Scientists suggest that combining fish oil and krill oil may provide enhanced support for cardiovascular health and the brain due to the different ways that fish oil and krill oil are taken up by our cells.8 Fish oil and krill oil share many important similarities, such as reducing levels of omega-6 relative to beneficial omega-3 fatty acids.8 Most Americans consume too many omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids and not enough omega-3s.
Evidence suggests that by combining both fish and krill oil, you can maximize the uptake and protective benefits of the omega-3 fatty acids.9 To provide enhanced coverage, Life Extension offers Super Omega-3 Plus EPA/DHA with Sesame Lignans, Olive Extract, Krill & Astaxanthin.
Human studies suggest that omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil result in a more rapid uptake into plasma triglyceride and platelet phospholipids, which specifically benefit the cardiovascular system.7 The omega-3s found in krill appear to be more rapidly incorporated into red blood cell phospholipids, which are rapidly absorbed into brain cells.7 When combined, krill and fish oil appear to help support both the cardiovascular and nervous system.
Astaxanthin protects cells by controlling free-radical activity and boosting mitochondrial function.10 This potent antioxidant carotenoid has been shown to help optimize joint, immune, 11, 12 brain, 13, 14, cardiovascular, 15, 16 DNA, 17, 18 and mitochondrial19, 20 health. Astaxanthin also supports healthy blood sugar levels for those already in the normal range.21, 22 And astaxanthin crosses the blood-eye barrier, supporting vascular health within the eye23 and protecting the eyes’ sensitive cells.24-27
In Super Omega-3 Plus EPA/DHA with Sesame Lignans, Olive Extract, Krill & Astaxanthin, the natural astaxanthin content of krill is fortified with additional astaxanthin for maximum stability and benefit.
Supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
References available upon request.