Phospholipids are a unique form of lipids which are critical components to the function of cell membranes. Absorption and utilization of phospholipids by the human body promote cell, tissue, and organ function and health. The omega-3 found in Virgin Krill Oil™ are present in phospholipid form whereas the omega-3 in standard fish oil supplements are found in triglyceride form. The delivery of phospholipid omega-3 throughout the human body occur in their natural state while triglyceride omega-3 from fish oil require further digestion in order to promote absorption. Another resulting benefit of phospholipids found in Virgin Krill Oil™ is the elimination of reflux (“burp back”) and fishy aftertaste which often accompanies most triglyceride based omega-3 fish oil supplements. The unique phospholipid structure present in Virgin Krill Oil™ makes the oil more polar, allowing for the oil to be more thoroughly incorporated into other stomach fluids. Traditional triglyceride omega-3 fish oils are less polar, therefore believed to sit on top of other stomach fluids, often resulting in an undesirable fishy after taste and reflux (“burp back”).
The Astaxanthin found in Virgin Krill Oil™ is a powerful, naturally occurring antioxidant. Astaxanthin fights oxidation and the development of free radicals in Virgin Krill Oil™ thus resulting in a more stable omega-3 supplement. Other omega-3 sources lack natural antioxidants of this stature, making them prone to oxidation and degradation. The vibrant red appearance of Virgin Krill Oil™ is a direct result of the natural Astaxanthin content.