Krill are crustaceans similar to very small shrimps. Krill meal is a superior and outstandingly pure source of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA which have many recognised health benefits, and are important to the nervous system, heart and eyes as well as many other cells, tissues and organs in the body. EPA and DHA's anti-inflammatory properties are also well documented.
Krill meal is extra special since it contains omega-3 fatty acids that are bound to phospholipids (rather than triglycerides); a form which ensures that tissue uptake is particularly effective. The presence of choline is beneficial since this nutrient supports cell structure and function, gene regulation and fat metabolism. Astaxanthin is also contained within krill meal, and this has very powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties (to help neutralise free radicals). Krill meal is also a very nutritionally valuable source of protein with an excellent essential amino acid profile.
For more information about this ingredient read our fact sheet.