Flexitech™ is a patented technology platform used exclusively by Aker BioMarine to create better krill oil products that are more appealing to brand owners, encapsulators, formulators and consumers. It gives us the flexibility to up-concentrate krill oil’s various beneficial components, such as phospholipids and omega-3s. It also allows us to remove the salts in krill oil, which can lead to off odors and taste.
The Omega-3 Index is a diagnostic tool that is quickly becoming more popular with medical professionals and consumers. Beyond assessing cardiovascular health, the Omega-3 Index offers a window into a person’s general state of health. This is because the presence of omega-3 fatty acids in red blood cells means they are therefore present in tissues in organs. The more Omega-3 fatty acids there are in someone’s body, the less inflammation they will have and the healthier they will be. While most omega-3s will raise the Omega-3 Index, how quickly and efficiently that happens depends on the source.
The Antarctic krill fishery has been a source of controversy for several years, mainly because of the perception that it is not sustainable. However, based on several studies and research reports many experts have found the opposite to be true – that the Antarctic krill fishery is actually one of the most sustainably managed in the world.
Recent human clinical studies have shown that phospholipid omega-3s may be a more desirable form of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). Krill oil is particularly rich in phospholipid-bound omega-3s, which have better uptake in the cells and deposition in the tissues and organs. The science on phospholipid continues to evolve, and its value in combination with omega-3s cannot be underestimated.