January 11, 2012 — Vitalmax Vitamins announced that it has added an omega-3 krill oil supplement to its product line. Krill oil has gained widespread attention for its ability to deliver high amounts of omega-3, without many of the pitfalls associated with fish oil, such as the risk of mercury and lead contamination.
Omega-3s are essential fatty acids, found mostly in fish, krill, flaxseed, soy beans, nuts and green leafy vegetables, which are crucial to the functioning of every cell in the body. Humans lack the ability to produce omega-3 and must get this nutrient from food or dietary supplements. And because the typical western diet tends to be low in omega-3, many have turned to supplements to help meet their recommended levels.
“There are different kinds of omega-3 supplements, and not all of them have the same health benefits,” says Dr. Mark Rosenberg, director of the Institute of Healthy Aging in south Florida. One of the main problems, he explains, is that many supplements available in today’s market do not contain substantial levels, if any, EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) – the most important forms of omega 3.
The phospholipid structure of EPA and DHA in krill oil makes this type of omega-3 supplement more absorbable. Krill oil also contains vitamin E, vitamin A and vitamin D, as well as, canthaxanthin, which is a potent antioxidant.
“Nothing was spared in Vita-Daily Krill‘s formulation,” Dr. Mark Rosenberg said. “This product has optimal levels of EPA and DHA, and a long list of powerful antioxidants, which offer additional health benefits.”
About 90 percent of Americans do not get enough omega-3. A recent study from Harvard University, in conjunction with the Center for Disease Control, found that omega-3 deficiency causes 96,000 deaths every year, making it the 8th leading cause of death.
Source: Vitalmax Vitamins, www.healthyanswers.com