Krill oil has many benefits and unique advantages attributed to its unique source, residing in the Southern Ocean, on one hand, and its unique composition on the other hand, resulting from its very special extraction method.
The Southern Ocean constitutes one of the most remote areas on our planet, and as such is isolated from environmental contaminants. Antarctic krill feeds on plankton, close to the bottom of the food chain, and is therefore free from accumulation of heavy metals, that are typical to large fish.
K•REAL® krill oil composition is unique since, unlike almost all other omega-3 oils which are triglyceride-based, the omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) in K•REAL® krill oil are attached to phospholipids as well as to triglycerides. To obtain this special composition, krill oil is produced from Antarctic krill using a Multi Stage Oil extraction process (MSO®), which assures the extraction of high quality oil rich in omega-3 in its natural phospholipid form.
We consume omega-3 fatty acids because, for decades now, hundreds of successful studies have shown beyond any doubt that these special fatty acids are important to our health. However, to exert the benefits, the fatty acids must first be absorbed into the blood and then accumulate in target organs such as the heart, liver, brain etc.
K•REAL® krill oil, unlike fish oil, is a phospholipid omega-3 based oil, and was shown to be more efficiently accumulated in the blood and in target organs.
No fishy burps
Enzymotec’s krill oil products, sourced from sustainable fishery, are eligible to bear the “Friend of the Sea” seal identifying their origin from a sustainable source, and providing consumers with a guarantee of sustainability and effective fishery management.
Sustainability of Antarctic krill harvesting is crucial for marine life of the Southern Ocean, which is closely monitored by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR).
Enzymotec guarantees that all krill biomass used for the manufacturing of its K•REAL® krill oil, is supplied only from vessels and facilities monitored by CCAMLR.
Enzymotec’s K•REAL® was found to be Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) by the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and has obtained a Novel Food status from the European Union.