1. What is the difference between fish oil and Neptune Krill OilŪ?
A. Neptune Krill OilŪ is different from fish oil because the omega-3 fatty acids are attached to phospholipids whereas the omega-3 in fish oil is attached to triglycerides. The phospholipids contribute to a better absorption of EPA & DHA.
B. One of the side effects of fish oil is regurgitation. The different digestion mechanism of phospholipids in Neptune Krill OilŪ prevents any regurgitation side-effects usually experienced when consuming fish oil.
2. Are all krill oils the same?
There are different qualities of krill oil on the market that are provided by different suppliers. Neptune Krill OilŪ is a superior oil, with the highest levels of EPA, DHA and astaxanthin. Not all krill oils on the market are 100% derived from krill. Other krill oils may differ in their compositions because the extraction procedures are not the same.
3. How do I make sure I am purchasing NEPTUNE KRILL OILŪ?
Look for the Neptune Krill OilŪ logo on the bottle or if it is a formulation, look for a reference to Neptune Krill Oil and or Neptune Technologies.
4. Where does Neptune Krill OilŪ come from?
Neptune Krill OilŪ is an oil extract from krill, which is harvested in the Antarctic Ocean. Krill are crustaceans which look like shrimp. They are the largest biomass in the world, counting more than 85 different species.
5. Is krill an endangered species?
Krill is not an endangered species. Even though whales feed almost exclusively on Krill, only 0.03% of the total biomass is harvested. The CCAMLR (Commission of Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources) annually regulates and establishes catch limits to ensure that krill remains a non-endangered species.
6. Can I take Neptune Krill OilŪ if I am allergic to fish/seafood?
Even though Neptune Krill OilŪ has tested negative for seafood allergens, consult a health care professional prior to consuming Neptune Krill OilŪ if you are allergic to fish and/or seafood.
7. Can I take Neptune Krill OilŪ if I am on anticoagulants (blood thinners)?
Consult a health care professional prior to consuming Neptune Krill OilŪ if you are taking anticoagulants.
8. Can I take Neptune Krill OilŪ if I am pregnant?
Consult a health care professional prior to consuming Neptune Krill OilŪ if you are pregnant.
9. Can children take Neptune Krill OilŪ?
We do not recommend Neptune Krill OilŪ for children under the age of 7, unless recommended by a health care professional. We recommend an average daily dose of 300mg for children between the age of 7 and 12.
10. What are the recommended doses on the market?
As contribution to the normal functioning of the heart we recommend a daily dose of 1-1.5g/day of Neptune Krill OilŪ for 3 months. Maintenance dose of 500mg then after. EPA and DHA contribute to the normal functioning of the heart with a daily intake of 250 mg.
As support to the maintenance of normal brain functioning we recommend a daily dose of 500mg/day of Neptune Krill OilŪ. DHA helps to keep brain function and vision healthy with a daily intake of 250 mg.
For general support we recommend a daily dose of 500mg/day of Neptune Krill OilŪ.