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Norway-based Aker BioMarine Antarctic AS, a krill ingredient company, has announced the acceptance of a new study on its flagship product Superba Krill oil in the journal Nutrition Research. This is the biggest krill oil study conducted in human beings till date, the company representative said. The study is scheduled to be published in early 2014.
The study investigated the effects of Superba Krill on blood lipids in subjects with borderline high or high triglyceride levels. In terms of design, a total of 300 volunteers were divided into five groups and supplemented with krill oil at either 0.5, 1, 2 or 4 grams per day or placebo (olive oil). The subjects included in the study had blood triglyceride values between 150 and 499 mg/dL. Blood lipids were measured at baseline, 6 weeks and 12 weeks of treatment.
Tove Flem Jacobsen, Vice President of R&D and Regulatory Affairs, Aker BioMarine Antarctic added, “This study helps further document the health benefits of phospholipid-bound EPA and DHA from krill and represents an important addition to our growing research portfolio.”
Aker BioMarine uses its proprietary Eco-Harvesting technology and on-board processing that results in the unique composition of Superba Krill oil and provides 100% traceability from sea to shelf, says the company. The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), an UK-based independent non-profit organization which sets a standard for sustainable fishing, has granted MSC Certification to Aker’s fisheries, which is an exclusive distinction that no other krill fishery has earned.
Krill are deep-marine living organisms that look like tiny shrimps. Oil derived from them is an excellent source of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA as they are carried by phoshpolipids, unlike triglycerides in fish oils.
Superba Krill is a pure, natural source of the health-promoting EPA & DHA omega-3 essential fatty acids and the naturally occurring antioxidant astaxanthin. The uniqueness of Superba Krill Oil is that the omega-3 fatty acids are provided in phospholipid form. In vitro, in vivo and human clinical research has demonstrated the safety and efficacy of Superba Krill Oil.