One of the main advantages of krill oil is that Omega-3 fatty acids are bound to phospholipids, while in the fish oil they are bound to triglycerides.
This important difference greatly affects absorption, function and effect of Omega-3 that you take.
Phospholipid form of Omega-3, in a figurative sense, means there is a fatty acid tail, glycerol backbone and a headgroup of phosphatidyl choline! Omega-3 from fish oil lacks this big headgroup! Phospholipids help Omega-3 acids better integrate into the cellular membranes. Considering that our cells are made of this kind of lipids, Omega-3 from krill oil in this form can be more easily, faster and better used by every cell in our body.
What is a phospholipid form?
Phospholipid contains glycerol, phosphatidyl choline and fatty acids Omega- 3 and Omega- 6: EPA, DHA and GLA.
Phospholipid form is soluble in water (phospholipids are natural emulgators – they blend water and fats), triglycerides are not soluble in water!
Phospholipids slowly transfer from the gut lumen into the blood by diffuse absorption! Triglycerides need bile salts and pancreatic lipase for digestion.
Why is this important?
GREATER BIOAVAILABILITY OF OMEGA-3!
Phospholipid form greatly enhances the level of Omega -3 in plasma and erythrocytes!
Phospholipid form provides higher levels in organs such as brain, heart and liver!
Phospholipids help Omega-3 acids better integrate into the cellular membranes. Considering that our cells are made of this kind of lipids, Omega-3 from krill oil in this form can be more easily, faster and better used by every cell in our body.
Omega-3 in phospholipid form in krill oil has amazing 40% better bioavailability than Omega-3 acids in fish oil!
Owing to these phospholipids, our krill ensures that Omega-3 EPA and DHA are transferred and used in the organs that need those most – the brain, heart, eyes and liver.
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