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    Krill Oil


    Now that the RPN supply is really drying up, what brand(s) would others recommend? I've looked at the labels and the NOW is about as close as it gets as far as the amounts go.
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    Never tried anything but the rpn brand...but im curious if other brands smell as bad.

    I think jarrow makes a reasonably priced krill.
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    From what I've read, all Krill smells really bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    From what I've read, all Krill smells really bad.
    Good to know. Thats probably why we dont see any liquid krill products....would be hard to get down.
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    i just get my omegas from walmart. i think its by Nature-made? but it contains Omega 3,6,9 fish, flaxseed, and borage oils.

    krill is the same as fish but you dont need as much of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake Fires View Post
    i just get my omegas from walmart. i think its by Nature-made? but it contains Omega 3,6,9 fish, flaxseed, and borage oils.

    krill is the same as fish but you dont need as much of it.
    Krill is a different beast from plain fish oil. It's like saying whey and whole milk proteins are the same. Yes, milk contains whey, but it is not the same amino acid profile.
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    is this any good?

    Antarctic Krill Oil

    Amount per 1 softgel serving:
    Krill Oil: 500mg
    Phospholipids: 200mg
    Total omega-3: 110mg
    EPA: 60mg
    DHA: 28mg
    Astaxanthin: 40mcg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chub View Post
    is this any good?

    Antarctic Krill Oil

    Amount per 1 softgel serving:
    Krill Oil: 500mg
    Phospholipids: 200mg
    Total omega-3: 110mg
    EPA: 60mg
    DHA: 28mg
    Astaxanthin: 40mcg
    Low on the astaxanthin. Is that the Swanson's label?
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    I have used krill but heard that harvesting it was very damaging to the ecosystem. Worth a thought for the environmentally conscious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcc View Post
    I have used krill but heard that harvesting it was very damaging to the ecosystem. Worth a thought for the environmentally conscious.
    Please elaborate a bit for us
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    That was literally all I heard. It was a snippet from somebody who owns a supplement line who wouldn't produce a krill product.

    After doing a quick Google search for you here is a paragraph from omega-research.com.

    "Sustainability
    The increased fishing of krill has lead to grassroots protests and a call to action by The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Scientists, fishery groups, and federal environmental organizations like the NOAA have all voiced concerns about the potential impact of increased krill fishing. Due to these concerns, the fishing of krill has been banned on the West Coast of the US, and has been strictly limited in places like Norway and Antarctica1. In contrast, fish oil supplements are predominantly produced from sardines and anchovies, species that are currently in abundant supply, fished well below mandated limits, and are considered ideal species for sustainability, given their short reproductive cycles. A study published in the journal, Science, by marine conservation biologists also suggested that fishing should concentrate more on these pelagic species, in order to reduce the dependence on fish species currently threatened by overfishing2."

    I hope that helps.
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    another oil


    hey rodja, speaking of swansons, they have their sea buckthorn oil on buy one get one right now, claims to be high in omega 7, an overlooked omega important in connective tissue repair/maintenance, just a heads up
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    Low on the astaxanthin. Is that the Swanson's label?
    its myprotein, a UK retailer
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    Quote Originally Posted by emiliozapata View Post
    hey rodja, speaking of swansons, they have their sea buckthorn oil on buy one get one right now, claims to be high in omega 7, an overlooked omega important in connective tissue repair/maintenance, just a heads up
    I saw that today, but I'd need to do some more research on Omega-7.
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    Swanson sells Krill Oil capsules that are very reasonably priced. That capsules do smell fishy thou- but I haven't had any fish burps issues with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by methane View Post
    Swanson sells Krill Oil capsules that are very reasonably priced. That capsules do smell fishy thou- but I haven't had any fish burps issues with them.
    The Jarrow formula looks to be the best one out there right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    Krill is a different beast from plain fish oil. It's like saying whey and whole milk proteins are the same. Yes, milk contains whey, but it is not the same amino acid profile.
    and the milk sugar (lactose) no good
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    I vote swanson. Swanson uses superba which is sustainably harvested. Good stuff and cheap with coupons....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ev52 View Post
    I vote swanson. Swanson uses superba which is sustainably harvested. Good stuff....
    It's the low astaxanthin that keeps me from getting the Swanson's version.
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    You might have already talked to dsade about this rodja, but i though he was going to be doing a krill oil with genomyx. I though they were going to be out sometime at the end of November, begining of december.

    heres the last thread i seen about it.

    Genomyx: Krillipid Balance
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    We're just waiting on labels. For those that are curious, we also switched over to the Superba brand as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsade View Post
    We're just waiting on labels. For those that are curious, we also switched over to the Superba brand as well.
    Great news, I need to stock up soon.
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    i use mega red by schiff. not cheap but doesnt stink either
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsade View Post
    We're just waiting on labels. For those that are curious, we also switched over to the Superba brand as well.
    Is the profile going to change as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    Is the profile going to change as well?
    The Superba is comparable to the Neptune. I will post it up on the Genomyx forum as soon as my art comes back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsade View Post
    The Superba is comparable to the Neptune. I will post it up on the Genomyx forum as soon as my art comes back.
    Definitely interested in this.
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    For the ill informed amongst us, what are the benefits of Krill Oil over standard Fish Oil/Omega 3's? Also what would a comparable dosage be? I currently take 4 caps of Nutraplanets which turns out to be about 1200 mg combined DHA/EPA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmosis View Post
    For the ill informed amongst us, what are the benefits of Krill Oil over standard Fish Oil/Omega 3's? Also what would a comparable dosage be? I currently take 4 caps of Nutraplanets which turns out to be about 1200 mg combined DHA/EPA.
    the main benefit is both the astaxanthin content, which is a wicked potent antioxidant, and the phospholipid forms of the EPA/DHA, which have shown to have DRAMATIC and vastly superior effects lowering both triglycerides and LDL cholesterol.

    Perfect for use on cycle/Post Cycle at slightly elevated dosages (1.5 grams/day) then for long term use at regular dosage (1 gram/day).

    It also helps maintain cellular membrane fluidity, which greatly assists in any membrane-bound receptor function (AR's, etc.)
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    Mol Nutr Food Res. 2010 Nov 18. [Epub ahead of print]
    Potential health-promoting effects of astaxanthin: A high-value carotenoid mostly from microalgae.

    Yuan JP, Peng J, Yin K, Wang JH.

    Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Marine Resources and Coastal Engineering, School of Marine Sciences, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, P. R. China.
    Abstract

    The ketocarotenoid astaxanthin can be found in the microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis, Chlorella zofingiensis, and Chlorococcum sp., and the red yeast Phaffia rhodozyma. The microalga H. pluvialis has the highest capacity to accumulate astaxanthin up to 4-5% of cell dry weight. Astaxanthin has been attributed with extraordinary potential for protecting the organism against a wide range of diseases, and has considerable potential and promising applications in human health. Numerous studies have shown that astaxanthin has potential health-promoting effects in the prevention and treatment of various diseases, such as cancers, chronic inflammatory diseases, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, diabetic nephropathy, cardiovascular diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, liver diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, eye diseases, skin diseases, exercise-induced fatigue, male infertility, and HgCl(2)-induced acute renal failure. In this article, the currently available scientific literature regarding the most significant activities of astaxanthin is reviewed.

    PMID: 21089055 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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    the genomyx line is looking better every day

    I used the RPN Krill oil for most of the spring and really found it to improve mood as well as simply giving me the feeling of being well covered on the general health end of my supplementation.
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    I just checked my bottle of superba from swanson. The stats are different than the website. It contains 40mcg of astaxanthin per softgel. This is from a bottle I purchased last week. It reads:

    500mg Superba Krill Oil
    200mg Phospholipids
    110mg Total Omega
    60mg EPA
    27.5 DHA
    40mcg Astaxanthin
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsade View Post
    the main benefit is both the astaxanthin content, which is a wicked potent antioxidant, and the phospholipid forms of the EPA/DHA, which have shown to have DRAMATIC and vastly superior effects lowering both triglycerides and LDL cholesterol.

    Perfect for use on cycle/Post Cycle at slightly elevated dosages (1.5 grams/day) then for long term use at regular dosage (1 gram/day).

    It also helps maintain cellular membrane fluidity, which greatly assists in any membrane-bound receptor function (AR's, etc.)
    Thanks for that dsade. Looking forward to trying this out, maybe as a staple. Always enjoyed the innovation of RPN and now Genomyx.
  

  
 

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