all the photosynthesis on Earth occurs in the oceans.

Krill oil is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. A major health issue in the United States today is obesity, caused in large part by our diet heavy in omega-6 fats. In early human history, the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fats was one to one (1:1). In America today, our dietary ratio is as high as 50 to one in favor of omega-6 fats. The lower our ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 the better. Ideally the dietary ratio should be one to one (1:1).

Chronic Disease

Many scientists believe that a major reason for our high incidence of heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, premature aging and some forms of cancer is the profound imbalance of our consumption of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids.

The large food processors, in their drive for mass marketing and shelf life, have loaded us with omega-6 fatty acids. They have given us easy living and early death. There are more oils on the market to avoid than to eat. Commercial oils to avoid are sunflower oil, corn oil, soy, safflower and canola oil. We should be alert so that we eat no hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated fats, no margarine, no vegetable oils, and no shortening. All these are chock-full of omega-6 fats and have worsened our ratio of good/bad fats.

Grain-fed beef is very high in the bad fats.

Oils that are good are high quality virgin olive oil and coconut oil. Also, avocados and organic butter from grass-fed cows are good.

An Ocean Of Health Benefits

Can we just eat fish? Yes, and over time we can begin to reverse our omega ratio, especially if we greatly diminish our intake of omega-6 and increase our intake of omega-3.

Krill oil is the perfect way to restore proper omega-3/omega-6 balance; it contains 10 times more healthy omega-3 fatty acids than omega-6. This is more than enough to help offset the dangers of the high omega-6 American diet, which greatly helps you reduce inflammation.

Krill oil is purely formulated from very small-sized Antarctic krill which feed on the powerful phytoplankton sea diet.

As we age, our blood thickens. The thickening is compounded by an unhealthy omega-3/omega-6 ratio. This often leads to a stroke or heart attack.

An omega-3 deficiency is known to compromise the blood-brain barrier that normally protects the brain from unwanted matter gaining access to the brain. Omega-3 deficiency can also decrease normal blood flow in the brain.

Just for the record, clinical studies show conclusively that omega-3s improve heart health, improve memory, slow aging and support the brain and nervous system.

Krill oil contains phospholipids that closely resemble the ones in the human brain and make krill oil very easy for the body to assimilate and use. Contrary to this, regular fish oil contains triglycerides, which the body has to break down and convert before assimilation.

I’ve been a longtime advocate of supplementing diets with fish oil. However, I firmly believe that krill oil is much better. In every head-to-head scientific study between fish oil and krill oil, krill has been proven far superior in its healthy benefits. It’s definitely made a believer out of me.

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