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Optimal Krill Oil by Seeking Health contains 880 mg of krill oil and an impressive 12 mg per serving of astaxanthin. Krill are tiny crustaceans found in the sea and make up the world's largest animal biomass. The oil extracted from krill is rich in the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA bound to highly unsaturated phospholipids, closely resembling human brain phospholipids. These phospholipids (phosphatidylcholine, phosphatidylinositol, and phosphatidylethanolamine) are essential to life and are a major component of cell membranes, functioning as cell messengers and as carriers of EPA and DHA, providing a fast and effective delivery of these omega-3s. Optimal Krill Oil has a high phospholipid content, standardized to a minimum of 40% phospholipids, mostly as phosphatidylcholine. Virgin krill oil is considered the purest form available, with higher phospholipid bioavailability and optimal delivery of one of krill's shining features, the powerful antioxidant astaxanthin.
Along with the naturally occurring astaxanthin from krill, Optimal Krill Oil also includes 12 mg of astaxanthin from algae extract. This high level of astaxanthin may help support the body's natural antioxidant defences, cardiovascular health, normal muscle recovery, healthy eyes and skin, and a healthy inflammatory response. Astaxanthin, a carotenoid found in certain types of microalgae, including Haematococcus pluvialis, is a staple of krill's diet. This brightly pigmented compound gives them and other crustaceans their vibrant pink colour. Optimal Krill Oil uses AstaREAL®, a registered brand of astaxanthin extracted directly from microalgae using a solvent-free technology that ensures maximum control and purity, to augment the naturally occurring levels of this carotenoid.
In addition to its high phospholipid content, omega-3s, and astaxanthin, Optimal Krill Oil also naturally contains several other antioxidants including, canthaxanthin, beta-carotene, vitamin E and trans-retinol vitamin A. These antioxidants may offer additional protection from damaging free radicals and also protect this nutrient-dense oil from oxidation.
Seeking Health's Optimal Krill Oil is made using a unique cold-extraction process that converts it into stable oil. This process protects the lipids from alteration and avoids peroxidation. It is highly purified and meets GOED standards for heavy metals and other contaminants.