The krill oil is the substance that is found in the crustaceans which are called Krill and which are the part of phytoplankton. They live mostly in the cold waters, like Antarctic and North pacific region. Although the very small organisms, around 110, 000 tons of them is killed in one year for the needs of the market and pharmaceutical industry.
The reason is simple; the oil derived from Krill is rich in the antioxidants which are even 48 times more powerful than those of the fish oil. It is also a lot of times much stronger and more beneficial for health than the vitamins E and A, than the coenzyme Q-10 and the lutein. It also contains omega-3 fatty acids and it is good to know that the absorption of those fats is easier in the combination with the antioxidants.
So, when it comes to the antioxidants, they are very valuable for memory and the brain functions, the cardio vascular system and for the immunity. Of course, consequently, antioxidants slow down the process of aging, too. And the fast absorption of the antioxidants into the organism is enabled by another highly beneficial substance that is found in the krill oil, which is called astaxanthin. Logically, being the last link in the food chain makes the krill not very likely to get contaminated by the polluters that end up in the oceans.
One of the most important benefits on health is the effect of the krill oil on the processes of inflammation and on the following signs of arthritis. The latest researches have shown that it is possible to reduce the symptoms of this disease for around 20% in the period of only a week of consuming the krill oil. But, in order to achieve this incredible effect, at least 300 grams of the krill oil should be consumed on a daily basis.
Nevertheless, besides the mentioned health benefits of this oil, it is very good for balancing the level of sugar and cholesterol in the blood, for enhancing the quality of the brain functions (especially memory), for the regeneration of the skin, bones and joints and in preventing the liver-related problems.
But, surprisingly, there are also beneficial effects on the mental health, such as the effect on a better mood, for example. Along with that, it minimizes the symptoms of the pre-menstrual syndrome and relieves the neurological conditions such as the attention disorder, dementia, autism, the problems of behaviour in general, dyslexia and the disease of abnormal movements (called Huntington disease) and many more.