Krill Supplier Reviews 2010 Milestones

January 12, 2011

Among its noted accomplishments in 2010, krill oil omega-3 supplier Aker BioMarine (Aaelsund, Norway) is citing new clinical studies and Marine Stewardship Counsel Certification. Key milestones include:

·   Two human studies published showing the superior uptake of EPA and DHA from krill oil, compared to triglyceride-sources of EPA and DHA, in the journals Lipids and Nutrition Research[1]

·   A study of children with ADHD, showing significantly improved attention and objective measure of EEG activity[2]

·  A published study elucidating 69 distinct phospholipids in the composition of krill, providing insight for the identification of krill ingredients, future research, and product development, in Lipids[3]

·  A study showing significant improvements in arthritis symptoms in a mouse model in the journal BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders [4]

·  The award of Marine Stewardship Counsel Certification (MSC), a first for krill harvesting based upon sustainable practices and traceability[5]

·  Commercial and trade recognition, including the Professors of Pharmacy Award in Europe and leading trends recognition for the krill supplements category by Whole Foods and other magazines[6]

According to Matts Johansen, vice president of sales and marketing, “Aker BioMarine is committed to best practices in harvesting and production of krill products, from our eco-friendly harvesting to our commitment to promote research in Antarctic species aboard our vessel. Our MSC certification and 100% utilization of catch demonstrates our commitment to conservation. And our investment in research to substantiate claims and discover new human health benefits also demonstrates our commitment to support industry and to deliver upon the promise of krill for consumers.”

“Superba Krill provides the essential fatty acids EPA and DHA in the phospholipid form, providing the most bio-efficient and tolerable delivery of these vital omega-3's,” states Johansen.  “This efficient phospholipid source provides significant consumer advantages, allowing consumers to use a smaller, easier to swallow capsule, and the phospholipid-bound EPA and DHA are free of fishy aftertaste and oily burps.  Plus, Krill is a sustainable source.”

References:

[1] http://www.springerlink.com/content/270j241473471664 "Metabolic Effects of Krill Oil are Essentially Similar to Those of Fish Oil but at Lower Dose of EPA and DHA, in Healthy Volunteers," and http://www.nrjournal.com/article/S0271-5317(09)00161-4/abstract "Krill oil supplementation increases plasma concentrations of eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acids in overweight and obese men and women"
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[3] http://www.springerlink.com/content/0g23u26438410262 "Elucidation of Phosphatidylcholine Composition in Krill Oil Extracted from Euphausia superba"
[4] http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2474/11/136 "Supplementation of diet with krill oil protects against experimental rheumatoid arthritis"
[5] http://www.msc.org/track-a-fishery/certified/southern-ocean/aker-biomarine-antarctic-krill
[6] http://www.wholefoodsmagazineonline.com/supplements/features/omegas-update-reactions-years-hottest-headlines-part
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