Did you know that Antarctic krill is considered one of the most environmentally sound marine resources for Omega Supplements?
Here are the top 10 reasons we love our Pure Antarctic Krill Sticks: The World’s First Omega + Dental Stick - Boosts Skin, Coat & Dental Health:
#1 – Has less mercury than salmon oil
Krill is a small crustacean, similar to shrimp, which is the primary food source for the largest animals on earth – whales. Since krill is much lower on the food chain than salmon, it’s less likely to absorb and accumulate mercury and other heavy metals, toxins, and pollutants.
#2 – Higher absorption rate than fish oil
Unlike salmon oil, krill oil contains phospholipids, which are tiny packets of fatty acids that are the building blocks for your dog’s cellular membranes. This allows the fatty acids to easily pass through your dog’s intestinal wall cell membrane, leading to a higher absorption rate.
#3 – Improves skin and coat
Fat supplements in general and krill oil supplements in particular reduce dander and shedding and promote healthy skin and coats. It may also reduce itching, redness, and hotspots caused by chronic allergies.
#4 – DHA helps older dogs stay sharp
Krill oil contains Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which studies suggest helps older dogs stay more alert, remember more, and retain the ability to stay sharp. DHA is shown to improve the neurological development of puppies when given to mother dogs during gestation and lactation.
#5 – Sustainable food source
Antarctic krill are among the largest biomasses of any animals in the world. They reproduce quickly and are at low risk for overfishing than other fish species. Krill is much more sustainable than most other seafood. Aker BioMarine, the world's leading supplier of krill, considers it a prime responsibility to make sure that the biomass of Antarctic krill remains in good condition — and that the numerous species that ultimately depend on krill as a food source are also protected.
#6 – More concentrated than other fish oils
Since krill oil is more concentrated and more easily absorbed than other fish oils, your dog only needs about one fifth the amount. So while the price may at first seem high, the value is there due to the high bioavailability and concentration.
#7 – Helps reduce joint pain
Gamma linolenic acid (GLA) is a powerful anti-inflammatory that may help reduce joint pain, especially in dogs with arthritis. It also fights dry skin and noses as well as cracked paw pads.
#8 – Aids in brain and liver function
Krill oil assists with the absorption of carnitine from the digestive tract. Carnitine is essential for mitochondrial function, which supplies the brain and liver with energy.
#9 – Contains antioxidants
The natural antioxidant protection in krill oil helps to guard against the oxidation of Omega fatty acids and damage from free radicals.
#10 – Promotes cardiovascular health
While not proven to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, there is evidence that Omegas can help lower cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure, which helps keep your pooch’s heart healthy.
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