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Description

It’s undeniable – for centuries, the Japanese have been influencing the health standards of the rest of the world. They remain an ethnic group admired for their incredible longevity, seemingly endless discoveries in the functional food arena, and, of course, their unique and highly disciplined dietary practices.

Realizing that the longevity and health possessed by these amazing people was not coincidence, Westerners have opened their doors to dietary supplements originating from Japan. For example, the last decade saw the introduction, or popularization, of Green Foods and Coral Calcium (to name a few) into the American mainstream.
This trend continues today with the development of Twin Lab’s Cardio Krill Oil.

Let it be known, the popular Japanese delicacy and protein source, Krill, will make waves in the American supplement industry. Why? Well, although derived from a non-traditional source (shrimp-like crustaceans that roam the world’s oceans) the oils derived from the Krill is extremely beneficial for human health. It contains important phospholipids, including: phosphatidylcholine, phosphatidylinositol, and phosphatidylethanolamine. These phospholipids contain a high proportion of the EPA and DHA, fatty acids found in fish oils. However, Krill Oil contains a higher percentage of the beneficial phospholipids, as well as other beneficial compounds not found in fish oils (e.g. astaxanthin).


Pros

Whether we choose to acknowledge it or not, heart health continues to be a major concern in the Western world; primarily due to the steady decline of our dietary practices. And, because our eating habits will most likely not improve, both men and women need to address issues surrounding their cardiovascular health. Enter Twin Lab’s Cardio Krill Oil – a clinically evaluated supplement that has been specifically tailored to support the health of your heart.

But Twin Lab’s Cardio Krill formula is not your ordinary Krill Oil supplement. It’s unique in that it contains clinically proven Neptune Krill Oil (NKO™). Research indicates that this specific form of Atlantic krill oil:

  • Regulates blood lipids already within desired levels.
  • Contains B vitamins: B6, B12, and folic acid that research has shown can help maintain healthy homocysteine levels; a factor in heart health.
  • Helps maintain cholesterol levels that are already within the normal range, while possibly reducing the risk of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD).
  • Possesses an antioxidant activity some 48 times greater than fish oils.


What’s more, other krill oils are usually exposed to heat or air. This leads to a destruction of their natural bonds, which subsequently diminishes the product’s phospholipids and antioxidant value. NKO™ krill oil’s proprietary extraction process preserves the krill’s essential fats (EPA and DHA) and potent antioxidants (astaxanthin and “marine-source” flavonoids) in their natural form, thus being more readily available for utilization by the body.
Finally, consumers will find comfort knowing that Twinlab Krill Oil formulas are harvested, processed and tested to be free of PCB and heavy metals, unlike many fish oils.

Did you know? An estimated 1 to 2 million adults will experience a new or recurring coronary heart attack this year.

Cons

There are very few ‘cons’ associated with the dietary supplementation of krill oil. The most common side effects observed with krill oil ingestion are complaints of a fishy taste and/or belching of fish flavors. At relatively higher doses, as with any oil, gastrointestinal complaints including loose stools have been reported. It is also important to note that patients taking blood thinners or anticoagulants should consult with his/her physician before taking this product, as krill oil may interfere with these medications.


Is it for you?

As Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) cannot be made in the body, Twin Lab’s Cardio Krill Oil would provide a logical addition to any adult diet. Individuals concerned with omega-3 fatty acid or antioxidant intakes or those suffering from conditions of the heart would also benefit tremendously from this supplement.


Cardio Krill Oil Supplement Facts

 

Serving Size: 1 Softgel
Servings Per Container: 60

  Amount
Per Serving
Daily Value

Calories 5 *
Calories from Fat 5 *
Total Fat 1 g 1%
Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
Vitamin A 50 IU 1%
Phospholipids 200 mg *
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 10 mg *
Omega-9 Fatty Acids 43 mg *
Trans Fat 0 g *
Omega-3 EPA 75 mg *
Omega-3 DHA 45 mg *
Esterified Astaxanthin 750 mcg *
NKO Neptune Krill Oil (Crustacean Shellfish) 500 mg *
*percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Directions

As a dietary supplement, take 1 softgel daily with a meal or snack. Store in a cool, dry place; we recommend refrigeration. Best if used by date shown on box.



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