Krill oil is derived from a small species of crustacean called Euphausia superba that lives in the cold waters of the Southern Ocean. These crabs are caught with special nets and brought on board ships. There they are crushed and processed into oil in a special process.
Extracting the oil from the krill is done through a process called supercritical liquid CO2 extraction. This is a gentle extraction process in which the oil is extracted from the krill without the use of chemicals.
After extraction, the oil is cleaned to remove impurities such as chlorophyll and other organic compounds. The oil is then stabilized in a special process to preserve its quality.
How does krill oil work in the body?
Krill oil contains a high concentration of omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for the body. These fatty acids are involved in many metabolic processes and can help the body stay healthy.
Omega-3 fatty acids
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fatty acids that the body cannot produce itself and must therefore be obtained from food. They are involved in many metabolic processes and can help the body stay healthy.
Benefits of omega-3 fatty acids
- support the functioning of the cardiovascular system
- Supports brain function
- Supports the body's inflammatory response
- Supports eye health
- Supports skin health
- Supports a healthy immune system
Krill oil and the official EU health claims
According to the official EU Health Claims , krill oil can support the normal functioning of the cardiovascular system.