The Power Od Phospholipids

Krill oil contains specialized fat molecules called phospholipids

The omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA are bound to these phospholipids. The phospholipid-bound forms of omega-3 fatty acids seem to have select advantages in how they are absorbed and utilized by the human body. A small number of studies have examined how phospholipid-bound fatty acids are used in comparison to triglyceride forms.

Phosfolipids are the building blocks of cell membranes and present the best source of omega-3 and omega 6 fatty acids. Krill omega-3s are transported and integrated into cell membranes quicker and more efficiently because they are bound to phospholipids.

The omega-3 in krill oil
is mainly in the omega-3 phospholipid form, which research suggests is a preferred dietary supplement when compared to omega-3 in triglyceride form
The omega-3 in triglyceride form
Marine omega-3 in dietary supplements is mostly derived from fish, such as fish body oil and cod liver oil, which provide omega-3 in triglyceride form. Omega-3 fatty acids in triglyceride form do not mix with the stomach contents and instead tend to float on the surface, creating reflux and an unpleasant aftertaste.
Research indicates
that phospholipid omega-3 fatty acids have greater bioavailability for cell growth and functioning, compared with omega-3 triglycerides.
Research indicates
Omega-3 utilization in some tissues increases when delivered in the form of omega-3 phospholipids. Such observations
suggest that krill oil is a more bioefficient carrier of omega-3 in humans.

Phospholipids – key structural and functional roles

Phospholipid fatty acids are key structural components of human cells and cell organelles and play a vital role in membrane functioning. Systemic transport pathways and, especially, the transport of molecules across cell membranes and sub-cellular membranes involve phospholipids. Thus, the functioning of the body’s cells, tissues, and organs is affected by the bioavailability of various phospholipid fatty acids.

Omega-3 phospholipids from krill

are more bioefficient source of omega-3

than the omega-3 triglycerides derived from fish oil

Omega-3 phospholipids – more bioefficient source of Omega-3

Increased intake of omega-3 is recommended due to its beneficial overall health effects and its capacity to prevent and ameliorate disease. Krill oil delivers omega-3 in the phospholipid form. Omega-3 phospholipids are more efficiently absorbed via the small intestine and distributed to tissues, compared with omega-3 triglycerides. Omega-3 phospholipids are suggested as preferred sources of omega-3 for human cell structures and cell functions, as a result of greater bioavailability and bioefficiency, compared with omega-3 triglycerides. Thus, omega-3 phospholipids from krill are a more bioefficient source of omega-3 than the omega-3 triglycerides derived from fish oil.