Omegamix

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Vegetarian Licaps® capsules with 500 mg Superba® krill oil.

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Vegetarian Licaps® Capsules

Kala Health Omegamix™ capsules consist of the patented vegetarian Licaps® capsules containing 500mg of Superba® krill oil. Top quality krill oil in top quality vegetarian capsules! Both capsule halves are hermetically bound using a special fusion technique.

Kala Health’s vegetarian Licaps® Krill oil capsules are hermetically sealed to reduce the smell and potential for leakage. The sealing enhances the shelf-life and makes sure the capsules do not cause gastro-intestinal upset after ingestion.

For those who do not want to take capsules of porcine or bovine gelatin: our Licaps® capsules are 100% vegetarian!

Superior source of unsaturated omega-3, omega-7 and omega-9 fatty acids

Krill oil is harvested from Antarctic ‘krill’, small crustacean living in the clean, cold Antarctic waters. Krill oil is a rich source of the so-called unsaturated fatty acids, of which the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA are best known. But krill also contains other unsaturated fatty acids that gain more and more scientific attention, such as omega-7 fatty acids (palmitoleic acid) and omega-9 fatty acids (olei acid).

A striking difference with fish oil is, krill oil fatty acids are bound as so called ‘phospholipids’.

Phospholipids are the building blocks of cell walls in the human body. Phospholipids do not have to be broken down first before they can be used by the body. Krill oil unsaturated fatty acids are absorbed and utilized by the body in a fast and effective way.

Contrary to krill oil, fatty acids from fish oil are bound as so called ‘triglycerides’ . These triglycerides first have to be broken down which makes absorption less efficient. (See background information for more info).

Kala Health Omegamix™ capsules provide 100% natural unsaturated fatty acids guaranteed harvested from a clean environment and obtained through to ecological fishery. The vegetable Licaps® capsules contain the most clean, efficient and stabile unsaturated fatty acids available. 

Each capsule contains:    

Superba® Krill Oil 500 mg
 • Total Phospholipids >200 mg
    • Total Omega-3 >110 mg
       • C20:5n-3 (EPA) >60 mg
       • C22:6n-3 (DHA) >30 mg
    • Total Omega-6 >5 mg
       • C18:2n-6 (LA) >3 mg
    • Total Omega-7 >30 mg
      • C16:1n-7 (Palmitoleic Acid) >20 mg
    • Total Omega-9 >40 mg
      • C18:1n-9 (Oleic Acid) >30 mg
 • Astaxanthin >70 mcg

Other ingredients: hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (vegetarian capsule)

Cats and small dogs: 1 capsule per day.

Medium sized and large Dogs: 1 capsule per 15 kg body weight per day. 

Use as long as needed. Give as a treat or mix the capsule content with food.

 

Ingredient composition: Krill oil (Euphausia superba), hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (vegetarian capsule) 

Free of soy, lactose, yeast, sugar, starch, gluten, preservatives, artificial colors or flavors. 

Allergen information: Contains crustacean oil 

Analytical constituents: Crude protein 2%, crude oils and fat 80%, crude ash 1%. 

Omegamix™ is an advanced complementary feed for dogs and cats (contains krill oil).

Do not deviate from recommended dosage. 

Storage: Store in a dark, dry place at room temperature. Keep out of reach of children. 

Obligatory statement: A dietary supplement cannot be considered a replacement for a well-balanced meal. 

 

ORIGIN

Fish populations are overfished all over the world, and the origin of fish oil often is difficult to determine. However, we know exactly where krill oil comes from, and we know krill is fished in a sustainable way. Superba ® krill oil is produced by the Norwegian company Aker Biomarine.  Krill fishery takes place in the clean waters of the Antarctic, and is under superficion of the Commision for the Conservation of the Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR). Krill fishery is sustainable and eco-friendly, using a patented fishing methods that avoids unnecessary by-catch. 

WHY IS KRILL OIL SUPERIOR TO FISH OIL?


Important fatty acids such as EPA and DHA are also found in fish oil, but there is a major difference. Omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil are bound as triglycerids,  connecting three fatty acid chains to one molecule glycerol. In krill oil however, one of the three fatty acids have been replaced by a phosphate group that is hydrofylic. Because of the phosphate group, we call the fats in krill oil 'phospholipids'.

 

 

When put in water, fish oil forms large droplets that keep on floating on the water (glass right in the image) When krill oil is put in water, the oil forms microscopic small droplets that mix with the water (glass left in the image). Something similar happens in the stomach, preventing a bad aftertaste and burping. The small droplets are easily and quickly absorbed from the intestine into the blood.

 

 

Triglycerides from fish oil however, first need to be broken down into glycerol and separate chains fatty acids. This happens in the intestine under influence of the bile and the enzyme lipase. After absorption the fatty acid chains are reconnected to a glycerol molecule, and reconstructed into triglycerides or phopholipids.

BETTER STABILITY

Phospholipid are far more stable than triglycerids, making krill oil a stable oil whereas fish oil easily oxidates and gets rancid (and even toxic). Krill Oil has another enormous advantage: it contains natural  astaxanthin, an extraordinary caretonoid produced by certain micralgae and plankton. It is interesting to know astaxanthin gives salmon meat it's pink color. There is a reason for astaxanthin to accumulate in salmon muscles: it allows salmons  to make their energy-consuming runs to the upstream spawning grounds, preventing muscle break down by excessive free radical production. 

ABSORBANCE AND AVAILABILITY

Several studies show, krill oil is faster and better absorbed tha fish oil and has a higher bioavailability. This is important for two reasons. This is important for two reasons:  

1.    First, it saves you money, as you need much less krill oil than fish oil.

2.    Second, there is no risk of overdosing with omega-3 fatty acids. Though fish oil producers hardly ever mention it, several studies show too much EPA en DHA may be harmful for the body, by raising the blood glucose level and suppressing the immune system. The high dosages of fish oil recommended may sometimes come close to the dosages that have been proven to be harmful. Instead of taking high dosages of fish oil, it is more effective and safer to take a lower dosage krill oil.