What is HS Labs KRILL Oil?
HS Labs Krill Oil contains pure 100% Antarctic Krill oil, which provides key omega-3 fatty acids bound in phospholipid form. The key omega-3 fatty acids in Antarctic Krill (Euphausia superba) are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), both of which are shown to support cardiovascular function, joint integrity, cognitive function, skin tissue, endocrine signaling, immune response, and much more.1,2
HS Labs Krill Oil also includes esterified astaxanthin to enhance the benefits of omega-3 phospholipid consumption.
How HS Labs Krill Oil Works
Omega-3 fatty acids are a class of polyunsaturated fats that are essential for optimum health and longevity. We must obtain omega-3s through diet and/or supplementation as the body can’t make them on its own.
There are several types of omega-3 essential fatty acids found in nature, but two of them are especially crucial for optimum health and wellness: eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Both EPA and DHA are abundant in seafood, such as salmon, mackerel, and tuna. However, the omega-3s found in Antarctic Krill are predominantly in phospholipid form, which makes them more bioactive and suitable for integration into cell membranes.
Interestingly, research has shown that diets with a high amount of omega-6 fatty acids and a low amount of omega-3 fatty acids can promote inflammation.3 This is why supplementing with Krill oil is prudent for many people, since it’s rich in omega-3s and helps support a proper ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in the body. In turn, Krill oil can help reduce the production of proinflammatory cytokines (specifically interleukin-6 and tumor necrosis factor-alpha).4
HS Labs Krill Oil is also a good source of astaxanthin, a potent antioxidant that inhibits phospholipid oxidation, thereby working synergistically with omega-3s to support healthy blood lipid balance.5,6
The omega-3 phospholipids in Krill oil have a myriad of therapeutic roles in the human body, including7,8:
- Support for healthy cholesterol levels and cardiovascular function
- Good source of EPA and DHA
- Provides nutritional support for skin tissue
- Improve cognitive function
- Encourage proper hormone signaling
- Reduce inflammation
- Support joint integrity
The HS Labs Quality Difference
HS Labs Krill Oil is made in a cGMP-certified facility in the EU with high-quality liquid extract from crustacean Antarctic Krill (Euphausia superba).
Krill Oil Recommended Use
Take 1 serving (2 softgels) of HS Labs Krill Oil daily, preferably with a meal. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose.
Note: If you are pregnant, nursing, or taking medication, consult your healthcare practitioner before use. Excessively high doses (>10g/day) of omega-3s may decrease your body’s immune defenses and ability to clot blood; therefore, it is advised to avoid exorbitant omega-3 consumption, especially prior to surgery and other medical procedures.
If you have a seafood allergy, coagulopathy, or are taking anticoagulants, consult your healthcare practitioner before use.
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3. Simopoulos, A. P. (2002). The importance of the ratio of omega-6/omega-3 essential fatty acids. Biomedicine & pharmacotherapy, 56(8), 365-379.
4. Mayer, K., Meyer, S., Reinholz-Muhly, M., Maus, U., Merfels, M., Lohmeyer, J., ... & Seeger, W. (2003). Short-time infusion of fish oil-based lipid emulsions, approved for parenteral nutrition, reduces monocyte proinflammatory cytokine generation and adhesive interaction with endothelium in humans. The Journal of Immunology, 171(9), 4837-4843.
5. Yoshida H, Yanai H, Ito K, Tomono Y, Koikeda T, Tsukahara H, Tada N. Administration of natural astaxanthin increases serum HDL-cholesterol and adiponectin in subjects with mild hyperlipidemia. Atherosclerosis. 2010 Apr;209(2):520-3. Epub 2009 Oct 14.
6. Kiyotaka Nakagawa, et al. Antioxidant effect of astaxanthin on phospholipid peroxidation in human erythrocytes, British Journal of Nutrition (2011)
7. Ruxton, C. H. S., Reed, S. C., Simpson, M. J. A., & Millington, K. J. (2004). The health benefits of omega‐3 polyunsaturated fatty acids: a review of the evidence. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 17(5), 449-459.
8. Swanson, D., Block, R., & Mousa, S. A. (2012). Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA: health benefits throughout life. Advances in Nutrition: An International Review Journal, 3(1), 1-7.