Neptune Krill Oil (NKO®) is known for its unique fatty acid (FA) profile, which includes EPA and DHA, plus phospholipids. In addition, NKO® naturally has Astaxanthin, a powerful free radical scavenger and immune-supporting carotenoid.* Clinical studies have shown that NKO® can help to support joint comfort, healthy blood lipid levels already within normal range, and may help to maintain healthy feminine balance.* The Phospholipid-bound forms of EPA and DHA from Krill Oil have also demonstrated exceptionally high bioavailability.*
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).
Serving Size: 2 softgels
Servings per Container: 60
|Amount per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Calories from Fat||10|
|Total Fat||1 g.||2%**|
|Neptune Krill Oil (NKO®)||1 g (1,000 mg.)||†|
|Omega-3 Fatty Acids||230 mg.||†|
|Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)||120 mg.||†|
|Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)||70 mg.||†|
|Esterified Astaxanthin||750 mcg.||†|
**Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.
What is krill?
Krill is a generic term used to designate a number of deep water marine crustacean species, which are a form of shellfish. They look like miniature shrimp, ranging between one and six centimeters in length. These 85 species represent the planet's most abundant animal biomass, found in active zones that may extend over several square kilometers. Our Neptune Krill Oil (NKO®) is a patented material of one species, Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba), that comes from Neptune Biotech and is sourced from the cold waters of the Antarctic Ocean.
Studies indicate that the biomass of Antarctic krill, one of the world's most abundant biomasses, may amount to 379 million tonnes (tons). The annual, natural reproduction cycle of this biomass provides enough krill to offset natural mortality, feed predators, provide harvest for animal feed, and supply food for people.
NOW is a leader in sustainability
At NOW we’re always concerned about the environmental impact of the materials utilized to produce our natural products. We’ve won a number of environmental awards, including the Earth Flag and the Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award. In the case of krill oil, customer concerns were voiced and we took those concerns seriously. Our subsequent investigation has produced the information provided here. This gives us confidence that our krill is sourced from well-managed fisheries and does not have a significantly negative impact on the ocean’s ecosystem. The fact that CCAMLR, the responsible regulatory authority, has continued to increase its scrutiny and tighten the rules builds confidence in its ability to respond to any changes in ways that maintain environmental protections. In fact, it appears that krill harvesting from well-managed fisheries is one of the most sustainable ways to obtain essential omega-3 fatty acids from our oceans. The unique nutritional profile of krill, with three synergistic components (omega-3 fatty acids, astaxanthin, and phospholipids), makes it an especially bioavailable source of these important nutrients in human health.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.