Krill Oil: Properties, Benefits, Side-effects?
Krill Oil, properties, and side effects
Krill oil is derived from tiny crustaceans that live mainly in the cold waters of the Antarctic. In Norwegian, krill means "whale food", these tiny shrimp, in fact, are the food of penguins, whales and squid. Krill oil is the subject of numerous scientific studies for its antioxidant properties.
Krill oil is known for its high nutritional value, and its properties. And 'rich, in fact, omega 3, omega 6 and omega 9, phospholipids, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and astaxanthin, an antioxidant 2 times more powerful than beta-carotene and zeaxanthin. Moreover, in discrete amounts also provides vitamins A, D and E.
Krill oil is a complete product, from the action-inflammatory and antioxidant. It also reduces cholesterol and triglyceride levels, promotes good cholesterol and reduces blood sugar.
Properties of Krill Oil
Strengthens the immune system, so the body is less vulnerable to viruses and diseases in general;
Improves cognitive skills by encouraging concentration and memory;
It protects the cell membrane, thereby countering the effects of free radicals;
Combats aging, making the skin healthy and glowing, and preventing the formation of wrinkles;
Regulates the level of sugar in the blood, making it easy to absorption of glucose, which makes it also suitable for those suffering from diabetes;
Relieves pain associated with arthritis due to its anti-inflammatory properties;
Protects the central nervous system and the brain from free radicals, protect skin and eyes from UV radiation due to the presence of astaxanthin;
Reduces stress and improves the condition of skin and hair, also relieving premenstrual syndrome thanks to the omega 3 and omega 6;
Favorably affect the good cholesterol thanks to omega 9.
Side Effects of Krill Oil
Before using the Krill oil is wise to consult a doctor, because it is not free from side effects. Those who suffer from allergies to fish or shellfish should definitely avoid this product. In addition, it is good to pay attention to possible interactions with certain drugs, it is well known fact that omega-3 fatty acids should be taken with caution by those individuals who take medication to thin the blood.
What is KRILL
Krill oil is a new generation of lipid extracted from krill, tiny crustaceans (shrimp), Euphausia superba, which thrive in the icy waters of the Antarctic. This extract fatty acids has in his kit already included: omega 3, omega 6 and omega 9, vitamin E, phospholipids and astanxantina in human proportion.
The Enzimotec, supplier of Krill, draws the oil with methodologies that allow for the integrity of the quality and of the 'whole structure and the absence of the products of oxidation and degradation.
It is the first product that provides integrated phospholipid fatty acids Omega-3.
The basic constituents of cell membranes present in the Krill are in the same proportion and with the same structure as those present in the human organism and are therefore more bioavailable of Omega-3 fish oil by about 47 times.
In scientific studies done on humans, the Krill oil has normalized or improved cardiovascular function, the blood levels of lipids and glucose, energy production, liver function and neuronal performance and sports. Krill also acted significantly on mood swings and cramps associated with the premenstrual syndrome.
The phospholipids integrated with omega-3 fatty acids in krill reduce the production of prostaglandins type imfiammatorio that cause irritation and lead to acidification of the fat cell membranes.
The Krill is remarkably stable due to its naturally high content of antioxidants and astaxanthin.
Krill oil contains one of the most powerful natural antioxidants, astaxanthin, a carotenoid that gives the crustacean distinctive characteristic reddish color and protects it from solar radiation.
Astaxanthin studies in vitro and in vivo in animals and humans, is balancing the immune system, is an anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory and is useful in the prevention of neurodegenerative diseases by oxidative stress. "Astaxanthin is far more effective than vitamin E, beta-carotene and lutein blocking the process of peroxidation caused by free radicals." Miki W. et al.
Laboratory tests have established that krill oil is 300 times more potent as an antioxidant than vitamin E and 47 times more potent than fish oil.