Improving human health
Omega-3 fatty acids found in krill oil have been associated with a host of health benefits.
Thousands of studies on EPA and DHA have assessed the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. Through their influence on membrane integrity, gene expression, the balance with omega-6 fatty acids and the generation of eicosanoids and endocannabinoids, they have the ability to modify heart disease risk, inflammatory response, neurological and psychiatric balance, vision, and many more processes in the body.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number 1 cause of death globally, taking about 20 million lives each year. CVD is a class of diseases of the heart and blood vessels and include coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, rheumatic heart disease and other conditions.
The long-term intake of EPA and DHA is mirrored in the red blood cell fatty acid content. It can be represented as the «omega-3 index», the percentage of EPA and DHA of total fatty acids. A low omega-3 index can increase the risk for coronary heart disease. Intake of krill oil increases the omega-3 index, and thereby may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
Both Omega-3 fatty acids and choline are important for brain development, nerve signaling and cognitive capacities.
Phospholipids play a central role in brain function and around 60% of the brain by weight consists of phospholipids. The omega-3 fatty acid DHA can only be synthesized in small quantities by the brain and must therefore be supplied by the blood and transported across the blood-brain barrier.
The liver is one of the most important organs in our bodies. It performs important functions such as metabolizing fats and alcohol, cleansing the blood and creating immune factors key to our health.
Modern diets and lifestyle choices can take a toll on our liver, which can lead it to performing sub-optimally.
Krill oil can help protect and support a healthy functioning liver by providing key nutrients such as choline.
Keeping your joints healthy will allow you to run, walk, jump, play sports, and do the other things you like to do.
Research indicates that krill oil administration can improve the subjective symptoms of knee pain in adults with mild knee pain.
Regular krill oil intake helps support healthy joint function.
People who exercise/perform need choline to support proper muscle function. Choline is a vital building block of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that is key to muscle stimulation and contraction. Krill oil supplementation increases the overall levels of choline in the body and can help reduce the depletion of choline during exercise to allow your body to be able to perform at its best, everyday. Our studies show the benefit and importance of maintaining choline levels when exercising to be able to perform.
Krill oil supplementation prepares the body for optimal sports performance by supporting healthy muscle function.
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