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The Recipe to Maximize Fish Oil

Antarctic Krill
This small crustacean plays a critical role in the food chain by providing a healthy meal for ocean carnivores. Due to much research, humans are now catching on. Unlike fish, krill oil has two components that assist them in surviving the frigid waters of the Antarctic Ocean. The first is astaxanthin, a potent antioxidant that protects the cells and the oils from oxidative damage. Additionally, krill’s fatty acids EPA and DHA are bound to phospholipids—or little fat packages that are able to easily pass through your cellular membranes to deliver them since human cells are largely made of phospholipids. Omega-3s in phospholipid form are complementary when combined with those derived from fish oil.

Norwegian Herring Roe
The roe (fish eggs) in Omega Krill Complex is sourced exclusively from spring-spawning Norwegian herring. Commonly referred to as the caviar of fish oil, Romega® herring roe is packed with powerful nutrients meant to cultivate new life—including high natural levels of phospholipid-bound DHA in a 3-to-1 DHA-to-EPA ratio. This roe is unique not only because of its nutritional profile, but because it is environmentally friendly. The spring-spawning herring are already being wild caught by a certified and sustainable fishery. Meaning the harvesting doesn’t require additional fishing or impact on their ecosystem.

Pacific Sardine, Anchovy and Mackerel
While krill is uniquely beneficial due to its phospholipid-bound EPA and DHA, it takes a whole lot of it to meet the clinically-supported doses of EPA and DHA in a day’s supply of Omega Krill Complex. For complementary sources of EPA and DHA, we’ve combined Antarctic krill and Norwegian herring roe with wild-caught Pacific sardine, anchovy and mackerel to pack more benefits in two servings of Omega Krill Complex (a daily dose).

Natural Astaxanthin
The thing that will immediately catch your eye when you open a bottle of Omega Krill Complex is the beautiful, deep ruby red softgels. That color is all-natural, and it’s how you can tell it is packed with the powerful carotenoid antioxidant astaxanthin and krill oil. The only two natural sources of astaxanthin are the microalgae (Haematococcus pluvialis) that make it and the ocean life that eat the algae. It is a staple in the diet of krill and salmon, which is where they get their brilliant pigment. Omega Krill Complex is boosted with astaxanthin from these microalgae because it helps protect fatty acids and human cells from oxidative damage, resulting in whole-body benefits.5 You get eight times more astaxanthin in one serving of Omega Krill Complex compared to the same amount of just krill oil.

GLA (Gamma-linolenic Acid) from Borage Seed
Although technically considered to be essential fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids as a group have gotten a bad rap due to a specific omega-6 called arachidonic acid—a precursor to pro-inflammatory eicosanoids. However, there is another beneficial type of omega-6 fatty acid called GLA. GLA is hard to come by in the traditional diet and has been used due to its powerful ability to support healthy skin.6 The GLA in Omega Krill Complex comes from borage seed (Borago officinalis), or starflower, a perfectly symmetrical flowering plant with deep blue petals. Borage seed is the highest-potency natural source of GLA available.

Hydroxytyrosol from Olive Fruit
Fish and olives represent two of the main foods in the Mediterranean diet, a diet historically rooted in traditional eating habits proven to promote health and longevity. In addition to omega-3s from fish, the olive fruit polyphenol hydroxytyrosol has shown powerful cardiovascular benefits.7 And it can help protect the omega-3s in fish oil from oxidation.

California Lemon Oil
Diners squeeze lemon zest on fish dishes for a reason! We added fresh California lemon oil to Omega Krill Complex for a bright, citrus-y taste.


5. Iwamoto 2000.
6. DeSpirt BrJNutr 2009.
7. EFSA 2011.