Pure Encapsulations Krill-plex is derived from Antarctic krill, Euphausia superba, a zooplankton crustacean offering a naturally unique balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, phospholipids and antioxidants, including vitamins A and E and astaxanthin. Specific to krill oil is an omega-phospholipid complex that is rich in eicosapentanoic acid (EPA) and docosahexanoic acid (DHA). Carefully preserved by a distinct cold extraction process, this novel structure consists of EPA and DHA as two fatty acid side chains on the phospholipid molecule. Additionally, an astaxanthin ester is attached to the EPA, providing an intricately bonded molecule that allows for direct delivery of these nutrients into the cell nucleus, and most importantly, the mitochondria. This enhanced bioavailability provides optimal bioactivity and cell membrane composition support.
Phosphatidylcholine, a key source of choline, phosphatidylethanolamine and phosphatidylinositol comprise the phospholipid profile. Furthermore, the phospholipid-fatty acid profile closely resembles that of human brain phospholipids. As a result, this complex easily transverses the blood brain barrier, enriches brain neural tissue and potentially provides cognitive support.
This complex also allows the essential fatty acids to pass intact to the small intestine, maintaining the integrity of the fatty acids and thereby minimizing any regurgitation effect. Furthermore, these phospholipids combine with the antioxidant compounds to highly minimize the peroxidation of the fatty acids.
Research indicates that omega-3 fatty acids may provide menstruation-related emotional and physical support by helping to mediate healthy hormone, prostaglandin, and neurotransmitter function. A double blind, randomized clinical trial investigated the effects of women supplementing with krill oil at the beginning of their menstrual cycles.
Reports suggest that krill oil provided statistically significant support for physical and emotional well being and was well tolerated. Researchers also indicated that krill oil may be supportive of mental alertness, learning capacity, and daily endurance. Krill oil also provides an ideal essential fatty acid balance for healthy cardiovascular and platelet function, in part by maintaining healthy prostaglandin function.
A prospective phase II randomized, double blind, clinical trial suggested that krill oil helps support healthy lipid, triglyceride and glucose metabolism. Furthermore, krill oil contains astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant for the skin, macula, joints, immune system, and cardiovascular health. A prospective controlled pilot clinical trial reported that krill oil supplementation helped promote joint flexibility and comfort.
In addition, a randomized, controlled pre-clinical trial investigated the effects of krill oil on skin health and reported that it supports the bodys natural defenses against the sun and environment.
Krill oil naturally contains a highly bioavailable essential fatty acidphospholipid complex and antioxidants, providing optimal support for menstrual comfort, cardiovascular function and cognitive, joint and skin health. Krill oil falls well below Proposition 65 limits for heavy metals and has no detectable levels of PCBs.
The krill oil in Krill-plex in NKO, which is a registered trademark of Neptune Technologies & Bioresources, Inc.
Two softgel capsules contain:
krill oil 1000 mg.
vitamin A (naturally occurring all-trans retinol) 100 i.u.
vitamin E (naturally occurring) 0.5 i.u.
omega-3 fatty acids 300 mg.
EPA 150 mg.
DHA 90 mg.
omega-6 fatty acids 20 mg.
omega-9 Fatty acids 85 mg.
phospholipids 400 mg.
astaxanthin 1.5 mg.
other ingredients: gelatin, glycerin, water
2 softgels daily with breakfast for one month and one softgel thereafter or as directed by a health care professional.