Krill Oil

Omega-3

You would think omega 3 mostly comes from fish oil and therefore are the same, while the first statement is true the latter is not, because where the fish is raised is equally important and can influence the purity of Omega 3.

Let’s begin: Omega 3 can come from fresh, wild-caught fish, not farm-raised, which are claimed to be better than farm raised fish, ex, salmon. Other companies claim that fish oil coming from sardines and mackerel are healthier.

To refine the oil some companies, use a processing called: molecular distillation. It is quick, at the lowest possible temperature, to preserve the purity of every drop. They claim that this process creates the perfect ratio of EPA to DHA, two very important terms which we will touch later. For now just remember that EPA and DHA help the body absorb omega 3, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is one of several omega-3 fatty acids. It is found in cold-water fatty fish, such as salmon. It is also found in fish oil supplements, along with docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Omega-3 fatty acids are part of a healthy diet that helps lower risk of heart disease.

The coat of the capsule is also very important, and many companies invest heavy in preserving the omega 3 as longer as possible. A special coat also helps the fish oil have a lesser fishy aftertaste and make even make the pill burpless. Some companies use gelatin and others use glycerin.

Supportive research has found that fish oil containing EPA and DHA omega-3s may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Fish oil has also been found to decrease heart inflammation. Others have pointed out that fish oil may help the joints, eyes and brain

Fish oil contains mercury a heavy metal which can lead to serious problems, this why it is important to note that your supplements have been carefully process and purified, some companies employ state of the art purification, consult your pharmacist or doctor on your fish oil supplement.

Krill oil also contains EPA and DHA omega 3, along with Astaxanthin, astaxanthin serves as an antioxidant, companies claim that krill oil is better than fish oil while others state that Antarctic krill oil is superior and healthier. Krill oil also differs to fish oil since it does leave a fishy aftertaste. Research also shows Americans don’t get enough omega 3 from their food.

EPA and DHA work together and they may help reduce inflammation and the risk of coronary heart disease. Common sources of plant oils containing ALA include walnut, edible seeds, clary sage seed oil, algal oil, flaxseed oil, Sacha Inchi oil.

Phospholipids

Phospholipids are a class of lipids that are a major component of all cell membranes. They can form lipid bilayers because of their amphiphilic characteristic. The structure of the phospholipid molecule generally consists of two hydrophobic fatty acid “tails” and a hydrophilic “head” consisting of a phosphate group. The two components are joined together by a glycerol molecule. The phosphate groups can be modified with simple organic molecules such as choline, ethanolamine or serine.

The first phospholipid identified in 1847 as such in biological tissues was lecithin, or phosphatidylcholine, in the egg yolk of chickens by the French chemist and pharmacist, Theodore Nicolas Gobley. Biological membranes in eukaryotes also contain another class of lipid, sterol, interspersed among the phospholipids and together they provide membrane fluidity and mechanical strength. Purified phospholipids are produced commercially and have found applications in nanotechnology and materials science.

In other words, phospholipids (PLs) are amphiphilic lipids found in all plant and animal cell membranes, arranged as lipid bilayers. The PLs found in most cell membranes are basically glycerophospholipids (GPLs). GPLs, even though being “only” a food-component, are able to interact with the cellular membranes, changing their compositions (and probably their lipid microstructure and the lipid rafts) and thereby influencing a vast quantity of signaling processes and enzymatic activities.

Gelatin Bovine

Hydrolyzed Bovine Gelatin is a protein product produced by partial hydrolysis of collagen, a protein material, extracted from animal tissue such as skin and bone.

The Gelatin molecule is made up of Amino Acids joined together by Amide Linkages in a long molecular chain. These Amino Acids perform an imperative function in the building of connective tissue in humans.

In other words: Bovine gelatin consists of a protein called collagen that has been hydrolyzed. Collagen makes up the strong, tough connective tissues in animals, and in cows (bovines) these are found in high concentrations in the bones, cartilage, skin, tendons, and hooves of the animal.

Gelatin Bovine

Hydrolyzed Bovine Gelatin is a protein product produced by partial hydrolysis of collagen, a protein material, extracted from animal tissue such as skin and bone.

The Gelatin molecule is made up of Amino Acids joined together by Amide Linkages in a long molecular chain. These Amino Acids perform an imperative function in the building of connective tissue in humans.

In other words: Bovine gelatin consists of a protein called collagen that has been hydrolyzed. Collagen makes up the strong, tough connective tissues in animals, and in cows (bovines) these are found in high concentrations in the bones, cartilage, skin, tendons and hooves of the animal.

Glycerin

Glycerin is another term for glycerol is a simple polyol compound. It is a colorless, odorless, viscous liquid that is sweet-tasting and non-toxic. The glycerol backbone is found in many lipids which are known as glycerides. It is widely used in the food industry as a sweetener and humectant in pharmaceutical formulations.

When you’re fighting dry, winter skin, you want the best moisturizers around; we’re talking the juiciest ingredients you can get your parched, cracked hands on. That’s why you’ll want to look for glycerin.

Glycerin like said above is a humectant, which means it has the property of attracting water to itself.