Krill Oil Gold features NKO Krill Oil, the most clinically studied krill oil in the world, sourced from certified sustainable Antarctic krill. Krill Oil Gold provides a natural source of highly bioavailable omega-3 fatty acids bound to phospholipids. The naturally occurring astaxanthin in Krill Oil Gold provides powerful antioxidant protection from free radical damage to support cardiovascular, cognitive, joint, eye, and skin health. Krill Oil Gold is manufactured in the USA to industry-defining quality standards and is verified by independent third-party labs to meet identity, purity, and potency label claims.
Krill are shrimp-like crustaceans that live in large schools. Although they are small, krill form a large part of the base of the aquatic food chain, providing important nutrients to fish, squid, penguins, and whales. Euphausia superba is the species of krill found in Antarctic waters and is a rich source of phospholipid-bound omega-3 fatty acids.
The omega-3 fatty acids in krill oil are absorbed and carried to the body’s cells in phospholipid form. Because phospholipids serve as the structural basis of cell membranes, omega-3 fatty acids in phospholipid form are easily recognized, absorbed, and utilized by the body. Krill oil is more sustainable and 2.5 times more bioavailable than fish oil. Because it requires a lower dosage than fish oil and contains naturally-occuring astaxantin, krill oil is also a much better value than fish oil.
Yearly fishing quotas for krill are established by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR). The total biomass of this species ranges from 420 million to 700 million metric tons. In recent years, a 2.07% quota has been authorized, but usually less than 1.50% of the total krill biomass is harvested annually.
Neptune Biosciences has earned Friend of the Sea certification for sustainable krill harvesting standards. Friend of the Sea is an international organization that audits fishing vessels and ensures that international guidelines are respected.