Krill oil is rapidly becoming the sought after nutritional supplement. Our OL Asta-Krill 8 consists of 100% pure krill oil and very powerful antioxidants containing Omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) and astaxanthin to support cells in normal daily activity. Krill oil has omega-3’s in the form of phospholipids, the same chemical structure as those found in the membranes of our cells. These compounds are the building blocks of membranes for every cell in the body and brain. Therefore krill oil is nearly 100% absorbable, which make it more effective at lower doses than fish oil.
All Krill oil products naturally contain a very small amount of an important compound called astaxanthin. Our formula, however, is fortified with AstaREAL® astaxanthin at a significantly higher concentration to create a more effective product.
When we are under stress and during the normal aging process, our bodies may lose the ability to produce high levels of the antioxidants that are normally produced internally. Therefore, our bodies are subjected to high levels of oxidation caused by environmental factors such as pollution, contaminants, processed food and the high levels of stress in modern life. Our Asta-Krill offers 8 mg of Astaxanthin per serving to help support overall health and the natural aging process.
AstaREAL® Astaxanthin in Asta-Krill 8 is one of the strongest natural antioxidants and the most studied astaxanthin. Research shows it is 550 times stronger than Vitamin E and 40 times stronger than beta-carotene. Astaxanthin provides support for eye fatigue, cognitive ability, muscle management, heart health and general aging process of the skin and body and may also work as an internal nutritional sunscreen and support skin's tolerance to ultraviolet radiation. UV rays induce the production of free radicals. These factors are the root of wrinkle formation because they destroy the collagen matrix in the skin. Repeated exposure to uncontrolled levels of environmental damage leads to the formation of wrinkles. The presence of astaxanthin it allows the skin to regenerate properly.
Many studies have been done but this one is notable, Camera et al. (2008) compared the photoprotective properties of astaxanthin to other antioxidants on human dermal fibroblasts. After a physiological dose of UVA was applied, roughly equal to a UV dose accumulated within 1-2 hours on a sunny day. Astaxanthin was considerably superior at preventing cell death compared to many other antioxidants like vitamin C, alpha-lipoic acid, canthaxanthin, co-Q-10, vitamin E and beta-carotene.
Moreover, krill is extremely sustainable and is covered by the Convention of Antarctic Marine Life and Resources (CCAMLR). Current annual catches are around 200,000 metric tons or a mere four percent of the sustainable catch.
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Clinical Nutritionist, Olympian Labs