Now Foods Neptune Krill Oil, 500mg 120 Softgels #1626
NKO is known for its unique fatty acid FA profile, as well as for its rich antioxidant content. NKO's balanced fatty acid content includes not only EPA and DHA, the crucial Omega 3 FA's, but Omega 9 FA's and hospholipids, as well. NKO is a rich source of Astaxanthin, a powerful immune supporting antioxidant. Clinical studies have shown that NKO can support joint comfort, healthy blood lipid levels already within the normal range, and may reduce symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome.
Neptune Krill Oil is manufactured under strict quality control standards. It is tested to be free of potentially harmful levels of contaminants i.e., mercury, heavy metals, PCB's, dioxins, and other contaminants.
Krill oil is used for heart disease, high levels of certain blood fats (triglycerides), high cholesterol, high blood pressure, stroke, cancer, osteoarthritis, depression, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and painful menstrual periods.
How does it work? Krill oil contains fatty acids similar to fish oil. These fats are thought to be beneficial fats that decrease swelling, lower cholesterol, and make blood platelets less sticky. When blood platelets are less sticky they are less likely to form clots.
Conditions & Treatments Related to KRILL OIL.
Cholesterol Treatments Arthritis Treatments Hypercholesterolemia Treatments Osteoarthritis Treatments Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) Treatments Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) Treatments PMS Treatments Connective tissue disease Treatments Hyperlipidemia Treatments Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis Treatments RA Treatments.
The following quotes from various governmental agencies explain how Krill is harvested with respect to the environment.
The prospect of a free for all fishery for Antarctic krill led to the signing of a unique fishing treaty in 1981. This is the Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources CCAMLR, designed to protect the Antarctic ecosystem from the consequences of a rapidly expanding krill fishery. CCAMLR set a limit of 1.5 million tons on the catch of krill in the South Atlantic where almost all of the krill has been caught recently and a limit of 390,000 tons for the Indian Ocean. These limits are much higher than the current catch levels but this is a reflection of the huge size of the resource and of the pre emptive approach to management that CCAMLR was designed to take. Market demand has been the limiting factor since the fishery began and catch has remained at a fraction of what are considered highly precautionary limits.
Scientists estimate that 1.5 million tons of krill can be harvested without impacting krill predators XVI CCAMLR. Currently, less than 80,000 tons of krill are harvested annually XVI CCAMLR.
Secretariat of the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition ASOC, which includes over 100 organizations around the world, is based in Washington, DC.
Sustainable krill harvest is estimated at 150 million tons, 1.5 times greater than the total number of fish and shellfish harvested annually from the world's oceans, according to the Australian Antarctic Division. CCAMLR set a precautionary limit of 1.5 million tons for krill harvest in the southwest Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean, although recent catches currently average 100,000 tons per year.
NASA Earth Sciences Division.
More recent estimates based of echosounder surveys are more modest and indicate that figures around 150 million tonnes may be more representative of the total krill population size. The current catch is just over 100,000 tonnes a year.
Australian government Department of the Environment and Water Resources.
Serving Size 2 Softgels
Servings Per Container 30
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories from Fat 10
Total Fat 1 g 2%*
Trans Fat 0 g
Neptune Krill Oil NKO 1.0 g 1,000mg.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids 300mg.
Eicosapentaenoic Acid EPA 150mg.
Docosahexaenoic Acid DHA 90mg.
Other Omega 3 Fatty Acids 60mg.
Omega 6 Fatty Acids 20mg.
Omega 9 Fatty Acids 100mg.
Esterified Astaxanthin 1.25mg.
Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet.
Details Serving Size 2 Softgels.
Servings Per Container 60
As a dietary supplement, take 2 softgels daily with breakfast. Consider taking this product in combination with NOW CoQ10, Tru E BioComplex and Phosphatidyl Serine.
Daily Value not established.
Softgel capsule gelatin, glycerin, water. Contains shellfish krill derivative.
Contains no: sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg or preservatives.
Caution: Do Not Eat Freshness Packet. Keep in Bottle.
Warning: Persons with a seafood allergy, coagulopathy, or those taking anti coagulant or other medications should consult a physician before taking this product.
Store in a cool, dry place. Please Recycle.
NKO is a trademark of Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. Quebec, Canada.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.