A long-awaited monograph for krill oil from the Food Chemicals Codex of the US Pharmacopeia ‘will only strengthen krill’s position in the marketplace’, according to leading krill suppliers, but questions remain over some parameters and how individual suppliers will use the standard.
As the number of omega-3 sources in the market increases, including fish, krill, squid, algae, and plant, suppliers are increasingly using the omega-3 form to differentiate their products. But where does the science currently stand, which questions remain, and is cost a factor?
Daily supplements of krill powder may reduce the overactive endocannabinoid system in obese subjects, and offer potential for ameliorating metabolic syndrome, says a small study using Aker BioMarine’s new Superba Krill powder.
Omega-3s sourced from krill are more effective than fish oil in combating some metabolic symptoms including raised fat levels in the heart and liver in obese individuals, according to Italian researchers.